SMIC Buys 70% of LFoundry for 49M Euros

June 27, 2016, anysilicon


Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China, jointly announces with LFoundry Europe GmbH (“LFE”) and Marsica Innovation S.p.A. (“MI”), the signing of an agreement on June 24, 2016 to

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Increased Use of Semiconductors in the Automotive Will Boost the Semiconductor Equipment Market

June 24, 2016, anysilicon


According to the latest market research report by Technavio, the global semiconductor capital equipment marketis expected to reach USD 47.34 billion mark by 2020.
In this report, Technavio covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global semiconductor capital equipment market education market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the

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Dolphin Integration pushes SoC optimization to the next level with all risks managed

June 20, 2016, anysilicon

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Minimizing the PCB footprint and the BoM cost implies embedding the Power Regulation Network (PRNet) in the SoC.
Meanwhile, minimizing drastically the SoC power consumption involves implementing several modes of activity to turn on and off different functions of the SoC, which generates noise on the supply lines during mode

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3 Myths About Electronic Design You Need to Stop Believing Now

June 16, 2016, anysilicon


Evident in ubiquitous products like cellphones, laptops, and televisions, electronic design is a large part of everyday life. Electronic designers determine many aspects of these gadgets, from their particular features, prices, and longevity. They are pressured to design, create, and produce modern technology rapidly in accordance to the increased demand

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ASIC Model vs. COT Model

June 15, 2016, anysilicon


Each semiconductor company reaches at some point to the manufacturing dilemma – how to go into production in the cheapest, most efficient and highest quality way? Is it using an external full turnkey partner – e.g ASIC model, or work directly with semiconductor suppliers –  e.g. COT model.
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Teradyne – Company Overview

June 09, 2016, anysilicon


Located in North Reading, Massachusetts, Teradyne is a supplier and developer of automatic test equipment for a number of large companies. The Semiconductor Test and Systems Test Group offers their services to a number of customers, including high profile companies such as Intel, Samsung, and IBM.
The name Teradyne

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