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Silicon Vision Announces Bluetooth Low Energy Radio IP SIG Certification and Listing

London, UK (2015-01-29) Today Silicon Vision Technologies Ltd. announced that its Bluetooth Low Energy Radio IP is officially certified in the Bluetooth SIG Qualified Listings. According to the testing results, the certified radio is the industry's lowest power for the same process node that is compatible with Bluetooth standards version 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2, Additionally, the innovative IP includes a complete 2.4GHz Transceiver with integrated Frequency Synthesizer, XTAL oscillator, digital GFSK Modulator/De-Modulator, ...

Lattice Semiconductor to Acquire Silicon Image for Approximately $600 Million

(2015-01-27) Lattice Semiconductor Corporation), a leading provider of programmable connectivity solutions, and Silicon Image, Inc., a leading provider of wired and wireless connectivity solutions, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement, pursuant to which Lattice will acquire Silicon Image in an all-cash tender offer of $7.30 per share, representing an equity value of approximately $600 million (or approximately $450 million on an enterprise value basis) and a 34.6% premium to the ...

ams' Sensor-Integrated Smart Lighting Manager Enables IoT-Connected Daylight Harvesting

Unterpremstaetten (2015-01-21) Fully Integrated AS721x Autonomous Daylighting Manager Enables Manufacturers to bring the Internet of Awareness™ to Lighting Unterpremst√§tten, Austria, January 21, 2015 -- ams AG (SIX:AMS), a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, today introduced its revolutionary AS721x Autonomous Day-lighting Manager, the industry's first integrated chip-scale Internet of Things (IoT)-connected smart lighting manager. This new class of sensor-integrated smart lighting manager ...

eSilicon Webinar: Try Before You Buy IP

San Jose, CA (2015-01-13) Within the eSilicon® IP MarketPlace™ environment, the webinar will explore real-time power, performance and area (PPA) evaluation and memory instance generation, followed by Q&A.

Mentor Graphics Acquires Flexras Technologies

(2015-01-13) Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that it has acquired Flexras Technologies, a leading developer of proprietary technologies that reduce time required for prototyping, validation, and debug of integrated circuits (ICs) and systems on chip (SoCs).

Merger of RFMD and TriQuint Is Now Complete, Qorvo™ Emerges as a New Leader in RF Solutions

(2015-01-02) RF Micro Devices, Inc. and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. announced today they have completed their merger of equals to form Qorvo™ (Nasdaq: QRVO), a new leader in RF solutions. Qorvo is expected to begin trading today on the NASDAQ Global Stock Market.

STATS ChipPAC Receives Top 20 Semiconductor Manufacturing Patent Ranking for Fourth Consecutive Year

Singapore (2014-12-17) STATS ChipPAC, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor packaging and test services, announced today that it has been ranked for the fourth consecutive year among the world's top 20 semiconductor manufacturing companies in the Patent Power Scorecards published by IEEE.

Quantenna Communications Closes New Investment Round and Adds Two Industry Veterans to Its Board of Directors

(2014-12-17) Quantenna Communications, Inc., a leader in ultra-high performance Wi-Fi solutions, announced today that it has closed a new investment round of $22 million to continue to fuel its rapid growth.

ams expands family of power management ICs for Nvidia Tegra and other multi-core ARM processors

Unterpremstaetten (2014-12-15) New AS3722 PMIC and AS3728 power stages supply new Tegra K1 mobile proces-sor SoC in Nvidia's 'Jetson' reference design kit Unterpremstaetten, Austria (15 December, 2014), ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, today added to its family of power management ICs (PMICs) for mobile multi-core ARM processors with the AS3722, which provides a complete power-control solution for Nvidia's Tegra K1 mobile system-on-chip (SoC). ams is also ...

Murata Completes Acquisition of Peregrine Semiconductor

(2014-12-12) Murata Electronics North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, today announce that Murata has acquired all outstanding shares of Peregrine. The cash transaction paid the holders of Peregrine common shares $12.50 per share.

ams Enters Agreement to Acquire Private Sensor Specialist acam-messelectronic

(2014-12-05) ams, a leading worldwide manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in acam-messelectronic, a leader in highly accurate time-based measurement and related sensor solutions, in an all-cash transaction.

eSilicon to exhibit at CSIA-ICCAD 2014

San Jose, CA (2014-12-04) Davis Wang to discuss the role of semiconductors: IoT will Make China a Great Power in the World

Unisem Receives 2014 Supplier Award From United Monolithic Semiconductors

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2014-12-03) Unisem was recently honored with the 2014 Supplier Award from its valued customer United Monolithic Semiconductors (UMS). UMS designs, produces and markets leading edge RF, microwave and millimetre wave components and integrated circuits (ICs) for the Telecom, Space, Defence, Automotive and ISM Industries. This award recognizes Unisem's outstanding service and support to UMS. Mr. Jerome Krieg, COO of UMS presented the award to Mr. CS Ho, COO of Unisem Ipoh. Upon receipt of the award, Mr. ...

