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European July semi sales up 14.9% year-on-year

European sales of semiconductors in July 2014 amounted to $3.27bn, an increase of 14.9% compared to the same month in 2013, the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) announced today on the basis of the latest WSTS sales reports…

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Renesas motor control kits drive any three-phase PMSM

Renesas has announced  its RX111 motor control kits. These inverter reference solution kits are designed to drive any three-phase permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM), also called brushless AC motors.

The RX111 inverter kits enable engineers to save time by eliminating the need to tune their motor parameters and evaluate…

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IR launches SMPS IC for electric vehicles

International Rectifier has introduced the automotive-qualified AUIRB24427S high current dual low-side driver IC for Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) applications used in Hybrid Electrical Vehicles (HEV), Electric Vehicles (EV), and high power industrial converters…

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Fujitsu and UMC form Japanese foundry

UMC has paid $48 million for a 9.3% stake in a newly formed foundry company which is a subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor including its 300mm wafer manufacturing facility located in Kuwana, Mie, Japan…

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CSR for sale, says FT

CSR has appointed a bank to advise it on offers from other semiconductor companies to take it over, following a bid from Microchip Technology which CSR has rejected…

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Rohm offers piezo MEMS foundry

Rohm has established a process for MEMS utilising thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented a foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing processes, from wafer pulling to mounting…

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