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Texas Instruments : Patent Issued for Inner L-Spacer for Replacement Gate Flow

Wednesday July 29, 2015

"An integrated circuit containing an MOS transistor is formed by forming a sacrificial gate dielectric layer and a sacrificial gate surrounded by dielectric material. A top surface of the sacrificial gate is exposed and the sacrificial gate and the ... — Read More


Cirrus Logic Reports Strong First Quarter

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Cirrus Logic ( NASDAQ:CRUS), a developer of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, reported its fiscal first-quarter earnings after market close on July 22. The company handily beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, posting strong revenue growth driven by demand ... — Read More


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Astra Speeds RF Design With NI AWR Software

Wednesday July 22, 2015

NI, formerly AWR, has announced that Astra Microwave Products, an Indian design and manufacturing firm of RF/microwave modules and sub-systems, has designed an S-band GaAs monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) digital phase shifter as well as a digital attenuator for active ... — Read More


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IBM Rolls Out Cloud Service for Designing Electronic Systems for Mobile

Friday June 12, 2015

Big Blue is looking to make its mark on the mobile device and wearables market. No, IBM isn’t pushing out a smart watch or even a smartphone. In partnership with SiCAD, a silicon design platform company, IBM just announced High Performance Services for Electronic Design Automation (EDA). — Read More


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Research and Markets: The Market for Smart Sensor in UK Expected To Reach US$0.87 Million in 2018, Growing at a CAGR of 13.29% from 2014-2020

Thursday June 11, 2015

Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/scxhsw/uk_smart_sensors) has announced the addition of the "UK Smart Sensors Market - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2014-2020)" report to their offering. — Read More


Kinsus looks to see sales and earnings rebound in 2Q15

Thursday June 11, 2015

Monica Chen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Friday 12 June 2015] IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to see its revenues and earnings increase by 10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed by a rebound in the smartphone market, according to industry sources. — Read More


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AWR To Donate RF Design Software To Peking University

Tuesday June 09, 2015

Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR®), El Segundo, CA and Shanghai Research Institute of Microelectronics (SHRIME), Peking University, China, today announced that AWR is donating its entire suite of radio-frequency (RF) design software in a collaborative effort to advance Peking University's ... — Read More


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7 Big Tech Companies That Are Better Buys Than Apple

Tuesday June 09, 2015

All eyes were on Apple ( AAPL) Monday as it showcased a new operating system and introduced a new streaming music service at its annual developer conference in San Francisco. While investors love to talk endlessly about Apple, you might be surprised to find out that there are other ... — Read More


Power Integrations Announces Further Infringement Findings Against Fairchild Semiconductor

Tuesday June 09, 2015

Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced the latest result in its ongoing patent litigation against Fairchild Semiconductor. — Read More


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Futuristic Components on Silicon Chips Fabricated

Tuesday June 09, 2015

A team of IBM researchers in Zurich, Switzerland with support from colleagues in Yorktown Heights, New York has developed a relatively simple, robust and versatile process for growing crystals made from compound semiconductor materials that will allow them be integrated onto silicon ... — Read More


Recent research into the global smart card market in the telecom sector that is poised to grow at a CAGR of 4.98 percent over the period 2014-2019

Monday June 08, 2015

Details WhaTech Channel: Consumer Market Research Reports Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 20:29 Submitted by Pawan Kumar WhaTech Agency News from: Big Market Research Read: 2 times Smart card is a pocket-sized card, generally made of plastic, which is embedded with integrated circuits ... — Read More


Cypress Fails to Finalize Merger Agreement with ISSI

Monday June 08, 2015

 Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. ISSI, +0.05% today announced that Cypress Semiconductor ("Cypress") has failed to finalize a merger agreement by the deadline of June 7, 2015 imposed by Cypress, even after Cypress received the negotiated draft agreement from ISSI on Friday, June 5, 2015. — Read More


Aetrium has the Highest Revenue Per Employee in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry (ATRM, TSRA, LRCX)

Monday June 08, 2015

Below are the three companies in the Semiconductor Equipment industry with the highest Revenue Per Employee (RPE). Analysts use RPE as a measure to compare the productivity of companies in the same industry. Aetrium (NASDAQ:ATRM) is highest with an RPE of $1.4 million. — Read More


Cadence Announces Next-Generation JasperGold Formal Verification Platform

Monday June 08, 2015

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced the next-generation Cadence ® JasperGold ® formal verification platform. This new formal verification solution integrates Cadence Incisive ® formal technology and JasperGold technology into a single platform that delivers up ... — Read More


Brite Semiconductor, CEVA and SMIC collaborate on IoT ASIC platform

Monday June 08, 2015

Brite Semiconductor, an emerging ASIC design services firm headquartered in Shanghai, China , announced today the collaborative development of a design platform roadmap with key industry partners, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"). — Read More


Stock Investors Bid Up Shares of Himax Technologies, Up 1.6%

Monday June 08, 2015

Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) is a company whose shares are active, trading 1.6% higher to $7.20. The S&P is currently trading 0.5% lower to 2,082 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading 0.3% lower to 17,789. Himax Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures integrated circuits. — Read More


Shares of Photronics Have Risen Above Previous 52-Week High

Monday June 08, 2015

Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) traded today at a new 52-week high of $10.55. Approximately 451,000 shares have changed hands today, as compared to an average 30-day volume of 360,000 shares. Photronics has overhead space with shares priced $10.42, or 10.7% below the average consensus analyst ... — Read More


MaxLinear, Inc. Announces Revised Guidance Reflecting Entropic Acquisition Contribution

Monday June 08, 2015

MaxLinear, Inc. ( MXL), a provider of integrated, radio-frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communication and data center, metro, and long-haul transport network applications, today announced guidance for the second quarter 2015 and for the second half 2015. — Read More


Analyst Rating In Review: Xilinx Sold Off 0.3% Since Upgraded 7 Days Ago (XLNX)

Monday June 08, 2015

Xilinx was upgraded from Market Perform to Strong Buy by Raymond James one week ago. Xilinx stocks closed at $47.29, a 0.3% loss over the course of one week. Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) is currently priced 7.5% above its average consensus analyst price target of $43.85. — Read More


Futuristic components on silicon chips, fabricated successfully

Monday June 08, 2015

robust and versatile process for growing crystals made from compound semiconductor materials that will allow them be integrated onto silicon wafers -- an important step toward making future computer chips that will allow integrated circuits to continue ... — Read More

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