NVIDIA Corporation has received a subpoena from the San Francisco Office of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with the DOJ's investigation into potential antitrust violations related to graphics processing units and cards.
The European semiconductor market, as reported by WSTS, grew 3,4% in October, compared to the previous month, on a 3 month rolling average. This was mainly driven by Microprocessors, suggesting positive developments in the computer segment.
Magma Design Automation Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) will reexamine U.S. Patent No. 6,725,438 (the'438 patent), one of three patents at issue in a lawsuit between Magma and Synopsys Inc. pending in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California.
Royal Philips Electronics announced that FEI Company, in which Philips currently owns approximately 24.8% of the issued share capital, has filed a registration statement on Form S-3 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the planned secondary offering of 8,406,007 common shares in FEI.
EMCORE CORPORATION and WorldWater & Power Corp., jointly announced the formation of a strategic alliance and supply agreement under which EMCORE is the exclusive supplier of high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells, assemblies and concentrator subsystems to WorldWater with a contract valued at up to $100 million over the next 3 years.
Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that it is enabling Silicon Valley Technical Institute (SVTI) to develop and offer a broad range of continuing education courses based on Mentor's tools in the areas of design for manufacturability (DFM), nanometer IC design, physical verification and integrated systems design.
The SEZ Group has introduced its Esanti platform targeting front-end-of-line (FEOL) cleaning and resist-stripping processes. SEZ has become the market leader in the back-end-of-line (BEOL) single wafer wet processing by being the first in the arena and maintaining a technology lead.
The CEO Members of the EU ICT Task Force presented their final Report entitled ;"Fostering the Competitiveness of Europe's ICT Industry" to Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen (Enterprise & Industry) and to Commissioner Viviane Reding (Information Society & Media).