With the 5th release of the MEDEA+ Roadmap for Electronic Design Automation (EDA), key areas of design and research are highlighted with the goal of keeping the European Semiconductor Industry on the leading edge and providing an intriguing glimpse into the future of Design Automation.
Micron Technology have announced the opening of its test and assembly facility expansion in Singapore, Micron Semiconductor Asia PTE Ltd. The 264,778- square foot facility expansion houses state-of-the-art equipment for assembling and testing a wide range of high-density, high-speed memory components and modules.
In press conferences at four cities around the world Texas Instruments (TI) announced a new digital video platform that they hope create a flurry of new products using digital video technology. Unlike past economic growth spurts there is no killer application on the horizon and the semiconductor industry is looking for activities that will increase consumer spending in electronics.
Intellectual property (IP) is becoming increasingly essential in the design and development of semiconductors, a phenomenon that will cause the IP market to grow to more than $2 billion in size by 2009, market analyst iSuppli predicts.
Record-breaking growth in consumer electronics products such as cellular phones, cordless phones, headsets and headphones gave the MEMs microphones and speakers market a huge boost in 2004, according to market analyst The Information Network.
Nanometrics Incorporated, a supplier of advanced integrated and standalone metrology equipment for the semiconductor industry, today announced that it has received notice of a patent infringement lawsuit brought by KLA-Tencor.
Intel has filed its response to a lawsuit recently initiated by AMD regarding Intel's business practices. In the response, Intel refutes AMD's claims and states that its business practices are both fair and lawful.
In what should be a wake up call to European industry and government, two USA national nanoelectronics groups have announced a nationwide research programme to ensure the USA develops a strong nanotechnology industry.
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, has announced the development of an ideal carbon nanotube diode that operates at the "theoretical limit," or best possible performance.
Sales of semiconductors (three-month running average) declined slightly in June to $18.0 billion, a sequential fall of 0.5% from the $18.1 billion reported in May, according to the latest World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS).
German chip maker Infineon has fallen three positions in market analyst IC Insight's ranking of leading semiconductor companies for the first half of 2005. Intel remains by far the largest company while Freescale, which ranked 11th in the fullyear 2004 listing, has entered the top ten, moving into ninth position in 1H05.
Engineers from US research consortium Sematech have developed an innovative poresealing technique that appears to prevent metal and precursor penetration into low-k dielectric materials, easing the introduction of low-k at the 45nm technology node.
According to a report on the BBC the European Union and its members are falling behind the rest of the world in investment for science and technology. The declining state of science and technology investment in the European Union is outlined by new statistics.