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Wavecom agrees to €218m acquisition 02/12/2008

Despite close attention from another company, embedded wireless provider Wavecom has agreed to be acquired by Sierra Wireless, which specialises in wireless modems for mobile computing. The deal values Wavecom at about €218million.  Read More

Forget 2008, iSuppli tells memory sector 02/12/2008

2008 will be a year for memory suppliers to forget, according to preliminary market share figures from iSuppli.  Read More

Partnership goes global 01/12/2008

As part of its strategy to ‘aggressively grow’ its worldwide customer base, Actel has agreed a global distribution partnership with Future Electronics.  Read More

Gloomy forecast for semiconductor sales 01/12/2008

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has released its annual forecast of global semiconductor sales and projects the first decline in sales since 2001.  Read More

Semiconductors may store and process data 01/12/2008

Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in assocation with Korea University and the University of Notre Dame, have confirmed that thin magnetic layers of semiconductor material can exhibit antiferromagnetic coupling, where one layer aligns its magnetic pole spontaneously in the opposite direction to the next ...  Read More

Big in Japan 01/12/2008

Avnet has entered into an agreement to acquire Tokyo based distributor Nippon Denso Industry (NDI).  Read More

Qimonda delays results, ‘pursues partnership’ 01/12/2008

Qimonda has delayed providing results for its last financial year, believing discussions in progress about a strategic partnership may be concluded shortly.  Read More

Global boost for UK electronics industry 28/11/2008

Guildford based Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) says that the UK electronics industry will be in a much stronger position, following this week’s ESA Ministerial.  Read More

Different transistor structures integrated 27/11/2008

French research institution CEA-LETI says it has successfully integrated a range of advanced transistor structures on the same silicon on insulator wafer.  Read More

Partnership creates ‘seamless FPGA design environment’ 27/11/2008

A technical partnership has been announced between low power 65nm FPGA specialist SiliconBlue Technologies and Magma Design Automation.  Read More

Making light of development challenge 26/11/2008

Consulting and IP exploitation specialist Sagentia has deployed its full concept through to manufacture service to ensure the rapid and successful development of a photodynamic treatment (PDT) lamp.  Read More

Health crystal ball in IBM’s five year forecast 26/11/2008

The third annual ‘IBM Next Five in Five’ is a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years. Included are: energy saving solar technology; a ‘crystal ball’ for your health, the ability to talk to the web; your own digital shopping assistant; and ‘forgetting’ will become a distant ...  Read More

Apple accused of infringement 25/11/2008

Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro (JMBM) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit on behalf of EMG Technology against Apple, based on the way the iPhone navigates the web.  Read More

Protein fibres form semiconductors 25/11/2008

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have succeeded in creating electrical wires consisting of protein fibres encased in plastic. The 10nm thin fibres are self organising and compatible with biological systems.  Read More

Not green enough 25/11/2008

According to Greenpeace, a number of companies are failing to support the necessary levels of global cuts in emissions to tackle climate change.  Read More

White OLED outputs 60lm/W 25/11/2008

BASF and Osram Opto Semiconductors have developed a highly efficient white organic led (OLED) which not only has a light yield of more than 60 lumen/W, but which also meets the international Energy Star SSL Standard’s colour requirements.  Read More

IBM acquiring Transitive 24/11/2008

IBM has announced plans to acquire Transitive Corporation, a Californian based privately held technology company, with a UK research and development team in Manchester.  Read More

ST signs up with MIT’s MTL group 21/11/2008

STMicroelectronics has joined Microsystems Industrial Group (MIG) industry consortium at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL). MIG is described as an exclusive industry consortium founded in the 1980s to support the MTL’s infrastructure and to provide direction for its research and educational objectives. ST is the first European ...  Read More

Core conformance 21/11/2008

Mobile graphics specialist, Imagination Technologies reports that its PowerVR SGX520 graphics processor core has achieved conformance with the Khronos OpenGL ES 2.0 standard.  Read More

600 jobs lost at LAM 21/11/2008

A report by US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals the loss of 600 jobs at Lam Research Corporation.  Read More

Interplanetary internet 21/11/2008

NASA has successfully tested the first deep space communications network modelled on the internet.  Read More

IBM project seeks to emulate the brain 21/11/2008

In what it describes as an ‘unprecedented undertaking’, IBM Research is to partner with five leading universities to create computing systems that are expected to simulate and emulate the brain’s abilities for sensation, perception, action, interaction and cognition while rivaling its low power consumption and compact size.  Read More

Staccato announces merger 20/11/2008

Ultra wideband (uwb) and wireless usb (wusb) specialist, Staccato Communications has completed a merger with Artimi, a developer of uwb and wusb software and hardware solutions.  Read More

ECIT to house secure IT centre 20/11/2008

In a move worth £25million, Queen’s University Belfast is to become the UK’s lead centre for developing technology to counter ‘cyber attacks’.  Read More

Best oled microdisplay yet 20/11/2008

The technical collaboration between Microoled and CEA-Leti has created an oled microdisplay with the finest pixel pitch and the lowest power consumption reported to date.  Read More

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