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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cirrus Logic Buys Wolfson Microelectronics

Austin-based Cirrus Logic said late last night that it has acquired Scotland's WOlfson Microelectronics plc, in a deal worth approximately $467M. According to Cirrus Logic, it will fund the deal with cash on its balance sheet, plus a new $2...

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Monday, April 28, 2014

CoinTerra Launches New Pricing Model, Starts Selling Chips

Austin-based CoinTerra--which is in the unique business of developing hardware specifically for Bitcoin "mining", the process of creating the Bitcoin currency using computing power applied against a mathematical formula--has embarked on an ...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Freescale Semiconductor Names New CFO

Austin-based chip developer Freescale Semiconductor said late Thursday that it has named Dan Durn as the company's new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. Freescale said that Durn replaces current CFO Alan Campbell, who is in...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cirrus Logic Names VP

Austin-based Cirrus Logic said Monday that it has named Eric C. Smith as a vice president and general manager at the company, heading up the company's energy product lines and other initiatives. Smith previously has served at companies such...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Freescale Buys Business Unit From Mindspeed

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said this morning that it has acquired the Comcerto CPE communications processor business of Mindspeed Technologies. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Mindspeed's business unit provides ARM...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Active-Semi Links With Digi-Key

Dallas-based semiconductor manufacturer Active-Semi said today that it has linked with electronic components distributor Digi-Key, through a global distribution agreement. Active-Semi develops analog and mixed signal, systems-on-a-chip (SoC...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Freescale Aims New Chip At Chinese Market

Austin-based semiconductor developer Freescale Semiconductor said today that it has launched a new series of ARM-based microcontrollers, specifically aimed at the Chinese market. According to Freescale, it has launched its ARM-based Kinetis...

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Freescale Employees On Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor has been directly impact by the missing Maylaysia Airlines flight, which disappeared over the weekend over the South China sea. According to Freescale, 20 of its employees were confirmed passengers on Ma...

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Silicon Labs Buys Touchstone Semiconductor

Austin-based analog and mixed signal integrated circuits manufacturer Silicon Labs said Monday afternoon that it has acquired Touchstone Semiconductor, a developer of early-stage, power management ICs. The deal was worth $1.5M, and was stru...

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Molecular Imprints Sells Semiconductor Business To Canon

Austin-based Molecular Imprints, a developer of equipment used in the semiconductor industry, said it is selling its semiconductor business to Canon, and will spin out a new, independent company focused on nanotechnology. Financial terms of...

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Toppan Photomasks Loses CEO To Cancer

Round Rock-based Toppan Photomasks, a provider of photomasks to the semiconductor industry, said Thursday that it has lost its President and CEO, David Murray, to cancer. The company said that Murray, 55, had a long battle with the disease....

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Calxeda Shuts Down

In a blow to Austin's electronics and startup industry, low power server processor developer Calxeda shut down its operations Thursday. According to Calxeda, the company has entered into a restructuring process. Reports says the company ran...

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

TI: $440,152 Donated For Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Dallas-based Texas Instruments reports this morning that its employees, retirees, and its nonprofit support group, the Texas Instruments Foundation, has contributed a total of $440,152 to the American Red Cross Typhoon Appeal, to help those...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Silicon Space Technologies Bolsters Sales

Austin-based Silicon Space Technology said Friday that it has added Brad Ostman as Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. The company--which provides hardened, integrated circuits used for the high reliability market, such as space, milita...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

TI Donates $100,000 To Philippines Relief Effort

Texas Instruments is pitching in a large amount of money to help out victims of the super typhoon in the Philippines, the Dallas company said this morning. TI said that it is giving $100,000 via its nonprofit foundation, the TI Foundation, ...

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Freescale Gets Design Win At ZTE

Austin-based semiconductor provider Freescale reported a design win today with ZTE, saying that its QorIQ Qonverge BSC9132 chips are being to power a new, femtocell product from ZTE. Shipment volumes for the new products were not disclosed....

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Silicon Labs Bolsters Board

Austin-based mixed signal and analog semiconductor developer Silicon Labs said today that it today that it has added a member to its board of directors. The company said it added Alf-Egil Bogen, currently the CEO and member of the board of ...

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Air Liquide's Acquisition Of Voltaix Completes

Air Liquide, the big multinational chemicals supplier which has its U.S. headquarters in Houston, said it has completed its acquisition of electronics materials firm Voltaix. Air Liquide had announced the acquisition of Voltaix back in June...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Freesale, Rambus Extend Technology Licensing Deal

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor and memory technology developer Rambus said Monday afternoon that the two are in an expanded, strategic relationship. The two said the deal will extend Freescale's access to Rambus technology for memory...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Active Power Sued By Investor

Austin-based Active Power is being targeted by a class action law firm, Robbins Arroyo LLP. According to Robbins Arroyo, it is representing an investor of Active Power, claiming the company has violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. ...

