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Philips Semiconductors to become NXP
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With an ownership change from Royal Philips Electronics to a consortium of private equity investment companies, Philips Semiconductors will become NXP. Semiconductors, or NXP.
Private equity group to buy Intergraph for $1.3 billion
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Software vendor Intergraph has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired for roughly $1.3 billion by an investor group led Hellman & Friedman LLC and Texas Pacific Group.
Akeena Solar goes public
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Akeena Solar Inc., a designer and installer of solar power systems, announced the company's shares have been approved for quotation on the NASD's Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board.
Foundries brace for inventory correction
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The IC lull is expected to hit the silicon foundry industry, warned Gartner Inc.
Mosaid adds to complaint against DRAM vendors
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Mosaid has added claims of infringement of two additional to an existing complaint against Micron Technology, Powerchip Semiconductor and ProMOS Technologies.
EEs have head in sand on offshoring issue
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More reader response on the offshoring issue.
OmniVision posts profit, names COO
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Amid some management changes, CMOS image sensor maker OmniVision Technologies Inc. said revenue for the first quarter was $136.9 million, compared to $131.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, and $96.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2006.
Ny utvecklingschef till Elprint
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Norska Elprint får en ny utvecklingschef från Austrian AT&S.
Informatic går bra på Semcon
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– Semcon fortsätter sin planerade expansion, såväl internationellt som på existerande marknader, säger tf koncernchef Lars-Inge Sjöqvist i en kommentar till delårsrapporten för förta halvåret 2006.
Blåtand till Korea
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LG Electronics beställer 150 Bluetooth testsystem från Rohde & Schwarz för sin produktion av mobiltelefoner.
New roles, new demands
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Every business worth its salt knows that when times are changing, it has to change with the times. For logistics companies serving the electronics industry, change has come in the form of a dynamic environment that's looking far more complicated as rivals line up with creative offerings and customers demand services well outside the sector's traditional offerings.
Zilog searching for permament CEO
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Zilog hopes to name a permanent chief executive no later than February, according to its interim CEO.
Hynix confirms Oregon fab expansion
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Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski praised Hynix Semiconductor Inc.'s expected decision to invest $250 million in the company's fab in the state.
Sony leads Blu-ray camp to the starting blocks
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On a press conference in the run-up to IFA consumer electronics exhibition, the Blu-ray disc association gave an overview of the present state of the technology and the vendor's roadmaps.
Home electronics learn to communicate
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While High-definition technology for TV sets and storage devices is ubiquitous on all billboards around the IFA fairground, the industry proved to be reluctant in announcing real products - at least for day one before the official show opening. But on press events in the run-up of the event, networking of consumer electronics devices abounded as another important trend for the next years.
12 MWh energy storage system catches the wind, makes it viable energy source
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VRB Power Systems is selling a 12 MW hour energy storage system to a windfarm in Ireland, making it one of the largest in the country.
IRS appeals decision on Xilinx price transfer taxes
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The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has filed an appeal in federal court, seeking the overturn of a 2005 U.S. Tax Court decision in favor of leading programmable logic vendor Xilinx, according to a regulatory filing.
Dc/dc module market declining, says report
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Once a bright spot in the long-troubled merchant power supply market, the dc-dc converter module sector is now projected to grow significantly less than anticipated just 12 months ago, according to market research firm Darnell Group.
Emcore sells stake in LED unit to GE
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Compound semiconductor specialist Emcore Corp. Thursday (August 31) sold its 49 percent interest in loss-ridden GELcore LLC to the lighting operations of GE Consumer & Industrial, a division of General Electric (GE), for $100 million in cash.
Spansion hires former LG exec to head Korean operation
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Flash memory supplier Spansion Inc. has appointed Steve Kwon as vice president of its Spansion Korea operation.
Celerity names new CEO
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Celerity Inc., a provider of advanced gas and chemical delivery solutions, announced that David Shimmon, chief executive, will move to the role of executive chairman.
Firm gains funds for aluminum nitride work
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Crystal IS Inc., a developer of native aluminum nitride (AlN) substrates, has completed a $10.6 million second round of financing.
X-Fab posts increased sales, profits
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Silicon foundry specialist X-Fab Semiconductor AG (Erfurt, Germany) reported sales of Euros 89.7 million ($110.2 million) for the six months ended June 2006, up 16 percent on the corresponding period last year.
GE allies with Nichia on LEDs
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General Electric Company (GE) and Nichia Corp. have formed a strategic alliance to support GELcore LLC, a Cleveland-based LED joint venture between GE and Emcore Corp.
Russian high-tech plan will require patient investors
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Russia will launch its first high-tech industrial park facilities by the end of 2007, Russian sources said.
Renesas to expand Kumamoto plant
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Renesas Technology Corp. has announced plans to develop a new facility at the Kumamoto plant of Renesas Kyushu Semiconductor Corp., a wholly-owned back-end process manufacturing subsidiary in Kyushu, Japan.
