Tech news tagged ‘wafers’

Altair Gets $25m

Altair Semiconductor, the LTE chip-set specialist, has raised $25 million from existing backers: Bessemer, BRM, Giza, JVP and Pacific Technology…

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Why LTC Is Different, by Bob Dobkin

“We’re not like other semiconductor companies,” says Bob Dobkin, co-founder and CTO of Linear Technology Corp, “for the most part we have a unique set of products because we combine circuit design, silicon design and testing…

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Full Interview: Jean-Marc Chery, CTO and CMO at ST.

In the last couple of weeks there have been two posts extracted from an interview with Jean-Marc Chery, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Manufacturing Officer of ST Microelectronics. This is the full interview…

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Intel’s Master-Plan

You can see why Intel decided to accept ASML’s offer to invest in it – because the difference between the plans of Intel and TSMC on when to start 450mm production, and the plans of  ASML on when to produce a 450mm lithographic machine is comical…

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The Sensory Revolution

The Sensory Revolution is the next big thing in MEMS, according to Peter Himes of Silex Microsystems, which says it is the world’s largest pure-play MEMS foundry…

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AMD To Fab Again?

There is talk that Intel is deliberately delaying introducing its 22nm process because AMD cannot get enough 28nm processors from its foundry partners…

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The Riddle Of RIM

So RIM could go even more disastrously astray by delaying its Blackberry 10 to the end of 2012 and possibly beyond…

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Could 450mm Cost $40 Billion?

Could 450mm really cost $40 billion? That is what CEA-LETI senior advisor Michel Brillouet, is saying. SEMI’s estimate is $25-40 billion…

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The Scaling Cliff-Hanger

Moore’s Law has always been a cliff-hanger. Even Gordon Moore says he has never been able to see more than two generations ahead…

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