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Archived News of year 2009 (Jan - Jun)

June 2009

Sony is acquiring some assets of Epson's small-and medium-Sized TFT LCD operations

Award winning semiconductor chips inside award winning product

Cypress Semiconductor appoints Rajeev Mehtani as Senior VP of its India operations

Renesas' new SiP design software to verify signal integrity and heat dissipation

SEMI accepting papers for the SEMICON Europa semiconductor equipment event

NXP and IBM testing a road user charging system to decongest the road traffic

Q&A with Daimen Laconte of ST Micro on India's microcontroller market

ADI's AD9042 ADCs to convert analog signals inside Hadron Collider

Webinar by Actel and Aldec on designing FPGA based aerospace systems

FRAM chips from Ramtron are selected for high-rel SSD

Intel processor chips inside Nokia phones

LG Electronics selects Broadcom's BCM3549 DTV chip for its HDTVs

TI's processors to support femtocell software from Continuous Computing and mimoOn

ST's PGI and NVIDIA join to deliver CUDA Fortran compiler

TI gets the license for Power-One's digital power technology patents

National Semiconductor's SolarMagic shines in Japan

NEC develops new ADC architecture for better signal accuracy and smaller-size

IBM technology alliance of semiconductor companies strengthens in size

EXAR has acquired Canadian fables semiconductor firm Galazar

Infineon and LS Industrial Systems form a JV to make IGBT power modules

World's number 1 semiconductor vendor Intel pushes WiMAX into faster growth mode

PSG College goes for Agilent's test kit solutions for its EE students

UMC Shareholders approve the acquisition of He Jian Technology

New study by SEMI finds a trend of fewer but larger semiconductor fabs

Microsemi buys DC/DC converter vendor Nexsem

austriamicrosystems and TTTech teamup to deliver better FlexRay devices

Ganesh Moorthy is promoted as COO of Microchip

Agilent's PDKs for Jazz Semiconductor's 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS Process

Intel to acquire Wind River Systems to own leading RTOS VxWorks

Synposys tests its DDR3 IP on real silicon at data speeds of 1600 Mbps

Fujitsu and Smile deliver WiMAX based VoIP phone

Sharp chooses CMD's CM1234 to handle ESD protection task in its LCD TVs

May 2009

'Radar on Chip for Cars', a co-operated project of German automotive companies

Keil to conduct Cortex MCU workshop in San Jose and Plano

Hemlock Semiconductor commences new polysilicon production facility

Rambus unfolds DRAM innovations beyond DDR3

AMS and Fraunhofer partnering to develop magnetic encoder ICs

New touch screens responding to touch gestures of tap, flick, zoom, and rotate

Zarlink's fiscal 2009 report: yearly revenues up; slight fall in quarterly; losses rise

Nationals' SolarMagic power optimizer tested to prove MTBF of 455 years

New industry consortium to promote serial interfaced DRAMs

World's first LTE based 4G site is launched in Sweden

One more PSoC lab in Tamil Nadu by Cypress Semiconductor

Consumer electronics manufacturing contrast: India and China

Atmel and ARM sign license agreement to scale up the use of ARM Cortex

Synopsys 2nd quarter fiscal 09 results are near flat

LSI and Terascala partner to drive storage sales used in high-end computers

Silicon semiconductor wafer shipments down in 1st Q 09

Transistor-less semiconductor memory denser and faster than NAND

BSNL sets a target of 7.5 million broadband subscribers India-wide

Trident completes the acquisition of consumer product line from Micronas

ST Microelectronics and Soitec partner on backside-illumination (BSI) technology

DisplayLink's USB graphic display interface ICs shipment-counter crossed 1 Million

TI adds ARM Cortex feather on its fading MCU crown

Severe dearth of quality Indian telecom equipment companies

Microsemi launched PoE energy efficiency certification program

Intel fined by European Union Commission for antitrust violation

Joint development of NAND flash memory controllers by Hynix, Numonyx and Phison

Technology backgrounder on 1394 automotive standard for in-vehicle communication

Synopsys ups its IP vendor ranking by spending just $22 million

Cypress setting up a PSoC lab at an engineering college in Bangalore

New Delhi residents experiencing high-speed fiber to home network

Wipro pumps more investment into product R&D

Intel Atom based mini desktop is designed with PC chipset SiS672

Atmel is the fastest growing 8-bit MCU vendor as per Gartner

National and Nuventix jointly offer LED lamps reference design

Intel capital invests in a leading semiconductor equipment company

NXP smartcard ICs inside contactless payment cards of Giesecke & Devrient (G&D)

