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Smart Object Company Catapults To The Market

Saturday January 31, 2015

Anyone who has acquired a passport in the last ten years or so or used a chip-and-pin credit card is probably accustomed to the idea that electronic circuitry can be embedded into the documents and objects that we use every day. But these are relatively high value items. — Read More


Top Stories From The Week Ending January 30: Apple Earnings And More

Saturday January 31, 2015

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) buyout rumors: On Monday, shares of Advanced Micro rose more than 5 percent amid rumors that China’s BLX IC Design Corporation is interested in acquiring the company. Shares then added another 3 percent on Wednesday rising to a high price of $2.84 per share. — Read More


National Photonics Initiative (NPI) Applauds Finalists For Integrated Photonics Institute For Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI)

Saturday January 31, 2015

The National Photonics Initiative (NPI), a collaborative alliance seeking to raise awareness of photonics and increase US funding and investment in key photonics-driven fields, today commended the three consortiums led by University of Central Florida, University of Southern California ... — Read More


Broadcom Corp. (BRCM) gains 0.81% before Broadcom Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter results that topped…

Saturday January 31, 2015

Friday Jan 30th, 2015: Broadcom Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter results that topped Wall Street’s expectations. The communications chipmaker cited strong sales to the high-end smartphone and broadband access markets. — Read More


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NXP flings sueball at Marvell over Xbox NFC chips

Saturday January 31, 2015

NXP Semiconductors, the chipmaker which was once part of Philips, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Marvell Electronics, alleging that its patented wireless technology has been used in the Microsoft Xbox. — Read More


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New LinkSwitch-4 Switcher ICs from Power Integrations Pass US DoE-6 and European CoC Efficiency Rules

Friday January 30, 2015

Business Wire India Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced the LinkSwitch trade;-4 family of CV/CC primary-side regulated (PSR) switcher ICs. — Read More


IC design houses to increase wafer orders for 2Q15

Friday January 30, 2015

Cage Chao, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Friday 30 January 2015] A number of Taiwan-based IC design houses have decided to book more wafer orders for the second quarter of 2015 due to tight production capacity at wafer foundry houses, according to industry sources. — Read More


Craig-Hallum Rating Disclosure on Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (USA)

Friday January 30, 2015

Research firm Zacks has rated Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ:TSEM) and has ranked it at 1, indicating that its shares are a Outperform. 3 Wall Street analysts have given the company an average rating of 1. Strong buy was given by 3 Wall Street Analysts. Tower Semiconductor Ltd. — Read More


IXYS (IXYS) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.06 EPS

Friday January 30, 2015

IXYS (NASDAQ:IXYS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.06, StockRatingsNetwork reports. — Read More


Atrenta CEO Joins the EDA Consortium Board of Directors

Friday January 30, 2015

The Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Consortium announced today that it has appointed Atrenta Inc. chairman, president and CEO, Dr. Ajoy Bose, to its board of directors to serve the organization through the spring of 2016. — Read More


Espressif Systems IoT WiFi chips use Cadence processor

Friday January 30, 2015

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) said that Espressif Systems has utilized the Cadence Tensilica Xtensa processor in its ESP8089 and ESP8266 WiFi chips that are optimized for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. — Read More


IXYS Corporation Announces Results for the December 2014 Quarter

Friday January 30, 2015

IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), an international power semiconductor and IC company, today reported results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended December 31, 2014. “We are pleased that the December 2014 quarter surpassed prior year results in net income, EPS and gross ... — Read More


New electronic design for greener aviation

Friday January 30, 2015

In today's green aircraft technology development, active flow control (AFC) techniques are used to reduce noise, emissions and fuel consumption. Microelectromechanical system (MEMS)-based piezoelectric actuators for AFC have strict requirements regarding the actuation voltage level ... — Read More


Features of SSD

Friday January 30, 2015

SSDs are More Durable Solid State Drives feature a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted on circuit boards, and are shock resistant up to 1500g/0.5ms. Hard Drives consist of various moving parts making them susceptible to shock and damage. — Read More


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ANSYS unveils Release 16.0

Thursday January 29, 2015

Bangalore, India, January 29, 2015:  From simulating the interactions between software and hardware that fuel the Internet of Things to better understanding the full spectrum of advanced structural materials, the newly released ANSYS 16.0 offers advanced functionality enabling engineers ... — Read More


Using Oxides to Flip Graphene Conductivity

Thursday January 29, 2015

Graphene, a one-atom thick lattice of carbon atoms, is often touted as a revolutionary material that will take the place of silicon at the heart of electronics. The unmatched speed at which it can move electrons, plus its essentially two-dimensional form factor, make it an attractive ... — Read More


Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)’s Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2014 Earnings Call Transcript

Thursday January 29, 2015

Below is transcript of the Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN)’s Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2014 Earnings Call, held on Monday, January 26, 2015, at 5:30 pm EST.   Kingdom Ridge Capital, Wallace R. Weitz & Co. and Marque Millennium Capital was among Texas Instruments Incorporated ... — Read More


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Qualcomm Q1 Earnings: 4 Things You Need To Know

Thursday January 29, 2015

Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is set to report fiscal Q1 earnings after-hours Wednesday. Analysts are expecting revenue of $6.94 billion and earnings per share ("EPS") of $1.25. Estimates imply [i] revenue growth of 4% sequentially and 5% Y/Y and [ii] EPS growth of 12% sequentially and 15% ... — Read More


Short Interest of Cadence Design Systems Inc Drops by 23%

Thursday January 29, 2015

Cadence Design Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS), A drop of 9,175,699 shares or 23% was seen in the short interest of Cadence Design Systems, Inc.. Even as the interest dropped from 39,909,638 shares on December 31,2014 to 30,733,939 shares on January 15,2015, the days to cover came in at 9. — Read More


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I C A 3D IC!

Shelly Stalnaker | Thursday January 29, 2015

Every time I see “3D IC’ somewhere, I’m reminded of that silly kid’s chant we used to yell at each other in the playground, “R U A B? I C A B! O, O, O!! A B I C!!” Apparently that was much more amusing at the age of eight, but it has stuck in my head all these years. — Read More

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