STMicroelectronics Acquires ams’ NFC and RFID Reader Assets

July 31, 2016, anysilicon

STMicroelectronics, (NYSE: STM) , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, today announced that it has acquired ams’ (SIX: AMS) assets related to NFC and RFID reader business. ST has acquired intellectual property, technologies, products and business highly complementary to its secure microcontroller solutions serving mobile devices,

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AnySilicon Launches Online Package Price Estimation Tool

July 27, 2016, anysilicon

AnySilicon, the fastest-growing semiconductor vendors platform has announced today the availability of its free Semiconductor Package Price Estimator which provides package price for all major semiconductor packaging type.
Using this free tool, companies can get quick price estimation for the packaging and assembly prices which are becoming critical in many

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$15 Million Investment in SerDes IP Company

July 26, 2016, anysilicon

Kandou Bus, S.A., the world’s highest performance and lowest energy SerDes technology company, has announced that it has completed a $15M investment with Bessemer Venture Partners. The resources will enable Kandou to expand research and accelerate the development, productization and deployment of Kandou’s Chord™ signaling SerDes technology. Kandou has developed

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Free Engineering Simulation Software To Students

July 17, 2016, anysilicon

Students around the world now have free access to the same leading engineering simulation solutions used by top organizations and professional engineers to create the most advanced products on the planet, thanks to ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS).

Released today, ANSYS® Student is a free, introductory academic software package for

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IC Insights Lowers 2016 Semiconductor Market Forecast to -1%

July 13, 2016, anysilicon

The health of the semiconductor industry is increasingly tied to the health of the worldwide economy. Rarely can there be strong semiconductor market growth without at least “good” worldwide economic growth to support it. Consequently, IC Insights expects annual global semiconductor market growth rates to continue to closely track the performance

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Industry’s First Open-Source Chip Platforms by SiFive

July 11, 2016, anysilicon

SiFive, the first fabless semiconductor company to build customized, open-source enabled semiconductors, today announced its flagship Freedom family of system on a chip (SoC) platforms. Built around the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture invented by the company’s founders at the University of California, Berkeley, SiFive’s Freedom U500 and

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