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Monday, September 16, 2013

CoinTerra Launches Two New Products

Austin-based Bitcoin mining technology developer Cointerra has announced two new products, the company said last week, specifically aimed at the "Bitcoin mining" market. The company said it has released two new products, one priced at $3499...

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mouser Electronics Expands In Malaysia

Dallas-based electronics distributor Mouser Electronics announced Wednesday that it is expanding the company, and has opened up a new customer service center in Penang, Malaysia. According to Mouser, the new support center expands the compa...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

CoinTerra Creates ASIC For Bitcoin Mining, Gets Funding

In what might be the first piece of hardware specifically created to take advantage of the Bitcoin currency, Austin-based Cointerra said today that it has raised $1.5M in a funding round, and launched its products. Cointerra has created app...

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ambiq Micro Lands $10M For Ultra Low Power Semiconductors

Austin-based Ambiq Micro, which develops power optimized semiconductor technology, said earlier this week that it has raised $10M in a Series B funding. The round was led by Austin Ventures, and also included ARM, Mercury Fund, Huron River ...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Silicon Labs Debuts New TV Tuning Chips

Austin-based Silicon Labs has launched a new family of silicon TV tuners, the company said today. The tuners--which are used by TV and set-top box makers--are used to decode both analog and digital television signals. Silicon Labs said that...

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Silicon Labs Wins Smart Meter Developer

Austin-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor developer Silicon Labs reported a design win today with smart meter maker Robulink, which provides smart meters in the Southeast Asian, China, and Australian markets. Silicon Labs said it i...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Novati Technologies Targets Nanotech With Foundry Services

Austin-based Novati Technologies said this morning that it has launched a brand new service providing nanofabcrication and manufacturing. The company--an offspring of Tezzaron Semiconductor--provides support to companies developing MEMS, mi...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Silicon Labs Completes Energy Micro Buy

Austin-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor developer Silicon Labs said Monday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Energy Micro AS. The deal was worth $115M in cash, plus $55M in earn out. Energy Micro AS develops 32-b...

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Monday, July 1, 2013

TriQuint Wins Microwave Products Company

Richardson-based RF semiconductor maker TriQuint Semiconductor said today that it has scored a win with microwave products maker RF-Lambda. TriQuint said that RF-Lamba has developed a new line of high power amplifiers, based on its Gallium ...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Active-Semi Raises $7M For Power Semiconductors

Dallas-based Active-Semi, a developer of semiconductor power management components, has raised $7M in a new funding round, plus added a strategic investor. Active-Semi said it raised $7M in a new round of funding, which was led by strategic...

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Friday, June 21, 2013

TriQuint Powering NASA's Mars Rover Mission

TriQuint Semiconductor, the developer of RF semiconductors used for the communications market, said Thursday that it's particularly proud of one of its customers: NASA. TriQuint said a variety of its chips were used in the Sky Crane landing...

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Air Liquide Buys Voltaix

Air Liquide, the multinational chemicals supplier which has major U.S. operations in Houston, said today that it has acquired Voltaix, an electronics materials company headquartered in New Jersey. Financial terms of the acquisition were not...

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Freescale Adds To Board

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor has added a new member to its board of directors. Freescale, which develops microprocessors, microcontrollers, and analog and integrated circuits, said that it has appointed Krishnan Balasubramanian to i...

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Silicon Labs Promotes Execs

Austin-based Silicon Labs said Thursday that it has named interim CFO and board member Bill Bock as President. The firm also said it has named John Hollister, currently Vice President of Business Development, as Senior Vice President and CF...

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Monday, April 29, 2013

KMG Chemicals Buys Semiconductor Chemicals Company

Houston-based KMG Chemicals, a supplier of specialty chemicals to the semiconductor, electronics, and other industries, said today that it is in a definitive agreement to buy the Ultra Pure Chemicals business of OMG Group. KMG said it will ...

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Javelin Semiconductor Acquired By Avago Technologies

Austin-based chipmaker Javelin Semiconductor has been acquired by Avago Technologies Ltd., according to reports. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Javelin Semiconductor was backed by Sevin Rosen Funds and Silverton Pa...

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Silicon Labs Gains ZigBee Certification

Austin-based analog and mixed signal IC developer Silicon Labs reported today that it has scored ZigBee certification for one of its products. Silicon Labs said its Ember ZigBee products--which includes both silicon, software, and developme...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

AMD Sells Austin Campus

Semiconductor maker AMD announced Tuesday that it has entered into a deal to sell its Southwest Parkway campus in Austin, to a real estate investment company, Spear Street Capital. According to AMD, the deal will generate approximately $164...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

SemiSouth's Carcass Being Sold Next Month

Once upon a time, SemiSouth represented the hopes and dreams of a new surge in the semiconductor industry in Austin. The firm--based in Starkville, Mississippi, but which had major operations in Texas--was developing silicon carbide semicon...

