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GlobalFoundries ramping up S'pore chip operations; 200 & 300mm wafer production lines running in parallel
April 21, 2014
[SINGAPORE] The Singapore arm of GlobalFoundries (GF) - or what was previously Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing - is ramping up to expand its 300mm silicon wafer production capacity to wring out a third more semicon chips compared to the older 200mm wafers. The facility has purchased about 1,000 leading-edge 300mm chip manufacturing tools from Taiwanese firm ProMOS DRAM fab. Santa Clara, California- based GF acquired Singapore's flagship chip foundry Chartered Semiconductor for US$3.9 billion in January 2010. "In 2012, GF announced its Vision 2015 plan to expand its 300mm facility at Fab 7 in Singapore to one million wafers per annum," the company's senior vice-president and general manager for Singapore, Ang Kay Chai, told The Business Times.

GlobalFoundries ramping up S'pore chip operations; 200 & 300mm wafer production lines running in parallel
April 21, 2014
[SINGAPORE] The Singapore arm of GlobalFoundries (GF) - or what was previously Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing - is ramping up to expand its 300mm silicon wafer production capacity to wring out a third more semicon chips compared to the older 200mm wafers. The facility has purchased about 1,000 leading-edge 300mm chip manufacturing tools from Taiwanese firm ProMOS DRAM fab. Santa Clara, California- based GF acquired Singapore's flagship chip foundry Chartered Semiconductor for US$3.9 billion in January 2010. "In 2012, GF announced its Vision 2015 plan to expand its 300mm facility at Fab 7 in Singapore to one million wafers per annum," the company's senior vice-president and general manager for Singapore, Ang Kay Chai, told The Business Times.

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April 18, 2014
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China's SMIC introduces integrated services for semiconductor industry
April 18, 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp or SMIC, China's largest chipmaker, has launched an integrated ESD protection services that include documentation, checklists, PERC Suite, floor plan design and risk management for the integrated circuits industry. SMIC provides three lines of defense for ESD protection to help customers deal with ESD risks and the implementation of the microchip ESD design. The initial step provides a whole set of documentation and checklists which customers must follow in the design stage to plan their chip level ESD protection against SMIC's different process technologies. Secondly, a newly developed automatic check code which is based on Mentor PERC will be provided for customers for testing ESD protection at chip level before taped out. Finally, according to the customer's requirements, SMIC provides ESD floor plan checking and risk management services. The floor plan checking contains the I/O application, placement and route, as well as, final ESD checking.

Zero-energy-consumption magneto-optical storage for next-generation flexible plastic computers
April 17, 2014
Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a method of converting magnetic data into optical data for free, without external electricity. This is a very big step towards flexible, cheap, throwaway plastic computers, which are gaining in popularity due to society's recent shift towards mobile computing and "quantified self" activity monitors.

American Semiconductor selects Cypress to manufacture custom optical devices
April 17, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a semiconductor design and manufacturing company, has announced that American Semiconductor, which is engaged in integrated circuits and hybrid systems development, has selected Cypress Foundry Solutions to develop and manufacture custom optical devices.

Masdar Institute's iMicro to Host Global and Local Industry Leaders Meet on 22 April
April 17, 2014
April 17 -- Masdar Institute of Science and Technology an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that its Institute Center for Microsystems (iMicro) will be gathering top delegates from the major global semiconductor industry leaders for an Open House in Abu Dhabi.

Peregrine Semiconductor debuts UltraCMOS Global 1 RFFE system in China
April 16, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a developer of radio frequency, or RF, solutions, has announced the Greater China debut of UltraCMOS Global 1, a reconfigurable RF front-end, or RFFE, system.

Lattice Semiconductor introduces ECP5 family for microserver applications
April 15, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has announced its ECP5 family for small-cell, microserver, broadband access, industrial video and other applications.

GainSpan and GEO Semiconductor unveil Full HD resolution video ADK
April 14, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: GainSpan Corporation, a semiconductor solutions company, and GEO Semiconductor, Inc. have announced the GS2000 Full HD Video Application Development Kit, or ADK.


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