The potential development of a new highly sensitive biochip based on silicon nanowire technology will soon revolutionise the detection and analysis of RNA and DNA, which is central to many areas of healthcare and the life sciences, ranging from uncovering and diagnosing disease to the discovery and screening of new drugs.
Nordic Semiconductor ASA and Chipidea announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Chipidea to acquire the assets of Nordic Semiconductor's Data Converter IP Business Unit for $6 million in cash.
Renesas Technology Corp. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. have announced the development of a technique that achieves stable operation with 45nm (nanometer) process generation bulk CMOS for SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) that can be embedded in SoC (system-on-a-chip) devices and microprocessors (MPUs).
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased by 20 percent in 2006 when compared to 2005 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry.
Applied Materials, Inc. has announced its intention to cease future development of beamline implant products for semiconductor manufacturing and close the operations of its Applied Implant Technologies group.