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Silicon Labs Aims New Chip At Chinese Smart Meters

Austin-based semiconductor maker Silicon Labs has its eyes on the Chinese smart meter market, saying Wednesday that it has launched a wireless transceiver specifically for smart meter usage in that country. Silicon Labs said its Si4438 EZRa...

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Silicon Labs Names Bock Interim CFO

Austin-based analog and mixed-signal semiconductor maker Silicon Labs said today that it has named Bill Bock, a longtime Austin technology veteran, as its Interim CFO. The move comes after its current CFO, Paul Walsh, left the firm. Silicon...

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Samsung Ramps Austin Expansion Effort

Samsung Austin Semiconductor, the semiconductor arm of Samsung which has a site in Austin, said it is ramping up its efforts to invest $4 billion in its Austin site. The company said it is on schedule for production of mobile application pr...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dell May Take Stake In Sharp

Round Rock-based Dell is looking, alongside chip maker Intel, at investing in troubled display manufacturer Sharp, according to a report today. The Wall Street Journal reports that Dell and Intel may invest $240M in capital in Sharp, in ret...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Reports: AMD Selling Austin Campus

Advanced Micro Devices is looking to sell the company's Austin campus, to help raise cash for the chipmaker, according to reports today. AMD, which owns a 58-acre site in Austin, said it expects to raised between $150M and $200M from the sa...

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cirrus Logic Shifts Team To Austin, Shuts Arizona Location

Cirrus Logic, which develops analog and digital signal processing chips, reported this morning that it is moving an entire team of IC develops to its headquarters in Austin, from an existing Tucson, Arizona location. The firm said its Motor...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dell Supports ARM Open Source Efforts

Round Rock-based computer maker Dell is putting more weight behind the development of open source software for ARM-based servers--and fellow Austin firm, Calxeda--saying this week that it is donating its ARM-based server resources to furthe...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Calxeda Deploys Chips in Penguin Computing Servers

Austin-based Calxeda, fresh off a $55M funding round, said today that its chips are being shipped in a new line of servers from Penguin Computing. Calxeda said that it has now shipped "thousands" of its chips to OEM customers and end users,...

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Texas Instruments Looks To Sell Mobile Chips Business To Amazon, Says Report

A report from Israel today says that Texas Instruments is in "advanced talks" to sell its mobile chips business to Amazon.com. It's unclear what Amazon.com would do with its own semiconductor and chip design business, although TI's unit app...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Four Texas Firms Make EETimes Startup List

Four Texas startups have made a list of the top startups to watch by industry publication EETimes. The industry publication, which tracks the semiconductor and electronics industry, identified a total of sixty startups worth watching by ind...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Calxeda Gets $55M in New Funding

Calxeda, the developer of ultra-low power, ARM-based datacenter server equipment, has added to its warchest, with a new $55M funding round, the company said this morning. Calxeda said the funding came from Austin Ventures and Vulcan Capital...

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Silicon Labs Buys Headquarters Buildlings

It looks like Austin-based Silicon Labs is planning to be here for quite a long time. The maker of semiconductors has reportedly paid $94M to acquire the two buildings it occupies downtown, exercising an option it had in its lease to purcha...

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Monday, October 1, 2012

ABI Research Sets Up Office In Austin

ABI Research, a research, development, and forecasting company focused on the semiconductor and electronics industry, said today that it has set up a new location in Austin. The company said its new research and teardown facility will allow...

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Diodes Incorporated Buys Power Analog Microelectronics

Plano-based Diodes Incorporate, a manufacturer of analog and discrete semiconductors, said today that it is buying Power Analog Microelectronics, a provider of analog and high voltage power ICs. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Javelin Semiconductor Wins Galaxy S Design

Austin-based Javelin Semiconductor, which develops high performance, CMOS 3G power amplifiers (PAs) for the smart phone market, has scored another win with Samsung Electronics, reporting that its Pas will be used in Samsung's new Galaxy S D...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Samsung To Spend $3 Billion In Austin Retrofit

Samsung Electronics said Monday that it is planning to spend between $3 billion and $4 billion in the next year in Austin, to retrofit its chip making plant to manufacture chips for smartphones and tablet computers. The firm's Austin operat...

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Silicon Labs Tops 100 Million TV Tuners Shipped

Austin-based Silicon Labs says that it has just shipped its one hundred millionth silicon TV tuner, the components it sells for use in digital television sets. According to Silicon Labs, its components have now been adopted by "virtually al...

