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Real Intent and TopBrain Partner to Bring Ascent and Meridian Breakthrough Verification Solutions to China

Friday April 17, 2015

Real Intent Inc. and TopBrain Design Systems Ltd. today announced a partnership in which TopBrain will provide and support Real Intent's Ascent and Meridian products in China, becoming Real Intent's first distributor there. — Read More


eSilicon's President and CEO, Jack Harding, Discusses the Changing Foundry Landscape at Mentor Graphics User Group Meeting

Friday April 17, 2015

What: Mentor Graphics User2User San Jose 2015 Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose 2050 Gateway Place San Jose, California 95110 When: April 21, 2015 Moderator: Daniel Nenni, SemiWiki.com CEO & Founder Panelists: Abstract: The Changing Foundry Landscape: Trends and Challenges ... — Read More


Cascade Microtech Introduces Multipurpose Module for IC Failure Capture

Friday April 17, 2015

Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD) is introducing a new Multipurpose Electromigration (MPEM) module featuring an intuitive, full-featured test suite for predicting the lifetime and reliability of copper interconnects in modern integrated circuits. — Read More


Mentor Graphics restructuring will eliminate more than 200 jobs

Friday April 17, 2015

Mentor Graphics Corp. said Wednesday it will reduce its global work force by 4 percent in a broad restructuring, partly through an early-retirement program for longtime employees. Wilsonville-based Mentor had 5,558 employees at the end of January, including more than 1,000 in Oregon. — Read More


Lifespan of Silicon Valley's foundation stone: Moore's Law turns 50

Friday April 17, 2015

Fifty years ago Sunday, Electronics Magazine published a very technical paper by a youthful pioneer in the silicon chip business named Gordon Moore. Inelegantly titled "Cramming more components onto integrated circuits," the article observed that the number of electronic components ... — Read More


ZMDI Announces the Release of the ZSSC5101, a High-Precision Sensor Signal Conditioning IC for Magnetoresistive Position Sensors

Friday April 17, 2015

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this Press Release ZMD AG (ZMDI), an award-winning global semiconductor company headquartered in Dresden, Germany, and specializing in enabling energy-efficient solutions, today announces the ZSSC5101, an automotive-qualified sensor signal ... — Read More


Altera Joins Industrial Internet Consortium To Influence Global Ecosystem For Internet Of Things

Friday April 17, 2015

Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the company has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium, a collaborative industry organization facilitating development of a global ecosystem for the Internet of Things (IoT). — Read More


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

Monday April 06, 2015

Silicon Cloud International, a provider of secure and private cloud computing infrastructure, announced today that its second cloud centre has been operational in Singapore since March 2015. This cloud centre is aimed at providing a state- of-the-art design enablement infrastructure ... — Read More


Taiwan has world's 2nd-largest fabless IC market share: study

Sunday April 05, 2015

Taiwan performed well in integrated circuit (IC) design in 2014, securing 18 percent of the world's fabless IC market share, ranking second behind the United States, according to semiconductor market research company IC Insights. — Read More


Specialty DRAM specialists ESMT, Etron report profit growth for 2014

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Josephine Lien, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 2 April 2015] Memory IC design house Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) saw its net profits soar 67.6% on year in 2014, while profits at Etron Technology climbed to a 4-year high. — Read More


Actions Semiconductor Launches Open Source Platform SoC and Reference Design Platform

Tuesday March 31, 2015

ZHUHAI, China, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS) ("Actions Semiconductor" or "the Company"), one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) ... — Read More


Taiwan IC design houses gearing up to offer solutions for USB Type-C

Thursday March 26, 2015

C (USB-C) chip solutions, as they anticipate the interface will see widespread adoption, according to industry sources. Apple's adoption of USB-C in its new MacBook series will encourage other notebook and mobile device companies to follow suit, the sources believe. — Read More


Digitimes Research: Japan semiconductor product value edges up 8.7% in 2014 amid strategic changes

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Ricky Tu, DIGITMES Research, Taipei [Wednesday 25 March 2015] The production value of Japan's semiconductor industry reached JPY3.25 trillion (US$27.5 billion) in 2014, increasing 8.7% from a year earlier. — Read More


Forza Silicon Picks Silicon Frontline's P2P for Fast, Early, Full-Chip IR Drop Analysis and Resistance Mapping of Image Sensors

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc., a leading provider of electrical and physical verification for IC layout, today announced that Forza Silicon, a leader of advanced image sensor and mixed-signal IC designs, has selected the company's P2P (IR Drop and Resistance Mapping) for fast, ... — Read More


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

Monday March 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 ... — Read More


Advantest wins new customer with installation of V93000 semiconductor test system at Shanghai Haier IC in China

Monday March 16, 2015

Press release [Tuesday 17 March 2015] Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE) has received its first order from Shanghai Haier IC, an IC design company in China that develops microcontrollers, embedded memories and radio-frequency ... — Read More


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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Short Interest Disclosure

Thursday March 12, 2015

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) has witnessed a colossal rise of 0.9% or 287,611 shares in its short figure. The short interest augmentation took it from 30,577,293 on February 13,2015 to 30,864,904 on February 27,2015. — Read More


Nanoelectronic Device Could Replace Conventional Electronics Memory

Friday March 06, 2015

Researchers have used an advanced model to simulate in unprecedented detail the workings of "resistance-switching cells" that might replace conventional memory for electronics applications, with the potential to bring faster and higher capacity computer memory while consuming less energy. — Read More


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Altium updates high-speed PCB design tool

Friday March 06, 2015

March 02, 2015 // Julien Happich Altium has announced the next update to its flagship PCB design tool, Altium Designer 15.1, introducing several new features for improved design productivity, documentation outputs, and high-speed design efficiency. — Read More


Synopsys to Present at Piper Jaffray Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference

Thursday March 05, 2015

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that Trac Pham, CFO and Dave DeMaria, vice president of corporate marketing, will attend the Piper Jaffray Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference on March 10, 2015. — Read More

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