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Upheaval at Nortel as two execs depart
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In a precursor to possibly more sweeping organizational changes, telecom equipment supplier Nortel Networks Corp. announced that two long-time executives were leaving the company.
Amkor closes on loans
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Arizona-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider Amkor Technology Inc. said it has successfully completed two previously announced financing initiatives designed to improve the company's liquidity.
Gör det självlösning för picocell
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STMicroelectronics presenterar i dagarna en kombinerad mjukvaru- och hårdvaru-lösning för modemfunktionen i mobiltelefonins små pico-basstationer.
Intel mulls 450-mm fab in Oregon
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Intel Corp. said that it is considering a plan to build a new development fab in Oregon, which could possibly become the world’s first 450-mm facility.
Intel faces more chipset shortages
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Intel Corp. said that it expects to see shortages for its chipset lines at least until the first half of 2006.
Intel: no plans to work with foundries
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Unlike its main rival, Intel Corp. said that it has no plans to outsource its leading-edge microprocessor lines to a silicon foundry.
Orders up as Synopsys narrows quarterly loss
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Synopsys reported a GAAP net loss of $11.1 million on revenue of $254.8 million for its fiscal 2005 fourth quarter and a net loss of $13.1 million on revenue of $991.9 million for fiscal 2005.
Oregon 300-mm fab to get upgrade
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Intel Corp. plans to upgrade its oldest 300-mm fab in Hillsboro, Ore.
Trident Microsystems appoints president
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Video IC supplier Trident Microsystems Inc. has appointed Jung-Herng Chang, currently president of Trident Technologies Inc. (TTI), its new president, effective immediately. Frank Lin will remain as the company’s chairman and chief executive
'Big three' EDA stocks bounce back
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In a reversal from the previous day's trading, stocks for the three leading EDA companies, traded on the Nasdaq market, posted gains while Magma Design Automation declined.
Synopsys execs talk up Hercules in Cooley video
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Synopsys marketing executives call the improved Hercules physical verification suite the "turnaround time champion" in an online video by Deepchip.com's John Cooley.
SEMI, Si2 to host DFM workshop
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The Silicon Integration Initiative and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International have announced plans to host an all-day design-for-manufacturing.
Novaled raises $17.7 million in VC round
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Novaled GmbH has raised 15 million euro (about $17.7 million) in its second round of financing.
Innsbrucker Wissenschaftler erzeugen erstes Quantenbyte
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An der Universität Innsbruck ist es erstmals gelungen, eine größere Anzahl von Atomen miteinander zu verschränken. Mit der Realisierung eines so genannten Quantenbytes (Qubyte) gelang den österreichischen Forschern ein wichtiger Schritt zur Verwirklichung des Quantencomputers.
Ethernet switch silicon powers next-gen 10GbE enterprise core switches
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Broadcom today announced that Alcatel selected its StrataXGS III Ethernet switch silicon solutions for a new line of core switches, optimized for next generation enterprise networks.
E-9-1-1, Harnessing a nomadic service
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This week saw the FCC deadline for compliance letters by interconnected VoIP providers regarding provision E9-1-1.
Smarte Stromversorgungen durch digitale Controller
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Zwei 6-phasige digitale Controller mit I2C-Bus zur Entwicklung intelligenterer Stromversorgungen stellt der Chiphersteller Intersil vor. Die Bausteine ermöglichen deutliche Kostensenkung durch den Verzicht auf große Ausgangskondensatoren.
Analyst raises guidance for Apple, says report
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The anticipated introduction of an Intel-based laptop along with robust iPod sales is likely to drive earnings of Apple Computer Inc. higher, according to Citigroup analyst Richard Gardner in a Reuters report.
Pilot line planned for lighting nanotubes
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The world's first pilot line for carbon nanotube-based electron-emission lighting devices was announced recently by Applied Nanotech, Inc. in cooperation with Shimane Masuda Electronics Co., Ltd. (Masuda, Japan).
Intel treibt Fab-Ausbau weiter voran
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Im Rahmen einer massiven Kapazitätsausweitung denkt Intel über einen Aus- oder Neubau seiner Waferfabs in Oregon nach. Gleichzeitig meldet das Unternehmen die Bereitstellung einer Subvention von 525 Millionen Dollar durch die israelische Regierung für den Bau einer weiteren Chipfabrik in diesem Land.
Samsung va fabriquer des combinés mobiles en Inde
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Samsung est le dernier à rejoindre la bande des fabricants internationaux de combinés mobiles ayant récemment annoncé des projets de fabrication ou d’assemblage en Inde.
On Demand Microelectronics ouvre un bureau à Taipei
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En réponse à la demande croissante de ses solutions de propriété intellectuelle en Asie, la jeune pousse autrichienne On Demand Microelectronics annonce l’ouverture d’un nouveau bureau à Taipei.
Nokia Adds Wi-Fi to Smartphone
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The Nokia 9300i incorporates W-Fi connectivity with a full keyboard, 65,536-color screen, support for a broad range of enterprise email solutions and an attachment viewer.
Sensor analysis added to ZigBee kit
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Atalum Wireless S.A. has integrated Daintree Network's Sensor Network Analysis software Basic Edition in its ZigBee Starter Kits. The deal adds to Atalum's OEM offerings of essential tools to easily set-up and configure its ZigBee networks and monitor their performance.
Sonys Machine Vision Software per Internet
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Sonys Abteilung Image Sensing Solutions (ISS) stellt per Internet-Download einen Software Development Kit (SDK) für die Entwicklung von Applikationen zur maschinellen Bildauswertung zur Verfügung.
