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Shipments of LED-backlit liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions amounted to 4.09 million units in the third quarter, compared to shipments of 3.85 million units for sets featuring the formerly dominant CCFL technology, according to an IHS iSuppli U.S. TV Market Tracker report from information and analysis provider IHS.LED and CCFL …
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Foxconn conceded that it has used underage workers on assembly lines in China as part of an internship program , reports the AFP. Foxconn said the practice of hiring underage workers was in direct conflict with Chinese law, where the legal minimum working age is 16, as well as Foxconn’s …
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“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 …
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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 …
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San Jose-based Skyera is using Micron’s 20nm, 128 gigabit (Gb) multilevel cell (MLC) NAND flash storage media to pack an astounding 44 terabytes (TB) into a single, compact enterprise storage system for big data, cloud computing, and virtualization applications.Skyera’s Skyhawk system uses more than 3’000 Micron flash storage components, creating …
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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 …
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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’ …
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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 …
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“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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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