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Tessera acquires IP provider FotoNation
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Tessera Technologies Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FotoNation Inc., a provider of embedded imaging solutions for digital still camera and mobile phone applications.
IBM calls for modeling standard
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The IBM-led Power.org group overseeing the Power CPU architecture is about to start an internal effort to define interface standards to link chip models with simulation tools for cores used in Power CPU-based designs, something the broader industry needs to lower design costs and shorten time-to-market, said and IBM executive.
Certified wireless USB is a quantum leap in ease-of-use
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Certified Wireless USB aims to bring to wireless products the simplicity, functionality, and intuitive user experience of wired USB.
Firm seeks to acquire Transmeta
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Investment banking firm Riley Investment Management LLC has expressed an interest to acquire troubled Transmeta Corp. for $15.50 per share in cash.
ASE posts strong results
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Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc., the world's largest independent provider of IC packaging and testing services, reported net revenues of NT$28.976 billion ($901.2 million) for the fourth quarter of 2007, up 28 percent year-over-year and up 4 percent sequentially.
Voltage regulation IC market powered down in '07 - analyst
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The global voltage regulation IC market, which over the past few years has enjoyed growth in the 10 to 15 percent range, only managed to increase by 5 percent in 2007, to more than $7 bn, according to the latest analysis from IMS Research (Wellingborough, England).
Nouveau partenaire pour System@tic Paris-Région
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Le pôle System@tic, voué à promouvoir le développement de la branche électronique et informatique en région parisienne, vient d'accueillir OW2, principal consortium international sur les intergiciels libres, pour participer au développement d'écosystèmes autour des logiciels libres en Ile de France.
Qimonda geht in die Distributions-Offensive
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Mit der Aufnahme zweier bedeutender Distributionen will Qimonda seine Diversifizierung in Märkte jenseits des PC vorantreiben. Vor allem im Bereich der Industrieelektronik wollen die Speicherbauer damit vorankommen.
Vyyo closes Israeli site, lays off 70 workers
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Broadband access equipment developer Vyyo Inc. (Norcross, Georgia) is set to close its operations in Israel and lay off its 70 Israeli workers, after accumulated losses of $290 million.
Fate of AMI's Oudenaarde fab under consideration
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Following the announcement that On Semiconductor Corp. (Phoenix, Ariz.) plans to buy AMIS Holdings Inc. (Pocatello, Idaho), which trades as AMI Semiconductor, the fate of AMI's wafer fab in Oudenaarde, Belgium, has come under consideration.
Singapore group to power up Splashpower
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Splashpower Ltd., a Cambridge, England-based startup that has developed a wireless inductive electrical charging system for portable electronic equipment, has signed up its first major customer for the technology, Singapore based developer of converged mobile devices Mobile & Wireless Group (MWg).
Synapsis adds REACH support to environmental compliance software
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Synapsis Technology's EMARS environmental compliance software solution now supports the EU's new REACH regulation to help manufacturers prepare for upcoming REACH deadlines and lower the risk of supply chain disruptions.
Nokias Schließungspläne wirbeln weiter Staub auf
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Die Auseinandersetzungen um Nokias Pläne, die Bochumer Handy-Fertigung dichtzumachen, haben durch die Veröffentlichung brisanter vertraulicher Zahlen zu der Profitabilität dieses Werks neue Nahrung erhalten. Nokia spielt die Bedeutung des Zahlenwerks herunter. "Das sind rein fiktive Zahlen", heißt es aus dem Unternehmen.
Qualcomm, Mio team for connected PNDs
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Taiwanese Personal Navigation Device sepecialist Mio Technology has teamed with Qualcomm Inc. to develop connected PNDs based on the chip maker's QST1100 silicon.
Motorola joins CSR's drive for an E-GPS forum
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Motorola is the first company to join the CSR-led Enhanced GPS Forum that has just been established to encourage equipment makers and operators to work together to accelerate development of location technologies.
Nokia's Bochum plans continue to cause stir
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Against the background of ongoing arguments over Nokia's plans to close down its Bochum plant, profitability figures have surfaced that make the handset giant appear in a bad light. Nokia claims the figures are "fictive".
Epcos Q1 sales soar on ceramic components
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Passive components supplier Epcos AG (Munich, Germany) reports a sales hike of 10 percent year-over-year in his first quarter. The company saw high demand in particular in its ceramic component business which sells to the automotive industry in the first place.
Renesas transfers fab to Mitsubishi
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Is Mitsubishi Electric Corp. re-entering the IC business in a big way?
Updated: TSMC posts record sales, cuts capex
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Amid a slight capital spending cut for 2008, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) posted record sales for the fourth quarter of 2007.
Sun rallies industry around Rock CPU
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Sun Microsystems is trying to rally an industry consortium around its approach to supporting transactional memory, a key piece of the puzzle of tomorrow's parallel programming systems Sun will implement in its upcoming Rock microprocessor.
Freescale Q4 net loss narrows on drop in charge
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Freescale Semiconductor Holdings Ltd. reported fourth quarter net loss declined as margins improved and as the company benefited from the absence of special charges during the 3-month period.
Mattson, Novellus post mixed results
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Two fab-tool vendors, Mattson and Novellus, posted mixed results for Q4.
Omron absorbs chip subsidiary
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In the latest restructuring in Japan's IC industry, Omron Corp. plans to combine and absorb its separate chip subsidiary, Omron Semiconductors Co. Ltd.
