CMP to break into four independent companies News & Analysis 2/29/2008 Post a comment United Business Media plc said it is reorganizing its wholly-owned CMP Technology division into four separate businesses in continuation of a restructuring plan to enable the companies better serve their customers.
ST to invest $1.8 billion in Crolles, says report News & Analysis 2/29/2008 Post a comment Shortly after the French government agreed to provide subsidies for STMicroelectronics’ sites in Crolles and in Grenoble (France), the European chipmaker has announced it would invest 1.2 billion euros ($1.8 billion) in Crolles as part of a development program from 2008 to 2012, according to French magazine Les Echos.
Power PLCC-4 LEDs offer more colors Product News 2/29/2008 Post a comment Avago has added four new colors -- cool white, warm white, blue and green -- to its family of super half-watt power PLCC-4 surface-mount LEDs for automotive and electronic sign applications.
Memscap's operational result up 85% in 2007 Product News 2/29/2008 Post a comment French provider of micro-electromechanical systems Memscap SA has reported that its gross margin, amounting to 7.5 million euros, represents 46 percent of the consolidated revenue for fiscal year 2007, ending Dec. 31. The consolidated operational result is negative of 0.9 million euros, compared to a loss of 6 million euros for fiscal year 2006, up by 85 percent on a year-on-year basis.
French MEMS startup raises $3.8 million News & Analysis 2/29/2008 Post a comment French startup Neosens, specializing in the development of physico-chemical sensors in microsystems technologies, announced it has raised 2.5 million euros ($3.8 million) in a capital financing round led by Sofinnova Partners, Capricorn Cleantech Fund and GALIA Gestion. Existing investors ICSO Private Equity and IRDI renewed their confidence in Neosens.
Tony Johnson - In Memoriam News & Analysis 2/29/2008 Post a comment Tony Johnson, our friend, colleague and mentor, a legend and the creator of the Pan-European electronics media in 1972 when he launched Electronic Product News passed away at the age of 68 "on duty" in Nuremberg where he was attending the Embedded World Conference.
Partitioning: blast from the past News & Analysis 2/29/2008 Post a comment It's "back to the future": Analog computation and signal processing is a better low-power, small-size tactic for severely power-restricted biomedical applications.
Asyst rejects buyout offers News & Analysis 2/29/2008 Post a comment Asyst Technologies Inc. has confirmed that its board previously rejected unsolicited acquisition offers from The Gores Group and Aquest Systems for $5 to $6 per share.
Nvidia-AMD: Deal or no deal? News & Analysis 2/28/2008 2 comments Industry observers are pushing for Nvidia Corp. to acquire troubled microprocessor maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., but such a transaction is fraught with regulatory and other hurdles.
MPEG group sues Amino over patent infringement News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment Set top box specialist Amino Communications (Cambridge, England) is being sued by several companies and academic institutions within the patent licensing group MPEG LA, LLC for infringing Intellectual Property related to the MPEG-2 digital video compression technology.