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Tuesday 21st June 2005
Cutthroat competition is spurring continued price erosion for NOR-type flash memory, resulting in a significant decline in market revenue this year, according to iSuppli Corp.
Tuesday 14th June 2005
Semiconductor research centre ATDF has been selected by Acorn Technologies to fabricate its proprietary, patented metal insulator source/drain transistor technology, called XMOS, for advanced integrated circuits.
Wednesday 8th June 2005
Applied Materials continued to strengthen its dominance of the semiconductor equipment market by increasing market share in 11 business sectors in 2004, according to market analyst The Information Network (TIN).
Wednesday 8th June 2005
SIA ups its forecast for 2005 from "essentially flat" to 6% growth
Wednesday 8th June 2005
Discrete products are projected to grow by 0.5 percent to $15.8 billion in 2005 and to $19.8 billion in 2008, a CAGR of 5.8 percent. Discrete components include power transistors and radio frequency (RF) transistors that are found in wireless consumer products.
Tuesday 7th June 2005
Infineon, STMicro and Philips suffer the biggest revenue declines of the top ten semiconductor makers
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Monday 6th June 2005
Thomas Limberger has been appointed chief executive officer of troubled semiconductor equipment maker Unaxis.
Monday 6th June 2005
Four major European retailers - Ahold, Carrefour, Metro Group and Tesco – have agreed to use a standard drawn up by the European Adoption Programme (EAP) for RFID tags for consumer goods.
Monday 6th June 2005
US-based ACM Research has developed an electro-chemical copper-planarisation process for oxidising tantalum (Ta) barrier layers used in copper low-k interconnect.
Friday 3rd June 2005
Number one European chip maker Infineon has sold its wearable electronics operations to Interactive Wear in a management buy-out.
Tuesday 31st May 2005
Worldwide sales of semiconductors declined slightly in April to US$18.2 billion, a fall of 1.2% from the $18.4 billion reported in March, according to the latest figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Thursday 26th May 2005
Troubled Israel-based pure-play foundry Tower Semiconductor slipped further into the red in the first quarter of 2005, reporting escalating losses of US$55.5 million on declining revenues of $23.2 million.
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Thursday 26th May 2005
Strong demand for semiconductors is keeping the chemical and material market in high gear, according to the report "Chemicals And Materials For Sub-100nm IC Manufacturing," recently published by The Information Network
Wednesday 25th May 2005
The NAND sector grew faster than any other part of the semiconductor industry in 2004, according to a new report by Semico Research.
Wednesday 25th May 2005
Denmark-based wireless communications firm RTX Telecom has been chosen by US giant Microsoft to help develop the game pad for the next generation Xbox 360 games console.
Wednesday 25th May 2005
Number one Chinese foundry SMIC has secured a US$600 million five-year loan from a series of Chinese banks. The cash will be used to expand three 300mm fabs in Beijing.
Wednesday 25th May 2005
Strong demand for semiconductors is keeping the chemical and material market in high gear, according to the report 'Chemicals And Materials For Sub-100nm IC Manufacturing,' recently published by The Information Network.
Tuesday 24th May 2005
Researchers at Toshiba Research Europe in Cambridge, UK have developed a light source that can send single photons in a regular stream through optical fibre over long distances.
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Tuesday 24th May 2005
The Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) – a UK-based research institute – has announced UK£1.6 million of funding for research into cutting edge technologies such as nanotechnology and photonics.
Monday 23rd May 2005
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has developed what it claims is the first solid state disk based on NAND flash memory technology.
Monday 23rd May 2005
Chip makers Infineon, IBM and Macronix have launched a joint research initiative to explore the potential of a new form of computer memory called phase-change memory (PCM).
Friday 20th May 2005
Inspection tool vendor Belgium-based ICOS Vision Systems has shipped its first CI-9250 system for the three-dimensional inspection of pin grid arrays (PGA's) to a leading global semiconductor manufacturer.
Thursday 19th May 2005
US nanotechnology firm Arrowhead Research has bought a suite of nanosensor patents and patent applications developed by Dr Hermann Gaub, a professor of biophysics with the Centre for Nanoscience at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany.
Thursday 19th May 2005
US communications chip maker Broadcom has started federal litigation against Qualcomm, alleging that its US rival has infringed ten of its patents related to communications and multimedia processing technologies.

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