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Swedish researchers double efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells
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The efficiency of a dye-based solar energy device is claimed to have been more than doubled by researchers from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
Kazerounian to head Freescale's MSG
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Freescale Semiconductor has tapped Reza Kazerounian as its new senior vice president and general manager for the microcontroller solutions group (MSG).
NEC, Renesas, ST, NXP lead weekly story ranking
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Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, April 26, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, May 1. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Opinion: Taiwan DRAM makers must give up
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For a long time, Taiwan's DRAM makers have been losing money. Inotera, Nanya, Powerchip, ProMOS and Winbond this week all posted massive losses in Q1.
Lab models swine flu's spread; diagnostic chips being readied
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A Virginia Tech lab has been modeling the spread of swine flu as chip makers work to develop diagnostic tools to stop the H1N1 flu virus.
Apple seen beefing up its chip design efforts
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The confirmation earlier this week that Apple has hired two former ATI/AMD chip designers has rekindled suggestions that the company is handpicking a team of engineers and semiconductor specialists as it seeks to create its own semiconductor design business.
European chip sales for March up 3.9% in Euros
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The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) says that, when currency exchange impacts between the US dollar and the Euro are taken into account, sales of semiconductors in Europe were worth Euros 1.67 billion Euros in March 2009, which represents the first increase after four monthly declines.
Chip sales see slight rebound in March
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Global sales of semiconductors were $14.7 billion in March, up 3.3 percent from February 2009, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Year-on-year sales came in at 29.9 percent down on the corresponding month of 2008.
Standard definition DTT chip market to peak in 2011, says In-Stat
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The market for standard-definition (SD) digital terrestrial television (DTT) chips will peak in 2011 at nearly $500 million, according to market analyst In-Stat (Scottsdale, Ariz.).
Analyst: Handset shipments down 13% in Q1
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The mobile phones sector suffered one of its worst ever performances in terms of units shipped in the first quarter, with the number of handsets sold, 245 million, down 13 percent from the 282 million units a year earlier.
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