Sensors: Biggest Growth Opportunity for Semiconductor Industry

Santa Clara, Calif. – Sensors are expected to provide the strongest sector growth opportunity for the semiconductor industry in 2015, according to the annual Global Semiconductor Industry Survey from KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. Sixty-one percent of survey respondents predict sensors will provide the biggest opportunity for growth next year. Other…

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TTE RF Filters Available from Stock

Los Angeles, Calif. – TTE Filters, a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-reliability RF filters and microwave filters for communication and signal processing applications, has launched the LC9S series of lowpass Chebyshev passive filters that are available for immediate delivery. The off-the-shelf filter series is aimed at customer requirements for same day shipments. TTE said it can deliver…

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TE Connectivity Opens Sensor Tech Center in Minnesota

Schaffhausen, Switzerland — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, officially opens today its new facility to design and manufacture highly engineered, innovative temperature sensors in Andover, Minnesota. With its acquisition of Measurement Specialties TE is one of the largest connectivity and sensor companies in the world, engineering innovative sensor solutions that help customers transform their…

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EUV Rollout Slowed, 450mm Wafers Halted, Uncertain Path Ahead for Supply Side Economics

In recent times, there is a growing concern about the state of the global semiconductor ecosystem. The entire economic structure that was supposed to lead to next-generation manufacturing technologies like 450mm wafers, extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, and transistor technology nodes below 14nm CMOS is on the verge of coming apart. Whether it is transition to…

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IPC: DSW Rule Fails to Incentivize Recycling

Bannockburn, Ill. — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unofficially released a final version of the 2011 proposed revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule. Unfortunately, the final rule fails to provide adequate regulatory relief for manufacturers wishing to do the right thing by recycling valuable secondary materials. “IPC is disappointed that the…

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Exar, Dahua Sign Tech Agreement

Fremont, Calif. — Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, today announces the signing of a strategic agreement with Dahua to license High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI) technology. Under the terms of the new agreement, Exar is licensed to design, manufacture and sell analog high-definition video solutions utilizing HDCVI…

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