Elpida Memory, Inc. and Powerchip Semiconductor Corp.(PSC) jointly announced that both parties will establish a new joint venture company to operate DRAM fabrication facilities in Central Taiwan Science Park with a total planned capacity of 240,000 12" wafers per month.
TranSwitch Corporation, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of the ASIC Design Centre division of Data JCE, Ltd., Israeli electronic components distribution company.
After years of coming close to breaking into the top-10 global semiconductor rankings, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. finally hit the big time in 2006, according to a preliminary ranking from iSuppli Corp.
Functional integration in the portable media player and multimedia processor system-on-chip (SoC) markets will fundamentally change the value proposition for today’s integrated circuit (IC) vendors, according to Gartner, Inc. Research of System-on-Chip (SoC) Market
India’s Integrated Circuit (IC) design industry is booming, with market revenue expected to reach $2.1 billion by 2010, rising at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 29 percent, up from $596 million in 2005, iSuppli Corp. predicts.
United Test and Assembly Centre Ltd announced that its Thailand subsidiary, UTAC Thai Limited ("UTL") has leased another building to immediately expand the scope and scale of its operations in Bangkok, Thailand.
VESTA Technology, Inc. has announced the shipment of a follow-on order of its next-generation single wafer ALD/CVD Metal System, VULCANTM to a major Japanese semiconductor company which will be used for < 45nm and next generation logic devices, as part of a joint development with their alliance companies in Japan.
Multi-gate field-effect transistor technology appears to be an answer to many challenges down the road toward ever-smaller integrated circuits that retain high functionality while consuming considerably less energy than the planar single-gate technologies available today.