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Beyer on WSTS: 'We will fix this'
News & Analysis  
3/30/2012   3 comments
SIA Chairman and Freescale CEO Rich Beyer expressed confidence in SIA’s ability to regain Intel’s and AMD’s participation in WSTS.
Indian design firms eye chip IP model
News & Analysis  
3/28/2012   6 comments
While Indian tech firms continue to focus on design services, at least two companies are seeking to generate and license chip IP.
Flexible manufacturing, ecosystems seen as keys to U.S. innovation
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3/28/2012   Post a comment
U.S. innovation is not dead, an industry panel at Design West concluded, but has shifted to new areas like technology ecosystems and the ability to add value to high-tech products during the manufacturing process.
Judge upholds injunction on Kaleidescape
News & Analysis  
3/27/2012   1 comment
A court upheld an injunction banning sales of a home server from Kaleidescape, a heavy blow to the company but is largely irrelevant to the broader industry.
Optoelectronics industry seeks manufacturing comeback
News & Analysis  
3/19/2012   1 comment
Alarmed by the exodus of its manufacturing base to Asia, key players in the photonics industry are seeking to revive domestic manufacturing. The rewards? More U.S. manufacturing jobs and ability to provide greater amounts of secure bandwidth.
TSMC's solar subsidiary gets certifications
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3/15/2012   Post a comment
TSMC Solar Ltd., a wholly-owned solar module subsidiary of foundry giant TSMC, has received both Underwriters Laboratories and International Electrotechnical Commission certifications for a range of its copper indium gallium selenide photovoltaic modules.
LSI asks U.S. ITC to probe MediaTek, Realtek, Funai
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3/15/2012   Post a comment
Chip maker LSI filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging patent infringement by Taiwan's MediaTek and Realtek Semiconductor and Japan's Funai Electric.
Twin Creeks emerges from the shadows with new solar approach
News & Analysis  
3/13/2012   10 comments
The manufacturing equipment maker promises to shift the focus of solar and chip manufacturing with a wafer production machine that it claims can greatly reduce silicon and other substrate material costs.
Elpida's bankruptcy to boost other DRAM suppliers
News & Analysis  
3/6/2012   6 comments
Last week's bankruptcy filing by Japan's Elpida Memory should work in favor of other DRAM vendors, reducing supply and boosting average selling prices and revenue in the second half of 2012, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
What were they thinking: Patents for Humanity
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/2/2012   7 comments
My search for humor turned up something more important, and I hope the EDA industry can participate, but then I get back to humor…
Manufacturing by design: New skills needed to compete
News & Analysis  
3/1/2012   18 comments
Design skills and new ways of teaching them are emerging as critical components in the drive to revitalized the U.S. manufacturing base.


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