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Cree, Sumitomo sign $180 million deal
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Japanese distribution giant Sumitomo Corp. has agreed to purchase $180 million worth of Cree Inc.'s light-emitting diode (LED) and wafer products over the next year.
Troubled Brooks hit by shareholders suit
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Troubled fab-equipment automation specialist Brooks Automation Inc. announced that it has been notified that a shareholder derivative lawsuit was filed against Brooks in the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on May 23.
Restructuring Sun to cut as many as 5,000 jobs
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Troubled Sun Microsystems Inc. said it would cut 4,000 to 5,000 jobs and exit several facilities in Silicon Valley in the hope of restoring profitability.
Restructuring Sun to cut as many as 5,000 jobs
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Troubled Sun Microsystems Inc. said it would cut 4,000 to 5,000 jobs and exit several facilities in Silicon Valley in the hope of restoring profitability.
Heard on the Beat: AMD-ATI merger?
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Shares rose about 10 percent at ATI Technologies Inc. amid reports that the graphics chip maker would be acquired by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
IBM targeting medical electronics
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After having gone through painful reorganization in recent years, IBM is looking at medical electronics as one of its future growth markets.
Ceragon Networks doubles Gigabit Ethernet speed
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Calling it a breakthrough in wireless Gigabit Ethernet, Israel-based Ceragon Networks Ltd. has introduced a product that doubles the speed of wireless communications for wireless and cellular carriers that want to provide data-rich services such as triple-play.
Tronic’s Microsystems raises capital and extends capacity
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Nearly three years have passed since Tronic’s Microsystems, French contract manufacturer of custom MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) components, hit the news wire with the grand opening of its manufacturing site near Grenoble. The company is now coming back to the front stage with a series of announcements, including a 1.7 million euro round of funding and an extension of its capabilities for design, frontend/backend manufacturing and electronic interfacing for MEMS components.
Global PCB market continues to grow
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In 2005, the global printed circuit board market has grown by 5,7 percent to a volume of $ 38,5 billion. For 2006, the party will continue, estimates Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie (ZVEI), a German industry association that covers the electronics industry. For the year ahead, the association expects a growth of more than 6 percent. The bad news is that this growth will not be achieved in Europe.
Neah, Novellus renew fuel cell collaboration
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Fuel-cell developer Neah Power Systems Inc. has renewed and extended its collaboration agreement with chip-equipment provider Novellus Systems Inc.
Toshiba collaborating with DFM startup
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Toshiba will apply startup Takumi Technology's automated layout modification methodology to its mask data preparation design flow in advanced IC manufacturing under the terms of a collaborative agreement between the two companies.
SMIC gains loan for 200-mm Tianjin fab
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Responding to a growing demand for trailing-edge processes, Chinese silicon foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) is beefing up its 200-mm fab capacity.
Bandspeed unveils Wi-Fi chip set, software
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Bandspeed Inc. said it has begun shipping to OEMs a chip set and software aimed at next-generation access point Wi-Fi hardware sold to small and medium enterprises.
Sycamore subpoenaed for stock option practices
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Sycamore Networks Inc. has been served a grand jury subpoena by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts, requesting documents related to an ongoing investigation of the company’s stock option practices, the company reported in its 8-K regulatory filing dated May 30.
Freescale unveils ZigBee-compliant software stack and development kit
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The kit includes a ZigBee protocol stack and configuration tools that support Freescale’s ZigBee-compliant platforms based on the HCS08 MCU.
Thermophotovoltaics research shows more efficient power consumption
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Researchers at MIT are using thermophotovoltaics to turn light into electricity, and it's really cool and hot. Good things may come from this research.
Omron extends MEMS flow sensor range
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Omron has added three new models to its D6F range of precision MEMS based air/gas mass flow and velocity sensors, to enable their use in a wider range of applications.
Chipidea extends USB controller core IP
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Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor intellectual property (IP) group Chipidea has started sampling a USB controller core, a block designed to complement the company’s range of USB physical layer transceiver (PHY) IP.
Finland, Israel form $12.8 million R&D fund
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During a visit by a delegation of Finnish industrialists and investors to Israel, the two countries announced the formation of an R&D fund called Finland Israel Technology, according to a Globes online report.
AMCC reviews stock option practices
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The list continues to grow in the so-called stock option scandal in the semiconductor industry. Applied Micro Circuits Corp. Wednesday (May 31) announced that it is reviewing the company's historical stock option grant practices and related accounting.
Toshiba to build 200-mm wafer fab
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Toshiba Corp. said that it plans to build a 200-mm wafer fab at a cost of over 50 billion yen ($450 million).
AMCC to investigate stock option practices
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Applied Micro Circuits Corp. has announced that an independent audit Committee is reviewing the company's historical stock option grant practices and related accounting.
Survey: HSDPA networks to double by end 06
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The number of High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) enabled third generation mobile networks deployed has doubled over the past six months and reached 100, spread across 49 countries, mostly in Europe.
Renesas licenses capacitorless RAM to Canadian company
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Renesas Technology Corp. has licensed its capacitorless twin transistor RAM (TTRAM) technology to Ottawa-based Emerging Memory Technologies Inc., which develops embedded memory intellectual property.
Panelists explore system-to-silicon link
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Panelists at the Medea+DAC conference in Germany offered suggestions for designing system-level silicon, including formal specifications, abstracted hardware-software interfaces and the use of regularity in silicon fabrics.
