AMD and the American India Foundation (AIF) announced the launch of a new 50x15 Learning Lab at the Government High School, Doddanakundi in Bangalore. The new Learning Lab is equipped with AMD Athlon Dual-Core processor based Microsoft IQ PCs and will provide affordable Internet access to more than 200 school children.
NXP Semiconductors, a semiconductor company founded by Philips, and ARM announced that they have expanded their strategic relationship with a new licensing agreement, including the high-performance, low-power ARM Cortex-M3 processor, as well as other ARM technology.
Intel Corporation and Micron Technology unveiled a high speed NAND flash memory technology that can significantly enhance the access and transfer of data in devices that use silicon for storage. The memory has 5 times faster performance.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Renesas Technology Corp. announced that they have reached an agreement for Mitsubishi Electric to acquire buildings and its manufacturing facilities of Renesas' Kumamoto factory.
Teams of researchers all over the world are working on the development of organic solar cells. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg is presenting avenues towards industrial mass production.
Qimonda AG announced that it has started to ship samples of 1GB and 2GB DDR3 SO-DIMMs (Double Data Rate 3 Small Outline Dual In-line Memory Modules) to key customers for deployment in next generation notebook PCs.
Members of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE are travelling to Tokyo with bulky luggage these days as they travel to the various photovoltaic and nanotechnology trade shows around the world.
Shanghai-based BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with U.S. regulators and plans to offer 6 million American depositary shares in the range of US$9 to US$11 each.
Researchers in Rensselaer's Department of Physics and Center for Integrated Electronics have developed a new inexpensive, quick-drying polymer that could lead to dramatic cost savings and efficiency gains in semiconductor manufacturing and computer chip packaging. Along with allowing enhanced performance and cost savings for conventional photolithography processes, the new material, called polyset epoxy siloxane (PES), should also enable a new generation of lower-cost, on-chip nanoimprinting lithography technology, according to the researchers.
European industry analyst, Future Horizon's expects double digit growth for the semiconductor industry as long as the global economy can hold together. The annual industry forecast seminar in London was told to expect 10% growth in unit and 12% growth in dollar terms, reversing the recent trend of units growing faster than price.