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Micron selling majority stake in sensor unit
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6/2/2009   Post a comment
Micron Technology has reached an agreement to sell a majority interest in its imaging solutions business, Aptina Imaging, to a pair of private equity firms, the company said. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Private equity firm bids for MathStar
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6/1/2009   Post a comment
Private equity firm Tiberius Capital II has commenced a tender offer to acquire controlling interest in MathStar, the programmable logic vendor that ceased operations last year, the firm said.
3-D memory startup Schiltron seeks partners
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6/1/2009   1 comment
Having demonstrated its technology, memory startup Schiltron Corp. is now looking for a partner or more funding.
Altera still sees sales up 2-7%
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Altera said it still expects sales for the second quarter to be up 2 to 7 percent from the first quarter, when it booked revenue of $264.6 million.
Updated: Chip sales see 6.4% improvement in April
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The three-month moving average of global chip sales in April was $15.64 billion, up 6.4 percent on that achieved the previous month, and the second straight monthly improvement, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).
Updated: Chip sales see 6.4% improvement in April
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The three-month moving average of global chip sales in April was $15.64 billion, up 6.4 percent on that achieved the previous month, and the second straight monthly improvement, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).
Vitesse, SEC propose settlement
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Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. said that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has agreed to a proposed settlement.
NXP renews focus on high speed data converters
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With demand for data converters gathering pace, NXP has announced a family of high-speed JEDEC JESD204A-based data converters, and simultaneously declared a renewed focus on the high-speed data converter market.
Partnership will bring about single chip magnetic encoder ics
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austriamicrosystems (AMS) is partnering with Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) to further commercialise Fraunhofer's HallinOne magnetic sensor technology for industrial, medical and automotive applications.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Focuses Corporate Initiatives on Eco-Friendly, Energy-Saving LED Lighting Solutions
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OSRAM Opto Semiconductor has decided to focus their corporate initiatives on eco-friendly and energy-saving LED lighting solutions as LED technology continues to improve.
Fixed-frequency, step-down regulator is tailored for AMD's serial VID interface (SVI) CPU
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A fixed-frequency, step-down regulator designed specifically for the AMD serial VID interface (SVI) CPU has been introduced by Maxim Integrated Products.
Laser technology looks to optimize production costs and efficiency of solar cells
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Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology in Aachen, Germany, will be demonstrating how laser technology can contribute to optimizing the manufacturing costs and efficiency of solar cells at Laser 2009 in Munich, Germany, June 15 to 18, 2009.
AMD rolls six-core server CPUs
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Advanced Micro Devices rolled out its first six-core, single-threaded server processors, on the heels of archrival Intel Corp.'s debut in late March 30 of its Xeon 5500 chips that sport four, dual-threaded cores.
Analysis: AMD's fab-light strategy; myth vs. reality
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6/1/2009   2 comments
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is already benefitting from its decision to spin off the manufacturing operation but it will take years before the company gets to reap the full benefits of its fabless manufacturing strategy due to the nature of its relationship with spin off GlobalFoundries Inc.
Falling silicon prices pressure thin-film solar
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A collapse in silicon prices threatens to put the heat on solar panel makers that use little of the material, such as Japan's Sharp Corp and even low-cost industry darling First Solar Inc.
Antenna specialist claims big SAR advance for small devices
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Antenna specialist SkyCross (Viera, FL.) claims it has developed a way to reduce Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) levels in small wireless devices without sacrificing signal strength.
Letter to editor: Taiwan Memory's grand plan
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Memory survival is about the manufacturing costs, and memory companies measure success or failure over longer time periods.
E-book chip market to reach $1.1 billion in 2013, says In-Stat
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Worldwide shipments of e-books are expected to grow from almost 1 million units in 2008 to close to 30 million units in 2013, according to market research company In-Stat (Scottsdale, Ariz.). This shipment growth is expected to result in a semiconductor market of $1.1 billion in 2013, In-Stat said.
City of Nice to pilot NFC mobile payments in 2010
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After the French cities of Caen and Strasbourg, Nice will host mobile NFC (Near Field Communication) payment trial, in partnership with the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, bus and tram operator Véolia Transport and mobile operators Orange, Bouygues Telecom and SFR.
Zuken launches CADSTAR ECAD-MCAD bridge
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Zuken is introducing an important new bridging technology to the CADSTAR design suite " CADSTAR BoardModeler Lite. This technology provides an optimized environment for the verification of the PCB layout in its mechanical environment.
iMAT Antennas Reduce SAR of Wireless Devices By 50 Percent without Sacrificing Signal Strength
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SkyCross has developed a way to reduce Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) levels in small wireless devices without sacrificing signal strength.
LA Metro upgrades security with Mifare Plus
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Ticketing and automated fare collection on Los Angeles' Metro network is about to get more secure, courtesy of NXP's Mifare Plus smart card IC contactless technology.
NetLogic set to buy RMI for $183.4 million
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Fabless chip company NetLogic Microsystems Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) has agreed to buy RMI Corp. (Cupertino, Calif.), a vendor of multicore networking processors, for $175.4 million in stock and $8.0 million in cash. An additional $6.5 million would be paid if certain businessobjectives are reached, NetLogic said.
Forte chute du marché français des puces en 2008
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Le Syndicat des Industries de micro et nanotechnologies, plus communément appelé Sitelesc, présente un triste bilan pour l'année 2008. Le marché français des semi-conducteurs a chuté de 16,8%, de 2 722 millions d'euros de chiffre d'affaires en 2007 à 1 693 millions d'euros en 2008.
