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Trade group survey to measure 'on-shoring' in electronics
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5/4/2012   8 comments
IPC, a trade group that represents printed circuit board manufacturers and other electronics firms, launched a survey to measure the impact of "on-shoring"—the migration of electronics manufacturing operations back to the U.S. from overseas.
Semiconductor probe card sales projected flat for 2012
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5/3/2012   1 comment
Sales of semiconductor probe cards are forecast to be around $1.17 billion in 2012, flat with 2011, market watcher VLSI Research said.
B&B launches 802.11 WiFi access point
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5/3/2012   Post a comment
B&B Electronics Manufacturing Co., Inc. has launched its first 802.11 b/g WiFi access point to provide M2M equipment with wireless networking capabilities.
Chip executives' conference is off to Armenia
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5/3/2012   3 comments
The International Electronics Forum is off to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia for its 21st annual meeting. The meeting of C-level executives is set to take place at Yerevan Marriott Hotel from Oct. 3 to 5, 2012.
Infineon outlook flat after bright quarter
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5/3/2012   5 comments
Infineon Technologies has issued a rather downbeat outlook for the second half of its fiscal year after posting second fiscal quarter sales revenue ahead of forecast at 986 million euro (about $1.29 billion).
Slideshow: Long Beach Grand Prix
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5/3/2012   Post a comment
On loan from our sister publication Design News, photos from the Long Beach Grand Prix. Littelfuse is sponsoring the Speed2Design contest that enables its winners to attend the Indy 500, visit the pits and talk engineer-to-engineer with crew members.
TSMC pushes 28-nm Cortex-A9 dual-core to 3.1-GHz
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5/3/2012   9 comments
Foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has announced it has made a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor test chip in its 28-nm high-performance mobile CMOS process that it has run at a 3.1-GHz clock frequency under typical operating conditions.
ON Semi, Atmel say worst of downturn over
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5/2/2012   4 comments
ON Semiconductor and Atmel the latest chip makers to declare that the bottom of the semiconductor industry down cycle had passed, each reporting sales and profit that topped analysts' expectations.
Activist investor Icahn chastises Mentor again
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5/2/2012   1 comment
Billionaire financier Carl Ichan wrote a new letter to Mentor Graphics' board of directors criticizing the decision not to re-nominate two directors he supported to the company's board for another term.
eASIC's chips provide 3X efficiency increase for supercomputer
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5/2/2012   Post a comment
GRAPE-8 supercomputer achieves 6.5 GFLOPS/Watt efficiency for astrophysical simulations.
CEA stokes engines of innovation with free booth at CES 2013
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5/2/2012   2 comments
The Consumer Electronics Association will sponsor a contest where a startup can with a free exhibit space at next year's Consumer Electronics Show.
Latest Android NDK fully supports MIPS architecture
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5/2/2012   Post a comment
Android app developers can directly bring native applications to millions of MIPS-based platforms.
Microchip Technology acquires SMSC
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5/2/2012   1 comment
This latest acquisition will expand Microchip’s smart connectivity solutions for embedded markets.
Soft errors can cause headaches at smaller geometries
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5/2/2012   1 comment
IROC has been in the soft error business for a decade, developing simulation expertise and tools while also providing test and analysis services…
SIA: March chips sales showed sequential improvement
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5/2/2012   Post a comment
The three month-rolling average of global chip sales improved to $23.3 billion in March, up 1.5 percent from February but down 7.9 percent compared with March 2011, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association trade group.
Microchip tips gesture firm buy in profitable quarter
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5/2/2012   1 comment
Microcontroller vendor Microchip has acquired Ident Technology, a German company that is developing 3-D gesture recognition technology based on electric field sensing.
Photomask market to grow 7% in 2012, SEMI says
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5/1/2012   3 comments
The worldwide semiconductor photomask market is expected to be worth $3.35 billion in 2012, up 7 percent from 2011, according to the fab tool vendor trade group SEMI.
Broadcom tops Q1 estimates as profit tumbles
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5/1/2012   2 comments
Fabless semiconductor provider Broadcom reported sales and profit that exceeded analysts' expectations, even as its net income in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles tumbled compared with the previous and year-ago quarters.
Fairchild asserts new patents against Power Integrations
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5/1/2012   1 comment
Fairchild Semiconductor said it filed new patent infringement claims in U.S. federal court against Power Integration' LinkSwitch-PH LED power conversion products.
Fujitsu to transfer Iwate fab to Denso
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Fujitsu Semiconductor will transfer ownership of an older fab that produces microcontrollers to Japanese automotive parts supplier Denso under the terms of an agreement announced last week.
TriQuint wins $12.3 million DARPA contract
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5/1/2012   Post a comment
RF chip supplier TriQuint Semiconductor said it was selected by the the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to lead a $12.3 million development program focused on ultra-fast gallium nitride switch technology for DARPA's Microscale Power Conversion program.
Financial reports point to better Q2 for semis
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5/1/2012   Post a comment
Semiconductor vendors and related companies have largely continued in recent days to forecast sequential quarterly growth in providing sales targets for the current quarter.
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