IIT Mumbai and Infineon together deliver high voltage functionality in CMOS devices

SEMI inviting papers on semiconductor technology

India is not a recession hit market for Samsung

Components from Analog Devices and Infineon connect to form automotive safety systems

LED drivers accustomed to supercapacitors

Vishay demonstrating its latest resistor's benefits through an online video

Toshiba to make single chip flash memory of 32 Gb capacity using 32nm process

Agilent and Datang collaborate on TD-SCDMA technologies eyeing emerging markets

April 2009

Microsemi buys defense electronics business of Endwave

Latest version of MATLAB, Simulink to support multicore processor systems

$50 Million foundation by Broadcom to support math and science education

NEC and Renesas have begin the process of merging their businesses

MAXWELL awarded with $13.5 million contract to supply ultracapacitors

CTS to supply electronic throttle Control accelerator to a German car maker

Broadcom's combo chip and software are compliant with Bluetooth v3.0 specs

Synopsys offering professional VLSI education to Armenia's youth

Wipro buys enterprise mobile TV unit of Nokia

Fujitsu and Cisco together developed BW-efficient video distribution system

Microchip offering free schematic symbols and PCB footprints

Harmonic choose Stratix FPGA for its video broadcast encoder

NXP's IP set-top box platform to support adobe flash

Media processor SMP8654 from Sigma Designs is used in STBs from Celrun

NXP employs Mentor Graphics' emulator for verification of its HDTV and STB devices

AZ Displays introduces electronic paper displays in 5, 6, and 9.7 Inch diameters

DDC to provide LabVIEW support for MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 cards

Microtronix wins a contract from Telekom Malaysia

New Cavium's OCTEON II processor with 4x performance boost over OCTEON Plus

Symwave praises Agilent's USB3.0 test tool

Tektronix has acquired Ireland based Arantech

Discussion on power semiconductor technologies with TI's Ram Ananth

Synopsys parallelizes and unifies simulation and verification tasks of VLSI design

Rambus buys Inapac patents related to System-in-Package solutions

Herley believes proposed sale of the company is not a viable alternative

A white paper by SEMI to get updated on India's solar PV industry and market

Fujitsu published a white paper on PSP model technology in RF IC design

Altium heaps praise on China's electronics industry

Siemens' employ ADI's Blackfin DSP in its smart energy systems

LSI demonstrates 1million IOPS using 6Gb/s SAS technology

Pyxis Technology gets $3.0 million funding

Altera to present the power of its FPGA as DSP for defense electronics designers

LSI to buy AMCC's 3ware RAID adapter business

HP Z workstations are powered by AMD's ATI FirePro 3D graphics accelerators

Motorola and Vocera to provide wireless VoIP smart phones for medical-staff

Toshiba to buy all Panasonic shares in LCD panel joint venture

Aeroflex has acquired baseband test solutions company VI Technology

SEMI organized SEMICON Japan 09 event to be held on Dec 2-4 in Chiba, Japan

Camera + DSP = human eye + brain

A white paper on benefits of adaptive beamforming in WiMAX Networks

Chipset Puma from TI for cable TV market crossed 1 million shipments


March 2009

MathWorks installs photovoltaic arrays to generate 139.08 KW of power

Altera and National shake hands to route video signal inside the car

Key Stream transfers its wireless LAN business to Renesas

Fairchild Semiconductor shutting two of its six Fabs

Digi-Key becomes distributor for Bosch Sensortec's sensors

ST Microelectronics free seminars on motion control and 8-bit MCU in North America

