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HP names outsider as CEO
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9/30/2010   18 comments
Hewlett-Packard announced the election of Léo Apotheker as chief executive and president.
Acacia, Hynix reach settlement
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9/30/2010   Post a comment
Acacia Research Corp. said that its DRAM Technology LLC subsidiary has entered into a settlement agreement with Hynix Semiconductor.
Analyst: Report that Cirrus lost iPhone slot bogus
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9/30/2010   17 comments
A report that Cirrus Logic has lost the coveted audio codec socket in the forthcoming iPhone 5 from Apple is factually inaccurate and not credible, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Maxim tips ICs as it unveils the 'new Maxim'
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9/30/2010   23 comments
Maxim CEO Tunc Doluca unveiled what he called ''the new Maxim’’ or ''Maxim 2.0.''
RF Micro offers MBE foundry service
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9/30/2010   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices Inc. has struck again in the foundry arena.
TSMC gets nod for 130-nm production in China
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9/30/2010   4 comments
The Taiwan government has approved Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.'s application to upgrade its 200-mm fab in Shanghai.
Analyst cuts 2010 chip growth forecast to 32%
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9/30/2010   21 comments
Market forecaster iSuppli Corp. has decided it should curb its enthusiasm for the global chip market in 2010. The firm says it sees softening demand and rising inventories and has trimmed its forecast to 32 percent.
Tanner EDA reports double-digit growth
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9/30/2010   2 comments
Tanner EDA (Monrovia, Calif.) has closed fiscal year 2010, ending May 2010, with a 17-percent revenue growth over fiscal year 2009. For the current fiscal year, the company said it anticipates continued double-digit growth.
Renesas aims to gain market share with SoCs
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9/30/2010   12 comments
Renesas Electronics Corp. has announced measures it says will strengthen the company's system-on-chip (SoC) business for networking and industrial infrastructures that support the cloud-computing era.
Agilent joins PXI Systems Alliance board
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9/30/2010   2 comments
Agilent Technologies Inc. has joined seven other sponsor-level member companies on the board of directors of the PXI Systems Alliance. The primary goal of the PXISA is to improve the effectiveness of CompactPCI-based solutions in measurement and automation through use of the PXI specification
IQE buys Galaxy Semi, seeks to raise $33 million
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9/30/2010   Post a comment
Epitaxial wafer supplier IQE plc has acquired Galaxy Compound Semiconductors Inc., a specialist manufacturer of antimony substrates used in infrared sensing, for up to $14.15 million in cash.
Analyst: Cost of CMP slurries skyrocketing
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9/30/2010   2 comments
The price of slurries used in chemical mechanical planarization in semiconductor manufacturing is going up thanks to a Chinese embargo of rare earth oxides, according to an analyst.
Zarlink sells Swedish campus
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9/29/2010   2 comments
Canada's Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has sold its Jarfalla, Sweden campus to a company affiliated with the Stendorren group of companies.
Analyst: Four things Nokia needs to do
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9/29/2010   20 comments
Nokia's new chief executive needs to focus the company on fewer handsets supporting more operating systems and move its headquarters to the U.S., said a veteran mobile systems analyst.
Emcore could lose Nasdaq listing
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
Compound semiconductor vendor Emcore has been notified by the Nasdaq stock market that it could be de-listed because its stock price has been under $1 per share for 30 consecutive business days, the company said.
Netherlands center posts 20 research jobs
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9/29/2010   4 comments
A research center in the Netherlands has posted 20 job openings for technical people, particularly for those with experience in advanced lighting technology and body area networks for health and wellness monitoring.
Silicon photonics pioneer snags 'genius' award
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9/29/2010   45 comments
University professor Michal Lipson was recently made a MacArthur Foundation Fellow--the no-strings-attached $500,000 "genius" award.
Software is top headache for network engineers
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9/29/2010   8 comments
Software tops the list of concerns for network systems developers who called for better tools for debugging multicore processors and supporting virtual I/O.
Semico: Sky not falling on ICs
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9/29/2010   5 comments
The semiconductor market has begun to crest after huge growth in the first half of the year, according to Semico Research.
Chip silicon shipments projected to jump 24%
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9/29/2010   5 comments
Worldwide shipments of silicon for semiconductor manufacturing will grow 23.6 percent in 2010 to a record 8.9 billion square inches, according to market research firm iSuppli.
RF Micro enters GaAs foundry business
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9/29/2010   19 comments
Taking on TriQuint, Win Semiconductor and others, RF Micro Devices Inc. has added its gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology to its foundry services portfolio.
Danaher bids $340 million to buy Keithley
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9/29/2010   20 comments
Danaher Corp., which owns Tektronix and Fluke, is set to acquire Keithley Instruments Inc. for about $340 million, or $300 million net of cash to be assumed.
Honeywell to boost sputtering target output
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
Honeywell Electronic Materials is expanding its production capacity for 300-mm sputtering targets and related metals.
Atrenta names new CFO
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
Atrenta Inc., a provider of early design closure solutions, announced it has appointed Bert Clement as chief financial officer. He reports to Atrenta's CEO, Dr. Ajoy Bose.
