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.
Vivace Semiconductor, a producer of digital media processing chips, has signed a strategic partnership with Huaqi (Aigo) Information Digital Technology Co., Ltd. of Beijing to collaborate on developing programmable, low-power, high performance solutions for the Aigo-branded line of portable media player products in China and worldwide.
The SAES Getters Group, recognizes SST International’s Model 3150
MEMS sealing furnace for integration with its proprietary getter thin film
PageLid , designed to maintain vacuum or contamination-free environments in discrete MEMS hermetic packages.
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced that Arima Optoelectronics Corporation, manufacturer of high brightness LED wafers located in Taiwan, has purchased a TurboDisc E450 As/P Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for automotive LED applications.
Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that its high-performance parasitic extraction solution, Calibre xRC, is being used by Cypress Semiconductor Corp. in production flows for 130-, 90- and 65-nanometre processes.