Samsung launches first European T-DMB phone
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Samsung Electronics said it is supplying terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) phones to German mobile carrier Debitel. The phones will be used to launch Europe’s first commercial DMB-based mobile TV service.
Blaupunkt packs digital radio receiver into ASIC
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Adressing the needs of high-end car radios, Bosch affiliate Blaupunkt GmbH has developed a highly integrated ASIC that replaces up to four separate electronic modules. In addition to conventional AM and FM reception, the chip supports all popular digital radio schemes.
Vodafone unveils convergence plans
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Mobile giant Vodafone Group plc has unveiled its plans to enter the highly competitive fixed broadband market, kept analysts guessing on its M&A plans, particularly regarding Verizon Wireless , and posted an annual net loss of £21.8 billion ($40.9 billion).
Leoni acquires Swiss cable specialist Studer
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Cable harness and on-board electrical supply systems vendor Leoni AG has agreed to acquire Swiss competitor Studer Draht- und Kabelwerk AG. The take-over, which is subject to approval by the respective anti-trust authorities, will enable Leoni to access Studer's worldwide sales network and hence new markets.
Alcatel joins Holst Centre wireless research
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Telecommunications equipment company Alcatel SA has joined a research program on wireless autonomous transducers that is being hosted by The Holst Centre as a “Fellow Traveller” for two years.
ADC buys Andrew Corp to increase wireless presence
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Wireline communications infrastructure supplier ADC Telecommunications Inc. has offered $2 billion to acquire Andrew Corporation in an all share deal that will bolster ADC’s position in the wireless sector.
Europe set to consider email tax, say reports
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A French politician is proposing that the European Union tax every email and text message sent from within the 25-nation bloc, according to online reports.
France's Minatec takes aim at IMEC, Silicon Saxony
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Newly established Minatec (Maison des Micro et Nano Technologies) hopes to challenge Belgium’s IMEC and Dresden’s Silicon Saxony as a major European center dedicated to nanotechnology and electronics innovation.
Soitec looks at the substrate level for device improvements
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At a time when Silicon on Insulator (SOI) technology is steadily gaining presence in today’s society, French SOI wafer manufacturer Soitec explores new domains at the substrate level in a view to offer more device solutions.
Research Update: Training Managers to Assess Employee Satisfaction Delivers Real Returns
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Employee performance is not only related to financial remuneration, but also, to daily affirmation of the employee's value and importance within the organization.
Study Shows Cable Competition Would Create 100,000 New Jobs
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Direct competition between telecommunications and cable TV companies could create a minimum of 101,000 new jobs -- with a third of them in the IT sector, where wage levels are 77 percent above the national average.
Rambus hit by growing stock option scandal
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Rambus Inc. is the latest chip maker to get hit by what some observers see as the growing stock option scandal in the semiconductor industry.
Tensilica touts contributions to EDA reference books
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Book publisher Taylor & Francis is offering a two-book reference that provides an overview of the design automation algorithms, tools and methodologies used to design integrated circuits, according to Tensilica, employer of technologists who made major contributions to the books.
SEC probes KLA-Tencor's option practices
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KLA-Tencor Corp. said that it received notice from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of an informal inquiry relating to past stock option grants.
Omron, Canadian MRAM firm ink RFID pact
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Toronto-based MRAM developer Micromem Technologies and Japanese RFID component supplier Omron have agreed to collaborate on the investigation of viable MRAM technology.
Fujitsu buys Wi-LAN's comm technology
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Canada’s Wi-LAN Inc. has completed the sale of its technology development division to Fujitsu Microelectronics of America Inc. for cash proceeds of $2 million.
IXYS, Atmel release light ballast demo kits
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IXYS released dimmable and non-dimmable demo kits for light ballast applications. These kits are the result of the cooperation between IXYS and Atmel Corp. to develop design tools and speed up the implementation of ballast solutions for the lighting market, IXYS said.
Reference design kit targets PoE powered devices
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High-voltage analog IC supplier Power Integrations unveiled a reference design kit for power-over-Ethernet powered devices.
Altera reaffirms Q2 guidance; expects stock options expenses
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Altera reaffirmed previously given second quarter guidance and said that it expects to report "several million dollars" of expense related to the company's previously announced review of historical stock options granting practices.
Hoku Scientific to sell solar modules, polysilicon
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Hydrocarbon membrane and membrane electrode assembly supplier Hoku Scientific Inc. announced it plans to manufacture and sell solar modules, in addition to the polysilicon used to produce solar modules.
IDT-chef till Xelerated
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Den tidigare chefen hos IDT, Bill Franciscovich, tar över rollen som ansvarig för den globala försäljningen på Xelerated.
Asyst's CFO leaving for Agilent spinout
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Robert Nikl has resigned his position as chief financial officer at Asyst Technologies and accepted a similar position with Verigy, the planned test equipment spinoff from Agilent Technologies.
Memory Bulletin: NAND glut seen in '06
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There is expected to be a slight oversupply of NAND-based flash memories in the marketplace for 2006, although supply is projected to become tight in the second half of this year, according to an analyst.
Universal Display, Mitsubishi team on OLED materials
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Universal Display Corp. has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. and Mitsubishi Chemical Group Science and Technology Research Center to collaborate on developing materials for phosphorescent OLED displays accessible through ink-jet printing.
Free Job Site to Help U.S. Veterans Find Jobs
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OperationHeroforHire.com is a special job site that enables veterans to quickly identify employers who are sensitive to their employment needs and apply for positions in a variety of fields and locations in real time.
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