Try IP before you buy: Introducing the eSilicon® IP MarketPlace™ environment

San Jose, CA (2014-12-03) eSilicon Corporationintroduced its eSilicon® IP MarketPlace™ environment, the newest addition to its suite of automated online custom IC decision-making portals. The IP MarketPlace environment helps users avoid complicated paperwork; find which memories will best help meet their chip's power, performance or area (PPA) targets; and easily isolate key data without navigating convoluted data sheets.

Freescale Acquires Zenverge and Its Market-Leading Transcoding Technology

(2014-12-02) Freescale Semiconductor has acquired Zenverge, a fabless semiconductor company and a leading developer of advanced HD content processing ICs.

SureCore Raises $1.6m

(2014-12-02) SureCore, the Sheffield-based SRAM intellectual property (IP) company, has raised $1.6m in Series A funding bringing its total funding to $2.4m.

Cypress Semiconductor Buys Spansion For About $1.6 Billion

(2014-12-01) Cypress Semiconductor Inc. is buying flash-memory maker Spansion Inc. for nearly $1.6 billion in stock, based on Cypress' closing price of $10.43 per share today.

NXP Semiconductors Acquires Wearable and Bluetooth Low Energy IC Business of Quintic

(2014-11-24) NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Quintic to acquire assets and IP related to its Wearable and Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) IC business. This transaction contributes to NXP's drive to create security and connectivity solutions for fast-growing Internet-of-Things applications in Health & Fitness Wearables, Mobile Transactions, Proximity Marketing, Smart Home and Automotive.

SanDisk Expands its Commitment to the 'Connected Device' Market with a Strategic Investment in Altair Semiconductor

(2014-11-19) SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that the company's venture arm, SanDisk Ventures, has invested in Altair Semiconductor, the leading developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE chipsets. Altair's high-performance products bring 4G LTE Internet connectivity to tablets, netbooks, USB dongles, portable hotspots, fixed routers and modems, machine-to-machine applications and other devices.

TSMC Buys Qualcomm Taiwan Factory for US$85 Million

(2014-11-19) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has acquired a Qualcomm factory in Longtan, northern Taiwan, for US$85 million, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

ams schedules 2015 multi-project wafer starts for analog foundry customers

Unterpremstaetten (2014-11-17) Unique combination of prototyping service plus chip scale packaging offers large cost savings and great flexibility to foundry customers Unterpremstaetten, Austria (17 November 2014), The Full Service Foundry division of ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, today announced its fast and cost-efficient IC prototyping service, known as Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) or shuttle run, with an updated schedule for 2015. The prototyping service, which combines ...

ams advanced optical sensor family integrates touchless gesture detection and e-commerce func-tionality

Unterpremstaetten (2014-11-11) TMG399x intelligent sensor modules offer a flexible, highly-integrated implementa-tion of touchless user interface and display management features for smartphones, tablets and many other consumer devices Unterpremstaetten, Austria (11 November, 2014), ams AG (SIX:AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, today released a new family of intelligent sensors that inte-grate six key sensing functions including gesture detection and Mobeam barcode emulation. The TMG399x ...

Cavendish Kinetics Secures Funding to Accelerate the Growth of RF MEMS Market

(2014-11-11) Cavendish Kinetics, the leading provider of high-performance RF MEMS tuning solutions for mobile and wearable devices, today announced the closing of a $7 million funding round as well as the appointment of Gilles Delfassy to its board of directors. The round was co-led by Tallwood Venture Capital and Wellington Partners, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures and other existing investors.

Sidense Announces New Executive Appointments

Ottawa, Canada (2014-11-11) Sidense Corp., a leading developer of non-volatile memory OTP IP cores, today announced Jim Roche as the company's new Chief Operating Officer. In that role, Mr. Roche will be responsible for driving strategic planning and taking corporate growth to the next level.

Ineda Systems Secures Additional Series B Funding

(2014-11-11) Ineda Systems, a developer of low-power SoCs (system on a chip) for use in the fast-growing wearables and Internet of Things market segment, today announced additional funding from Cisco Investments to bring the round of Series B funding to a total of $19M.

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