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Freescale revenue outlook pushes shares higher as CEO talks cars
Freescale Semiconductor Ltd gave a revenue forecast for the current quarter above Wall Street's expectations, and its shares rose 12% in extended trade as its ...
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Amir Khoshniyati, Marketing/, Sage Analytical Lab
Amir Khoshniyati, Marketing/, Sage Analytical Lab
Sage Analytical Lab has been investing heavily into the latest and ground breaking equipment to service the semiconductor industry. We look forward to leveraging this modern machinery to provide quick-turn around and to help identify and analyze even the smallest of features. Sage Analytical Lab is growing quickly and looking for experts in analytical services for microelectronics failures. As a result of our fast-paced growth we have many ...
Industry News
Predicting the 3D Integration Market is Tricky Business
Ask any market researcher or business development executive at a major semiconductor manufacturing company; predicting exactly when the 3D integration ...
3D InCites
China Looks to Prop Up Domestic Chip Makers
As China tries to forestall foreign governments from tapping its phones, it has turned to a man named Leo Li. The chief executive of Chinese chip maker ...
Apple takes top spot in Chinese smartphone market - data firm
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has shipped the most number of smartphones in China in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) and ...
Are TSMC, UMC Affected By Taiwan’s Water Shortages?
Taiwan's leading chip foundries, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), are unaffected so far by water ...
EE Times
TSVs to split more chips: re-integration is the focus
At the European 3D TSV summit which took place in Grenoble's Minatec center last week, all of the speakers seemed to agree on one thing: in many fields ...
EE Times Europe
TSMC market capitalization keeps rising
The market capitalization of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (台積電, TSMC), the world's largest contract manufacturer of chips, continued to ...
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Samsung ranks No. 2 in global chip market: data
South Korea's tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. ranked No. 2 in the global semiconductor market in terms of revenue last year, data showed Tuesday, ...
The Korea Herald
Researchers Put a New Spin on Graphene Chips
Among the post-silicon candidate materials for future chip manufacturing is graphene, a sheet of carbon atoms arranged in hexagonal lattice. One ...
Entanglement On a Chip
Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon where particles act in sync, even if they are at separate ends of the universe. Links of this type are so delicate ...
IEEE Spectrum
3D NAND Flash, El Capitan and Peacocks’ Tails – An Outlook for 2015
2014: That was a year that was! Many of you, perhaps remembering my outlook missive from last year, must be looking forward to how I would explain ...
3D InCites
Intel, Microsoft Improve Odds for AR
Even if you are not a gamer (I'm not) and you're irritated by those people who walk around rendered catatonic by a set of earbuds (I am), you're probably ...
EE Times
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TM 1014 Update and Hermeticity Spec Change
Design and Characterization of a Two-Channel Transmitter SiP Module
EMI Shielding Goes In-Package
SMQ75--A No-Clean Die-Attach Solder Paste for Clip-Bonding
Precise High-throughput Solder Dispensing
High Capability Die Attach Film for Small Die Applications
Challenges in Supply of Ultralow Alpha Emitting Solder Materials
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