In a move that signals a firm and ongoing commitment to future technology development, IBM and its joint-development alliance partners Infineon Technologies and Freescale Semiconductor along with its Common Platform technology partners Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing and Samsung Electronics, have signed a series of semiconductor process development and manufacturing agreements.
Inficon has been awarded an order of USD 2.3 million from a major memory chip manufacturer in Taiwan for multiple in situ metrology sensors, FabGuard advanced process software, and high performance leak detectors.
Micrologic has announced that it has joined the Cadence Connections program of Cadence Design Systems. The program promotes open interoperability between Cadence technologies and other companies' design tools.
AMI Semiconductor was selected by Broadcom as a design and technology partner for two new highly-integrated power sourcing equipment (PSE) controllers for use in Broadcom's Power over Ethernet (PoE) products.
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) has joined with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to announce funding of $2M in grants for nanoelectronics research at six major NSF centres across ten U.S. universities.
QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies and Ubixon Co have announced an agreement to integrate QUALCOMM's Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) displays into the next generation of Ubixon Bluetooth stereo headset products.
Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that Fujitsu Limited will be using Mentor's Calibre LFD to enhance their Design for Manufacturing (DFM) capabilities in the manufacturing of semiconductors both for internal product development and for external fabless customers.
Addressing growing customer demand in Japan for its formal verification solutions, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company OneSpin Solutions has expanded its global operations with a new sales and field applications engineering office in Yokohama, Japan.
Arrowhead Research Corporation has announced it has entered into definitive agreements to sell nearly 3 million units of restricted common stock and warrants to purchase restricted common stock to a large institutional money manager, York Capital Management and select accredited investors. Global Crown Capital, LLC acted as the exclusive placement agent for the private placement.
IBM has simultaneously launched what it claims to be as, the fastest microprocessor ever built and an ultra-powerful new computer server that leverages the chip's many breakthroughs in energy conservation and virtualisation technology.