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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 …
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The agreement foresees the transfer of 27 employees from ST-Ericsson to Cybercom.”The agreement with Cybercom allows us to continue to progress on the site and resources strategy we announced in April” said Carlo Ferro, Chief Operating Officer of ST-Ericsson. “At the same time, it ensures continuity for both the employment …
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Revenue for pure-play foundry suppliers—companies whose entire business involves producing semiconductors for other firms—reached $7.8 billion in the second quarter, up 16 percent from $6.7 billion in the first quarter.The second-quarter expansion will prove to be the strongest this year, as forecasts show a slowdown occurring during the next two …
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Amazon has made some low-cost component selections and has capitalized on its procurement advantages, resulting in the Kindle Fire, though clearly subsidized by Amazon, costing slightly less to make than originally expected, IHS said.The IHS iSuppli Teardown Analysis Service has commenced its physical dissection of the Amazon Kindle Fire media …
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It is predicted that within the DRAM industry, the proportion of mobile DRAM will increase from 11% during 2010 to 21% in 2012 out of total DRAM supply, and rise to approximately 24% during 2013. LPDDR2 product demand will also experience an uptrend following core chip enhancements and upgrades.With LPDDR2 …
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SEMICON Europa focuses on the manufacturers and suppliers of technologies, machines, equipment, components, materials and services for semiconductor production, microelectronics, microsystems technology as well as their customers and numerous research and development companies. The Plastic Electronics Exhibition and Conference will take place in parallel – a Europe-wide leading trade fair …
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In 1998, Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector (which was later spun out as Freescale) became the first major IDM to use the term “asset light” when it announced plans to shift 50% of its wafer production to third-party manufacturers in four years.Motorola’s asset-light efforts were slow to take hold, and the …
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Acacia Research’s Advanced Data Access LLC subsidiary and its Smart Memory Solutions LLC subsidiary have entered into a settlement agreement with Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. This agreement resolves litigation that was pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the United States District Court for …
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“Achieving our strategic objectives requires us to deploy our talent in the best way possible,” said Mike Splinter, chairman and CEO. “We are taking action to realign our worldwide organization and workforce while investing in key product development capabilities that will enhance our ability to grow.”The voluntary retirement program will …
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The HIP2120, HIP2121, HIP2122 and HIP2123 products provide more flexibility to control the half-bridge MOSFETs and to reduce the component count of the application circuit. Additionally, the integrated delay timer allows designers to adjust the dead-time between the two outputs via an external resistor, eliminating the shoot-through current that can …
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Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker ProMOS Technologies is reportedly planning to let 1’000 workers go, writes DigiTimes. The plan could be implemented as early as mid-October. Rumours about a possible sale of a 12-inch wafer plant to Globalfoundries or TSMC have also flared up.
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Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment and M&A organization, kicked off its annual Intel Capital Global Summit by announcing investments in 10 innovative technology companies. Intended to help these companies grow to the next level, the investments reinforce the Global Summit’s 2-day agenda focused on company building. Totaling approximately $40 …
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