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Nitero Gets Funding For High Speed Wi-Fi

Austin-based Nitero, which is developing 60Ghz, Wi-Fi semiconductors, said today that it has secured an additional round of funding for the firm. Size of the round was not announced. Nitero said the funding came form Trailblazer Capital, So...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cirrus Logic Sells Apex Precision Power, Expects Sales Surge In Q2

Austin-based Cirrus Logic, the developer of analog and digital signal processing components, said Monday that it has sold assets associated with its Apex Precision Power business in Tucson, Arizona, in a deal worth $26M. Cirrus said it will...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Silicon Laboratories: Better Than Expected Results

Austin-based Silicon Labs, the publicly held provider of mixed signal and analog semiconductors, said today that it had second quarter revenue of $135.7, which it exceeded expectations and represented "significant growth" for the company....

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Silicon Labs Completes Ember Buy

Austin-based Silicon Labs, the developer of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, reported today that it has completed its acquisition of Ember Corporation, the developer of 802.15.4 ZigBee semiconductors. Silicon Labs said it would ...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Javelin Semiconductor Gets Design Win In Samsung Galaxy Appeal

Austin-based CMOS semiconductor developer Javelin Semiconductor said this morning that its chips are shipping in the latest, Samsung Galaxy device, the Android-based Galaxy Appeal smartphone. The firm said its high performance, CMOS 3G Powe...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Alereon Adds $6M

Austin-based Alereon, the developer of ultra wide band (UWB) radio technology used for wireless communications between consumer electronic devices, said today that it has closed on $6M of additional funding for the company. The company, led...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Freescale Names New CEO

Austin-based semiconductor maker Freescale Semiconductor has recruited away a VP from Texas Instruments as its new CEO, saying this morning that it has named Gregg A. Lowe--formerly TI's SVP and Manager of its Analog business--to head up th...

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Silicon Labs Powers Flashing Wristbands For Coldplay

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories, which makes analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, has gained an unlikely showcase for its technology: the flashing, synchronized wristbands seen at concerts for the band Coldplay, including on its v...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dell Backs ARM Server Development With Servers

Round Rock-based Dell said it is backing efforts by the industry to develop ARM-based servers, saying that it will help to build the ARM-based server ecosystem. Among other actions, Dell said it will deliver its "Copper" ARM server to selec...

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Calxeda Nabs $12M More As It Nears Market

Austin-based low voltage semiconductor developer Calxeda has raised another $12M in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today, as the firm is on the cusp of shipping chips for servers based on 32-bit ARM mobile processors....

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Friday, May 11, 2012

TI Donates $2.2M To UC Berkeley Electronics Lab

Dallas-based Texas Instruments is hoping a donation of $2.2M to the University of California, Berkeley, will help encourage undergraduates to study electronics, the firm said Thursday. TI said its give, which is aimed at UC Berkeley's tradi...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

TriQuint Wins $12.3M DARPA Contract

RF semiconductor maker TriQuint Semiconductor said today that it has been selected for a $12.3M contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to help develop mixed signal digital / RF GaAN circuits. The contract covers ...

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Freescale Semiconductor CEO To Retire

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor, the publicly held developer of microprocessors and other semiconductors, said late Thursday that the firm's CEO, Rich Beyer, is retiring. Freescale said that Beyer will continue as Chairman and CEO whil...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Convey Computer Ties With Genomics Software Firm

Richardson-based Convey Computer, which develops hybrid-core processors and computers for the high speed computing (HPC) market, reported today that it has integrated its product with CLC bio, a provider of enterprise genomics analysis plat...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Black Sand Technologies Names Sales VP

Austin-based Black Sand Technologies, the developer of power amplifier semiconductors for the wireless application market, said today that it has named Richard Murphy as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Murphy has previously served at Zer...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Black Sand Technologies Gains $10M For Power Amplifiers

Austin-basd Black Sand Technologies, a semiconductor firm which develops power amplifiers for the wireless market, said Tuesday that it has raised $10M in a Series C funding. Te funding was led by Northbridge Venture Partners and Austin Ven...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

TI To Chop 500 In Houston

Dallas-based Texas Instruments, the developer of semiconductors, is cutting 500 jobs in Stafford, as the company said it would be closing the semiconductor manufacturing plant by the end of the year. Texas Instruments said Monday that it wo...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Interview with Larry Wikelius and David Borland, Calxeda

Today's data centers are known for their consumption of city-sized amount of power, to run banks of servers and air conditioning. Those power hungry data centers need nothing short of a revolutionary technology breakthrough to break free of...

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Superconductor Technologies Moves To Austin

A California-based developer of high temperature superconducting materials, Superconductor Technologies, said this morning that it is moving its corporate headquarters to Austin. The firm said the new Austin headquarters will also be home o...

