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TSMC races up MEMS foundry ranking
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4/27/2013   1 comment
ST still leads the MEMS foundry business but TSMC nearly doubled its MEMS sales in 2012, moving the world's largest logic foundry into third place as a MEMS foundry, according to Yole's annual sector ranking.
Memsic sale set at $88 million
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4/24/2013   Post a comment
MEMS maker Memsic with origins that go back to Analog Devices has agreed to be bought out for $88.5 million.
Slideshow: Is Europe Stealth Semiconductor Research Leader?
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4/22/2013   3 comments
From energy harvesting to efficient lighting, Europe continues to live up to its tradition of excellence in academic and collaborative research.
3-D battery claims better power density
Design How-To  
4/19/2013   2 comments
Porous 3-D electrodes developed at the University of Illinois-Urbana could enable lithium-ion batteries with high current delivery capacity and high energy density.
DAC – here we come – time to SKY
4/16/2013   Post a comment
There are several changes being made to the DAC program this year and I spoke with Yervant Zorian about them. Today we learn about the SKY talks…
STMicro tops MEMS market ranking
Design How-To  
4/16/2013   3 comments
A fast-growing market for sensors in mobile equipment has shuffled the top 30 MEMS companies in 2012, according to Yole's annual ranking.
DESIGN West Fun Guide: From Propeller Beanies to Arduino
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4/15/2013   1 comment
You’re attending DESIGN West to learn and grow your skills, but you might as well have a little fun while you are there, too.
Specialty foundry regroups with San Jose purchase
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4/15/2013   Post a comment
Telefunken has become TSI Semiconductors and appointed a chip industry veteran as CEO to help it pursue a business model based on specialty foundry and process development.
Serial startup CEO takes over at 'white-space' pioneer
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4/11/2013   Post a comment
Stan Boland, former CEO of soft-modem company Icera, has taken over as CEO of Neul, a U.K. startup pioneering the use of television white-space spectrum for machine-to-machine communications.
IR sensor startup moves toward gesture control
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4/8/2013   5 comments
A startup based on research into infrared sensor materials is using the technology's flexibility to attack industrial and medical markets and gesture recognition in mobile consumer products.
ST starts pilot line for advanced MEMS
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4/4/2013   3 comments
The $36 million research project, part-funded by the European taxpayer, will result in 200-mm wafer pilot line.
Digital isolators deliver automotive-grade quality and reliability
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4/2/2013   Post a comment
Digital isolators are used in hybrid and full electric vehicles where there is a greater demand for quality, reliability and robustness compared to other applications. To meet these stringent requirements, Analog Devices explains that it starts with its industrial grade products and enhances them with an extra level of qualification, additional inspections and greater test coverage.

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