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Fujitsu to shut fabs, shift workers amid losses
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1/31/2009   Post a comment
Like other chip makers in Japan, Fujitsu Ltd.'s semiconductor unit is in trouble.
ITC to review determination against Tessera
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission will review an initial determination by an administrative law judge which found that wireless semiconductor manufacturers did not violate patents held by Tessera Technologies, according to a statement issued by Tessera.
MagnaChip scraps IPO bid
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
South Korea's MagnaChip Semiconductor has dropped its bid for an initial public offering in the U.S., citing unfavorable market conditions.
Cadence CTO moving on
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Ted Vucurevich, a longtime executive at Cadence Design Systems and the company's chief technology officer for the past several years, confirmed that he is leaving the EDA vendor.
First 2 TB hard drives from WD
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
The new WD Caviar Green 2 TB claims to be the largest capacity hard drive on the market today.
Tzero readies mobile UWB chip
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1/30/2009   2 comments
Startup Tzero Technologies hopes 2009 will be the year ultrawideband establishes a foothold and sketched out plans for a new mobile chip that is the latest part of its two-pronged strategy.
Integrated bi-directional OVP device protects portable electronics
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has introduced the industry's first integrated bi-directional device, with positive and negative (+/-) overvoltage protection (OVP) for cell phones, MP3/4, PDAs and GPS systems, and overcurrent protection (OCP) for portable accessories such as FM transceiver, load speakers and flash modules.
Environmentally responsible battery chargers enhance internal protection for handsets
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Improved smaller-dimension circuit-protection devices have been introduced by STMicroelectronics to enable safer use of universal chargers with the aim of reducing the number of battery chargers discarded along with obsolete portable devices such as cellphone handsets, GPS receivers, and personal media players.
Conexant reports loss, job cuts
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Fabless semiconductor vendor Conexant Systems has eliminated approximately 140 jobs--or 11 percent of its work force--as part of a cost-reduction plan expected to save the company about $4 million per quarter.
Maxim cuts jobs, posts loss
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Analog chip maker Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has cut jobs amid a loss, according to an analyst.
AMCC CEO to step down amid revenue decline
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. President and CEO Kambiz Hooshmand will step down on June 1 after the company reported a $274.5 million fiscal third quarter net loss due largely to a $264.1 million non-cash write-down of goodwill.
NEC cuts 20,000 jobs, seeks help for chip unit
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
As the global slowdown rocks Japanese electronics companies, Toshiba Corp is reportedly in talks to merge part of its chip operations with NEC Corp's semiconductor unit
Beyer: Freescale can weather 'pessimistic' industry scenario
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1/30/2009   1 comment
Ten months into his tenure as chairman and CEO at Freescale Semiconductor Rich Beyer says he is positive about the company's prospects and sees it emerging from the current "miserable" downturn a stronger competitor despite a raft of problems, debts and liquidity concerns.
Updated: ESI, K&S, Ultratech disclose layoffs
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
It was a horrible week for semiconductor equipment.
New 3-D TV format to be demo'd during Super Bowl
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
The 3DTV format is set to make a splash in primetime during Sunday's Super Bowl and a broadcast movie.
Renesas CEO retires; firm cuts jobs and shuts fabs
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Japanese chip maker Renesas Technology Corp. has replaced its top executive amid losses, layoffs and plans to shutter older fabs.
Low cost, small chip integrates GPS, Bluetooth and FM transceiver
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
CSR has launched BlueCore BC7830, which claims to be the smallest GPS combination device designed for mobile handsets. Measuring a mere 11mm² in silicon size, the BC7830 includes GPS, Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, FM transmit and receive technologies and support for Bluetooth low energy all on a single chip.
STM garde la confiance des brokers
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
La société de courtage Nomura Securities a réduit ses estimations et ses objectifs de cours pour STMicroelectronics NV, mais reste confiant sur le long terme malgré un diminution estimée du chiffre d'affaire de 25 à 30 pourcent pour 2009.
Analog among key business units for Renesas realignment
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Renesas has announced a major restructuring plan, prompted by a projected sharp drop in 2008 sales and income loss.
Administrator wants to avoid breaking up Qimonda, but time is short
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
For insolvent DRAM manufacturer Qimonda, the clock is ticking. While the insolvency administrator reports first contacts with potential suitors, the time line is tight.
GaN HEMT transistors target W-CDMA, LTE and WiMAX telecommunications applications
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Cree has released two 120W, highly efficient GaN HEMT microwave transistors in sample quantities for telecommunication applications such as W-CDMA, LTE and WiMAX, designated CGH21120F and CGH25120F.
Exec calls for laser diode foundry
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
The photonics component business needs to adopt a foundry model to deal with an over capacity in laser diode manufacturing, according to a panel of senior executives from laser component makers at Photonics West here.
Army boosts flexible display research
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at Arizona State University developing display technology have renewed an R&D contract with the U.S. Army for an additional five years at ASU's Flexible Display Center.
Freescale finds no buyer; to sell wireless IC unit piecemeal
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor said it may have to break up and sell pieces of its wireless IC business to different buyers because it could not find a single purchaser for the division.
Chartered cuts 600 jobs, posts loss
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Amid a loss, a reduction in capital spending and a poor outlook, Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. is reducing its worldwide workforce by approximately 600 people, or about 8 percent of its total employment.
