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ASML said the purpose of the acquisition of Cymer is to accelerate the development of Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) semiconductor lithography technology. “ASML and Cymer have collaborated closely for over a year, and this merger is the natural evolution of their existing cooperation in developing EUV technology,” a release by the …

“As portable electronics continue to decrease in size while the number of on-board features continue to increase, there is, and will continue to be, an ongoing need for ultra small, high performance components to make feature-rich on-the-go devices energy efficient and highly functioning,” said Paul Leonard, vice president of ON …

RoHS 2, as this second round is called, will increase requirements pertaining to declarations of conformity, technical documents and archiving, Conformité Européenne (CE) mandatory product marking, product identification, traceability, compliance demonstration through testing or assessment, as well as the phase out of exceptions from the initial RoHS directive.RoHS updateIt has …

Even the battery plants first-tier cell vendors that tended to have steady shipments have failed to reach a production capacity utilization rate of more than 40 percent or 50 percent. Some vendors only maintain a low production of 30 percent while waiting expecting for a turning point. Wafers’ and batteries’ …

The tender offer is being made in connection with the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of September 30, 2012, by and among 3M Company, Cyborg Acquisition Corporation and Ceradyne, Inc., which 3M and Ceradyne announced on October 1, 2012.The board of directors of Ceradyne has unanimously determined that …

According to Gideon Intrater, Vice President of Marketing, MIPS Technologies, “In a fragmented universe, Antix is providing a unified, high-quality, end-to-end game service for a range of products and consumer use models. We are pleased to work with Antix to enable our licensees to leverage its innovative gaming solution across …

Bloomberg, citing a person with knowledge of the matter, reports that AMD is planning to cut up to 2,340 jobs, roughly 20 percent of its workforce. The cuts could be announced next week according to the anonymous source. The news comes as AMD faces a larger decline in sales than …

“The Softbank/Sprint deal represents the second major transaction announced this month in the U.S. wireless market, following the agreement between T-Mobile and MetroPCS,” said Dexter Thillien, senior analyst, mobile communications at IHS. “Both of these agreements are intended to bolster the competitive positioning of relatively small wireless carriers in the …

Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted Semp Toshiba a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell 3G WCDMA and TD-SCDMA, and 4G OFDMA (e.g., LTE) subscriber units.”Qualcomm is pleased to license Semp Toshiba to make and sell 3G and 4G subscriber units, which will help the …

The company previously forecasted third quarter 2012 revenue to decrease 1 percent, plus or minus 3 percent, sequentially.The lower than anticipated preliminary revenue results are primarily due to weaker than expected demand across all product lines caused by the challenging macroeconomic environment.The company now expects third quarter gross margin to …