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  • Component Makers Unprepared for Conflict Mineral Mandate

    Four months before new U.S. rules go into effect regarding conflict mineral reporting, many electronics component manufacturers remain unprepared.

  • Researchers Develop High-Transparency Transistor for Displays, Sensors

    A team of researchers from Stanford University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has developed a high-carrier-mobility, high-performance and high-transparency transistor that can be used as a building block for flat-panel displays and sensor arrays.

  • Qualcomm, Toshiba Team on UFS Serial Flash

    Toshiba, pioneer of the serial interface protocol for NAND flash memory known as UFS, has recruited Qualcomm as a supporter and announced that Snapdragon 805 will support UFS and is coming soon.

  • Semiconductor Capacity Growth Rate Slows

    Semiconductor suppliers will increase chip capacity in 2014 and 2015, but at slower growth rates than in previous years, according to a new report by fab tool vendor trade association Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.

  • Economic Recovery Sets Stage for Semiconductor Growth

    Stronger gross domestic product (GDP) growth and rising demand for mobile electronics equipment will drive the electronics industry in 2014, according to attendees at SEMI's annual Industry Strategy Symposium.

  • Intel Puts Arizona Fab on Hold

    An Intel wafer fab in Chandler, which President Obama held up as a shining example U.S. domestic manufacturing, has been put on hold with no date for when it will start production.

  • Metamaterials Superlens Focuses Magnetic Fields to Boost Wireless Power

    Duke University researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of wireless power transfer using low-frequency magnetic fields over distances much larger than the size of the transmitter and receiver currently used in portable electronics.

  • Printed Circuit Board Orders Drop

    North American printed circuit board shipments increased 4 percent in November 2013 from November 2012, but new orders fell 6.7 percent, according to Association Connecting Electronics Industries.

  • Argentina Set to Save Brazilian Wafer Fab

    An Argentinian billionaire has agreed to buy out struggling Brazilian counterpart’s stake in South American wafer fab SIX Semiconductores, according to a Wall Street Journal report

  • Exar Buys Stretch for Camera Platform

    High performance analog company buys digital platform supplier for its expertise in surveillance market.

  • Fujitsu Backs SuVolta to Pursue DRAM, IoT

    Fujitsu, still in the semiconductor game, and has invested in low-power IC technology startup to help it pursue the integration of its technology with CMOS for DRAM, Internet of Things and mobile applications.

  • Korean Startup Targets Wireless Charging

    A South Korean 2012 startup has designed a wireless power receiver using a BCD process offered by foundry Tower Semiconductor. The company is in discussions with top mobile companies, Tower said.

  • Tegra Mobile Processor Offers 192-Core Graphics, No LTE

    Nvidia is pushing into the mobile processor market with the Tegra K1 but trying to play its trump card – graphics – leaving customers to make their own communications arrangements.

  • TSMC Posts Strong December Sales

    Sales at TSMC were up in December, bouncing back from November's weaker sales. That, together with other sales figures, indicate short-lived inventory correction.

  • CES: AMD Launches Kaveri APU With HSA Features

    AMD, a distant number two to Intel in PC processors, is fighting to bring technology and vision to the PC domain. Senior executive Lisa Su carried the flag at CES.

  • Five Dead in Explosion at Silicon Factory

    Five peopled have been killed and 12 injured by an explosion at high-purity silicon factory belonging to Mitsubishi Materials Corp. in Yokkaichi, Japan.

  • CES: Intel Launches Processor for Wearables

    Intel CEO tries to get crowds enthused about wearable equipment powered by Intel processors at the Consumer Electronics Show.

  • CES: QNX and Qualcomm Announce IVI Systems Powered by Snapdragon

    QNX and Qualcomm announced that the companies will implement support for the high-performance video and graphics capabilities of Snapdragon Automotive Solutions in the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment.

  • Micron Makes Modest Profit on Record Sales

    Micron's acquisition of Elpida has allowed it to report record quarterly sales for F1Q14 north of $4 billion. The DRAM sector was a star performer although Micron is trying to transition away from DRAM towards non-volatile memory components and storage sys

  • ST Takes Set-Top Boxes to 64bit, FDSOI

    After mobiles move to 64-bits ST is taking domestic consumer electronics in the same direction using its 28nm FDSOI manufacturing process.

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