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July 2, 2012
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  • Taiwan's IC output expected to grow 6%
    Growth in the foundry and integrated circuit design business means Taiwan should see a 6% increase in the value of its semiconductor industry over last year. The expected $51.4 billion in growth comes on stronger demand for chips in TVs and low-end smartphones in China. The Taipei Times (Taiwan) (7/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Micron looks to deals to expand DRAM capacity
    As memory-chip maker Micron works to seal a deal for Elpida and double its market share for DRAM chips, the company is also looking to fold a purchase of Rexchip Electronics' stake in Powerchip Technology as an offshoot to the deal. "Under the proposed arrangement with Powerchip, if Micron entered into an agreement to acquire Elpida, Micron would have the right to purchase the Rexchip shares held by Powerchip," Micron's Dan Francisco said. Bloomberg (7/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Carnegie: Chip sales dip 3% on slower demand
    A 3% drop in world chip sales is expected in May with $24.2 billion in sales, according to Carnegie's latest figures, which are tied to a drop in demand for mobile phone chips in May. Analysts expect sale to remain flat for the year. TechEye.net (6/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Going Green 
  • Power semiconductor market grew 9% in 2011, IMS finds
    Revenue was up 9% in 2011 for the power semiconductor discrete and module market. IMS Research reports the overall market grew by $18 billion. The power modules market did even better, posting a 32% jump in growth. Infineon kept its spot as top supplier of power discretes and modules last year. EE Times Europe (6/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Elliptic joins ARM TrustZone program
    Elliptic Technologies will provide security for mobile and home entertainment devices as it joins the ARM TrustZone Ready Program. The program provides guidelines, blueprints and standards for device security. EE Times Asia (free registration) (7/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  JEDEC News 
  • JEDEC updates e¬∑MMC standard
    JEDEC has published JESD84-B451: Embedded MultiMediaCard (e·MMC), Electrical Standard (Version 4.51). Continuing the evolution of e·MMC as an industry-leading memory standard for embedded non-volatile storage of system code, software applications and user data, the new v4.51 is a replacement of v4.5 which is now considered obsolete. JESD84-B451 is available for free download from the JEDEC website. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • JEDEC events in Korea and Taiwan to highlight mobile technology
    Register today for JEDEC's Mobile Forum events in Hsinchu on Aug. 15, or Seoul on Aug. 17. Be sure to make your plans early and register now to reserve your spot -- space is limited and won't last long! We've had to close registration early in the past for similar events due to popular demand. View the full agendas and register online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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