Increased Demand for Customized Sourcing Management

As competition continues to heat up in the smart device market, the demand for services along the semiconductor and electronics industry's supply chain is increasing. One of the key challenges as devices proliferate, while margins shrink to keep pricing levels competitive, is maintaining inventory balances and strategic sourcing. Navigating today's global supply chain requires skill…

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Supply Chain Security: 5 Important Steps

One of the largest known breaches, resulting in 110 million records lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, started with a small, third-party supplier. We're talking about Target, where attackers compromised Fazio Mechanical Services, a provider of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, to gain access to the retail giant's network. The breach…

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LSI Flash Controllers Demo Breakthrough

Santa Clara, Calif.– FLASH MEMORY SUMMIT — LSI, an Avago Technologies Company (Nasdaq:AVGO), today announced breakthrough performance and endurance demonstrations of its third-generation SandForce(R) SF3700 flash controller. After successfully introducing industry-leading sequential performance of 1800MB/s, the SF3700 is now demonstrating mixed 80/20 (read/write) workload performance of up to 1300MB/s with a native PCIe interface. This…

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3D Systems Buys Laser Reproductions

Rock Hill, S.C. — 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has acquired Laser Reproductions, an expert provider of advanced manufacturing product development and engineering services, further extending its Quickparts operations in the United States. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Laser Reproductions brings to 3DS three decades of advanced…

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NJR, UMC Achieve High-Volume MEMS Microphone Mfg

Hsinchu — New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (New JRC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that the two companies have successfully collaborated to achieve high-volume manufacturing for NJR’s MEMS (micro electro mechanical system) microphone products. Adding UMC’s MEMS manufacturing capabilities to NJR’s Fukuoka and Kawagoe fabs will ensure NJR’s…

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SMIC Sales Up 13% in Q2

Shanghai — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) (“SMIC” or the “Company”), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter 2014 Highlights * Revenue was $511.3 million in 2Q14, an increase of 13.4% quarter over quarter. *…

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RFMW, Anritsu Expand Distribution Agreement

San Jose, Calif. – Anritsu Company has expanded RFMW’s distribution territory for coaxial connectors and coaxial components. Along with the United States, which RFMW has supported since 2008, the specialty electronics distribution company will now also market and sell Anritsu connectors and components in Canada, Mexico, as well as Central and South America. Anritsu is a…

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AgigA Samples First DDR4 NVDIMM

Santa Clara, Calif. – AgigA Tech, Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and a leading provider of high-speed, high-density, and battery-free nonvolatile memory solutions, today announced that it is now sampling the industry’s first DDR4 Nonvolatile DIMM (NVDIMM) to key OEMs and development partners. The AGIGARAM® DDR4 NVDIMM has been designed to operate in the…

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What’s Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 5

Foundries continue to face increased competition in the semiconductor industry, demanding new approaches in order to achieve success. The semiconductor pundits and industry leaders quoted in a volume titled Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry, by author Daniel Nenni and contributor Paul McLellan, weigh in on their views of the future of the semiconductor…

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