Taiwanese group pays $215 million for E Ink
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Electronic paper display technology pioneer E Ink Corporation (Boston, Mass.) is set to be acquired by Prime View International (PVI) , one of Taiwan's leading suppliers of small and medium sized displays and itself a developer of ePaper display modules.
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MIPS backs Android at Computex
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Android will get a boost at Computex in Taipei this week as MIPS Technologies announces it will help port the software to a range of MIPS-based processors, starting with chips from RMI and Sigma Designs.
Nomination à la direction financière de Soitec
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Le spécialiste isérois de silicium sur isolant Soitec SA a nommé Olivier Brice directeur financier adjoint afin qu'il assume la responsabilité opérationnelle de la direction financière du groupe.
French MEMS startup raises $5.6 million
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French startup Neosens, specializing in the development of physico-chemical sensors in microsystems technologies, announced it has raised 4 million euros ($5.6 million) in a second capital financing round led by Sofinnova Partners, Capricorn Cleantech Fund and Galia Gestion. Existing investors ICSO Private Equity and IRDI reaffirmed their confidence in Neosens.
Visibility still limited for IC sales, says SIA chief
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George Scalise, president of the US Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), reiterated that "visibility remains limited" for the global semiconductor market while welcoming the latest figures indicating that sales increased in April by 6.4 percent to $16.54 billion.
Le PDG de DiBcom à l'honneur
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Yannick Lévy, PDG du fabricant de puces DVB-T/H DiBcom SA (Palaiseau, France), a reçu le Prix du Créateur d’Entreprise 2009 lors de la 11ème édition du Prix des Technologies de l’Information de Télécom ParisTech, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications.
Atmel's first Cortex-M3 MCU features high speed USB, firmware protection
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Atmel Corporation announced their SAM3U Cortex-M3 Flash microcontroller with high speed USB Device, SDIO/SD/MMC Host and SPI interfaces on-chip aimed at applications such as high speed gateways in industrial, medical, data processing and telecom applications.
Une mémoire naît du mariage de la ferroélectricité et l'effet tunnel
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Une équipe de l'Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales/Université Paris-Sud 11 annonce avoir montré la faisabilité d'un nouveau type de mémoire ferroélectrique en combinant deux phénomènes physiques, la ferroélectricité et l'effet tunnel. Sa lecture ne détruirait pas le contenu.
Supplier rankings remain as 2008 wafer market shrank 6%, says Gartner
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Wafer demand in 2008, as measured by value, declined by 5.7 percent to $11.8 billion, due to a stalling of demand in the second half of the year, according to market researcher Gartner Inc. (Stanford, Connecticut). It was the first annual fall since 2001.
UK research targets improved display readability
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A multi-disciplinary research and development project led by GE Aviation Systems (Newmarket, England) and backed by the U.K.'s Technology Strategy Board) will deliver information displays with enhanced readability in bright lighting conditions.
Deux Français récompensés par la Société européenne de physique
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6/1/2009   Post a comment
La Société européenne de physique, association à but non-lucratif de physiciens destinée à promouvoir la physique auprès des physiciens et du grand public, s'apprête à décerner les prix seniors en électronique et optique quantique à deux chercheurs français.
ViXS, ARC demo enhanced audio/video SoC
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Video codecs chip group ViXS Systems (Toronto, Canada) is demonstrating its XCode 3290 SoC targeting video and audio systems at this week's Computex trade fair in Taipei, Taiwan.
Spectracom : Contrats de 8 M€ pour la Défense française
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Spectracom, société du groupe Orolia spécialisée dans la conception de serveurs de temps synchronisés par GPS et de dispositifs de contrôle fréquence, a remporté deux contrats cadres pluriannuels de plus de 8 millions d'euros auprès des forces armées françaises.
Nominations à la direction commerciale de Soitec
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Soucieux de renforcer sa relation client, le spécialiste du silicium sur isolant Soitec SA (Bernin, France) annonce la nomination de Thomas Piliszczuk en tant que vice-président senior en charge des ventes au niveau monde et de Christophe Maleville en tant que vice-président des ventes pour l’Asie.
Chip sales see 6.4% improvement in April
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The three-month moving average of global chip sales in April was $15.64 billion, up 6.4 percent on that achieved the previous month, and the second straight monthly improvement, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).
Fiabilité des principaux composants des semi-conducteurs en applications automobiles
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De nos jours, la fiabilité et la qualité des produits utilisés dans l’industrie automobile sont primordiales pour les consommateurs et fabricants OEM. Les fournisseurs de semi-conducteurs font alors face à un défi de taille : satisfaire ces exigences tout en proposant des tarifs compétitifs. L'article s’attache aux meilleures pratiques permettant d’atteindre le zéro défaut lors du passage des semi-conducteurs à la phase de production.
Green-memory movement takes root
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Internet data center power requirements are rising as much as 20 percent a year.
Microsoft's Bhandarkar on server chips: 'main challenge is power'
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The engineers at Microsoft Corp.'s Global Foundation Services unit (GFS) are among the professionals looking to tame the data center's runaway power requirements into submission.
Freescale, Qualcomm mint smartbooks at Computex
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6/1/2009   2 comments
At Computex, Freescale and Qualcomm are minting a new term—smartbooks--for the ARM- and Linux-based portables their customers are designing that are bigger than smart phones, smaller than notebooks and different than netbooks.
Agilent Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer family extends active device test to 50 GHz; yields X-parameters for advanced component and system insight
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PNA-X NVNA network analyzer extends range, performance; reduces cost, test time, footprint
NETWORKING: New cellular router enables high-bandwidth remote industrial apps
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6/1/2009   Post a comment
Digi International is shipping its new high-speed cellular router, the Digi Connect WAN 3G IA, designed to serve industrial applications in harsh environments.
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