IP Subsystems: The Next IP Market Paradigm

The third-party semiconductor intellectual property (SIP) market has seen great innovation in the products it offers to system-on-a-chip (SoC) designers over the last 10 years. If any market segment in the semiconductor industry typifies the intense evolutionary pressures the entire electronics market has undergone, it is the third-party SIP market. Most of these evolutionary forces…

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IBM Tops Patent List

ARMONK, N.Y. — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that its inventors received a record 5,896 U.S. patents in 2010, marking the 18th consecutive year it has topped the list of the world's most inventive companies. IBM became the first company to be granted as many as 5,000 U.S. patents in a single year. It took…

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SMSC Posts Q3

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — SMSC (NASDAQ: SMSC) today announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2011, ended November 30, 2010. Highlights for the third quarter of fiscal 2011: • Record revenue of $107.0 million, • Record Automotive market revenue of $19.1 million, • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.52. Total revenue for the…

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RFMW Opens in Europe

SAN JOSE, Calif. — RFMW, Ltd. announces the opening of direct sales and distribution offices in Europe. RFMW is a specialized distributor that uniquely provides customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF/microwave components as well as customer specific component engineering support. These direct sales offices allow RFMW to quickly and effectively introduce products from…

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API Merges With SenDEC

NEW YORK and ORLANDO, Fla. — API Technologies Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ATNYD) (“API” or the “Company”), a provider of secure communications, electronic components and subsystems to the global defense and aerospace industries, has signed a definitive merger agreement with Vintage Capital Management LLC (“Vintage”) to acquire SenDEC Corporation (“SenDEC”), a leading defense electronics manufacturing…

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World Micro Adds CFO

ATLANTA — Georgia-based electronic components distributor, World Micro, Inc., announced today that it has appointed Ms. Teri McAlpin to serve as the company's chief financial officer. Her primary role will be in building financial strategies, metrics tied to the financial and overall corporate strategies, developing and monitoring corporate risk and control systems, and accurate financial…

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SMSC to Acquire Conexant

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — SMSC (NASDAQ: SMSC), a leading semiconductor company providing Smart Mixed-Signal Connectivity™ solutions, and Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT), a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which SMSC will purchase all…

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Ramtron Provides 2010 Guidance

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — U.S. semiconductor maker Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of ferroelectric-based low-power memory and integrated semiconductor products, today provided an update of its foundry transition and guidance for full-year 2010 revenue and GAAP net income. “During the fourth quarter, we continued to advance the IBM foundry transition…

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