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August 27, 2014
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Apple planning 12.9-inch iPad for 2015: Bloomberg
Apple Inc is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9-inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next ...
Reuters
Industry News
JEDEC unveils standard for low power memory devices
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced the publication of JESD209-4 Low Power Double Data Rate 4 (LPDDR4). Designed to boost ...
EE Times Europe
SanDisk Bullish on SSD Adoption
SanDisk is looking to making SSD upgrades mainstream by targeting average notebook users with its Ultra II. While SanDisk has put a ...
EE Times
Chipmaker Qualcomm may face EU antitrust probe
Qualcomm may face a European antitrust investigation in relation to a four-year-old complaint by a subsidiary of rival Nvidia Corp, three people ...
Reuters
M&As in China's semiconductor industry to increase this year
Several international mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are expected to take place in the semiconductor industry this year after OmniVision ...
Want China Times
Toshiba announces discrete semiconductor devices strategy
Toshiba has announced business expansion plans to provide discrete semiconductor devices in key markets. The new devices will cater to ...
Infotech Lead
ASE Collaborates on Leading MEMS Device With Bosch Sensortec GmbH
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. announced that it has been selected by Bosch Sensortec GmbH as a key manufacturing and technology ...
The Wall Street Journal
Silicon Valley workers spared in Fairchild Semiconductor layoffs
Fairchild Semiconductor, a pivotal company in the foundation of Silicon Valley, announced plans that could result in more than 1,000 jobs ...
Interactive Intelligence
California to require anti-theft 'kill switches' on smartphones
Smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen under a bill signed Monday ...
Reuters
Intel Shrinks 3G Chip for IoT
Intel announced a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it is the smallest such ...
EE Times
Fairchild to Close Plants, Cut Up to 15% of Workforce
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. will close aging plants and cut as much 15% of its workforce as it shifts production to outside ...
Bloomberg Businessweek
Murata to Buy RF IC Vendor Peregrine for $471M
Passive component powerhouse, Japan's Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., has taken a major step to expand its RF component and wireless business ...
EE Times
China Launching Its Own OS, Seriously?
Xinhua, China's news agency, reported that China's home-grown operating system will be unveiled in October this year. Xinhua quoted ...
EE Times
TSMC to start 16nm volume production in 1Q15
Taiwan Semiconductor Mnufacturing Company (TSMC) will advance volume production on its 16nm process to the first quarter of 2015 with ...
Digitimes
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Indium Corporation Technology Experts to Present at IMAPS
Indium Corporation technology experts will share their expertise at the 47th International Symposium on Microelectronics organized by the International ...
Indium Corporation
Intercept Technology Inc. Expands to China with Shenzhen EDA Technologies Co., Ltd.
Intercept Technology Inc. announces its newest authorized reseller, Shenzhen EDA Technologies Co., Ltd. With over 12 years of experience ...
Intercept Technology Inc.
Moldex3D Unveils New IC Packaging Simulation Solutions at SEMICON Taiwan
CoreTech System (Moldex3D) is going to exhibit the latest suite of simulation solutions for IC Packaging at "Semicon Taiwan 2014" from September 3 ...
CoreTech System (Moldex3D)
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Test Your Knowledge
One substance is labeled "flammable." Another is labeled "inflammable." What is the difference?
Answer: Nothing - Both adjectives describe a substance that is easily ignited.
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