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GT Solar buys firm
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7/30/2010   1 comment
GT Solar International Inc., a provider of photovoltaic manufacturing services for the solar industry, has acquired privately-held Crystal Systems Inc.
Nanofibers-on-silicon harvest mechanical energy
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7/30/2010   4 comments
Piezoelectric nanofibers aligned on polymer on a silicon substrate can harvest power from motion for medical implants and "stretchable" electronics.
Renesas moves to fab-lite strategy
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7/30/2010   8 comments
Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp. has outlined its restructuring efforts in an effort to become profitable.
Q2 results: What analysts are saying
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7/30/2010   2 comments
It's earnings season and a plethora of IC companies reported their results. Here's what analysts said about some of the players.
Analyst: Maxim readies parts at Powerchip's 300-mm fab
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7/30/2010   Post a comment
Analog chip maker Maxim has formed a 300-mm foundry alliance with Taiwan's Powerchip, according to an analyst.
SiGe Semi files for IPO
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7/30/2010   Post a comment
RF chip maker SiGe Semiconductor Inc. has filed for an initial public offering of shares of its common stock on NASDAQ under the symbol ''SIGE.''
KLA, Varian beat forecast; MEMC misses
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7/29/2010   Post a comment
Fab tool and materials suppliers posted mixed results for the quarter.
VLSI ups IC forecast, but CEOs remain cautious
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7/29/2010   Post a comment
VLSI Research Inc. has raised its IC forecast, but the research firm sees more product shortages and a possible DRAM glut looming on the horizon.
MRAM maker settles with WD
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7/29/2010   Post a comment
MagSil Corp. is developing MRAM technology, based on some patents from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Focus spins off chip unit
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7/29/2010   Post a comment
Focus Enhancements Inc. has spun off its semiconductor division under the name Summit Semiconductor LLC.
ASMI buys Siemens' SMT business
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7/29/2010   1 comment
Germany's Siemens AG will sell its assembly systems business--Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems (SEAS)--to ASM Pacific Technology.
Memcon: ASML, vendors to blame for shortages
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7/29/2010   Post a comment
There are supply constraints, extended lead times and firm product prices in this memory cycle. So who’s to blame for the problem?
Report: Renesas plans massive layoffs
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7/28/2010   3 comments
Amid plans to embrace foundries, Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp. reportedly plans to cut nearly 10 percent of its workforce, or about 5,000 jobs, by year's end.
Memory interface group claims to be back on track
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7/28/2010   2 comments
After a false start to forge a new mobile DRAM interface technology, a consortium has regrouped and re-defined its specification.
Debate rages over future of U.S. fabs
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7/27/2010   17 comments
The debate continues over the demise of chip manufacturing—and the lack of solar fabs-in the United States.
Solar firm names chip exec as CEO
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7/27/2010   Post a comment
Solyndra, a manufacturer of cylindrical solar photovoltaic systems for commercial rooftops, named Brian Harrison as president and CEO.
Analysts cut estimates for Nvidia
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7/27/2010   1 comment
Legal issues are not the problem for Nvidia, but rather the company is seeing lackluster performance for its chips.
CMP foundry polishes strategy
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7/26/2010   Post a comment
The recent downturn took a toll on chip and equipment makers.
Motorola stages handset comeback
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7/26/2010   9 comments
A handset player is making waves. And it's not Apple, Google, HTC, Nokia, RIM or Samsung.
CEOs: Still room for fab tool startups
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7/26/2010   Post a comment
Some equipment segments are nearly turning into quasi-monopolies, leaving fab tool buyers with fewer choices.
Infineon rolls wireless control receivers for automotive, consumer apps
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7/26/2010   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG announced it has introduced wireless control receivers that offer enhanced sensitivity, lower power consumption and flexible multi protocol support.
Software simplifies Bluetooth/WLAN module testing
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7/23/2010   Post a comment
Anritsu’s CombiTest PC application is designed to speed design verification and production test of the latest generation Bluetooth/WLAN modules.
Panel probing Toyota throttle problems adds experts
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7/23/2010   3 comments
A federal panel probing the causes of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles has added four new members.
Losses at ST-Ericsson hit ST's bottom line
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7/22/2010   4 comments
Despite losses at ST-Ericsson, STMicroelectronics Inc.'s revenues for the second quarter of 2010 totaled $2.531 billion, up 8.9 percent sequentially and up 27 percent year-over-year.
