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The acquisition nearly doubles TowerJazz’s current internal manufacturing capacity, cost-effectively increasing production by 60’000 wafers per month. The added capacity to serve the growing needs of its expanding blue chip customer base, combined with the additional business potential in Japan, is expected to help position TowerJazz to achieve its expressed …

Thinfilm has signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement with Acreo, which develops printed displays for a variety of applications. Thinfilm has also entered into a technology assessment agreement with Imprint Energy, which is developing an innovativeprinted battery technology.Thinfilm is a provider of roll-to-roll printed, rewritable non-volatile memory products. The company recently …

EnergyTrend research indicates, as downstream orders flooded in, related vendors continued to receive orders and negotiate prices during the Chinese New Year vacation period. Even now, after the holiday period has ended, vendors’ product lines are at loaded capacity. The influx of rush orders that initially was expected to be …

“Our original iPad 2 teardown featured the black, 16GB, Wi-Fi only version. There’s absolutely no reason why we’d take apart 17 other iPads, but we felt it worthwhile to at least document the differences between the Wi-Fi only, GSM, and CDMA versions”, states iFixit.So here are a few details on …

Korea Telecom (KT) has selected Mindspeed’s Transcede SoC baseband processors for its long-term evolution (LTE) small cell development. The collaboration will combine Mindspeed’s carrier-grade Transcede SoC baseband processor solutions with KT’s development expertise to support the carrier’s migration to dual mode (LTE and 3G) small cell base stations.“Deploying carrier grade …

“NXP Semiconductors N.V. currently does not anticipate the recently announced Chapter 11 filing by Trident Microsystems to have a material impact on its non-GAAP results for the fourth quarter of 2011.”Based on the equity accounting methodology used to account for NXP’s equity interest in Trident Microsystems, and irrespective of the …

Samsung last week said it will spin off its LCD business into a new company called Samsung Display Co. on April 1. The next move for Samsung Display Co. may be a merger with Samsung Mobile Display Co Ltd., a joint venture between Samsung Electronics and Samsung SDI Co. that …

According to the latest price survey conducted by LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, due to the inventory closeout, the LED price dropped by 10% in 4Q11 averagely. As for 1Q12, the price downtrend is expected to alleviate following the steep fall in 4Q11 and the releases of new …

“Our partnership with Fox Electronics shows our commitment to offering the latest innovations in the crystals and oscillators space, “said Marianne Culver, Global Head of Supplier Management and Supply Chain at Premier Farnell. This is another example of how we support our customers by creating market first, powerful and strategic …

The reorganization will concentrate the front- and back-end production processes of six discrete semiconductor facilities into three major facilities: Hijimeji Operations-Semiconductor (Ibo-gun, Hyogo prefecture); Kaga Toshiba Electronics Corporation (Nomi, Ishikawa prefecture); and Buzen Toshiba Electronics Corporation (Buzen, Fukuoka prefecture).In parallel with this, production will be phased out at three facilities …