NXP Semiconductor to demonstrate ARM's Cortex M0 processor based microcontroller

Infineon get a business contract from Bosch in power semiconductor domain

NEC Electronics targets Chinese DTV market by partnering with RaisingSun

March-09 witnessing some symptoms of semiconductor industry recovery

Broadcom combines its SOC with RaisingSun's middleware for Chinese DTV market

North American semiconductor equipment Feb 09 orders: 5% down from Jan 09

National Semiconductor enhance smart solar energy capabilities by buying Act Solar

Gennum to acquire Tundra Semiconductor

MathWorks gets an award for its support to EcoCAR automotive design contest

Huawei is buying US$68 million worth of semiconductors from Infineon

e2v's CCD image sensor for Pleiades Earth observation satellite has outperformed

Tanner EDA launched its mixed signal and MEMS design tool in windows 64-bit

The semiconductor devices and components for thinning laptops

Panasonic plans to open a new showroom built by using renewable energy sources

IPextreme attempt to unite sales teams of semiconductor VLSI IP core vendors

TI Microcontroller is embedded in Sensys wireless vehicle detection system

AMCC RAID controllers are used in Boston's SAN storage product

Increasing government role in semiconductor industry

Intel says Global Foundries is not AMD's subsidiary, warns of patent agreement violation

Fairchild Semiconductor's podcast teaches PFC basics and applications

Wireless protocol RuBee to address unique market requirements

Small screen LCD market strategy: Sony and Seiko Epson to form alliance

Melexis defends against lawsuit filed by AMS on patent infringement

SiS joins Cadence sponsored Power Forward Initiative

Digi-Key to distribute Aptina's image sensors

austriamicrosystems files lawsuit against Melexis for magnetic encoder patent violation

OMRON and Renesas are partnering to develop touch sensor solutions

National Semiconductor latest revenue report confirms Q1-09 is as bad as Q4-08

Dell and HP adopt Broadcom technology to remotely manage enterprise PC network

Visible symptoms of stabilizing consumer semiconductor IC market

Samsung producing NAND flash chips in 40-nm process technology

Microchip has acquired embedded c compiler firm HI-TECH Software

Hynix agree to compensate Rambus for using its technology in SDR and DDR SDRAM

Webinar to address the piracy issues in electronic design automation software

26 companies that passed the tough Intel-test to receive quality supplier award

Mouser Electronics to distribute Vectron's frequency control products

EDA Tech Forum's 2009 worldwide conferences to begin from March 26, 2009

Gennum sells its Barium Strontium Titanate (BST) business to Paratek

Interview with Mr. Apoorva Awasthy of TI on new low power ADC driver ICs from TI

Magna Electronics and Brusa to collaborate on electric and hybrid car applications

Microchip to conduct hands-on workshop on latest motor-control solutions

Atmel and IS2T take Java to embedded systems software domain

AMD names its foundry business as Globalfoundries

Intel's new breed horse 'Atom' to race with experienced ARM's 'Cortex'

Freescale partnering with arivus to develop automated meter reading through power-line

Fujitsu picks ARM Cortex processor for automotive microcontrollers

Indian electronic passports embedded with Infineon's security microcontroller

In the 40 nm graphic processor race, AMD is the first winner

Investment in semiconductor fabs is drying up like drought hit lakes

Wind River's Linux OS to support Altera's Nios II embedded processor

PCB industry's u-turn trend from multi-layer to double or single layer


February 2009

A paper titled "'Touch Sensor Controller Technology and Application Trends" by Fujitsu

Dr. Biswadip (Bobby) Mitra is named as president and managing director of TI India

Analog Devices acquire technology to strengthen power line communication capabilities

Blu ray promoters tie-up to sell all the related IP through one shop

Anritsu and Yenista Optics agree to transfer few selected technologies

Tyco assists Lumexis in developing fiber based flight entertainment network

Sidense's OTP memory macros are employed in Fujitsu's 90nm System-on-Chip

It's a small computer, network computer and also called plug computer

Synopsys, Powerchip and Nikon partnering on 42-nm flash memory optimization

New interface technology to connect timing controller IC with LCD driver IC

Its market boom for green semiconductor products

Exar Corp to acquire Hifn Inc

Leadis LED IP block temperature compensation engine can be licensed

Atmel and TazTag partering to deliver NFC based electronic wallet

Austria Microsystems posts a yearly revenue decline of 4.7% with a bad 4Q08

NXP Semiconductor is first to license ARM Cortex-M0 processor

Low power VLSI design manual co-authored by ARM, Renesas and Synopsys

White paper on technical challenges in Mobile WiMAX

Broadcom adds Chumby Platform to TVs, STBs and Blu-ray disc players

National Semiconductor's new technology can help solar PVs to manage the shade better

