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Sidense Exhibiting at TSMC 2015 North American Technology Symposiums

Ottawa, Canada (2015-03-27) Sidense will be exhibiting at the North American TMSC Technology Symposiums (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX and Boston, MA), discussing its low-cost, secure and reliable 1T-OTP non-volatile memory (NVM) IP, available from 180nm to 20nm including HV and BCD process nodes.

Sidense Increases its Coverage of the Popular 28nm Node

Ottawa Canada (2015-03-26) Sidense Corp. announced that the Company's SHF 1T-OTP macros for GLOBALFOUNDRIES 28nm HPP and SLP processes have met all of GLOBALFOUNDRIES qualification requirements.

eSilicon webinar series: From Medical and Wearables to Big Data: Differentiated IP for the IoT Spectrum

San Jose, California (2015-03-25) Creating the right chip for power-sensitive Internet of Things (IoT) applications requires the right memory IP. These webinars will provide memory IP examples and customization techniques across IoT market segments that demonstrate eSilicon's ultra-low-power and ultra-low-voltage memory solutions. The webinars will be presented in Japanese, Korean and Mandarin in local time zones.

ams launches tiny 4mm2 integrated power management solution for wearable devices

Unterpremstaetten (2015-03-23) AS3701 micro-PMIC includes battery charger circuit, multiple power rails, protection features and I2C interface Unterpremstaetten, Austria (23 March, 2015), ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high per-formance sensors and analog ICs, today introduced the AS3701, an integrated power management unit with an especially small footprint for use in wearables and other space-constrained devices. The AS3701, a micro-PMIC (power management IC) with a low quiescent current, implements ...

Unisem Receives Supplier Excellence Award from Allegro MicroSystems

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2015-03-23) Unisem was recently honored with the Supplier Excellence Award from its valued customer Allegro MicroSystems. Allegro is a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing high-performance semiconductors. This award recognizes Unisem's outstanding service and support to Allegro. Mr. Marc Levesque, Vice President, Supply Chain Management of Allegro noted, "During the past 18 months, Unisem Ipoh was ranked as Allegro's number one semiconductor subcontractor supplier. Unisem's ...

Silicon Cloud Establishes Cloud Center in Singapore for Internet of Things Design Enablement

Singapore (2015-03-23) In collaboration with Cisco, the cloud center is hosted at the Singapore University of Technology and Design to enable IoT node designs SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Mar 23, 2015) - Silicon Cloud International, a provider of secure and private cloud computing infrastructure, announced today that its second cloud center has been operational in Singapore since March 2015. This cloud center is aimed at providing a state-of-the-art design enablement infrastructure and framework for Internet of ...

Silvaco Acquires Invarian to Accelerate Adoption of Concurrent Power-Voltage-Thermal Analysis

(2015-03-19) Silvaco, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Invarian, Inc., a recognized leader in block-level to full-chip sign-off analysis for complex, high-performance integrated circuits.

Microsemi Corporation to Acquire Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation

(2015-03-18) Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, jointly announced today that Microsemi has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vitesse for $5.28 per share through a cash tender offer, representing a premium of 32 percent based on the average closing price of Vitesse's shares of common stock during the 30 trading days ended March 17, 2015. The board of directors ...

Unparalleled accuracy over full temperature range at high speed in latest version of ams' 47 series magnetic position sensor

Unterpremstaetten (2015-03-17) New AS5047P with incremental ABI output is an ideal replacement for optical encoders and resolvers in motor and motion control systems that enables dramatically lower system costs while still providing high accuracy performance Unterpremstaetten, Austria (17 March, 2015), ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high per-formance sensors and analog ICs, today launched a new version of its 47 series of magnetic rotary position sensors for motor and motion control applications, featuring higher ...

Spansion, Cypress Close $5B Merger

(2015-03-16) Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion have finalised their merger in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at about $5 billion. In a recent meeting, Cypress shareholders have approved the issuance of 2.457 shares of Cypress stock to Spansion shareholders for each Spansion share they own.

Judge Orders Kilopass to Pay Sidense $5.5 Million in Legal Fees and Costs for Baseless Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Ottawa, Canada (2015-03-16) Sidense Corp., a leading developer of non-volatile memory OTP IP cores, today announced that U.S. District Judge Susan Illston has ordered Kilopass Technology to pay Sidense $5.5 million for its "objectively baseless" patent infringement lawsuit initiated against Sidense in May of 2010. The fee recovery represents attorneys' fees and associated costs

ISSI Enters Into A Definitive Merger Agreement To Be Acquired By Consortium For $19.25 Per Share

(2015-03-12) Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. , a global fabless semiconductor company, and a Chinese consortium of investors led by Summitview Capital (the "Consortium"), today jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which the Consortium will acquire all of the outstanding shares of ISSI for US$19.25 per share in cash.

TSMC Affiliate Xintec to List on OTC in End-March, Says Report

(2015-03-12) Image sensor packaging house Xintec, an affiliate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), will list on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at the end of March 2015, according to a recent Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

TSMC February Revenues Fall 28% on Month

(2015-03-10) Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$62.65 billion (US$1.99 billion) for February 2015, down 28.1% on month but up 33.8% on year.

ASE Reports On-Year Increase in February Revenues

(2015-03-10) Advanced Semiconductor Engineering has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.982 billion (US$601.61 million) for February 2015, representing a 18.72% drop on month and 16.86% increase on year.

MediaTek March Sales to Rebound

(2015-03-10) MediaTek is expected to see its March sales rebound to previous high levels of around NT$20 billion (US$630 million), buoyed by a pick-up in demand from China's smartphone market, according to industry sources.

MediaTek Sees Steep Decline in February Sales

(2015-03-06) MediaTek has reported that consolidated net sales for February 2015 totaled NT$9.671 billion (US$307.12 million), down 38.52% on year and 44.62% sequentially.

SPIL February Sales Rise 16.2%

(2015-03-06) Consolidated revenues at IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) increased 16.2% on year to NT$6.48 billion (US$205.7 million) in February 2015.

Mentor Graphics Acquires Tanner EDA

(2015-03-03) Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced it has acquired the business assets of Tanner EDA, a leading tool provider for the design, layout and verification of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) and MEMS integrated circuits. W

Brite Semiconductor Secures Series C Round of Finance from Norwest Venture Partners, Gobi Partners and China-based Foundry SMIC

(2015-03-03) Brite Semiconductor, an emerging ASIC design services firm headquartered in Shanghai, China, announced today it has raised $8 million in a Series C round of funding led by Norwest Venture Partners, Gobi Partners, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation.

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.

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