After years of coming close to breaking into the top-10 global semiconductor rankings, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. finally hit the big time in 2006, according to a preliminary ranking from iSuppli Corp.
Functional integration in the portable media player and multimedia processor system-on-chip (SoC) markets will fundamentally change the value proposition for today’s integrated circuit (IC) vendors, according to Gartner, Inc. Research of System-on-Chip (SoC) Market
India’s Integrated Circuit (IC) design industry is booming, with market revenue expected to reach $2.1 billion by 2010, rising at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 29 percent, up from $596 million in 2005, iSuppli Corp. predicts.
United Test and Assembly Centre Ltd announced that its Thailand subsidiary, UTAC Thai Limited ("UTL") has leased another building to immediately expand the scope and scale of its operations in Bangkok, Thailand.
VESTA Technology, Inc. has announced the shipment of a follow-on order of its next-generation single wafer ALD/CVD Metal System, VULCANTM to a major Japanese semiconductor company which will be used for < 45nm and next generation logic devices, as part of a joint development with their alliance companies in Japan.
Multi-gate field-effect transistor technology appears to be an answer to many challenges down the road toward ever-smaller integrated circuits that retain high functionality while consuming considerably less energy than the planar single-gate technologies available today.
NVIDIA Corporation has received a subpoena from the San Francisco Office of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with the DOJ's investigation into potential antitrust violations related to graphics processing units and cards.
The European semiconductor market, as reported by WSTS, grew 3,4% in October, compared to the previous month, on a 3 month rolling average. This was mainly driven by Microprocessors, suggesting positive developments in the computer segment.
Magma Design Automation Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) will reexamine U.S. Patent No. 6,725,438 (the'438 patent), one of three patents at issue in a lawsuit between Magma and Synopsys Inc. pending in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California.
Royal Philips Electronics announced that FEI Company, in which Philips currently owns approximately 24.8% of the issued share capital, has filed a registration statement on Form S-3 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the planned secondary offering of 8,406,007 common shares in FEI.
EMCORE CORPORATION and WorldWater & Power Corp., jointly announced the formation of a strategic alliance and supply agreement under which EMCORE is the exclusive supplier of high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells, assemblies and concentrator subsystems to WorldWater with a contract valued at up to $100 million over the next 3 years.