Microsemi assesses penalties against CEO
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Microsemi Corp. has assessed financial penalties against its CEO for misrepresenting his academic credentials.
Video: Christensen on disruption in health care
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Health care will follow the model of the computer industry, creating waves of disruption with increasingly de-centralized systems and services, according to business guru Clayton Christensen who is spending time lobbying lawmakers to help make it come true.
Freescale posts $4B loss in Q4, $8B loss in '08
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. continues to spill red ink. It lost nearly $8 billion in 2008, but real question is clear: How long can this go on?
Tiny blue lasers for micro-projectors, red and green coming soon
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
OSRAM's new blue laser diode has all the important attributes required for micro-projectors.
High performance GaN RF power amplifier targets wireless applications
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
IXYS Corporation's Microwave Technology, Inc. (MWT) division has introduced a family of three high linearity and high efficiency RF power amplifier products with output power up to 10 W based on advanced high quality GaN device technology.
U.K. foundry ceases supply to Zarlink
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has taken proactive measures to protect wafer supply, following MHS Electronics UK Ltd.'s advice that it is likely to cease wafer supply to Zarlink from the analog foundry in Swindon, U.K.
VLSI cuts fab-tool outlook to minus 49%
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
VLSI Research Inc. has reduced its IC-equipment forecast--again.
NEC shuts fab line, post loss
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
NEC Electronics Inc.'s U.S. unit will close its 6-inch wafer fab line at its manufacturing facility in Roseville, Calif. by the end of March 2010.
Toshiba delays fabs, cuts capex and jobs
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Hit hard by the IC downturn, Japan's Toshiba Corp. outlined several cost-cutting moves, including plans to delay two NAND flash fabs.
Toshiba, SanDisk revamp fab venture
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
SanDisk Corp. has once again restructured its fab venture with Toshiba Corp.
Intel forms Intel Labs Europe with hubs in Dublin, Munich
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1/29/2009   1 comment
The world's largest chip company, Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.), has announced the formation of Intel Labs Europe with "open labs" being formed in Leixlip, Ireland and Munich, Germany.
Analysis: Broker, EC keep faith with STMicroelectronics
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Brokerage firm Nomura Securities has sharply reduced its estimates and share price targets for STMicroelectronics NV, but remains upbeat about the long term outlook for the chipmaker despite the hefty decline expected in Q1 and 25-30 year-on-year decline for all of 2009.
3S Photonics diversifie son activité hors des télécoms
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Le spécialiste français de l’optoélectronique, leader mondial en matière de composants pour réseaux télécoms, lance son premier produit pour applications non-télécoms avec le module laser de pompe monomode à 1064 nm, baptisé 1064 CHP
Feu vert de Bruxelles pour Crolles 3
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
La commission Européenne a donné son accord pour le support financier de 457 million euros (environ $600 million) accordé par la France au programme Nano2012 R&D.
Thomson va céder pour 1 milliard d'actifs
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Confronté à un endettement financier net en augmentation de 800 millions d'euros au deuxième semestre 2008, Thomson s'oriente vers un procesus de cession d'activités de près de 1 miiliard d'euros pour améliorer son bilan.
Cambridge University creates low-cost production method for GaN LEDs
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Cambridge University's Centre for Gallium Nitride has developed a new way of making GaN which could produce LEDs for a tenth of current prices and may see household lighting bills reduced by up to 75 percent within five years.
Intellectual Ventures picks up Transmeta patents
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Intellectual Ventures, a patent development and licensing company, has acquired the patent portfolio of Transmeta Corp., including more than 140 issued U.S. patents in areas such as low power microprocessor technology.
Teradyne to cut 14% of staff, posts loss
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
There are some bad signs for the ATE market. Teradyne Inc. will be reducing its worldwide staff by about 14 percent and implementing a 10 percent broad-based temporary pay cut.
Potholes seen on road to silicon photonics
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
The computer industry wants optical interconnects in its future multicore processors, but just how it will get them remains unclear, according to a panel of experts from at Photonics West here.
Bad day for Canon, Lam, FormFactor
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
It was a bad day for semiconductor equipment vendors like Canon, Lam and FormFactor.
Linear Technology licenses Virage Logic's AEON NVM for power management ICs
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology has licensed Virage Logic's AEON embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) solution for use in Linear Technology's high-performance analog and power management ICs used in a wide range of applications.
EU authorizes aid of $600 million for Crolles-3 R&D program
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
The European Commission, the administrative arm of the European Union, has decided not to raise any objections under state aid rules to the financial support of 457 million euros (about $600 million) being granted by France to the Nano2012 R&D program.
New 'green' VCSEL targets optical computer mouse market
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
Bookham, Inc., has launched a new 'green' vertical cavity surface emitting laser, VCSEL, featuring the patented Bookham wide oxide aperture design and consumes less than 5mW of power which is 50 percent less than previous offerings.
STM supprime 4500 postes dans le monde
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
Genève, Suisse -- Confronté a une perte substantielle de 786 millions de dollars US en 2008, STMicroelectronics s'est engagé dans un plan d'économie de plus de 700 millions de dollars en 2009 avec la suppression de 4500 emplois.
IBM cuts jobs as workers reach boiling point
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1/28/2009   9 comments
IBM Corp. has cut more workers, including within its chip, research and other units.
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