Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that Samsung Electronics India Software Operations (SISO) has selected Mentor's 0-In suite of verification tools for hardware development. SISO Pvt. Ltd., based in Bangalore, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company Limited, South Korea.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has announced its membership in the Universal Powerline Association (UPA). As a member, Cypress will leverage its expertise in connectivity and high-definition video to promote the UPA's digital home standard (DHS) for high-speed networking over power lines, the only power line communication standard currently producing silicon at the industry-leading data-rate of 200 Mbps.
Fairchild Semiconductor has announced it will appeal a judgment by the Intermediate People's Court of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China, in favour of Zhongxing Telecom Ltd. (ZTE).
UMC has announced that the construction for its second 300mm fab in Taiwan is now fully underway, as part of the next step in the company's continuing expansion of its manufacturing complex in southern Taiwan's Tainan Science Park.
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.