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Smartphone DRAM surges with higher DRAM density and increased adoption

Oct 18, 2011

DRAM shipments for smartphones will grow 157.2% year-over-year in 2011, a surging sector of a slumping DRAM industry, shows IHS. By 2015, DRAM for smartphones will be a 13.9 billion unit business, and 16% of total DRAM shipments.

iPhone 4S first with 5-lens autofocus camera, other component changes

Oct 17, 2011

IHS and Chipworks share details from their preliminary teardowns of the Apple iPhone 4S. The device resembles an iPad/iPhone hybrid, and the 5-lens autofocus camera module is the first IHS has encountered in a smartphone.

Wafer demand isn't spread evenly around device types

Oct 17, 2011

Demand for NAND devices will grow more than 20% in 2011, while DRAM demand will decline by more than 1%. Other trends? 45nm and smaller nodes are increasing market share, says Semico.

AVS Symposium 2011: A pre-show highlight reel

Oct 11, 2011

Heading to the AVS Symposium later this month (Oct. 30-Nov. 4) in Nashville, TN? We've scanned the program to pick out some of the sessions that are of interest.

Imec demos faster HBTs in SiGe for wireless, imaging

Oct 10, 2011

Imec says it has developed a fT/fMAX 245GHz/450GHz SiGe:C heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) device, useful for future high-volume millimeter-wave circuits in various applications.

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Asian foundry selects Mattson RTP tool

Oct 19, 2011

Mattson Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN) won acceptance for its Helios XP rapid thermal processing (RTP) system for process of record from a major Asian foundry.

Writing an outsourcing spec that delivers

Oct 18, 2011 Once you've chosen an outsourcing partner, focus on the details. Mark Danna of Owens Design shares how to write a project specification that is adaptable and designed to bring a project in on time ...

MVTS expands in California, Malaysia, and Taiwan

Oct 18, 2011 MVTS Technologies opened new offices in San Jose, CA; Penang, Malaysia; and Hsinchu, Taiwan to support growing demand for test, assembly, and other IC production equipment and services among semico...

BiTMICRO spearheads Philippines microelectronics design center

Oct 17, 2011 The Philippino brothers behind BiTMICRO in Silicon Valley and its Philippine subsidiary BiTMICRO Networks International Inc. have created the Bruce Institute of Technology (BIT) microelectronics an...

Optogan LED chip fab opens in Germany

Oct 14, 2011

Optogan opened its LED production site in Landshut, Germany, planning to produce 1 billion chips/year initially.

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