Sun Microsystems has formed an ‘eco consortium' in India as part of its eco innovation initiative. The group's member companies, including Wipro Infotech, APC-MGE, Advanced Micro Devices and Hitachi Data Systems, will work to address industry's concerns about limited power, space and energy in India as demand grows here for infrastructure utilisation.
It has been reported Microsemi Corporation of Irvine, CA, USA has been awarded US$1.6m by the USA's Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for its Power Products Group (formerly Advanced Power Technology of Bend, OR, USA) to develop silicon carbide (SiC) RF power semiconductor technology for use in military avionics, communications and radar systems.
It has been reported that global orders in September for chipmaking equipment manufactured by Japanese companies dropped 42.4% from the previous year to 119.5 billion yen, dropping for the seventh consecutive month.
Underscoring its commitment to the mobile market, QuickLogic announces the addition of a serial peripheral interconnect (SPI) Host Controller to its customer specific standard product (CSSP) functional library.
Rising consumer demand for electronics with greater functionality drives semiconductor manufacturers to aggressively scale to smaller device features and generate high volumes in order to offer competitive product prices.
It has been reported that SEMATECH engineers have made significant advances in moving forward the infrastructure that will prepare extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) for cost-effective manufacturing.
MEDEA+, the EUREKA pan-European Programme for advanced co-operative Research and Development in Microelectronics, has announced details of the new EUREKA programme called CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics) that will take up the challenge of increasing Europe's strength in micro- and nanoelectronics after the highly successful MEDEA+ programme reaches its conclusion in 2008.
GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc of Dulles, VA, USA has announced that it has recently won three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants from the US Department of Energy (DoE).
Production of a new generation of microprocessors for PCs, laptops, servers and other computing devices has officially started inside Intel Corporation's first high-volume 45 nanometer (nm) manufacturing factory in Chandler, Ariz.
Applied Materials Incorporated is pioneering a new era in photovoltaic (PV) research and development with the opening of its SunFab Technology Centre, one of the industry's most advanced facilities dedicated to next generation solar technology applications;
Skyworks Solutions Incorporated of Woburn, MA, USA has said that it is expanding its manufacturing capacity, given the heightened demand for its products from tier-one handset original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and a diverse set of analog customers.
Shares of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation, a maker of telecom system interconnect equipment, have fallen after the Ottawa company warned it will generate lower than expected profits and revenues for its latest quarter because of weakening markets and the impact of a stronger Canadian dollar.