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October 30, 2014
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Applied-TEL Deal Faces Delays
Applied Materials' proposed move to acquire rival Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL) faces a possible delay. The blockbuster deal could get pushed out until next year amid a host of complicated regulatory issues. As reported in September of 2013, Applied Materials announced a definitive agreement ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Industry News
UMC Takes Bigger Slice of 28nm Business
UMC said that it has grabbed a larger piece of the 28 nanometer business that is dominated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC). UMC ...
EE Times
Freescale CEO: 'IoT Isn't Just Buzz'
Coming after the solid third quarter results that produced higher operating margins and improving cash flow, Freescale Semiconductor's CEO Gregg Lowe ...
EE Times
SEMICON Japan 2014: New Venue and New Ideas for Rebounding Industry
SEMI announced an exceptional lineup of speakers for SEMICON Japan's Opening Day -- Accenture, Applied Materials, ARM, IBM Japan, Intel K.K., NIICT, Scripps ...
Camtek Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results
Camtek Ltd. announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. Rafi Amit, Camtek's Chairman and CEO, ...
Market Watch
Apple's entry-level iPad Air 2 costs $275 to build, retails for $499
Apple's second generation iPad Air costs exactly $1 more to build than its predecessor, a teardown of the new tablet revealed. Even still, the company’s ...
Verification IP for 3D memory structures
Cadence Design Systems has announced verification IP (VIP) supporting all popular 3D memory standards including Wide I/O 2, Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC), High ...
Samsung Electronics third-quarter operating profit down 60.1% on year
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said third-quarter profit fell 60.1% from a year earlier to the lowest in more than three years, as earnings for the mobile ...
MegaChips buys SiTime for $200m in cash
MEMS timing pioneer SiTime is being bought by Japanese fabless semiconductor company MegaChips for $200 million in a cash deal expected to close in ...
New Electronics
For first time in a decade, Siliconware raises funds overseas
Siliconware Precision Industries Co., one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit packaging and testing services providers, said that it has conducted its first ...
Focus Taiwan News
Taiwan’s R&D spending maintains growth trend
Taiwan R&D spending increased 5.5% year on year in 2013, reaffirming the nation's innovation prowess and commitment to global economic development, according ...
Taiwan Today
A Primer On ISO 26262 Certification
As the electronic processing capabilities of the average car increases, more and more software, semiconductor, and semiconductor IP companies are trying ...
Semiconductor Engineering
IoT, wearable smart devices to spur semiconducters: SPIL boss
The growth engine for Taiwan's semiconductor industry lies in the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices such as Apple Watch, reports our Chinese ...
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Fake Chip Furor Challenges Counterfeiters
It's not often that a driver upgrade creates a social media storm, particularly with USB chips. But the Glasgow chip designer FTDI faced a storm of criticism ...
EE Times
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Imec, Coventor partner to drive advanced CMOS process development through virtual fabrication
Belgian nanoelectronics research center imec has announced a joint development project with Coventor, a leading supplier of semiconductor process development ...
Ironwoods' Xilinx Device Converter Allows Embedded FPGAs to be used in embedded designs without re-spinning
Ironwood Electronics' new Xilinx device converter - DC-BGA-XC6SLX16/QFP-XCV300-01 allows customers to use a low cost Xilinx Spartan-6 family embedded FPGA ...
Ironwood Electronics
PLAT.ONE and SIGFOX Partner to Deliver Global Enterprise-Grade Internet of Things Solutions
PLAT.ONE, the first Enterprise-Grade Internet of Things (IoT) application platform, announced a partnership with SIGFOX, a pioneer in cost-effective ...
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