SMSC's sales jump
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
SMSC announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2011, ended Aug. 31.
Maxim readies 'lite' powerline device
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9/28/2010   5 comments
Analog chip maker Maxim Integrated Products Inc. is readying a new powerline communication (PLC) device.
VME boards suffer market slump
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9/28/2010   4 comments
The military, industrial and telecom markets for VME single-board computers are all underperforming, according to a report from the Vita trade association.
Update: Maxim CEO sees record quarter
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9/28/2010   27 comments
Despite a lull in the IC market, Maxim Integrated Products Inc. remains bullish.
Continua expands specs, adds Microsoft
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9/28/2010   3 comments
The Continua Health Alliance has expanded its suite of design guidelines with new personal and wide-area wireless interfaces for home health systems and added Microsoft Corp. as a member.
Analyst: TSMC faces slowdown
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9/28/2010   5 comments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) is seeing a slowdown amid a lull in the IC market.
Fairchild expands efforts in China
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9/28/2010   4 comments
Fairchild Semiconductor has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China's Sichuan Changhong Electric Co. Ltd.
GlobalFoundries joins OpenPDK group
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9/28/2010   2 comments
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) said that GlobalFoundries Inc. has joined both the OpenPDK and Design for Manufacturability Coalitions of Si2.
European bank loans ST $470 million
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9/28/2010   42 comments
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a 350 million euro (about $470 million) loan contract with STMicroelectronics NV in support of the company's industrial and R&D concerning next-generation semiconductor circuits.
Penn joins board of ATE startup
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9/28/2010   3 comments
Malcolm Penn, founder, CEO and lead analyst with Future Horizons has joined the board of directors of mixed-signal test tools and services supplier ATEEDA Ltd.
Analyst: Japan's litho firms face extinction
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9/28/2010   34 comments
With extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) emerging as the main candidate for the production of next-generation integrated circuits Japanese lithography equipment makers look set to fall further behind market leader ASML Holding NV, according to analysts with investment broker Nomura.
ARM micros rival Freescale's ColdFire
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9/28/2010   23 comments
Freescale Semiconductor's two new families of ARM- and ColdFire-based microcontrollers bring the price of battery-saving half-watt power consumption down to around a $5.
Tilera details 100-core processor
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9/28/2010   53 comments
Fabless chip vendor Tilera detailed its third generation of multicore processors, headlined by an SoC that features 100 64-bit cores.
IBM 'fab club' denies problems with high-k
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9/28/2010   4 comments
A member of IBM Corp.'s technology alliance dismissed a report that the group is struggling with its high-k/metal-gate technology.
Teardown finds Cypress, STMicro in new iPod nano
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9/27/2010   11 comments
Apple's sixth generation iPod nano features chips supplied by Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, Cypress Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic and STMicroelectronics NV, according to a teardown analysis conducted by market research firm iSuppli.
Ultracapacitor firm buys company
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
Ioxus Inc., a manufacturer of ultracapacitor technologies for military, transportation and alternative energy markets, has acquired Advanced Energy Conversion Inc. (AEC).
RIM reveals its Playbook in tablet game
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9/27/2010   15 comments
Research in Motion is using high-end media aimed at business users to differentiate its tablet computer in what is quickly becoming a crowded field.
Report: Oracle sues Micron
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9/27/2010   47 comments
Oracle Corp. has filed suit against Micron Technology Inc., alleging that it overcharged Sun Microsystems Inc. for DRAMs, according to a report from Bloomberg.
AMCC takes another shot at multicore
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9/27/2010   2 comments
After a false start, Applied Micro Circuits Corp., or AppliedMicro, is taking another shot in the multicore processor arena.
Industry group opposes FDA proposal
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9/27/2010   4 comments
A medical electronics trade group said a proposal from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create a Class IIb category of regulated medical devices is too broad and could create unneeded regulatory hurdles.
IBM buys Blade Network
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
IBM Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Blade Network Technologies, a privately-held company based in Santa Clara, Calif.
Tech group opposes offshoring bill
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9/27/2010   9 comments
The TechAmerica industry group has come out in opposition to a draft bill in the U.S. Senate that claims it will end the practice of offshoring jobs.
Interconnect group opens India office
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9/27/2010   4 comments
IPC, the electronic interconnect industry association is opening an Indian office as part of a plan to expand its electronics manufacturing and training.
IBM, Taiwan firm join forces in solar
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9/27/2010   5 comments
Taiwan's DelSolar Co. Ltd. has signed an agreement to jointly develop compound thin-film solar cells with IBM Corp.
MIPS offers multicore processor for Web-connected CE devices
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9/27/2010   35 comments
MIPS Technologies launched a new processor IP core designed for consumer chip vendors to develop high-performance multicore, multi-threaded SoCs with ease.
DSP analyst advises Intel to buy Via Telecom
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9/27/2010   26 comments
Will Strauss, president of market research firm Forward Concepts, has advised Intel to try to acquire Via Telecom for its CMDA technology.
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