Sony Completes Buy of Renesas Fab

Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas Electronics”, TSE: 6723) and Sony Corporation (“Sony”, TSE: 6758) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to transfer a semiconductor manufacturing facility and related equipment (the “Asset Transfer”) at the Tsuruoka Factory (12-inch front-end wafer fabrication line of the semiconductor production facility) of Renesas Yamagata Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Renesas…

Semtech Announces Layoffs

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), http://www.semtech.com a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced a reduction in its workforce by approximately 6 percent as part of a previously announced restructuring effort that is expected to strengthen its focus and increase future operating efficiencies. As a result of these activities, the Company also expects to…

Molex and Innovasic in Tech Agreement

Molex Incorporated and Innovasic have announced a strategic cooperation agreement focusing on PROFINET technologies. Molex software development kits (SDKs) are used by many manufacturers looking for connectivity solutions and the company offers PROFINET IO-Controller and IO-Device SDKs based on ANSI ‘C’ source code. Innovasic designs and produces ASIC solutions for industrial networking. Molex and Innovasic…

UMC Receives Supplier Award

United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) (“UMC”),  http://www.umc.com a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has received the “Best Supplier Award” from Lantiq for 2013. This is the second straight year that UMC has been awarded this honor. Lantiq presents this award annually to one selected supplier for their contributions to the…

Qualcomm Acquires Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone Patents from HP

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) http://www.qualcomm.com and HP today announced that Qualcomm Incorporated has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett-Packard Development Co LP and Palm Inc. The portfolio, comprising approximately 1,400 granted patents and pending patent applications from the US and approximately 1,000 granted patents and pending patent applications from other countries, covers technologies…