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July 23, 2014
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Semiconductor Firms Posed to Benefit from Growing Demand
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Due to exceedingly high orders for 8-inch and 12-inch wafers, United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) has raised its product prices by 5 to 15% to take advantage of the product thirst in the market. UMC's share price rose before closing, showing a 4.9% increase ...
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NAND Suit: Toshiba Seeks $1.1B From SK Hynix
South Korea's SK Hynix Inc. disclosed in a regulatory filing that Toshiba Corp. is seeking $1.1 billion in damages over the suspected ...
EE Times
Texas Instruments expects higher quarterly revenue, says markets OK
Texas Instruments Inc said it expects higher third-quarter revenue following recently improved demand for chips used in cars, industrial ...
Reuters
USI reportedly lands SiP module orders for iWatch devices
Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) reportedly has landed SiP module orders from Apple for its iWatch wearable devices, according ...
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EE Times Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch
It has been more than 18 months since EE Times last produced a version of the Silicon 60. The global economic, entrepreneurial, and ...
EE Times
Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong China growth
Apple Inc posted a smaller-than-expected 6% rise in quarterly revenue, but revenue surged 285 in greater China despite stiff competition ...
Reuters
Future of PCM: Optoelectronic?
The modest description of their work as an "optoelectronic framework" by a team at the University of Oxford and the University of Exeter ...
EE Times
Nvidia Raises Android Gaming Ante
With the release of the MiPad from Xiaomi and the company's own Shield Tablet, Nvidia appears to have carved out a niche in mobile gaming ...
EE Times
Manufacturing Bits: July 22
Two-dimensional materials are gaining steam in the R&D labs. The 2D materials include graphene, boron nitride (BN) and the transition ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Design licensing rescues ARM earnings as smartphone chip royalties droop
ARM Holdings posted a 95 rise in second-quarter profit as licensing of its processor technology compensated for a slowdown in high-end ...
Reuters
Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 million large-screen iPhones
Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of ...
Reuters
SEMICON West 2014: Supplier Updates for 2.5D and 3D Processes
SEMICON West 2014 brought its usual flurry of supplier announcements on new equipment and process improvements; but there weren't as many ...
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SEMI Posts June 2014 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.09
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.47 billion in orders worldwide in June 2014 and a book-to-bill ...
SEMI
Cloud-Based Chip Design Research & Education
Engineers qualified for complex systems-on-chip (SoCs) are increasingly scarce, especially in developing countries, but that may come to an ...
EE Times
IP And FinFETs At Advanced Nodes
Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss IP and finFETs at advanced nodes with Warren Savage, president and CEO of IPextreme; Aveek ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Taiwan's UMC to raise prices by up to 15%
Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) will raise the prices it charges some clients by 5 to 15% amid heated demand, the Commercial ...
Reuters
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Henkel increases pipe lifetime by up to 20 years
Henkel is taking a new approach to repairing steel pipes and pipelines and is focusing on certified safety. DNV GL, one of the leading certification bodies, recently ...
Henkel Electronic Materials LLC
Master Bond Introduces New Catalog on Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings
Master Bond is offering a new, easy to read, 28 page catalog with performance and processing data on its extensive line of epoxies, silicones, UV curing compounds ...
Master Bond
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