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Quarterly semiconductor sales increase 6%, outperforming industry forecast

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $74.65 billion during the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 6 percent from the first quarter when sales were $70.45 billion.

Driven by Apple and Samsung, light sensors achieve double-digit revenue growth

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Light and proximity sensors in mobile handsets and tablets are set for expansive double-digit growth within a five-year period, thanks to increasing usage by electronic giants Samsung and Apple.

Edwards to be acquired by Atlas Copco

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Edwards, a supplier of vacuum products, abatement systems and related value-added services, and Sweden-based Atlas Copco entered into a definitive merger agreement in a transaction valued at up to approximately $1.6 billion, including the assumption of debt.

Crossbar unveils resistive RAM with simple, three-layer structure

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Crossbar, Inc., a start-up company, unveiled a new Resistive RAM (RRAM) technology that will be capable of storing up to one terabyte (TB) of data on a single 200mm2 chip.

IDC forecasts worldwide semiconductor revenue will grow 6.9% in 2013

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Semiconductor revenue worldwide will see improved growth this year of 6.9 percent and reaching $320 billion according to the mid-year 2013 update of the Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF) from International Data Corporation (IDC).