NXP chips in for femtocell integration efforts
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NXP Semiconductors has joined the Femto Forum, only the second mainstream silicon supplier to join the industry body promoting femtocell technology and deployment.
EPCOS : SMD chokes are specified up to 71 A
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With its standard ERU25 series, EPCOS offers high-current chokes in surface-mount technology with current capabilities of up to 71 A.
IBM partners in EU project on power challenges for mobiles
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Scientists at IBM's research center in Haifa, Israel are collaborating with European partners to boost the battery power for mobile consumer devices.
HiTek : X-ray generator supplies have remote control and monitoring
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HiTek Power’s XR1000 and XR2000 series power supplies are 1 and 2 kW rack-mounted units that produce the tightly-controlled power needed to drive and control X-ray tubes.
Synopsys : Static timing tool offers a productivity boost
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The 2007.12 release of Synopsys, Inc.'s PrimeTime suite sets a new performance standard for both static timing and signal integrity analysis, accelerating turnaround time and design closure for today’s nanometer designs.
Murata : Chip ferrites shrink dc power filtering
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BLM15P series chip ferrite bead inductors in 0402 packages measure 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.5 mm, achieving a footprint that is over 60 percent smaller than the 0603 types offered previously, without degradation in performance.
Flextronics erases worries over Solectron acquisition
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Flextronics International Ltd. posted strong fourth quarter revenue growth, laying to rest concerns over its recent acquisition of a major EMS rival.
Rim Semi buys Broadband Distance
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Rim Semiconductor Co., a company that develops technology for telecommunications service providers, has acquired Broadband Distance Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Utek Inc., in a stock transaction.
VC firms invest over $540 million in India during 2007
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Venture capitalists invested $543 million in 98 Indian deals during 2007, according to a VC researcher.
Automotive, applications dominate DATE 08
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The most prominent topics for the DATE 08 EDA software conference and exhibition will be automotive designs and embedded application development. The focus shift mirrors the increasingly 'European' character of the event.
Israeli researchers target nanocrystals-based photonics
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Israeli scientists are embarking on a research project to create functional photonic devices based on semiconductor nanocrystals that are dispersed in polymer waveguides.
HP leads TI in top 30 MEMS ranking for 2007
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Hewlett Packard Co. was the largest MEMS maker in 2007 with more than $850 million of trade driven by its inkjet print-head based on its scalable printing technology, according to market research organization Yole Developpment (Lyon, France). The top 30 vendors are estimated to have MEMS sales of $5.6 billion, representing about 80 percent of the global market.
Qimonda bets on DRAM demand beyond PC
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Memory maker Qimonda saw its sales precipitate during the past quarter. At the company's shareholders annual meeting in Munich, Qimonda CEO Kin Wah Loh gave a cautiously optimistic forecast, betting on consumer electronics to replace the PC market as main demand driver.
UMC's Q4 profits drop, capex down
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Amid capital spending cuts for 2008, Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) posted lackluster results for Q4 of 2007. On the bright side, UMC began to process wafers at the 45-nm node.
Advantest's quarter falls off a cliff
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Japanese ATE giant Advantest Corp. has seen its results fall off a cliff.
DesignCon probes high-speed signaling issues
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As signals move deeper into multi-gigabit territory, engineers are calling for more attention to the rising problems of modeling the interrelated affects of power, signaling and timing, issues that will be debated at next week's DesignCon event.
Cymer, Eagle, LogicVision post results
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The fab-tool market is down in the dumps, based on the results from Cymer, Eagle Test and LogicVision.
Fujitsu sues Tellabs over four U.S. optical patents
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Fujitsu Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Dallas charging Tellabs Inc. with infringing four patents covering optical transport and wave-division multiplexing architectures.
Mouser Electronics now stocking Cypress' Universal PSoC CapSense Controller Development Kit
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Development kit delivers easy prototyping and debugging for designers.
IBM, Cabot to devise CMP technology
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Cabot Microelectronics Corp. has entered into an agreement with IBM Corp. to jointly develop chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) technology for next-generation chips.
IMF cuts global growth forecast on U.S. weakness
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World economic growth in 2008 is forecast to decline in 2008, shaved down by growing consumer, financial and manufacturing weakness in the United States and other developed nations that are also battling inflation concerns.
Researchers harvest algae for chip nanofabrication
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By identifying the 75 genes, out of 13,000, that control silicon dioxide pattern formation in diatoms, researchers hope to precisely control diatoms to pattern chips.
EmberZNet PRO 3.1 certified as a ZigBee PRO golden unit
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Golden units are reference points for ZigBee Compliant Platform (ZCP) testing going forward.
Chinese analog IC maker tips $75 million IPO plan
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BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. (Shanghai, China), an analog integrated device manufacturer (IDM) based in Greater China, said Monday (Jan. 28) that is has filed a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of American Depository Shares.
SMIC misses forecast, posts loss
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Chinese foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) missed its forecast and posted another loss.
Cisco expands AON architecture to include standalone engine
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Cisco's Data Center 3.0 Initiative includes a significant chunk of application-level gateway products.
SMIC to build more 200-, 300-mm fabs
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China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has struck a deal with the Shenzhen municipal government under which the foundry provider will build new and separate 200- and 300-mm fabs in that region.
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