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Freescale Aims At Mobile Browsers

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said today that it has launched a new, mobile phone version of its products, aimed at letting engineers access information about its products via mobile browsers. The semiconductor maker said it now will...

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Samsung Completes Ramp Of Austin Fab

Samsung Austin Semiconductor, the semiconductor fab plant owned by Samsung, said today that it has completed the establishment and ramp to volume of its 300mm, automated fabrication line in Austin. The firm said the fab--its only outside of...

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Silicon Labs Targets Car Radio Market

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories said this week that it has introduced a new line of automotive tuner ICS, aimed at the car radio market. The firm said its new Si476x tuner family is aimed at use in automotive infotainment head-units and A...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Alereon Claims Advances in UWB Technology

Austin-based Alereon, the developer of ultra wideband (UWB) communications semiconductors headed by Eric Broockman, is claiming it has reached a breakthrough with its technology, allowing its technology to be used for TCP/IP, new pricing, l...

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Freescale, Qualcomm Atheros Tie On Home Energy Management

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said Thursday that it has tied with Qualcomm Atheros, to demonstrate usage of its technology for home energy management. The firm said the two have shown support for the new HomePlug Green PHY (HomePlug ...

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Freescale Chops Sales Forecast

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said this morning that it is seeing weakness in its industrial and networking business, and as a result is predicting a 6% to 8% sales decline in its third quarter. The worse quarter compares to an initi...

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Texas Instruments Completes National Semiconductor Buy

Texas Instruments said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of National Semiconductor. The acquisition--which is worth $6.5 billion in cash--adds more than 5,000 employees to TI. The two initially announced the acquisition in ...

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Freescale Ties With Mentor Graphics

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said this morning that it has selected Mentor Graphics, a provider of electronic design automation software, to develop software for its AltiVec processing engine. Financial details of the deal were not ...

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Monday, August 29, 2011

MTPV Raises $6.5M

Austin-based MTPV, a developer of semiconductor chip technology to convert heat to electricity, has raised $6.5M in funding, part of a $8.5M round currently in progress, according to a regulatory filing. Details on the funding have not yet ...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Freescale Ties With Bosch On Auto Chips

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor and automotive firm Bosch Group have tied together in a deal to target the auto market, the firms said late last night. Freescale and Bosch Group's Automotive Electronics division said the two have combi...

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Sevin Rosen Gets Exit At Innovalight

Sevin Rosen Funds has scored an exit with a portfolio firm, Innovalight, a developer of silicon ink and process technology for improving the efficiency of solar cells, after DuPont said it would buy the firm this morning. Financial details ...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

TAOS Completes Merger With austriamicrosystems

Plano-based Texas Advanced optoelectronic Solutions (TAOS), the supplier of light sensors and other analog and mixed-signal chips, said this week that it has completed its merger with austriamicrosystems. The two had announced the deal in J...

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Friday, July 8, 2011

TriQuint Names VP

Triquint Semiconductor, a supplier of RF semiconductors, said Thursday that it has named James L. Klein as its Vice President and General Manager of its Richardson, Texas-based Defense and Aerospace business. Klein was most recently at Rayt...

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Diodes Invests In Taiwanese Firm

Plano-based Diodes Incorporated, the manufacturer of analog semiconductors, said today that it has invested in a Taiwanese component maker. Diodes said it has agreed to invest in ERis Technology Corporation, which provides design, manufactu...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

RFM Ships Wireless Module

Dallas-based RF Monolithics said today that it has received the first order, and shipped first production of a new Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth module. The firm said it is shipping the modules to Logid PD, a developer of products for the industrial...

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

TAOS Merges With Austrian Firm

Plano-based Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, a supplier of ambient light sensing semiconductors, said today that it has merged its company with austriamicrosystems AG, a designer and manufacturer of analog ICs. austriamicrosystems (...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Market Eye 1 Acquired By New York Firm

Austin-based Market Eye 1, a firm which does electronic device "teardowns" for clients, has been acquired by New York-based ABI Research. ABI Research did not disclose financial details of the buy. Market EYE 1 was founded in 2009 by James ...

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Freescale Up Slightly In IPO

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor rose on its first day on the public markets, after debuting its IPO at $18.00 per share. The firm sold 43.5 million shares of its stock, trading on the New York Stock Exchange as FSL. The IPO was priced ...

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Javelin Semiconductor Raises $4M

Austin-based Javelin Semiconductor, a developer of 3G, CMOS power amplifiers for the communications market, has raised $4.0M in a Series C funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Source of the new funds were not discl...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

National Instruments Acquires Phase Matrix

Austin-based National Instruments said today that it has also acquired phase Matrix, a developer of RF and microwave application technology, in a deal worth $38M. The firm acquired two RF-related firms today, including another RF software f...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

National Instruments Buys EDA Software Firm

Austin-based National Instruments has acquired a developer of high speed, RF and high frequency electronic design automation (EDA) software. National Instruments said that it acquired California-based AWR, in a deal worth $58M, including th...