Digi-Key to distribute worldwide Measurement Specialties made sensors

KPIT and Dassault join hands to develop PLM solutions for Indian industrial market

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) appoints Mr. Leuh Fang as president

Analog devices post 28% revenue drop in its fiscal first Q 2009 compared to previous Q

North American semiconductor equipment billing in Jan 09 is lowest since 1991

Maxwell posts 4Q 2008 revenue of $23.5 million, a 39 percent rise compared to 4Q 2007

Digicel launched ZTE made low cost solar powered handset

Maxim acquired two MCU lines of Zilog to strengthen its SOC portfolio

Oberthur Technologies SIM cards and NXP's NFP devices are interoperable

Freescale takes number one position in Zigbee chipset market

The smart ARM processor crossed 10 billion in count in mobile device market

Panasonic has launched exclusive RF module website for RF design engineers

Importance of semiconductor fab for India

LG selects touchscreen solution from Cypress Semiconductor for KS360 mobile phone

Dell has chosen SiSM671/968/307DV chipset for it's Thin-Client PC

Webinar on design and certification of embedded wireless systems

White paper on benefits of using Hall effect IC switches in portable devices

Nokia selects Broadcom as a next generation 3G chipset supplier

India Electronics: New market driven journey from services to products

Rajastan state of India is next big market for solar semiconductor industry

Q&A session with Praveen Acharya of KPIT Cummins Infosystems

Q4 2008 revenues freeze semiconductor industry to a dope less silicon

Cypress Semiconductor's new module can download a movie to a phone in a minute

KEMET's product library and capacitor models available on Mentor Hyperlynx tool

Fabless wireless IC vendors SiRF and CSR are merged

Ramtron to make its FRAM chips using IBM foundry

Synopsys timing analysis tool to support multicore

ZTE unveils new Unified Open Environment platform for telecom operators

Einfochips and NoBug offer verification IP services for Synopsys customers

Single-Chip GPS receiver jointly developed by Seiko Epson and Infineon

TRIQUINT Semiconductor posts impressive full year 2008 results

TI buys CICLON Semiconductor to power its power supply IC business

Broadcom EDGE Platform gets a customer

Toshiba achieves 3-bit-per-cell 32Gb record in NAND Flash capacity

SEMI announces silicon wafer shipments have declined by 6% in 2008

Intel's new processor to pack graphic part and main processor in single chip

ZTE launching new telecom technologies at brisk pace

Infineon high dependency on automotive and wireless sucks its revenues

German Armed Forces commissions Rohde & Schwarz to develop SDR base unit

Broadcom WiFi/Bluetooth software supports Google's Android platform

DC/DC converter specialist Advanced Analogic's revenues for 4Q08 down by 26.8%

Centillium acquisition add up to the TranSwitch revenue growth in 4Q08

Analog Devices filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Hittite Microwave

Taiwan's DRAM vendor Powerchip semiconductor posts 1.603 billion NT$ revenue for Jan-09

Hynix Semiconductor's recent quarter over quarter sales drop by 18 %

SST revenues for 4Q08 were $58.4 million compared with $92.4 million in 3Q

Atmel planning to sell its ASIC business

Rexchip earns TOSHMS certification

National Instruments is platinum sponsor for EcoCAR design challenge

Detailed study of possibility of a $20 Laptop computer

SEMI PV Group announced Global Photovoltaic Standards Roadmap Guidance Document

PerkinElmer has acquired LED lighting company Opto Technology

Kenet select Richardson Electronics to sell its ADC ICs

John Kispert is the new CEO and Director of Spansion

Innovation in DRAM focuses on package and speed

Atmel targets Zigbee market by acquiring MeshNetics ZigBee IP

California Federal District Court halts Rambus patent infringement case Against Micron