UK display startup raises $2.8 million, says report
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ZBD Displays Ltd., a company formed to commercialize zenithal bistable liquid crystal display technology in 2000, has received ?£640,000 (about $1.2 million) as the first part of a ?£2.86 million (about $5.4 million) funding round, according to a Silicon Fen Business report.
Russia ready to buy Mikron stake, says report
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The Russian government has approved a plan to buy a minority stake in chip maker JSC Mikron for about $10 million, according to a Russian News and Information Agency online report.
Samsung demos 4G technology, plans late 2008 launch
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Samsung Electronics demonstrated its 4G mobile technology, claiming it can deliver multicell data handovers at speeds of 100 Mbps.
Omron to acquire NHK's optical components group
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Japan-based Omron Corp. has reached a preliminary agreement with NHK Spring Co. Ltd. to acquire NHK Spring's FTTH(1) optical coupler business.
Frontier upgrades DAB receiver chip
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Frontier Silicon has started sampling a second generation version of its Chorus programmable DAB baseband receiver.
College stands by EUV litho claim, offers help to IMEC
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The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of Albany, New York, has issued a statement that it stands by its announcement that it received the world’s first full-field R&D EUV tool from ASML Holding NV. In the statement the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CSNE) also offered help to European research institute IMEC as it assembles another ASML EUV lithography machine and gets it up and running.
Ericsson buys Finnish mobile network software group
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Ericsson has bought, for an undisclosed sum, privately held Finnish group Distocraft Oy. The company, with 42 employees, specializes in software development for managing 3G network performance management.
Israeli startup preps multi-GPU support chip for 2007
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Startup company Lucid Information Technology Ltd. has said it aims to provide a graphics acceleration system-chip that can support up to 4 graphics processing units (GPUs) simultaneously. Lucid (Netanya, Israel), which employs 20 workers, intends to market its chip in mid-2007, according to the company’s co-founder and president, Offir Remez.
X-Fab posts increased sales, profits for 1H '06
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Silicon foundry specialist X-Fab Semiconductor AG (Erfurt, Germany) reported sales of Euros 89.7 million ($110.2 million) for the six months ended June 2006, up 16 percent on the corresponding period last year.
Zilog's chairman, CEO resigns
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Chip maker Zilog Inc. said that Jim Thorburn, its chairman and CEO, has resigned.
MIPS to investigate options practices
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Arriving fashionably late to the stock options investigation party that has been raging for months, intellectual property supplier MIPS Technologies has initiated voluntary review of historical stock-based compensation practices and related potential accounting impact.
PMC-Sierra to shutter Canadian site, cut 40 jobs
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Chip maker PMC-Sierra plans to close its development site in Ottawa, Canada, eliminating 30 to 40 mostly R&D jobs.
Alcatel, Lucent merger under fire
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As Alcatel and Lucent Technologies Inc. prepare to merge, any hopes of a quiet wedding ceremony have been dashed by opposition from both sides of the Atlantic.
JDS Uniphase narrows loss
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Optical communications company JDS Uniphase reported a GAAP net loss of $45.8 million, or 3 cents per share on sales of $318.2 million in its fiscal fourth 2006 quarter ended June 30. In the year-ago quarter, JDS Uniphase lost $145.7 million, or 10 cents per share on sales of $170.9 million.
IC-equipment slowdown arrives
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The long-awaited, chip-equipment slowdown has unfortunately arrived, that is, based on new and disappointing data from two major players in the industry: LTX Corp. and Novellus Systems Inc.
Jasper offers free verification planning tool
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Verification-focused EDA startup Jasper Design Automation is making available a free tool for tracking the progress of verification plans.
LTX posts strong results amid slowdown
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LTX Corp., a provider of semiconductor test solutions, had a strong quarter, but the company also warned that it is seeing a slowdown.
Ex-Brocade execs plead not guilty, says report
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Two former Brocade Communication Systems executives pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges arising from an alleged stock options backdating scheme, according to an Associated Press report.
ISO 14001 för mikrovåg
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Leverantören av komponenter för mikrovåg, K&L Microwave som ingår i Dover Corporation, har blivit ISO 14001 certifierade för sitt miljöprogram, Environmental Management System (EMS).
Power-One levererar till Ericsson
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Ericsson har tecknat ett globalt leveransavtal med Power-One för strömförsörjningsprodukter. Det gäller för såväl fasta nät som för växlar för mobiltelefonisystem.
En MY12a till Järlåsa
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LEABs köp under sommaren av ElektronikProdukter i Järlåsa går nu in i nästa fas: Nu investerar man i en ny monteringsrobot, en MY12:a, från Mydata för att möta ökad efterfrågan.
PowerDsine joins Ethernet Alliance
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PowerDsine Ltd., a supplier of Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions, has joined the Ethernet Alliance, an industry group focused on supporting the advancement of existing and emerging Ethernet technologies.
ISSI avoids potential proxy battle
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Avoiding a potential proxy battle, Riley Investment Management LLC said that it has reached an agreement with memory maker Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI).
Firm gains contract for 3D chips
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Irvine Sensors Corp. has exercised a $3.4 million option for the next phase of a program to develop three-dimensional (3D) circuits.
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