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Silicon Laboratories Names COO

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories, the developer of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, said Thursday afternoon that it has named Tyson Tuttle as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Tuttle was previously serving as C...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Freescale Semiconductor, Fuji Electric Aim At Hybrid EVs

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor and Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd. said this morning that the two are working on technology to increase the efficiency of hybrid electric vehicles. The two said they are working on insulated-gate bipola...

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Texas Instruments To Buy National Semiconductor

Dallas-based Texas Instruments said Monday afternoon that it is acquiring National Semiconductor, in a deal worth $6.5 billion in cash. The move combines two of the largest providers of analog semiconductors. TI and National Semiconductor s...

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Samsung Boosts Hiring In Austin

Austin-based Samsung Austin Semiconductor reported Wednesday afternoon that it is in a big hiring push in the city, and is looking to hire 300 engineers and technicians in the first six months of the year. Samsung Austin Semiconductor said ...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

TI: Japan Factories Recovering

Dallas-based Texas Instruments gave an update on the firm's Japanese factories late Tuesday, saying that it recovery at its Miho and Aizu manufacturing sites are "progressing well." TI said production at Miho will resume in mid-April, with ...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Silicon Laboratories Shuffles CFO

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories said last night that it will be appointing Paul Walsh, currently Chief Accounting Officer and VP of Finance, as CFO when current CFO Bill Bock steps down. Silicon Laboratories said that Bock will be steppin...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

National Instruments: No Issues In Japan

As damage reports continue to trickle out of electronics firms with operations in Japan, Austin-based National Instruments said Tuesday that it has accounted for all of its employees working and traveling in Japan, and that there were no da...

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Silicon Labs Power Wireless Mesh Technology

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories said today that its microcontrollers are being used as part of a new, sub-GHz wireless mesh product from California Eastern Laboratories (CEL). Silicon Laboratories said it is providing the wireless microco...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Texas Instruments Sees Major Damage at Japanese Factory

Dallas-based Texas Instruments said Monday that it has seen "substantial damage" at its manufacturing site in Miho, Japan, about 40 miles northeast of Tokyo, due to the 8.9 magnitude earthquake Friday. The Miho plant produced about 10 perce...

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Freescale Names Board Member

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor has named a new director to the firm's board, saying that it has named J. Daniel McCranie as a board member. McCranie is Chairman of ON Semiconductor, and serves on the board of Cypress Semiconductor. Mc...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

InView Sees Funding From In-Q-Tel

Austin-based InView Technology Corporation, a developer of high-performance cameras and hyper-spectral imagers, said this morning that it has received a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the U.S. intelligence communi...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Report: Freescale Semiconductor Exploring IPO

Reports this week say that Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor is in the midst of hiring a banker to conduct an initial public offering. According to the reports, the news comes from sources close to the company. Freescale is backed by Bla...

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Silicon Laboratories Buys SpectraLinear

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories announced this morning that it has acquired SpectraLinear, a developer of programmable clock ICs, in a deal worth approximately $40M. SpectraLinear's integrated circuits are used in consumer electronics and...

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Silicon Labs Gets Chinese Design Win

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories said today that it has scored a design win with a Chinese manufacturer of portable radios, Tecsun. Silicon Laboratories said Tecsun has chosen its Si483x AM/FM receiver ICs for a multi-band portable radio. ...

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Friday, January 21, 2011

RFM Names Eversole Chairman

Dallas-based RF Monolithics, a developer of wireless modules for the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, said Thursday that it has named William L. Eversole as its Chairman of the board. Eversole is President and CEO of Austin-based Bandspeed....

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Capitol Scientific Names New Exec

Austin-based Capitol Scientific, a distributor of reagent chemicals, lab equipment, safety and environment supplies to the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biotech, and other industries, said last week that it has named Brad Williams as CEO o...

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Freescale Rolls Out Tablet, Smartphone Processors

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said this morning that it has rolled out a line of processors specifically targeted at the tablet, smartphone, electronic book reader, and automotive infotainment markets. According to Freescale, it has ...

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Alereon Rolls Wireless HDMI Video Designs

Austin-based Alereon, which develops ultrawideband wireless semiconductors, said this week that it has rolled out a number of wireless HDMI video designs for its customers. The firm said the reference designs, powered by its chips, allow co...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TriQuint Gets $17.5M For Richardson Efforts

TriQuint Semiconductor, a developer of RF products and semiconductor foundry services, reported today that it has received $17.75M in a contract from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), which will go towards work in its Richardson,...

