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Unisem Announces Participation in Upcoming April and May Conferences

Sunnyvale, California (2015-04-16) Unisem, a global provider of semiconductor assembly and test services, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the following upcoming conferences: MEMS Industry Group's MEMS Technical Congress 2015 on May 6-7 in Boston, MA. MEMS Journal's Automotive Sensors and Electronics Expo 2015 on May 20 in Detroit, MI. MEPTEC MEMS Tech Symposium on May 20 in San Jose, CA. MEPTEC Internet of Things Symposium on May 21 in San Jose, CA. The company will also be participating but not ...

AMS' Unveils Specialty Sensor Technology Portfolio Optimized For IoT Applications

Unterpremstaetten (2015-04-15) Complete turnkey offering for complex sensor solutions boosts time to market and provides proven route to silicon for foundry customers Unterpremstaetten, Austria (April 15, 2015), The Full Service Foundry division of ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, today presented at the GSA Silicon Summit 2015 its comprehensive sensor technology and solutions portfolio which provides foundry customers a complete tool set to develop advanced sensor ...

The Internet of Things (IoT): Exploring revenue generating use cases

Silicon Valley, CA (2015-04-10) Discover the key takeaways from a recent convening of IoT thought leaders designed to explore how organizations can make the leap to revenue generation through IoT technologies.

TSMC March Sales Rise 15%

(2015-04-10) Pure-play IC foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.27 billion (US$2.32 billion) for March 2015, up 15.4% on month and 44.7% on year.

MStar to Acquire Alpha for NT$37 Per Share

(2015-04-09) Eyeing IoT and image sensor chip business opportunities, MStar Semiconductor plans to acquire Alpha Imaging Technology for a total of NT$2.07 billion (US$66.37 million).

MediaTek March Sales Rebound

(2015-04-09) MediaTek saw its March revenues soar almost 111% sequentially to more than NT$20 billion (US$642 million). Revenues for the first quarter of 2015 came in line with the company's guidance.

Withings room monitor helps keep air quality high indoors thanks to MEMS VOC gas sensor from ams

Unterpremstaetten (2015-04-08) Unterpremstaetten, Austria (8 April 2015), ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high perfor-mance sensors and analog ICs, today announced that it is supplying its AS-MLV-P2 MEMS gas sensor component for VOC (volatile organic compound) detection to Withings for use in its innova-tive new Home monitoring system. Accurate, small and power-efficient, the AS-MLV-P2 sensor produces a precisely varying re-sistance in response to changes in ambient levels of pollutants commonly found in indoor ...

Intel Targets Smartglasses with Swiss Start-Ups Buyout

(2015-04-07) Intel Corp. is on a buying spree. The x86 giant has acquired two start-ups: Lemoptix SA, a provider of scanning micromirror technology, and Composyt Light Labs SA, known for developing a see-through display.

Cavendish Kinetics Adopts STATS ChipPAC's Wafer Level Technology for its SmarTune RF MEMS Tuners

Singapore and San Jose, California (2015-04-07) Cavendish Kinetics, a leading provider of high performance RF MEMS tuning solutions for LTE smartphones and wearable devices, has adopted STATS ChipPAC's advanced wafer level packaging technology to deliver Cavendish's SmarTune™ RF MEMS tuners in the smallest possible form factor, as a 2 mm2 chip scale package. LTE smartphone OEMs are rapidly adopting antenna tuning solutions to be able to provide the required signal strength across the large number of LTE spectrum bands used globally. ...

Apply Today for Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500

Silicon Valley (2015-04-03) Apply Today for Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500, an annual ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the North America based on percentage revenue growth over 3 years. Being recognized as a Fast 500 winner has its benefits! It provides increased visibility to investors, customers and employees; brand recognition through local, national, global and social media exposure; and valued networking opportunities with industry peers. The application period is open through June 26, ...

M31 Offers Low-Voltage and Low-Power Physical IP Solutions for TSMC 55ULP Technology Targeting IoT Applications

Hsinchu, Taiwan (2015-03-31) Hsinchu, Taiwan, March 31, 2015 -- M31 Technology, a global silicon intellectual property (SIP) provider, today announced the availability of its low-voltage and low-power physical IP solutions on TSMC 55nm ultra-low power process technology. The platform provides system-on-a-chip (SoC) designers with significantly competitive low-power advantages for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. IoT products include wearables, robotic equipment and even machine-to-machine automatic control systems. ...

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.

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