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Semicon: ESI seeks to dance on Disco
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7/16/2010   Post a comment
There has been little or no news in the wafer saw market for years.
Student Entrepreneur's top ten entrepreneurs part 2
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7/16/2010   3 comments
Student Entrepreneur Simon Barker completes his own top-ten list of entrepreneurs
No Sistema investment talks says Infineon's Bauer
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7/16/2010   4 comments
There are no inter-company talks about Russia's AFK Sistema taking a major stake in German chip company Infineon Technologies AG, according to Infineon CEO Peter Bauer
Lithography roadmap offers questions and openings
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7/16/2010   18 comments
An undercurrent of disquiet at Semicon West this week sprang from deep uncertainty in the roadmap for advanced lithography.
TSMC breaks ground on $9B fab complex
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7/16/2010   5 comments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) has broken ground on its previously-announced, new 300-mm fab.
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7/15/2010   Post a comment
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UMC to get manufacturing tools from Texas Instruments
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7/15/2010   Post a comment
Foundry United Microelectronics Corp. is set to benefit from the deal cut by Texas Instruments to acquire a 300-mm wafer fab from Spansion Japan.
TI buys two fabs from Spansion Japan
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7/15/2010   2 comments
Amid the upturn, Texas Instruments Inc. is expanding its analog fab capacity--again.
Semicon: What experts are saying at analysts events
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7/14/2010   Post a comment
Semicon West is in full swing. Several fab tool vendors have held analysts meetings. Here's what analysts are saying about those events.
Semicon: Intermolecular seeks to expand
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7/14/2010   Post a comment
Responding to rapid growth, R&D service provider Intermolecular Inc. will relocate to a larger headquarters facility in San Jose, Calif. in early 2011.
Semicon: Five reasons why Applied is upbeat
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7/14/2010   1 comment
Applied Materials Inc. has raised its fab tool growth forecast--again.
Semicon: Fab tool execs see strong '10
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7/14/2010   Post a comment
There’s a consensus among fab tool executives at a panel during Semicon West: Business is good in 2010, but there are still some concerns.
Semicon: Five worries for fab tool execs
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7/13/2010   1 comment
During a panel at Semicon West, executives raised some concerns about the industry.
Everspin names CEO
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7/13/2010   Post a comment
Everspin Technologies Inc., an MRAM supplier, has named Phillip LoPresti its president and chief executive.
Rave buys tool firm
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7/13/2010   Post a comment
Photomask repair tool vendor Rave LLC has announced the completion of its acquisition of Eco-Snow Systems, a former member of the Linde Group.
Embedded Processing Directory Goes Live
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7/13/2010   Post a comment
Embedded Insights live online resource allows embedded developers to evaluate and compare embedded processors
Opinion: Lessons unlearned and Nissan's pigeons
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7/13/2010   5 comments
That flapping sound is being made by the wings of supply-chain pigeons coming home to roost and the pages of lesson books that executives in various industries have forgotten or are too young to have learned.
ASML sees holistic boom in litho
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7/13/2010   Post a comment
ASML Holding NV is still seeing strong demand for its tools as well as its suite of reticle enhancement technique (RET) products.
UAT to expand wafer bumping capacity
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7/13/2010   Post a comment
Unisem Advanced Technologies (UAT) is expanding its wafer bumping capacity in its factory in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Six dead in Emcore shooting
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7/13/2010   4 comments
A former employee of Emcore Corp. shot and killed five individuals and injured four others at Emcore, an Albuquerque, N.M.-based solar and fiber optics manufacturer, according to reports.
Applied leads fab tool rankings
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7/12/2010   Post a comment
Applied Materials continued to lead the semiconductor equipment sales in 1Q10.
ST workers reject MEMS investment, says report
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7/12/2010   Post a comment
Workers at an STMicroelectronics' assembly facility on the Mediterranean island of Malta have rejected plans for an "austerity package" that was a condition of further company investment there, according to a Times of Malta report.
Ericsson demonstrates time-division LTE
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7/12/2010   3 comments
Swedish telephone equipment supplier Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson has demonstrated an end-to-end time-division duplex LTE communication system at an event in Shanghai, China organized by China Mobile.
China cracking down on gray-market handsets
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7/11/2010   5 comments
The Chinese government has begun to take seriously the problem of smuggled and counterfeit cell phone handsets, according to an analyst.
Winners, losers in cell-phone baseband biz
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7/9/2010   4 comments
Who were the winners and losers in the cell-phone baseband business in the first quarter?
Firm raises foundry forecast
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7/9/2010   1 comment
Market research firm iSuppli Corp. has raised its revenue forecast for the pure-play semiconductor foundry market in 2010.
Intersil: Analog contender or pretender?
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7/8/2010   8 comments
Intersil Corp. has taken steps to break out of the pack and become the next $1 billion wonder in analog.
Microchip continues to divest NOR assets
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7/8/2010   1 comment
Microchip Technology Inc. continues to divest its NOR flash assets.
Semicon preview: Startup, TSV tools to emerge
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7/7/2010   2 comments
The Semicon West trade show starts next week, but the craze has already begun.
SIA sees second half IC slowdown
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7/7/2010   1 comment
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported record growth for ICs in May, but it also sees a slowdown in the second half of 2010.
TI pushes pillar flip-chip for next-gen ICs
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7/7/2010   3 comments
Texas Instruments Inc. said that it will no longer use traditional wirebonding techniques for devices at the 45-/40-nm node and below.
Democratization of MEMS design and manufacturing
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7/7/2010   3 comments
A perfect storm is brewing in semiconductor design and it reminds of a period about 20 years ago when many of the same forces were at work. The storm is all about challenges and opportunities to expand a market for a specific type of semiconductor technology, and the main thing missing is coherent infrastructure or ecosystem to facilitate it.
Analyst: Intel buys cell-phone chip maker
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7/3/2010   2 comments
Intel acquired Comsys Mobile Communication and Signal Processing Ltd. for $30 million in late May.
Qualcomm brews plan to boost struggling lines
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7/3/2010   2 comments
Qualcomm launched a number of new initiatives for many of its lesser-known products.
Dalsa to receive $23 million Ontario grant
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7/1/2010   Post a comment
Imaging sensor and semiconductor company Dalsa Corp. is set to receive up to 24.3 million Canadian dollars (about $23 million) from the Ontario government in support of research and development (R&D) efforts in digital imaging technology.
Students in 'forced' Foxconn internships, says report
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7/1/2010   2 comments
Up to 100,000 students have been ordered to travel from the central Chinese province of Henan to Shenzhen to take up three-month internships with Foxconn, the world's largest maker of electronic and computer systems, according to a China Daily report.
Qualcomm CEO: No stopping mobile traffic
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7/1/2010   Post a comment
Data traffic over mobile networks is exploding, thereby requiring new technologies to keep up with the frenetic demand.
Qualcomm tips Snapdragon development platform
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7/1/2010   1 comment
Qualcomm CE0 Paul Jacobs revealed a new development platform for its chip line in the emerging mobile Internet device market.
What is augmented reality?
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7/1/2010   1 comment
What is augmented reality?
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