Seagate und Sony erhöhen Einsatz bei Mini-Festplatten
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Seagate Technology hat Sonys 'Cybercapture'-Technik in eine 1-Zoll-Harddisk integriert. Damit legt der Festplattenhersteller die Basis für die schnellere Aufzeichnung von Foto- und Videodaten.
Samsung to make wireless handsets in India
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Samsung has become the latest to join the bandwagon of global handset makers that have recently announced either manufacturing or assembly operations in India.
Sony signs OLED agreement with Japan's Idemitsu
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Japan-based Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. and Sony Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop organic light-emitting diode (OLED) luminous materials, and cross-license one another’s OLED-related patents.
China's Actions joins Nasdaq, raises $48 million
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Chinese fabless semiconductor company Actions Semiconductor Co. Ltd. has gone ahead with an initial public offering of shares on Nasdaq, offering 9 million American depositary shares (ADSs) with each one representing six ordinary shares.
Nanoident to build organic sensor factory
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High-tech nanotechnology startup Nanoident plans to build what is claimed to be the world’s first organic semiconductor sensor plant.
Novellus narrows Q4 guidance
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During its mid-quarter update, Novellus Systems Inc. narrowed its guidance for the fourth quarter.
AMD findet neuen Fab-Partner in Indien
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Das indische Technologiekonsortium SemIndia will umgerechnet 2,55 Milliarden Euro in die Fertigung von x86-Prozessoren investieren. Dabei will die Unternehmensgruppe Technologie von Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) nutzen.
ST offers multi-chip package memories
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STMicroelectronics NV has said it has subsystems based on NOR flash memory intended for use in mobile phones.
Wafer boat, tower maker raises $8.8 million
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Integrated Materials Inc. (IMI), a manufacturer of polycrystalline silicon products, including wafer boats and towers used in semiconductor diffusion, has closed a Series C round of funding at $8.8 million, the company said.
Les équipements Wi-Fi poursuivent leur croissance en 2005
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Les ventes de dispositifs intégrant la technologie Wi-Fi ont crû de 64% en 2005 et dépasseront 120 millions d’unités avant la fin de l’année, selon une étude publiée par In-Stat et la Wi-Fi Alliance.
Plastic Logic adds $16 million to VC round
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Plastic Logic Ltd., a leading developer of plastic electronics, has added $16 million to its Series C round of investment, the company said.
Intel partners with TiVo on Viiv, says report
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Intel Corp. has signed up TiVo Inc. and about 40 other companies to work on making sure Intel’s upcoming Viiv entertainment PC is a success, according to an Associated Press report which cited Intel as its source.
Entegris va fermer son usine en Allemagne
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Entegris Inc. prévoit de fermer son usine à Bad Rappenau, en Allemagne, et de transférer la production de produits vers d’autres sites de l’entreprise aux Etats-Unis et en Asie.
Rothschild investit 5,9 M$ dans Chipidea
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R Capital Technologies, fonds de capital-risque dirigé par Rothschild Gestion, a investi près de 5 millions d’euros dans Chipidea Microelectronica SA, fournisseur de circuits analogiques et à signal mixte sous la forme de propriété intellectuelle.
SemIndia signs AMD to India wafer fab project
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SemIndia Inc., a consortium of Indian technologists, has agreed to lead the investment of $3 billion in a wafer fab in India to make chips using technology licensed from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. An agreement signed between the two companies Wednesday (Nov. 30) covers manufacturing and technology licensing and business development based on x86 processor intellectual property from AMD.
Intel obtient une subvention pour son usine en Israël
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Après un retard dû à des problèmes politiques, le gouvernement israélien a accordé une subvention de 525 millions de dollars à Intel Corp. Le géant des puces utilisera l’argent pour construire une nouvelle usine de plaquettes en Israël.
Entegris schließt deutsche Fertigung
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Der Anbieter von Automatisierungsausrüstungen Entegris will seine Produktionsstätte im badischen Bad Rappenau schließen. Die dort gefertigten Produkte sollen künftig an anderen Standorten in den USA und Asien hergestellt werden.
Intel obtains grant for Israel fab
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After an apparent delay due to political problems, the Israeli government has approved a $525 million grant for Intel Corp. The chip giant will use the funding to build a new wafer fab in Israel, according to Globes online.
Intel mulls Oregon fab expansions
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Continuing its massive expansion efforts, Intel Corp. is mulling a plan to build and upgrade its wafer fabs in Oregon, according to a report from The Oregonian.
Australia's NICTA unveils secure embedded OS
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The National ICT Australia (NICTA) laboratory has developed an advanced open source operating system (OS) that it thinks will increase the security, reliability, and trustworthiness of embedded systems.
Real-time Linux comes to AMD dual core 64-bit CPUs
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FSMLabs has ported a version of its RTLinux to 64-bit the dual care AMD Opteron microprocessor capable of the single digit microsecond timing needed for many hard real time embedded applications.
TEL offering engineering capabilities enhancement module
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Tokyo Electron Limited plans to deliver an evaluation version of an equipment engineering capabilities enhancement module, known as TDX, next month.
Stocks slip at EDA's 'big three'; Magma up
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Shares of the "big three" EDA vendors trended downward for a second straight day, while Magma Design Automation posted a small gain.
Entegris to shutter German manufacturing facility
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Entegris plans to close its manufacturing plant in Bad Rappenau, Germany, and relocate the production of products made in that plant to other company sites in the U.S. and Asia.
NY firm named design center for TI's military foundry services
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Design and verification services provider Integre Technologies has been named an authorized design center for Texas Instruments Inc.'s HiRel, Defense & Aerospace Foundry Services.
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