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January 14, 2013
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  • Apple reportedly sees weaker demand for iPhone 5, cuts orders
    Apple is said to be reducing its orders for components going into the iPhone 5 due to slowing demand for its latest handset, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the situation. The company has been cutting its orders for touch-screen displays and other parts since last month, two people said. Apple wasn't immediately available to comment on the report. The Wall Street Journal (1/13)
  • SEMI: Industry spending $32.4B this year on IC gear
    The worldwide semiconductor industry will spend a total of $32.4 billion this year on wafer fabrication equipment, essentially flat when compared with last year, according to Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International. The trade organization sees 182 wafer fabs buying new equipment in 2013, compared with 212 in 2012. Electronics Weekly (U.K.) (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Samsung introduces memory to cut power usage in data centers
    Samsung Electronics has introduced 64-gigabyte load-reduced dual-inline memory modules that can help reduce the amount of power needed to run data centers. "Data centers today worldwide consume some 30 billion watts," Samsung's Sylvie Kadivar said. EE Times (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Researchers: Graphene absorbs radioactive waste in water
    Researchers at Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University report that flakes of graphene oxide are better at absorbing radioactive material in water than the bentonite clays and activated carbon currently used, Eric Limer writes in this blog post. After clumping up in the waste-contaminated water, the graphene oxide flakes can be burned to form a radioactive slag for easier disposal, he notes. Gizmodo Australia (1/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Sources: Look for more Android convertibles from Lenovo
    Lenovo Group plans to introduce more Android-based notebook/tablet convertible computers during the first six months of 2013, similar to its IdeaPad Yoga model brought out last year, DigiTimes reports, citing industry sources. The new models would have ARM-based or Intel processors, those sources said. DigiTimes (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • GE, TI collaborate on producing tiny cooling system
    General Electric and Texas Instruments are working together to produce GE's dual piezoelectric cooling jet technology, which is meant to replace cooling fans in electronics. The companies expect to have the DCJ technology in consumer electronics by the end of 2013. Bit-Tech.net (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  JEDEC News 
  • Industry experts focus on DDR4 in upcoming JEDEC event
    JEDEC's two-day DDR4 Workshop on Feb. 6 and 7 in Santa Clara, Calif., offers an in-depth technical review of DDR4, as taught by industry experts involved in the creation of the standard, including representatives from Agilent, AMD, Inphi, Intel, Micron, Montage, Samsung and SK hynix. See the agenda and register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • JEDEC welcomes new members to the Association
    JEDEC is the global leader in developing standards for the microelectronics industry, bringing together over 4,000 member company volunteers in 50 technical committees to meet the needs of every segment of the industry. JEDEC is pleased to extend a warm welcome to the following new members: AVX Tantalum, Embed Technology, Kandou Bus, Memoright Corp., Shenzhen Deren Electronic Co. and StorArt Technology. Interested in JEDEC membership for your company? Find out more about the benefits of membership and apply online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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