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The results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compare to a net loss of $243 million, on net sales of $2.0 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, and a net loss of $187 million, on net sales of $2.1 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.Revenues …

The basis of the collaboration between imec and Kuwait University is imec’s wafer-based silicon solar cell industrial affiliation program. By joining this program Kuwait University will acquire and further build up knowledge and expertise in advanced silicon solar cell processing technology.Resident researchers from Kuwait University will collaborate closely with imec …

“I’m pleased to announce the closure of this sale and look forward to the continuing transformation taking place here at Belden. We have already identified attractive opportunities for these proceeds in both the acquisition of PPC and the ongoing repurchase of Belden stock,” said John Stroup, Belden’s President and CEO.

Facing a mature global sensors industry, printed and flexible sensors will likely reach for new markets using their unique advantages of flexibility, area and functionality. They also offer cost improvements over some conventional sensors, although that is not the main selling point. Printed and flexible sensors offer distinct advantages and …

The partnership is expected to work with consumer-facing brands and agencies from early 2013. Both companies have been advocating the use of NFC on mobile phones as an effective way for brands to engage with their customers. Commenting on the agreement, Miles Quitmann, managing director of Proxama said: “Over the …

Telechips will add INSIDE DRM Fusion(TM) Agent solutions for HDCP and DTCP-IP and the SafeZone(TM) secure platform into its new TCC89XX multimedia application processors to help ensure secure boot up and end-to-end content protection.“The integration of INSIDE secure-boot and HDCP/DTCP-IP protection solutions eliminates the need for add-on security software and …

British chip designer Imagination Technologies on Monday agreed to buy MIPS for USD 100 million after it outbid Ceva Inc for a second time.Imagination and Ceva have been battling to buy the operating business of MIPS since last month.Starting off, Imagination offered USD 60 million – with both companies seesawing …

The top 25 semiconductor vendors’ revenue declined 4.2 percent, more than the industry average, and accounted for a smaller portion of the industry’s total revenue — 68.2 percent in 2012, compared with 69.2 percent in 2011.The industry was expected to show little growth in the early part of 2012, although …

Top 10 Semiconductor vendors by estimated revenue, worldwide, 2012 (Millions of Dollars)(2011: 1) – Intel – USD 49,295 million – 16.6% market share(2011: 2) – Samsung – USD 24,974 million – 8.4% market share(2011: 6) – Qualcomm – USD 12,954 million – 4.4% market share(2011: 4) – Texas – USD …

IAR Systems SARL near Paris/France has a new face on the team: In October 2012, Guillaume Boucher joined the team as sales manager for France and accordingly is now responsible for driving sales in that region and for establishing IAR Systems as a local partner.“Representing IAR Systems in France is …