Electronic Business News

UltraSoC joins with Tortuga Pacific to push IP

UltraSoC, the debug specialist, has joined with Tortuga Pacific, the specialist in expanding IP businesses, to promote  UltraSoC’s UltraDebug debug and validation technologies to SoC designers. “The Tortuga Pacific team is uniquely equipped to represent UltraSoC’s silicon debug and analytics offering to our key markets in North America…

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Big gains for Cypress after Spansion merger

Following its Spansion merger, Cypress has reported $491 million Q2 revenue for a net profit of $53 million. Programmable Systems’ sales $202.8 million were 172% up y-o-y. Memory Products’ sales were $261.4 million up 205% y-o-y. Emerging Technologies’ sales were $7.7 million up…

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ST sees sequential growth

ST saw Q2 net revenues improve sequentially to $1.76 billion with net profit slightly down at $35 million and operating profit of $12 million compared to $98 million in Q2 2014…

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Qualcomm expects 25-40% revenue fall

Qualcomm will sack 15% of its workforce, cut spending by $1.4 billion and consider whether to split its chip selling business QCT from its licensing business QTL…

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Rohm buys Irish digital power chip firm

Rohm has completed the acquisition of Irish power management IC developer Powervation for $70m. This a second acquisition for Rohm this year as it builds its power IC business on the back of its own core high voltage power semiconductor technology which includes the new “wonder technology” silicon carbide. In…

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China Mobile tops subscriber league

China Mobile has more subscribers than anyone else, reports Ovum, followed by Vodafone and Bharti Airtel. As China Mobile, with 633 million proportionate subscriptions at end-1Q15, and China Unicom, with 299 million, only operate in China, Vodafone and Bharti Airtel are the largest and second largest international mobile operating…

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ARM warms to FD-SOI

FD-SOI is becoming an interesting technology for the mobile SoC market, reckons ARM. I think it’s very interesting,” ARM evp Pete Hutton told Electronics Weekly, “if you look at low-power/low-cost a lot of people are sticking at 28nm and not moving to 16nm finfet because…

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