Waiting on Apple’s Next Big Move

The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show has ended, and now the waiting begins for the next market-changing product from {complink 379|Apple Inc.}. It's sickening. Really. Until Apple unveiled its spectacular iPod device in the middle of the last decade, electronics manufacturers were hawking mainly pedestrian devices and sticking humdrum digital music players in the hands of…

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TSMC, Centrosolar Sign Euro Deal

MUNICH, Germany, and HSINCHU, Taiwan — TSMC (TWSE:2330, NYSE:TSM) and CENTROSOLAR Group AG today announced that the two companies have signed an agreement which makes CENTROSOLAR the exclusive European manufacturer of crystalline solar modules for TSMC. Under the agreement, CENTROSOLAR will supply TSMC with an initial module capacity of 100 MWp per year using solar…

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Altair Names Euro GM

HOD HASHARON, Israel — Altair Semiconductor (http://www.altair-semi.com), the world's leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, announced today the appointment of Siegmund M. Redl as the company's General Manager for Europe. Mr. Redl, who most recently served as Country Manager for Qualcomm in Germany, will now be responsible for…

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WPG HIts Record Sales High

TAIPEI — WPG, the largest distributor of semiconductor components in Asia, reported December 2010 consolidated sales of NT$26.3 billion, represented an increase of 44% over previous year; 2010 fourth quarter revenue reached NT$70.1 billion, with 31% growth rate over 2009; 2010 sales of NT$257.2 billion, increased 31% in comparison with 2009. Among above, the monthly,…

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AMD CEO Resigns

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Senior Vice President and CFO Thomas Seifert, 47, as interim CEO following the resignation of Dirk Meyer, 49, as president, CEO and a director of the company effective immediately. A CEO Search Committee has been formed to begin the search…

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Broadcom, CSR Settle All Litigation

IRVINE, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that the company and CSR plc have agreed to settle all litigation and legal proceedings between the parties and their affiliates, including Broadcom's subsidiary Global Locate, Inc. and CSR's subsidiary SiRF Technology, Inc. Terms of the…

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Electric Vehicle Battery Brouhaha

Whoever thinks electric car lithium-ion batteries aren’t sexy probably hasn’t seen recent headlines popping up from Paris to Singapore to Sydney to Washington. Sounding more like a Hollywood big-screen spy thriller than real-life drama, French automaker Renault SA last week suspended three managers suspected to be involved in industrial espionage and leaking electric vehicle secrets.…

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Intel in Patent Accord With Nvidia

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corporation today announced that it has entered into a new comprehensive long-term patent cross license agreement with NVIDIA. The companies have also resolved pending litigation in Chancery Court in Wilmington, Del., ending all outstanding legal disputes between the companies. “This agreement ends the legal dispute between the companies, preserves patent…

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Analog Devices Launches Webcast Series

NORWOOD, Mass. — Today’s fast-paced electronics design environment is placing a premium on the ability of engineers to rapidly adapt to changing customer product requirements without compromising quality, cost or time-to-market. The specialized nature of most product designs also means that engineers are in constant need of education and training resources that are comprehensive, easy-to-access…

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