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ARM, HP, SK Hynix join Hybrid Memory Cube group
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7/4/2012   4 comments
ARM, Hewlett-Packard and SK Hynix have joined the Hybird Memory Cube Consortium led by Micron and Samsung, a sign of gathering momentum for this proposed application of 3-D memory stacks.
Scientists to push organic solar cell efficiency
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7/4/2012   4 comments
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have launched a four-year research program that aims to improve the efficiency of organic solar cells to more than 10 percent.
Xilinx to recruit engineers in $50 million Irish expansion
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7/4/2012   3 comments
Xilinx is to invest $50 million in an expansion of its operations at its European headquarters sites in Dublin and Cork, and plans to recruit 60 silicon designers and applications engineers.
Report: TSMC's Chang says no to buying Renesas fab
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7/4/2012   8 comments
Morris Chang, chairman of foundry TSMC, has said his company has no intention of acquiring a wafer fab from struggling Japanese chipmaker Renesas, according to a Focus Taiwan news report.
Chip market still shrinking versus 2011, says SIA
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7/4/2012   1 comment
The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.4 billion for the month of May 2012, 3.4 percent lower than in May 2011, but a 1.4 percent increase over the prior month when sales were $24.1 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Packaging takes front and center stage
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7/3/2012   3 comments
Cadence has acquired Sigrity, a developer of high-speed board and packaging software...
Toumaz buys radio chip firm for $50 million
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7/3/2012   10 comments
UK chip company Toumaz has agreed to buy fabless DAB radio chip firm Frontier Silicon for up to £32.3 million.
Analysts find May was weak month for chip market
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The global market for chips was worth about $23 billion in May, according to Nomura Equity Research which has disclosed monthly by-sector statistics provided to it by the Semiconductor Industry Association.
ST's new 32-bit ARM Cortex MCUs for affordable digital signal control
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7/2/2012   Post a comment
STM32 F3 series boosts STM32 Cortex-M4 based portfolio to over 70 devices, combining unprecedented analog peripheral integration with DSP and FPU-enhanced core.
Analyst lowers chip market forecast for 2012
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7/2/2012   2 comments
Actual global chip sales for May 2012 are likely to be reported at about 3 percent lower than the same month in 2011, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
Infineon leads power chip market ranking, says IMS
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7/2/2012   1 comment
The power semiconductor market grew by 9 percent to just under $18 billion in 2011, with Infineon top of the ranking, according to market analyst IMS Research.
Terahertz emitter harnesses 45-nm CMOS
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7/2/2012   3 comments
Texas Instrument has demonstrated a terahertz-range emitter which could be a step toward creating silicon-based terahertz-range emitters and detectors that could downsize millimeter-wavelength devices for a wide variety of applications beyond airport security including safer medical and dental imaging along with a whole array of industrial and environmental applications aimed at detecting hazardous substances.
Micron confirms Elpida deal, also plans Rexchip purchase
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7/2/2012   9 comments
Memory chip company Micron has confirmed that it has signed a definitive "sponsor agreement" to acquire and support Japan's Elpida for $2.5 billion. Micron said it will also buy a 24 percent share of Taiwanese DRAM fab Rexchip from Powerchip Technology Corp. for approximately $334 million.
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