Infineon Ends FY 2010 on High Note

Neubiberg, Germany –– {complink 2565|Infineon Technologies AG} today reported results for the fourth quarter of the 2010 fiscal year, ended September 30, 2010. “The last quarters’ excellent performance has continued in the fourth quarter across all the segments. The company’s growth during this upcycle remains significantly ahead of the market and our profitability has risen…

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ChipMOS Reports Q3

HSINCHU, Taiwan — ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. (“ChipMOS” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: IMOS) today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. All U.S. dollar figures in this release are based on the exchange rate of NT$31.19 to US$1.00 as of September 30, 2010. Net revenue on a US GAAP…

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Broadcom Completes Percello Buy

IRVINE, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Percello Ltd., a privately-held company that develops system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for femtocells. In connection with the acquisition, Broadcom paid approximately $86 million to acquire all of the outstanding shares…

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Next for Your Consideration: Vietnam

Vietnam as a low-cost manufacturing center received some attention in the early 2000s but was quickly overshadowed by the popularity of China. Although a number of economies are vying to be the next hub of high-tech, a report from Frost & Sullivan says Vietnam's demographic is highly favorable for the electronics industry. “Vietnam's electronics industry…

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Avnet to Distribute Energy Micro in Asia

HONG KONG — Following successful pan-European and panAmerican distribution agreements between Energy Micro and Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, a business region of Avnet, Inc., has signed a contract for distribution of Energy Micro's ultra low power EFM32 Gecko microcontroller. This means that Avnet now represents Energy Micro in Asia, Europe and…

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SMSC Acquires Symwave

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — SMSC (NASDAQ: SMSC), a leading semiconductor company creating valued connectivity ecosystems, today announced that it has acquired Symwave, Inc. (Symwave), a global fabless semiconductor company supplying high-performance analog/mixed-signal connectivity solutions utilizing proprietary technology, IP and silicon design capabilities. Symwave’s suite of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant products and core technology deliver up to…

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Synopsys & SMIC Team on SoC

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SHANGHAI — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), today announced that they have delivered a comprehensive solution for system-on-chip (SoC) design for SMIC's advanced 65-nanometer (nm) process. The solution integrates…

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