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Tiny Wafers Bring Taiwan Semiconductor Big Opportunity
November 24, 2014
Inside Taiwan Semiconductor's fabrication -- or "fab" -- clean rooms pressurized with filtered air, technicians don white coveralls to control the level of contamination as they braid transistors by the billions into tiny slivers of silicon. The end product: computer chips. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing employs some 40,500 workers and operates on a foundry business model that Chairman Morris Chang pioneered in 1987. Taiwan Semiconductor is expected to generate $25.1 billion in revenue this year, with earnings per share excluding items of $1.68, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. If the forecast holds true, revenue will jump about 25% from last year. The company's long-term revenue trajectory has gone from $1.5 billion in 1997 to more than $20 billion in 2013.

NXP Semiconductors' CEO Channels Maniacal Focus
November 24, 2014
Most new CEOs like to hit the ground running. Rick Clemmer had no choice. When he became president and chief executive officer of NXP Semiconductors in January 2009, the debt-ridden company was struggling to survive more than two years after separating from parent Philips Electronics. NXP was born in 2006, when Philips sold its semiconductor unit to a group of private equity firms.

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR Tiny Wafers Bring Taiwan Semiconductor Big Opportunity
November 24, 2014
Inside Taiwan Semiconductor's fabrication -- or "fab" -- clean rooms pressurized with filtered air, technicians don white coveralls to control the level of contamination as they braid transistors by the billions into tiny slivers of silicon. The end product: computer chips. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing employs some 40,500 workers and operates on a foundry business model that Chairman Morris Chang pioneered in 1987. Taiwan Semiconductor is expected to generate $25.1 billion in revenue this year, with earnings per share excluding items of $1.68, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. If the forecast holds true, revenue will jump about 25% from last year. The company's long-term revenue trajectory has gone from $1.5 billion in 1997 to more than $20 billion in 2013.

AMD welcomes tie-ups for semiconductor production
November 22, 2014
NEW DELHI: Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices will be open to partnering with companies for semiconductor manufacturing in India even as it plans to leverage strength in newer business areas including graphics and chip design in the country, the United States-based company's chief executive Lisa Su told ET in an exclusive interview.

SiTime is Now a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of MegaChips; MegaChips Completes Acquisition of SiTime
November 21, 2014
SiTime Corporation , a MEMS and analog semiconductor company, today announced the completion of its acquisition by MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), a top 25 fabless semiconductor company based in Japan. This closing follows the announcement on October 28, 2014, that SiTime had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by MegaChips for $200 million in cash.

Analog Design, Digital/DSP Design, Sr Design Verification, Sr Physical Design Engineers needed,H1bO
November 21, 2014
National Defense Industrial Association has issued the following job release: Job Summary Company A New Beginning-Genesis 2 Location Austin, TX Industries Electronics, Components, and Semiconductor Mfg Job Type Full Time Employee Years of Experience 5+ to 7 Years Education Level Bachelor's Degree Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Salary 0.00 - 145,000.00 $ /year bonuses, up to 20% in some cases, medical bennies, relocation money, h1b visa transfer, perks, etc Analog Design, Digital/DSP Design, Sr Design Verification, Sr Physical Design Engineers needed,H1bO About the Job PLEASE do not respond via the monster message center Any combination will do Analog Design Engineer Digital/DSP Design Engineer with UVM exp Sr Design Verification Engineer Sr Physical Design Engineer

AMD Open to Tie-ups with Indian Cos for Manufacturing
November 21, 2014
Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices will be open to partnering with companies for semiconductor manufacturing in India even as it plans to leverage its strength in newer business areas including graphics and chip design in the country, the United States-based company's chief executive Lisa Su told ET in an exclusive interview."There may be an opportunity to design specific devices for the India market here and that's something we can look at over the next couple of years," said Su, AMD's first female CEO, who took over the role in October.

A New Brochure Highlights Security Advantages of Smart App Lock.
November 21, 2014
  (PRWEB) November 21, 2014         A recent publication from SpSoft, the makers of the remarkable security app, showcases some of the unique benefits to mobile device users. Now that the app is optimized for Intel(R) Atom™ processor-based Android* tablets, the Smart App Lock tool presents customizable security features to a larger audience of tablet users.

Material Handler - Shipping and Receiving
November 21, 2014
National Defense Industrial Association has issued the following job release: Job Summary Company Multitest Location Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 Industries Electronics, Components, and Semiconductor Mfg Job Type Full Time Employee Years of Experience 1+​ to 2 Years Education Level High School or equivalent Career Level Entry Level Material Handler - Shipping and Receiving About the Job Looking for a career, not just a job?​ Material Handler position available with a growing, stable company.​

A New Document from Dumpling Sandwich Highlights its Pencil sketch App.
November 21, 2014
  San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2014       A recent document from the makers of Pencil Sketch reveals the unique abilities of the app now that it is optimized for Intel(R) Atom™ processors-based Android* tablets. The application allows users to convert their photos into interesting line drawings.


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