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Avago to buy Broadcom

Avago Technologies has agreed to acquire Broadcom in a $37bn deal. The deal will create a major supplier communications chips with annual revenues of approximately $15bn, around $8bn of which belong to Broadcom. This would make it larger than Texas Instruments comms business but smaller than market leading wireless chip…

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NXP agrees $1.8bn RF sale to fund Freescale merger

NXP Semiconductors has agreed to sell its RF power business to Chinese private equity firm Jianguang Asset Management  for $1.8bn. The sale of the RF power business, which supplies RF power amplifiers to the mobile phone basestation market, seems to have been a element in the proposed merger of…

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sureCore offers FD-SOI SRAM core

sureCore, the Sheffield low power SRAM IP company, has announced commercial availability of its first, ultra-low power, embedded SRAM IP. The silicon proven, 28nm FDSOI production design targets applications demanding long battery life with minimal operating and stand-by power performance…

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Fanless PC has AMD quad-core processor

TinyGreenPC has introduced a smaller version of its fanless PC, which now has an AMD Quad Core processor. Incorporating the quad-core AMD A4 Micro-6700T, the TinyGreenPC fitlet features up to 8Gbyte of memory, Radeon R3 graphics, up to 6Gbyte of solid state STA storage and up to 4Gbit…

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Rohm buys Renesas fab for IGBTs and MEMS

Rohm is spending Y450m buying Renesas’ 8inch Shiga fab. After completing the deal, planned for February next year, which involves leasing the land and buildings, the line will mainly make IGBTs, mosfets and piezoelectric MEMS on a 0.15μm process, and will be Rohm’s main site for power…

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Top 20 Q1 Semi sales figures

Six top 20 companies had 20%+ growth in Q1 compared to Q1 2014, reports IC Insights. Mediatek entered the top 10 while ST dropped out. Sharp and UMC moved into the top 20 while Nvidia and AMD moved out…

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