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ARM reports strong growth in revenue, profit

ARM says its Q4 2015 revenues grew by 19% to £269.1million. In dollar terms, revenues rose by 14% to $407.9m. For the company’s 2015 financial year, revenues were £968m (+22% over 2014) or $1.489billion (+15%).

Amongst the highlights identified by the company are 51 new processor licences, including one architecture licence for the V8-M core. It notes that 4bn ARM based chips shipped during the quarter, 16% more than the same quarter in 2014. CEO Simon Segars ...

e2v signs high reliability deal with Peregrine

High reliability semiconductor specialist e2v has signed a deal with Peregrine Semiconductor under which it will become the sole provider of the latter’s high reliability circuits to the space market. The deal, says e2v, will allow it to offer products that span the signal chain from RF to back end, including data converters, memory and high performance data processing.

$500m push to get EUV into production

The State University of New York’s Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) and Globalfoundries are setting up an Advanced Patterning and Productivity Center (APPC) at the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Cultural transformation

Lindsley Ruth, appointed chief executive of Electrocomponents in April 2015, says he is in the early stages of a ‘cultural transformation’ at RS Components.

SBC design wins award

A team from Abaco Systems’ Towcester facility has won the overall prize in Mentor Graphics’ Technology Leadership Awards. The awards scheme recognises innovative solutions to system design challenges.

Simulation upgrade

The 2016.03 release of HSPICE, FineSim and CustomSim simulators from Synopsys will include a native environment for simulation management and analysis; a move which the EDA company claims will improve analogue verification productivity.

Conversion acquisition

Chelmsford based e2v technologies has bought Signal Processing Devices Sweden for $18million. SP Devices provides high performance subsystem solutions for A/D conversion applications in such sectors as industrial test and measurement, healthcare, communications and science. According to e2v, the acquisition also brings a range of patented technology which complements its broadband data converter business.

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