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2012-04-25 02:35:36

JARFALLA, Sweden, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Silex Microsystems, the world's largest pure-play MEMS foundry, today announced that it has been awarded a nearly 3 million Swedish Kronor research grant from VINNOVA, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, to develop cutting-edge ferromagnetic materials for use in MEMS devices powering next-generation smartphone applications. Demonstrating the company's proven MEMS technology development expertise and resources, Silex was...

2012-04-24 02:35:44

JARFALLA, Sweden, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Silex Microsystems today announced that Yole Developpement (Yole) has ranked Silex as the world's largest pure-play MEMS foundry in their Annual Top 30 MEMS Report. Silex has been able to maintain this leadership position by continually leveraging its deep MEMS expertise, innovative technologies and proven, high-volume production capabilities that enable customers to rapidly, cost-effectively and...

2012-04-17 10:24:12

JARFALLA, Sweden, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Silex Microsystems, the world's largest pure-play MEMS foundry, today announced the appointment of Fredrik Jonsson to its Board of Directors. Mr. Jonsson is CEO of Beijer Electronics, a leading supplier of industrial automation and data communications solutions based in Malmo, Sweden. Mr. Jonsson joins the existing board of Silex, bringing the total number of Board members to 11. "We are very pleased to have Fredrik join the Silex board,"...

2012-04-09 02:25:29

Clark School Researchers Discover Nanoscale Phenomenon, Potential Computer Speed Advantages COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have discovered that when electric current is run through carbon nanotubes, objects nearby heat up while the nanotubes themselves stay cool, like a toaster that burns bread without getting hot. Understanding this phenomenon could lead to new ways of building computer processors that can run at higher speeds without...

2012-04-02 22:20:59

DALLAS, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Motion Sensors Market, Global Forecast & Analysis (2011 - 2016) By Technology (Passive Infrared, Ultrasonic, Microwave, Tomographic, Dual -Technology/ Hybrid), Application Types (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Industrial & Medical, Aerospace & Defense) & Products (Mems Accelerometer, Mems Gyroscopes, Digital Compass)'', published by MarketsandMarkets, the total Global Motion...

2012-03-27 10:41:25

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Pennsylvania State University have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor technology that takes advantage of the quirky behavior of electrons at the quantum level. Transistors are the building blocks of the electronic devices that power the digital world, and much of the growth in computing power over the past 40 years has been made possible by increases in the number of...

2012-03-25 18:20:11

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillcrest Labs today announced that its award-winning natural motion control technology, Freespace, is now available for manufacturers and component suppliers of smartphones and tablets. Hillcrest's new Freespace MotionEngine for Mobile is an embedded software solution that manages and enhances the combined performance of motion sensors commonly found in smartphones and tablets - accelerometers, magnetometers, and gyroscopes - to...

2012-03-20 10:23:50

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today unveiled a special report and database focused on Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) components. The "MEMS Sector Database and Report" compiled by EE Times Confidential analyzes the current MEMS market and its future directions. In addition, it includes a companion database of more than 200 MEMS market...

2012-03-14 10:00:00

SHANGHAI and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Today, in a move that extends its market reach and broadens its product portfolio, Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC) unveiled the Primo TSV200E(TM) - a compact, ultra high-productivity etch tool for 200mm wafer-level packaging, MEMS and 3DIC applications. Leveraging advanced etch technologies found in AMEC's Primo D-RIE(TM) and Primo AD-RIE(TM) tools, the new system will be used to build CMOS image...

2012-03-07 04:20:01

3D Chip Packaging Expected to be a Major Inflection Point for the Semiconductor Industry, Allowing Smaller Packages, Lower Power Consumption and Higher Data BandwidthSingapore, Mar 7, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Applied Materials Inc., the global leader in providing manufacturing solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries, and the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a world-renowned research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and...