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Renesas Electronics Corporation will establish the Global Sourcing Management Division as an organization under direct control of management on April 1, 2012 to further strengthen and promote efficiency of its global material procurement structure. At the same time, Renesas aims to boost the global material procurement structure by enhancing the …

“I am very pleased with our performance this year as we delivered record revenues, earnings and MSM chipset shipments, driven by the popularity of smartphones, continued adoption of 3G technologies, particularly in emerging regions, and our industry-leading patent portfolio,” said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm. “The …

According to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, as Chinese New Year holiday sales were not as expected for some downstream clients, most were generally uneager towards post-holiday inventory restocking. A portion of memory card and UFD vendors are urging NAND flash suppliers to assist them with price cutting and …

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine) has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging the infringement of certain Peregrine patents relating to RFICs and switching technology by RF Micro Devices, Inc. (RFMD) and Motorola Mobility, Inc.The complaint filed with the ITC …

Overall worldwide semiconductor revenues will fall by almost 5% in 2012 to just over $200 Billion. 15 of the top 20 semiconductor vendors including Intel, Samsung, Texas Instruments, and STMicroelectronics will see their semiconductor product revenues decline in 2012, compared with 2011. A handful of companies have managed to buck …

As such, we remain optimistic about the prospects for eMMC and SSD, and forecast overall NAND Flash bit demand growth to reach up to 47.6% YoY. With regards to the NAND Flash supply side, it is predicted that the 12-inch wafer production growth will be approximately 4% in 2013.Should next …

Nokia has entered into a new patent license agreement with Research In Motion. The agreement will result in settlement of all existing patent litigation between the companies and withdrawal of pending actions in the US, UK and Canada related to a recent arbitration tribunal decision.The financial structure of the agreement …

Designed with a complete Cadence RTL-to-signoff flow, the chip is the first to target Samsung’s 14-nanometer FinFET process, accelerating the continuing move to high-density, high-performance and ultra-low power SoCs for future smartphones, tablets and all other advanced mobile devices.In addition to the ARM Cortex-A7 processor, the test chip includes ARM …

“While we recognize the challenges of the near-term global economy, we believe our unique strengths will enable Johnson Controls to outperform our underlying markets. We have added management capacity and depth with talent from outside JCI to further leverage of our competitive advantages,” said Stephen A. Roell, chairman and chief …