lab positions Singapore as a global leader in semiconductor R&D
Source: Computer World, March 08 2012
3D chip packaging is expected to be a
major inflection point for the semiconductor industry, allowing
smaller packages, lower power consumption and higher data bandwidth.
To cater to the demands of such a rising sector, a new joint R&D
centre is being established in Singapore, called the Centre of
Excellence in Advanced Packaging at Singapore's Science Park II.
Opens International Headquarters in Singapore
Source: Defense Professionals, March 08 2012
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a leading
global RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today
officially opened TriQuint International Ptv Ltd, its new
International Headquarters in Singapore. The facility will be the
focal point for most international customers, suppliers and
Spurt Expected for 2013
Source: Semiconductor packaging news, March 08 2012
Semiconductor fab equipment spending is
expected to remain level in 2012 but surge to record levels next year,
according to the latest SEMI World Fab Forecast report. Eight
companies, including Samsung and Intel, will keep their fab equipment
spending level above $2 billion in 2012.
Applied, IME Open
$100M 3D Chip Lab in Singapore
Source: Semiconductor packaging news, March 08 2012
Expanding its respective efforts in a
hot area, Applied Materials Inc. and the Institute of Microelectronics
(IME) have officially opened a 3D chip lab in Singapore at a combined
investment of over $100 million. Applied and Singapore’s IME, a
research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and
Research (A*STAR), opened the Centre of Excellence in Advanced
Packaging at Singapore’s Science Park II.
AMD Goes Fabless
Source: SMR, March 08 2012
In what may be considered a turnaround
in its manufacturing strategy, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has
reworked its wafer supply agreement with GlobalFoundries to
effectively do away with its roughly 9% stake in the foundry (valued
at $278 million). Investors did not however view the news positively,
most likely because of the resultant $703 million it will be taking as
charges in the current quarter.
years in U.S. influence semiconductor market
Source: Techonline India, March 07 2012
Verbal sparring among political leaders
in the U.S. may give the impression that they will be unable to work
together even on significant issues, but when an election year comes
along it seems the “leaders” put aside many of their differences.
to get boost from US$100m research centre
Source: Channel News Asia, March 07 2012
The semiconductor industry is set to get
an extra lift from a new US$100 million research centre located at
Science Park II. The Centre of Excellence in Advanced Packaging will
pioneer an advanced chip technology that will help make mobile devices
like smart phones smaller and cheaper. Integrated circuits, or IC
chips, are used in mobile phones, tablets or computers.
There's More to
Consumer Electronics Than Apple & the iPad
Source: EBN Online, March 07 2012
Tunnel vision is becoming a problem for
the electronics industry. One company and a handful of products are
dominating discussions in a trillion-dollar market, and this is making
it difficult for many industry players, OEMs, component vendors,
software vendors, and other third-party services providers to realize
potentials for huge sales growth outside of smartphones, tablet PCs,
and digital music players.
Micron Announces First
2.5-inch PCIe Enterprise SSD
Source: Bizwire Express, March 06 2012
Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU), one
of the world's leading providers of NAND Flash and advanced
solid-state storage solutions, today announced that it has developed a
2.5-inch enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) based on a PCIe interface.
The solution combines a high-performance PCIe interface with a
hot-swappable 2.5-inch form factor that creates new options for
enterprise server performance scalability and serviceability.
Delhi government plans
knowledge-based industrial hubs at Baprola, Ranikhera
Source: ASSOCHAM, March 05 2012
The Delhi government hopes to attract
investments worth Rs 70,000 crore by 2015 and generate employment
opportunities for nearly three lakh people with its knowledge-based
industries (KBI) park in Baprola and a multi-level manufacturing /
services hub in Ranikhera.
Martin Lund to Lead SoC Realization Business
Source: Stock Markets Review, March 05 2012
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:
CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today
announced the appointment of Martin Lund to the position of senior
vice president of research and development for the SoC Realization
Group, a business which provides differentiated standards-based design
intellectual property (IP) and services to the electronics industry.
ARM chip goes to
networks from smart phones
Economic Times, March
ARM Holdings, whose chip designs are
used in most smartphones, is set to power the networks that run them
as it steps up competition with Intel in a $9-billion market.
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