Danish-German technology company Hymite A/S, has announced closure of its Series Preferred B financing round totalling € 9.0 million (DKK 70 million) by a European consortium of VCs consisting of TVM Capital (Germany), InnovationsKapital (Sweden), Dansk Kapitalanlæg, Vaekstfonden, and IVS (all Denmark).
Magma Design Automation Inc. has announced that a U.S. district court's decision in the patent litigation between Magma and Synopsys Inc. denied Synopsys' requests to halt the re-examination process of one of the patents at issue.
InvenSense has announced it has secured $11 million in Series B funding. The infusion will finance the company's high-volume production ramp for its popular integrated dual-axis gyroscope and will fund the completion of new product development for the handset market.
Magma Design Automation Inc. has announced it has filed a second request for re-examination of U.S. Patent Number 6,378,114 (the '114 patent), one of three patents at issue in a case filed against the company by Synopsys Inc.
A semiconductor market created by In-Vehicle infotainment is expected to be worth $5 billion by 2013 and is growing according to The Strategy Analytics Automotive Multimedia & Communications Service report, "Infotainment Semiconductor Demand," because of trends for greater feature content and consumer expectations for higher quality audio and video experience, as well as the availability of connectivity for personal entertainment and communication devices.
All around the world, governments are investing heavily in R&D in nanotechnology for a wide range of applications including ICT, health, energy, agrofood, water, aerospace, etc. Progress in Europe, the USA and Asia receives most attention in the media and from investors.
ARC International announced that one of the largest U.S.-based semiconductor companies has taken a multiyear license expected to be valued in the region of $11 million (USD) for ARC’s patented multimedia subsystems and configurable processors.