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Microtune Stockholders Approve Acquisition

Plano-based Microtune said Friday evening that its stockholders have approved the firm's acquisition by Zoran Corporation. The two had announced the move in September. The deal is worth approximately $166M in cash. Microtune is a developer ...

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Wintegra Acquisition Completes

The acquisition of Austin-based Wintegra, a developer of network processors for the mobile backhaul market, has completes, according to acquiring firm PMC-Sierra. PMC said the acquisition was worth $240M in cash, minus approximately $26M in...

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Smooth-Stone Becomes Calxeda, Hires Execs

Austin-based Smooth-Stone, a firm which is looking to apply ultra low power mobile processors to the data center and server market, is changing its name to Calxeda, the firm is announcing tomorrow. According to the company, the new name is ...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wintegra Renews IP License

Austin-based Wintegra, a developer of network processors for the mobile backhaul market, said today that it has renewed a license from Palmchip Corporation for Palmchip's communications intellectual property (IP) cores. Wintegra said it is ...

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ambiq Micro Gets $2.4M

Ambiq Micro, a developer of energy efficient microcontrollers, said today that it has raised $2.4M in a seed round of funding for the firm. The round was led by DFJ Mercury, and also included ARM, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Cisco, The Frankel...

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Friday, October 22, 2010

SemiSouth Gets $30M

SemiSouth, the Starkville, Mississippi developer of high-voltage, silicon-carbine semiconductors which also has operations in Austin, has scored $30M in an investment from Power Integrations, a California-based manufacturer of power convers...

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wintegra Acquired By PMC-Sierra For $213M

Austin-based Wintegra, a developer of network processors optimized for the mobile backhaul market, has been acquired by semiconductor firm PMC-Sierra. PMC-Sierra announced the deal late Thursday, saying it would pay $240M in cash, less an e...

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Microstaq Raises $10.1M

Austin-based Microstaq, a developer of micro-electro-mechanical (MEMs) based electronic fluid control valves, has raised $10.1M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. According to the filing, the firm is...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Silicon Labs Buys ChipSensors

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories said today that it has acquired Ireland-based ChipSensors Limited, a developer of single-chip, CMOS sensors. According to Silicon Labs, ChipSensors' technology complements its own technology products and CM...

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Silicon Labs Recognized By Customer

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories, the developer of mixed signal and analog ICs,said today that it has been recognized by its customer, Sumitomo Electric. Silicon Labs said it was awarded Supplier of the Year from Sumitomo, which is a suppl...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Silicon Labs Rolls Out Audio Amplifier

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories, a manufacturer of mixed signal integrated circuits, said this morning that it has launched a new audio amplifier, aimed at the consumer audio electronics market. The firm said its new, Class D amplifier, S...

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Freescale Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic Target Smart Metering

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor and Cirrus Logic said today that the two are working together to target the smart utility meter market. According to Freescale, which develops microcontrollers heavily used in embedded systems design, th...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Freescale Buys Swell Software

Austin-based Freescale, a developer and manufacturer of embedded semiconductors, reported today that it has acquired Swell Software, a developer of graphic user interface (GUI) development tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclose...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Freescale Expands Licensing Of ColdFire

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said today that it has expanded its licensing of its ColdFire semiconductor cores, in a deal with IPextreme. According to FreeScale, IPextreme will market, sell, and support its ColdFire cores to systems...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Microtune Acquired By Zoran

Plano-based Microtune, a developer of silicon tuners for the set-top box and digital television market, has been acquired. According to Silicon Valley-based firm Zoran Corporation, it is paying $2.92 per share in cash, or approximately $166...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Silicon Laboratories Drops Revenue Estimates

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories, a publicly held maker of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, said this morning that it has dropped its forecast for revenues in the third quarter. The firm said it now expects revenues of between ...

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Freescale Inks Deal With GlobalFoundries

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said this week that it is in a deal with GlobalFoundries to bring new flash storage memory products to market, using 90-nm technology. According to the firms, the memory is expected to be used in Freesca...

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Freescale Links With Chinese Firm On Automotive Lab

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said over the weekend that it has linked up with Chinese firm Foton Motor, to create an Automotive Joint Lab, focused on automotive electronics. According to Freescale, the join lab will co-develop silic...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Silicon Laboratories Licenses Technology To Chinese Firm

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories said Wednesday that it is in a patent licensing and royalty deal with Chinese semiconductor firm RDA Microelectronics. Financial details of the license were not disclosed. According to Silicon Laboratories,...

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Freescale Wins Chinese Firm

Austin-based Freescale has scored a design win with a Chinese networking switch maker, the firm said late Tuesday evening. Freescale said it has been selected by H3 Technologies, a Chinese supplier of networking equipment which is a subsidi...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Smooth-Stone Gets $48M For Low-Power Data Centers

Austin-based Smooth-Stone, a developer of semiconductors targeted at the data center and server market, announced today that it has raised $48M in a funding round. The funding came from ARM, Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), Ba...

