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posted in July 2015
UMC Cuts Expectations for 28nm Ramp on Weaker Demand
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7/29/2015   Post a comment
United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), the world’s second-largest foundry, said its ramp of 28nm process technology will slow as the outlook for demand is likely to remain weak until the first half of 2016 while the chip industry works its way out of an inventory correction.
Drones’ Agenda: New Spectrum
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7/20/2015   2 comments
As the term unmanned aerial vehicle suggests, drones are supposed to fly autonomously. And there’s the rub. Unresolved questions are: a) how drones can maintain a reliable communication link with the ground, and b) if so, what communication spectrum is available.
China Bids $23B for Micron
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7/13/2015   9 comments
Tsinghua Unigroup bid $23 billion for Micron in a deal that would put China at the forefront of the memory chip business but face close scrutiny from U.S. regulators.
Toshiba Execs in Firing Line, Accounting Probe Nears End
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. has issued a statement saying that no executive resignations have been decided with regard to accountancy practices that are under an investigation that is expected to report is conclusions mid-July.
Indian Wafer Fab Will be Specialty Foundry
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7/10/2015   3 comments
Cricket Semiconductor – a company set up with the purpose of building and operating $1 billion analog and power semiconductor wafer fab in India – will operate as a specialty foundry, according to Lou Hutter, one of two former Texas Instruments executives who formed the company.
Drop in Foundry Sales Sends a Warning Signal
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7/10/2015   3 comments
For the first time in more than three years, the world's two biggest foundries have posted negative monthly revenue figures at the same time.
TSMC Urges Taiwan to Solve Long-Term Power Supply Issues
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7/8/2015   5 comments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest chip foundry, has urged the Taiwan government to solve a long-term power supply issue that could impact TSMC as soon as five years from now.
Heisenberg's Principle Applied to Indian Wafer Fabs
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7/7/2015   Post a comment
Will the curiously-named Cricket Semiconductor be going the same way as two previously-touted wafer fabs for India: into a state of uncertainty in position and momentum?
Could India's Analog Wafer Fab be Moving South?
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7/3/2015   Post a comment
Cricket Semiconductor, a company set up with the purpose of building and operating $1 billion analog and power semiconductor wafer fab in India has been in talks with state government of Telangana, according to a report in the New Indian Express.


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