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Former Samsung Engineer Now Sells to Samsung

Monday January 26, 2015

Nicole KimSpika Inc.When Nicole Kim started out as a semiconductor design engineer at Samsung Electronics Co. in 1994, there were so few women doing jobs like hers that she can still recall the human resource department’s discomfort, and its attempts to persuade her to switch roles. — Read More

Equipment b-to-b trending down

david manners | Monday January 26, 2015

The SEMI book-to-bill for December was 0.98. December bookings were $1.37 billion. The bookings figure is 12.3% higher than the final November 2014 level of $1.22 billion, and is 1.1% lower than the December 2013 order level of $1.38 billion. — Read More

Metal oxide backplanes are gaining commercial ground

Monday January 26, 2015

The metal oxide backplane technology has many clear advantages. It offers high field-effect mobility and spatial uniformity. This is beneficial for large-sized OLED displays, which are current driven. It is also good for high-definition displays as the high mobility enables increasing ... — Read More

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Altera (ALTR) Tops Earnings; Shares Dip on Revenue Miss

Saturday January 24, 2015

Analyst Report) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings of 36 cents per share increased 16.1% from the year-ago quarter and came a penny ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The year-over-year earnings growth was mainly driven by higher revenue base and lower share count. — Read More

Global Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Market - Trends & Forecasts From 2014

Saturday January 24, 2015

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Market by Architecture, Configuration, Application, and Geography - Trends & Forecasts From 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. — Read More

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Virtual Prototyping Software offers unified HW-SW debug/analysis.

Saturday January 24, 2015

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the availability of Mentor® Embedded Virtual Prototype Kits (VPKs) in the Mentor Graphics® Vista(TM)  and Sourcery(TM) CodeBench Virtual Edition products. — Read More

Nomination Now Open for Women in EDA Achievement Award

Saturday January 24, 2015

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is now accepting nominations for the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award. The 52nd DAC will be held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California from June 7 - 11, 2015. — Read More

Buyers Accumulate Shares of Cadence Design Systems, Up 1.3%

Saturday January 24, 2015

Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) is one of today's notable stocks on the rise, up 1.3% to $18.60. The S&P is currently trading 0.2% lower to 2,058 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading 0.3% lower to 17,771. — Read More

Samsung Electronics : Patent Issued for Super Capacitor Casing and Supercapacitor Embedded Device

Saturday January 24, 2015

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) has been issued patent number 8934255, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors. The patent's inventors are Bang, Hyo-Jae (Hwaseong-si, KR); Kim, Jung-Hyeon (Seoul, KR). — Read More

Get to Market Faster with Modular Circuit Design

Friday January 23, 2015

January 22, 2015 by Craig Armenti, Zuken USA, Inc. The concept of designing, validating and then reusing functional blocks in integrated circuits (ICs) has been entrenched in the electronics industry for decades.  Software development has a similar model utilizing libraries of common ... — Read More

Funding European Fabs

david manners | Friday January 23, 2015

How could Europe fund fabs? There has been a lot of debate around the issue ever since Neelie Kroes announced her intention for Europe to gain a 20% share of the world semiconductor market. One way is fab-sharing. — Read More

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Bitcoin Gets Liquid: BitFury Buys Immersion Cooling Specialist

Friday January 23, 2015

One of Bitcoin’s biggest players is turning to immersion cooling to address the shifting economics of cryptocurrency mining. Bitcoin hardware specialist BitFury Group said today that it will acquire Allied Control, a startup known for designing a high-density bitcoin mine in a Hong Kong skyscraper. — Read More

3-D Transistors Made with Molecular Self-Assembly

Friday January 23, 2015

Researchers at IBM have made the first 3-D transistors using a promising new manufacturing approach. A new way of building computer chips is taking shape that involves synthesizing molecules so that they automatically assemble into complex structures—which then serve as templates for ... — Read More

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Will These Stocks Ignite the Tech Sector?

Friday January 23, 2015

The stock market continued to edge higher Wednesday ahead of the widely anticipated ECB meeting today. The market internals at 2-1 positive were stronger than prices. Still, the major averages are locked in their trading ranges. — Read More

Pericom Semiconductor (PSEM) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Monday

Friday January 23, 2015

Pericom Semiconductor (NASDAQ:PSEM) is scheduled to issue its Q215 quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 26th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.14 per share and revenue of $33.60 million for the quarter. — Read More

ARM polishes Cortex-R5 for ISO26262 safety

Friday January 23, 2015

Aiming at automotive applications, ARM has developed functional safety documentation for its Cortex-R5 processor. Industrial and medical safety is also in it sights. “This will help speed the path to global safety standard compliances,” said ARM. — Read More

Samsung And Apple Buy 17% Of All Semis

david manners | Friday January 23, 2015

Samsung, the second largest producer of semiconductors, is the largest buyer of semiconductors. The top ten semiconductor buyer bought $126 billion worth of semiconductors last year accounting for 37% of all semiconductor purchases, says Gartner. — Read More

Synopsys' Silicon-Proven DesignWare HDMI IP Receives HDMI 2.0 Certification

Friday January 23, 2015

Highlights: Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced that its DesignWare HDMI 2.0 Transmitter (TX) and Receiver (RX) Controller and PHY IP have been certified by ... — Read More

Cascade Microtech Introduces Velox(TM) 2.0 Probe Station Control Software

Friday January 23, 2015

Cascade Microtech, Inc. CSCD, +2.93% a leading supplier of solutions that enable precision measurements of integrated circuits at the wafer level, today announced Velox 2.0, the latest version of probe station control software. — Read More

Nominations Being Accepted for 16th Annual Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation Achievement Award

Friday January 23, 2015

The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems, is now accepting nominations for the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award. — Read More

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