Drop of just 1% in sales revenue for Actel in 4Q08

CAST clubs into SEMI as Special Interest Group

LeCroy voyager verification platform to support USB 3.0

FlexEQ technology for signals to travel farther, faster, and error-free

ST Microelectronics has bought NXP's 20 % stake in ST-NXP Wireless JV with Ericsson mobile

China's ZTE aims to be one of top 3 GSM vendors in this year

India based Tata Elxsi launches a new RTOS for Embedded Systems

Moser Baer to set up one of India's largest rooftop solar PV installations in Surat

IBM report says corporations are number 1 security threat to their own customers

A new finger vein authentication called "mofiria" from Sony for laptops and phones


January 2009

AnalogicTech names David Schwartz as VP of worldwide sales

Micrel posts revenue of $55.2 million for the 4th Q 08, 18% down from previous quarter

WiMAX IC market opportunities in India

Broadcom 4th Q 08 revenue results; not so bad, but layoffs planned

Zarlink bear recession weather with 13% fall in quarterly revenue

Fairchild Semiconductor's quarterly revenues drop by 25%

8-bit microcontroller leader Microchip's revenue for 3Q09(fiscal) decline by 28.8%

Exar sales revenue for 3rd Q 09 (fiscal) decline to $26.3 million

AMCC names Dr. Paramesh Gopi as new President and CEO

Withheld royalties help Rambus to post revenue growth of 27.8% for 4Q08

Atmel's AT91SC464384RCU secure microcontroller is EAL4+ certified

Electronics and semiconductor industry 4th Q 08 revenue update for Jan 27 to Jan 29 2009

Cirrus Logic fiscal Q3 2009 revenues slide by 17.8% compared to previous quarter

Intersil fiscal 2008 revenues up by 2% compared 07, but down by 40% in recent quarter

CTS revenues for 4th quarter 08 were $162.8 million with 18% decrease in components sales

LSI fourth quarter 08 revenue decline is better than industry average

Sharp and Sony to postpone the establishment of joint LCD panel production venture

Indian semiconductor market parameters are not so common with world semiconductor

Overall worldwide semiconductor revenue looks to be declining at 20 - 30% in Q408

ST Micro revenues for the Q4 08 tells nearly similar story of other semi vendors

New security technology for 2.5-inch encrypted hard disk drives

Tensilica's audio DSP licensed by Fujitsu for consumer portables

Whitepaper on improving HDTV picture quality by preserving chroma integrity

NXP chips enable Moscow metro to operate via contactless paper tickets

Joint solutions to control and monitor energy equipment in buildings

Astron Electronics to represent MtronPTI frequency control products in Southern California

Zoran revenues dropped by 40% to $74.7 million in 4Q 08

26% fall in sales revenue in 4th Quarter 2008 triggered TI to layoff 1800 employees

Korea based AsTEK acquires display driver business of Leadis Technology

SEMI PV to generate solar semiconductor equipment book-to-bill report

PLX Technology revenues for the 4th quarter fiscal 08 are down by 32% to $14.2 million

Royal Netherlands Navy commissions Rohde & Schwarz to deliver communications systems

Model-Based design reduces the development time of control system by more than 50%

AMD's new free online toolkit to develop computer games for a good cause

Chang-Soo Choi is now the President and CEO of Samsung Electronics America

Intel's another legend Craig Barrett to Retire in May

IBM's consulting services to assist companies in reducing their greenhouse share

Microsemi's first quarter of fiscal 09 revenue slid only by 3% in comparison to 4Q 08

LSI leads in unit shipment of host bus RAID controllers

Technology to transfer data from DRAM chips to processor @ 1 terabyte per second

IDC ranks Freescale as number one supplier of communication processors

Vanguard International Semiconductor reports 2008 revenue of NT$16,120 million

Qualcomm and LT Mobile sign CDMA subscriber unit license agreement

James Andrus is appointed as Echelon's Vice-President, NES Sales America

Wireless IC expert Marvell revises its Q4 fiscal 09 financial outlook

Sigma's media processor powers Blusen's media server/video recorder

IAR Systems names Matthias Stumpf as MD for Central Europe

Panasonic selects Rambus DDR3 interface for its consumer IC products

AMD's 4th quarter 2008 revenues down by 35% compared to 3rd quarter

Cypress revenues are down by 26% in Q4 of 08, but PSoC register record revenue

India's largest thinfilm solar PV module production line is ready

Qimonda is shipping Rambus XDR DRAM in volumes to PlayStation3 gaming systems

Agilent Technologies RFIC simulation tool support ST Micro's 65nm RF design platform

