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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SMIC Invests in Brite

SHANGHAI — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 981), China's leading foundry, today announced an agreement to invest in Brite Semiconductor, a Shanghai-based IC design and turnkey service company. The agreement allows Brite to provide customers with complete semiconductor design and manufacturing solutions based upon SMIC's leading foundry and IP technology. Value-added…

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