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Global chip sales fell 2.4% in October, says SIA
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The three-month moving average of worldwide sales of semiconductors declined by 2.4 percent in October to $22.47 billion compared to sales of $23.03 billion in October 2007, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.
October chip sales down 10.4% year-on-year, says WSTS
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The global market for semiconductors was $19.31 billion in October, down 1.3 percent compared to October 2007, according to 'actual' data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization.
Poland hosts world's most energy-efficient supercomputer
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Poland's University of Warsaw hosts the most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world.
Bosch picks Infineon SiGe chip for 3G radar system
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Robert Bosch GmbH has chosen Infineon's RASIC (Radar System IC) product family for its next-gen radar devices to be used in Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) driver assistant systems.
Austriamicrosystems reports loss from currency hedging
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Analog/Mixed Signal specialist Austriamicrosystems (AMS) said it expects a significant loss for its FY2008 — not through declining sales but due to currency hedging transactions that went wrong.
EVE launches university connection program
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Emulation and Verification Engineering SA (EVE), French developer of hardware and software coverification tools, has formed the EVE University Connection program to provide universities with an access to its verification technologies and methodologies.
Harting : Ethernet platform creates communication hierarchy
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Harting has developed a new switching technology which integrates Ethernet automation protocols into the Automation IT communications platform.
With investor in sight, Qimonda postpones financial report
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Ailing memory chip maker Qimonda AG (Munich, Germany) has announced progress in its negotiations with a potential investor. At the same time, the company said it will delay the release of its figures until mid-December.
Avnet to buy distributor in Japan
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Avnet, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Nippon Denso Industry Co., Ltd., a Tokyo-based value-added distributor, hoping to double its sales in Japan.
AMD: Fighting the unbeatable foe
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Advanced Micro Devices pursued rival Intel for years as the two jostled for dominance in the MPU market, but it may be time for AMD to accept its No. 2 position in the sector and distinguish its operations by carefully selecting areas in which to compete.
Salary Survey: Engineers confront the rising tide of job, economic fears
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12/1/2008   1 comment
The engineering profession is under pressure to change and adapt as the forces of globalization and manufacturing outsourcing push executives to move resources around the globe and hire engineers in low-cost locations to reduce operational expenses.
Salary Survey: Japanese engineers looking reluctantly overseas
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More than half of Japanese engineers have not changed employers even once, according to an EE Times Japan survey. But there's growing evidence--albeit anecdotal--that some older Japanese engineers are receptive to moving to China or Korea for a few years to fatten their retirement stash. Others are moving to the United States for permanent stay.
Fairchild files patent suit against Infineon
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Fairchild Semiconductor filed a lawsuit against Infineon Technologies, claiming the German chip maker is infringing eight of its patents.
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