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Spansion claims progress in emergence from Chapter 11
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4/2/2010   Post a comment
Spansion Inc. has said that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has issued a decision regarding Spansion's reorganization plan that sets aside a number of objections to the plan and provides guidance on the remaining issues.
At least two more WiMax handsets coming in 2010
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At least two more WiMax handsets are expected to emerge this year, according to the company that designed silicon inside the EVO 4G handset recently announced by Sprint, and they will be joined by prototype phones for the Long Term Evolution network that will be demonstrated as early as May by China Mobile.
Smartphones: A new calling for DRAMs?
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4/1/2010   2 comments
The average amount of DRAM used in smartphones is set to rise by more than a factor of 10, growing to 1.3-Gbytes by 2014, up from 123-Mbytes in 2009, according to iSuppli Corp.
Nikon forms metrology company
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Japan's Nikon Corp. has formed a new company, dubbed Nikon Metrology Inc.
Surprise vendor lands on NAND rankings
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In the NAND flash rankings for 2009, there is a surprise vendor on the list: SanDisk Corp.
EDA sequential revenue trend is positive, says EDAC
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For the second consecutive quarter, EDA revenue improved on a sequential basis in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the EDA Consortium (EDAC) trade group.
Firms explore electroless plating for solar cells
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The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany, N.Y. and Technic Inc. have announced an R&D partnership that is designed to enable critical improvements in manufacturing processes for solar cells.
Europe backs thermally-aware EDA project
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4/1/2010   1 comment
Europe's big three chip makers — STMicroelectronics, Infineon Technologies and NXP — are all taking part in a three-year European collaborative research project to try and improve thermal-awareness and thermal effect modeling within IC design.
Analog Q1 preview: What analysts are saying
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4/1/2010   Post a comment
There are still select shortages and extended lead times in the analog arena. And demand looks strong--at least until the third quarter.
Verilab names VP to sustain growth
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Verilab Ltd., an international team of VLSI verification experts, announced it has named JL Gray as vice president to support the continued international growth.
SiliconBlue licenses Synopsys' Synplify Pro tool
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Low-power FPGA startup SiliconBlue Technologies Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) announced it has selected Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis software from Synopsys Inc. for its iCE65 family of mobileFPGA devices.
Synopsys' exec details Design Compiler enhancements
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EDA and IP vendor Synopsys Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) said it has extended its topographical technology in Design Compiler 2010 to produce physical guidance to its place-and-route solution, IC Compiler.
Toshiba backs memory appliance maker
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Memory appliance Violin Memory said Japan's Toshiba has made a multi-million dollar investment in the company as part of a strategic agreement.
Enlarged Renesas climbs the chip vendor ranks
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The carefully prepared merger transaction of NEC Electronics Corp. and Renesas Technology Corp. has been completed to create Renesas Electronics Corp., the world's third (or fourth) largest chip company.
Global OLED revenue jumped 35% in 2009, says analyst
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Revenue for orgamic light emitting diode displays jumped 35 percent in 2009 to $826 million, according to market research company DisplaySearch.
Konica Minolta selects EVE's ZeBU
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Japan's Konica Minolta Technology Center Inc. announced it has licensed ZeBu emulation platform from EVE SA (Palaiseau, France) to accelerate the validation of its image processing LSI designs.
IC shortages seen, but inventories grow
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The IC industry is recovering, but there are also signs of growing chip inventories in the channels.
Power management IC vendor files for $91M IPO
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Power management IC vendor Alpha & Omega Semiconductor filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering worth about $91 million, according to a report.
Analyst: Spansion's EcoRAM 'nearly dead'
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At one time, Spansion Inc. was touting its green memory line as a replacement for DRAMs in servers.
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