Electronic Business News

Golf loss is solar farm gain in Japan

Old golf course land in Japan is to become a solar farm, according to Kyocera, which is working with partners on the conversions. The most recently announced is a 23MW power plant on an abandoned golf course in Kyoto Prefecture, which will generate an estimated 26GWh/year. “Over-development of…

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NXP sells CMOS sensor business to ams

NXP has sold its CMOS sensor business to Austrian mixed-signal chip firm ams. NXP is currently in the middle of a merger with US chip firm Freescale Semiconductor. Earlier this summer NXP also agreed to sell its RF power business to Chinese private equity firm Jianguang Asset Management  for…

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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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