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The Group has performed well against strong comparatives during the four months to 31 January 2012. Group revenue grew by 4% year on year, with the International business growing by 5% and the UK by 1%. Within the International business Continental Europe grew by 5%, North America by 5% and …
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Taiwan captured the distinction of being the country/region with the largest share of installed wafer capacity in 2011 according to IC Insights’ recently released Global Wafer Capacity 2011-12 report. As of mid-2011, Taiwan held 21% of global capacity, surpassing Japan (19.7%) and Korea (16.8%) to take over top spot for …
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IMS Research’s recent report ‘Opportunities for Power Components in LED Lighting’, revealed that rapid uptake of LED lighting, driven by legislation and rising costs of electricity, will result in a potential market of 4 billion power supply units by 2016, worth an astounding $10 billion. Report co-author and senior market …
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The agreement boosts Avnet’s unified communications (UC) portfolio, enabling its business partners to maximise the rapidly growing business opportunity fuelled by the demand for innovative visual communications and improved collaboration.The move also follows recent announcements by Avnet to extend its relationships with Motorola and Avaya to increase sales of its …
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Up until now, congatec has focused exclusively on x86-based COMs (Computer-on Modules). As part of its new product strategy, the company now plans to increasingly use ARM technology. Processor technology, which in the past only offered a choice between Intel and AMD, will now be extended to include Freescale and …
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According to IMS Research data, Infineon again strengthened its position in 2010 and commands an 11.2 percent share of the overall market, ahead of Toshiba (6.8%), STMicroelectronics (6.5%) and Mitsubishi (6.5%). The IMS Research study shows that Infineon holds a market share of 8.6 percent in the discrete power semiconductor …
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The dual image sensor design utilizes two Aptina MT9M024/MT9M034, 720P image sensors and combines the image into a single bus on which an ISP (Image Signal Processor) can operate. The output stream can be used to implement 3D stereoscopic video or for other multi-camera applications. The solution enables other consumer …
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TSMC began construction on Fab 15, Phase 1, in July 2010, and completed equipment move-in in mid-2011 with volume production scheduled for early 2012. At the same time, Fab 15, Phase 2 started construction in mid-2011 and is expected to begin volume production next year. Fab 15 Phases 1 and …
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Booming sales of ultrabooks spurred by strong support from Intel will drive explosive growth in the market for cache solid state drives (SSDs) in the coming years, with shipments set to soar more than a hundredfold by the end of 2015, up from less than one million units in 2011.Fueled …
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Nanya has asked the Commission to issue an exclusion order barring the importation of Elpida DRAM and products containing Elpida DRAM into the United States, and a cease and desist order barring the sale of Elpida DRAM and products containing Elpida DRAM in the United States. Nanya’s complaint cites four …
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Data recently compiled and released in IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity 2011-2012 report, shows that 49 semiconductor wafer fabs were closed between 2009-2011. Since mid-2007, the IC industry has been paring down its older capacity (i.e., ≤200mm wafers). The decline in ≤200mm capacity picked up speed in 2009 and continued …
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Horizon Technology, who employs Gerber, is an independent distributor that works with some of the worlds largest OEM, EMS, and after-market service providers, and has a fairly good vantage point to view the impact of recent flooding in Thailand. ”We have some pretty good information stream from the manufacturer, also …
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