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Analog speaker driver from ams provides low-power noise cancellation in latest Huawei smartphone

Unterpremstaetten (2015-03-02) Ascend Mate 7's headset offers outstanding voice call and audio playback experi-ence with near-silent background even in noisy environments Unterpremstaetten, Austria (2 March, 2015), ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high perfor-mance analog ICs and sensors, today revealed that the headset in the latest Huawei smartphone implements advanced noise cancellation with the AS3415, a speaker driver from ams with active noise cancellation (ANC) capability. The ams ANC chip is in the ...

NXP, Freescale Plan Mega Merger

(2015-03-01) In one of the biggest consolidations in the semiconductor industry to date, NXP and Freescale have announced plans for a merger. If the deal is approved, they would create a top-ten chip maker and embedded processor giant with more than $10 billion in combined revenues.

ams and STMicroelectronics Join to Launch Break-through Solution for Secure NFC Mobile Payments

Unterpremstaetten (2015-02-26) Reference design combines ams' boostedNFC™ technology with ST's NFC controller and Secure Element to provide fastest, safest, and most reliable secure contactless transactions in phones and wearables with tiny antennas Unterpremstaetten, Austria and Geneva, Switzerland (26 February, 2015), -- ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high-performance analog ICs and sensors, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of ...

eSilicon promotes Ajay Lalwani to vice president, global manufacturing operations

San Jose, Calif (2015-02-26) eSilicon Corporation, a leading independent semiconductor design and manufacturing solutions provider, announced the promotion of Ajay Lalwani to vice president, global manufacturing operations.

Mentor Graphics Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter Results, Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase

(2015-02-26) Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced financial results for the company's fiscal fourth quarter ended January 31, 2015.

eSilicon Webinar: Winning the IoT Race with the Right Chip Customizing Memory IP for IoT Applications

San Jose, Calif (2015-02-25) Creating the right chip for power-sensitive Internet of Things (IoT) applications requires the right memory IP. This webinar will provide IP examples across IoT market segments that demonstrate eSilicon's ultra-low-power and ultra-low-voltage memory solutions. When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:00-9:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

Silicon Vision and Mindtree Enable Next Generation IoT Devices with Bluetooth Smart 4.2

London, UK and Warren, NJ, USA (2015-02-24) Silicon Vision Technologies Ltd. a low power wireless intellectual property (IP) company and Mindtree a global technology services company announced the availability of fully integrated Bluetooth Smart 4.2 solution that includes Silicon Vision's silicon proven, Bluetooth SIG certified Radio Transceiver IP and Mindtree's qualified Bluetooth Smart v4.2 link layer, protocol stack and profiles. Recently the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has adopted version 4.2 of the Bluetooth core ...

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reports Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results

(2015-02-19) Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a global leader in integrated silicon solutions, today reported financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year 2015, ended January 31, 2015.

Synopsys Posts Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015

(2015-02-18) Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS) today reported results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

ADI Results Top Estimates; Boosts Dividend

(2015-02-17) Chipmaker Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) said Tuesday after the markets closed that its first quarter profit rose 17% from last year, as order rates improved in January, particularly in the industrial and automotive end markets.

Silicon Vision at Mobile World Congress 2015 - Barcelona 2-5 March 2015

Barcelona,Spain (2015-02-12) With a complete wireless connectivity portfolio including Bluetooth Low Energy, Zigbee and Sub-1GHz 802.15.4G Radio’s and Digital Basebands, we are powering the next-generation of low power connected devices that are set to revolutionize the world towards Internet of Things (IoT). When your industry is facing profound change you need a knowledgeable strategic partner who can work with you to understand and develop solutions that anticipate the future. To learn more about how we can ...

TSMC Posts Record Revenues for January 2015

(2015-02-11) Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) increased 25.3% sequentially and 69.4% from a year ago to NT$87.12 billion (US$2.76 billion) in January 2015, according to the foundry chipmaker.

Nvidia's Fiscal Fourth-Quarter Results Beat Estimates, Stock Rises

(2015-02-11) Nvidia Corp on Wednesday posted higher quarterly results that beat Wall Street expectations, sending its shares higher as the graphics chipmaker sought to sharpen its focus on high-end automobiles.

ams color sensor for mobile devices improves accuracy and offers new light source detection ca-pability

Unterpremstaetten (2015-02-09) TCS3490 intelligent color sensor's accurate measurement of color temperature and ambient light intensity enables sophisticated display color management control for smartphones, tablets, notebooks and digital still cameras Unterpremstaetten, Austria (9 February, 2015), ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high per-formance analog ICs and sensors, today released the TCS3490, a color sensor for portable devic-es which is ideally suited for light source detection when operating under a ...

ASE Looks to 12-15% Revenue Drop in 1Q15

(2015-02-09) Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported record consolidated revenues and profits for 2014. For 2015, the IC backend house expects its quarterly sales to register sequential growth through the last quarter of the year, according to company CFO Joseph Tung.

SMIC Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter Results

(2015-02-09) Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended December 31, 2014.

Amkor Technology Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014

(2015-02-09) Amkor Technology, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014.

MediaTek January Sales Rise 36%

(2015-02-06) MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$17.46 billion (US$555.81 million) for January 2015, up 36% from a year earlier and 2.3% sequentially.

ON Semiconductor Revenue Up for 4Q and 2014 on Auto Demand

(2015-02-05) ON Semiconductor Corp. reported Thursday it had a revenue increase for the fourth quarter of 2014 and a jump of nearly 14 percent for the entire year, partly because of auto industry demand.

Profit Up 46 %, revenues up 15% at Infineon


Cadence Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results

(2015-02-04) Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014.

NXP Semiconductors Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-year 2014 Results

(2015-02-04) NXP Semiconductors N.V. today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and the full-year ended December 31, 2014, as well as provided guidance for the first quarter of 2015.

Shaping the World with Sensor Solutions

Unterpremstaetten (2015-02-04) This new corporate video of ams shows how we make our mission of shaping the world with sensor solutions come alive. ams analog sensor solutions provide a seamless connection between technology and people. We enable our customers to make products that are more ecofriendly, smarter, safer and easier to use.

IXYS Announces the Acquisition of RadioPulse

(2015-02-03) IXYS Corporation, an international power semiconductor and IC company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RadioPulse. Based in Seoul, Korea, the fabless semiconductor company develops, manufactures and sells innovative wireless network technology solutions based on the ZigBee protocol (which combines MCUs and RF). RadioPulse's energy-friendly solutions are designed to enable a broad range of power-sensitive applications in the industrial, medical, consumer, ...

MaxLinear to Acquire Entropic, Reaffirms Its Fourth Quarter 2014 Guidance and Provides Outlook for First Quarter 2015

(2015-02-03) MaxLinear, Inc., a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), and Entropic Communications, Inc., a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for MaxLinear to acquire Entropic. The boards of directors of both MaxLinear and Entropic have unanimously approved the transaction.

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