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1. Samsung increases battery capacity with graphene-on-silicon process

JEDEC SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

Researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology report developing a process of coating silicon anodes and cathodes with graphene cells. The process could double the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, according to the research team. The Korea Times (Seoul) (06/26) ZDNet (06/26)

2. GlobalFoundries is cleared to purchase IBM Microelectronics

JEDEC SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2015

Poughkeepsie Journal (N.Y.) (06/30)

3. Jacobs: Qualcomm is not looking to spin off chip business

JEDEC SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2015

Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm's executive chairman, said the company's board doesn't have any plans to spin off its chip business, as the Jana Partners hedge fund suggested in April, although the board has considered that option in the past. "We've had that discussion for a long time, many years the board has looked at it but we still think the synergies of having the businesses together outweighs the dissynergies," Jacobs said. Reuters (06/30)

4. French firm embeds antennas, RFID chips into yarn

JEDEC SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

Primo1D, a spinoff from CEA-Leti, is a startup supplier of "E-Thread," which combines Impinj's passive radio-frequency identification chips with a proprietary packaging process to produce yarn for wearable electronics clothing. CEO Emmanuel Arene expects the company to have revenue next year. EE Times (06/30)

5. Zolt develops unit to charge 3 devices at once

JEDEC SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2015

The Zolt Laptop Charger Plus is capable of simultaneously charging up to three devices, with voltages ranging from 110V to 240V. Zolt, a subsidiary of Avogy, uses gallium nitride converters in the charger, which is about the size of a lipstick tube. EE Times (06/29)

6. ISSI shareholders vote for $765M acquisition by Chinese investors

JEDEC SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2015

San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration) (06/29)

7. Sources: Qualcomm LTE chip to power Apple's next iPhone

JEDEC SmartBrief | Jul 02, 2015

Apple's next iPhone, expected to debut this fall, will be powered by a Qualcomm Long-Term Evolution chip that will have double the download speed of the iPhone 6, sources say. The new phone could reach speeds of 300 megabits per second and boast a better battery life, a 9to5Mac report states. CNET (07/01) Forbes (07/01) 9to5Mac (07/01)

8. Skeleton tips graphene-enhanced ultracapacitors with capacitance of 4,500 farads

JEDEC SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

Skeleton Technologies has introduced the SkelCap 4500 line of graphene-enhanced ultracapacitors, which it says have capacitance of 4,500 farads. The products are targeted at industrial and heavy transportation applications. Electronics Weekly (U.K.) (06/30)

9. Qualcomm to invest in Korean startups for "mobile ecosystem"

JEDEC SmartBrief | Jul 02, 2015

Qualcomm will invest up to $89.5 million in South Korean startup companies to "foster the mobile ecosystem in the country," the company said Wednesday. Qualcomm Ventures will directly invest about half of that amount during the "next few years," it added. Yonhap News Agency (South Korea) (subscription required) (07/01)

10. Microsoft unveils tablet with Core i7 processor, more storage

JEDEC SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2015

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 tablet features Intel's Core i7 processor operating at 1.7 gigahertz, 8 gigabytes of RAM and 128 GB of data storage. The chip can be tweaked with Intel's Turbo Boost technology to run at 3.3 GHz and is paired with Intel's HD 5000 integrated graphics processor. PCWorld (06/29)

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