Thank to recession; the robot machines at semiconductor factories can rest for a while

International Rectifier’s IR3720 and IR3721 power monitor ICs are IEC 2009 DesignVision Awards’ Finalists

ZTE products receive WiMAX Forum 3.5GHz Wave2 certification

Declining semiconductor sales is reflected in dropping semi equipment sales

Feed reference design along with chips to Chinese OEMs for long-term gain

Christophe Chene is appointed as Trident's Senior VP of worldwide sales

OCTEON is the engine of triple-play home gateways used in France's FTTH service

AMD sells handheld business to Qualcomm to compete better in core businesses

Super Micro Computer selects LSI's RAID-on-Chip for its enterprise-server platforms

Free windows board support packages for ATMEL MCU family

NXP's SmartMX ICs to be embedded in future e-ticketing schemes of Germany

FPGA based motion -control platform to North American customers

Pulse launches new production platform for micro-acoustic speakers

KEMET consolidates its DC film and paper operations into single business unit

Micrel and Cyan partner to jointly develop industrial RF modules

Spansion has planned to sell its business or get merged with other similar company

U.S. ITC has affirmed infringement ruling against SiRF on GPS-related patents

Intel's year-2008 revenues down by 2% to $37.6 billion

Drop by drop collection of very low voltage with energy harvesting technology

Qualcomm is working with Indian NGOs to support social and educational initiatives

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 Training in Paris on ARM9 by Atmel and Adeneo

Fairchild Semiconductor to conduct European power seminars in Feb 09

AMD's Sempron processors for embedded systems

Semiconductor and electronics dominate year 2008 US patent recipients

Fujitsu testing labs to support LTE wireless research and testing

Nanotech based lithium battery for power tools

Learn ways to use USB in embedded systems

Open-Silicon's MAX Technology licensed to Brite Semiconductor

ST Microelectronics and Paratek to jointly develop tunable products for mobile phones

A new security system to watch real time video of home/office on phones

New microscope from IBM with 100 million times finer resolution than current MRI

Quadros RTOS to supports LPC32x0 microcontroller from NXP

SEMI 2008 awards goes to Intel and Dr. Yoshio Nishio of Stanford Unversity

Agilent Foundation awards $1.7 million to support science education and research

TI appoints Kent Novak as senior VP and GM for DLP products

Herley's HGMI is awarded $7.1 million contract to produce microwave assemblies

Intersolar and SEMI PV collaborate to expand PV production services

Realtek displays wireless audio-video reference design at CES

Wireless USB to VGA kit wins CES innovation award

Monster Cable and Gennum partnering to deliver new cable products for HDMI

Broadcom demonstrates Bluetooth at data-rates of 24 Mb/sec

Maxwell ultracapacitor to provide burst power to start cold diesel engines in buses

Video over Wi-Fi reference design solutions from Broadcom

AMD's supercomputer for delivering multimedia content to digital gadgets

Panasonic developed 8.8 mm ultra thin plasma and LCD HDTV displays

OKI developed mobile phone inter vehicle communication systems based on DSRC

Netrino to incorporate IAR System's software design tool in its training course

India will emerge into leading position in semiconductor market

Microsemi's switching diode family gets DSCC qualified

AMD offers processing and graphic platform for ultrathin notebooks developers

ON Semiconductor's names new Sales VP for India and other areas in the region

Intel and Adobe collaborate to enable TV for watching internet/web video

Freescale steps into laptop market by introducing silicon and tools for netbook design

Rohm Electronics is renamed as Rohm Semiconductor

Richard L. Clemmer is appointed as President and CEO of NXP Semiconductors

Sigma Designs to acquire Zensys

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