Troubling gap seen in photomask industry
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7/22/2010   Post a comment
The captive photomask shops were generally investing during the recent downturn, but it was a different story for the merchant players.
Battle rages on in RTP market
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7/22/2010   1 comment
When Applied rolled out its next-generation, laser-based anneal system last year, there were fears among competitors that the company would further dominate the rapid thermal processing (RTP) equipment market.
SanDisk CEO Harari to retire
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7/22/2010   2 comments
In a major surprise, Eli Harari, founder, chairman and chief executive of SanDisk Corp., will retire from his current positions.
Carsen claims legal victory over Amkor
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7/22/2010   Post a comment
Carsem Sdn. Bhd. has claimed a victory over Amkor Technology Inc. in a bitter legal dispute.
Air Products CEO: Disappointed with Airgas
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7/22/2010   Post a comment
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. has responded to the announcement by Airgas Inc.
India, Israel plan chip innovation fund
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7/22/2010   2 comments
An Indian-Israeli innovation fund will underwrite research and development among chip design companies.
Advanced Energy sells mass flow control line
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7/22/2010   Post a comment
Advanced Energy has entered into an agreement to sell its Aera mass flow control and related product lines.
Elpida, Spansion ink NAND deal
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7/21/2010   1 comment
Following its recent move out of bankruptcy, Spansion Inc. posted a drop in sales and announced its long-awaited deal with Japan's Elpida Memory Inc.
Corning to invest in China
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7/21/2010   Post a comment
Corning Inc. will expand its LCD glass operations in China with a $965 million investment.
Nanya, Inotera see red, but raise capex
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7/21/2010   Post a comment
Nanya Technology Corp. and its affliate, Inotera Memories Inc., posted quarterly losses, but the two firms raised their capital spending.
EUV: Gaining steam or more hype?
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7/21/2010   4 comments
Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) is gaining steam.
Update: Applied scraps turnkey solar line, cuts jobs
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7/21/2010   1 comment
As expected, Applied Materials Inc. will discontinue its SunFab turnkey line for manufacturing thin-film solar panels.
Linear reports record sales
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7/21/2010   2 comments
Linear Technology Corp. reported record sales amid the upturn.
Fab tool book-to-bill ratios up
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7/20/2010   Post a comment
Japanese manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.40 in June, up from 1.13 in May, an industry group said.
Probe-card rivals face legal battle
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7/20/2010   2 comments
Two probe-card rivals face a legal battle.
XMOS names CEO
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7/20/2010   2 comments
XMOS has announced the appointment of Terry Leeder as CEO. He replaces interim CEO Charles Cotton, who remains as a board member.
IBM, Hittite ink millimeter-wave deal
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7/20/2010   1 comment
Hittite has entered into a joint development agreement with IBM Corp. related to millimeter-wave technology.
Atheros buys China firm
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7/19/2010   2 comments
Atheros Communications Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Opulan Technologies Corp., a privately-held Chinese fabless semiconductor company.
Fab tool execs remain upbeat, nervous
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7/19/2010   1 comment
At last week’s Semicon West trade show here, there were two camps regarding the current and future business outlook: the bulls and the bears.
J-Link Ultra debug probe for ARM Cortex enables power debugging
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7/19/2010   Post a comment
The J-Link Ultra debug probe from IAR Systems supports power debugging within IAR Embedded Workbench and is designed for use with ARM Cortex devices.
Semicon: Rumors raise 450-mm profile
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7/19/2010   2 comments
There were no major 450-mm announcements at Semicon, but there were indications that the technology is picking up steam.
Semicon: Alchimer seeks to disrupt PVD market
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7/16/2010   Post a comment
Many startups claim they will disrupt the market with novel products. Few really live up to their promises.
Semicon: KLA seeks to put Applied on its heels
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7/16/2010   Post a comment
For years, Applied Materials Inc. and KLA-Tencor Corp. have been butting heads in the inspection market.
Semicon: ESI seeks to dance on Disco
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7/16/2010   Post a comment
There has been little or no news in the wafer saw market for years.
Lithography roadmap offers questions and openings
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7/16/2010   18 comments
An undercurrent of disquiet at Semicon West this week sprang from deep uncertainty in the roadmap for advanced lithography.
TSMC breaks ground on $9B fab complex
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7/16/2010   5 comments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) has broken ground on its previously-announced, new 300-mm fab.
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