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Silicon Laboratories Reports Record Revenues

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories, a maker of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, said today that it has reported record revenues of $134.6M in its second quarter. The firm said the quarter marks the first time its trailing twelve ...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Silicon Labs Launches Wireless Chip

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories, a developer of analog and mixed-signal ICs, said today that it has launched a new wireless chip focused on wireless remote controls. The firm said its new EzRadio wireless ICs are designed for use in remot...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Syndiant Announces Display Controller ASIC

Dallas-based Syndiant, a developer of high resolution microdisplays for the pico projector market, said today that it has shipped a new display controller ASIC. The firm said the new SYA1022 product works alongside its LCOS display panels, ...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Samsung In $3.6 Billion Expansion In Austin, To Hire 500 More

Samsung Austin, which operates a semiconductor fab in Austin, said Wednesday that it is in a $3.6 billion expansion effort in the city, as it plans to expand the capacity of its fab. The firm said the expanded plant will produce advanced lo...

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Monday, June 7, 2010

ServerEngines, With Austin Operations, Acquired

Silicon valley firm ServerEngines, a developer of 10Gb/sec Ethernet semiconductors with significant design operations in Austin, has been acquired, according to acquiring firm Emulex. Emulex said it would pay approximately $159M, in a combi...

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Diodes Adds New Director

Dallas-based Diodes Incorporated, a manufacturer of discrete and analog semiconductors, announced today that it has elected Michael K.C. Tsai to its board of directors. Tsai replaces Dr. Shing Mao, who is retiring from the board. Tsai was t...

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Wintegra Files For IPO

Austin-based Wintegra filed for an IPO late Friday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $115M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Global Market. The firm said it is hoping to trade as "WNTG", in an IPO underwritten by Barclays Capital and Deutsche...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Intrinsity Acquired By Apple

Austin-based Intrinsity, a developer of semiconductors used in Apple's new iPad device, has been acquired by Apple, according to reports. Apple reportedly paid around $121M for the firm, which had around 100 employees. Intrinsity reportedly...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Silicon Laboratories Buys Silicon Clocks

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories said today that it has acquired Silicon Clocks, a Silicon Valley firm developing microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology for timing. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Sili...

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cirrus Logic Sees 27 Percent Increase In Revenues

Austin-based Cirrus Logic, a developer of analog and digital signal processing semiconductors, said today that the firm saw a 27 percent increase in its annual revenues for 2010. The firm said that its revenues for fiscal year 2010 totaled ...

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Silicon Labs In Distribution Deal

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories, a manufacturer of mixed-signal semiconductors, said today along with Arrow Electronics that the two are in a distribution agreement. The two said that Arrow will distribute its mixed-signal products , incl...

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Monday, April 5, 2010

RF Monolithics Appoints Marketing VP

Dallas-based RF Monolithics, a developer of wireless semiconductors and components, said today that it has named Farlin A. Halsey as the firm's Senior Vice President of Marketing and M2M Business. The firm said the appointment comes as the ...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Syndiant Raises $4.4M

Dallas-based Syndiant has raised $4.4M in a new round of funding, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. Details on the funding have not been released by the company. According to the filing, the funding comes as part of an on...

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

University of North Texas Opens Center Focused On Semiconductor Manufacturing

The University of North Texas and university research consortium Semiconductor Research Corporation said today that they have formed a new research center, focused on understanding the advanced plasma processes and insulators used in manufa...

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Airwalk Ties With Lime Microsystems

Richardson-based Airwalk Communications, a developer of CDMA cellular radio network equipment, and Lime Microsystems, a maker of transceivers, said today that the two have linked on an enterprise femtocell product. The firms said that they ...

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Javelin Semiconductor Gets $6.2M

Austin-based Javelin Semiconductor has raised another $6.2M in an equity funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. No details on the funding have yet been announced by the company. Javelin, which is developing CMOS RF ICs...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Molecular Imprints Announces New HDD Manufacturing Product

Austin-based Molecular Imprints, which develops nanopatterning systems for the hard disk drive and semiconductor industry, said this morning that it is rolling out a new product focused on hard disk drive manufacturing. The firm said its ne...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Microtune Ships 150M TV Tuners

Plano-based Microtune, a developer of semiconductors for the RF market, said this morning that it has now shipped more than one hundred fifty million of its chips. The firm claimed the shipments numbers reaffirm the firm's position as the l...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Black Sand Buys Patent Portfolio

Austin-based Black Sand Technologies, a developer of power amplifiers for the wireless industry, announced today that it has acquired a patent portfolio from Silicon Laboratories. The firm said the patent portfolio is related to CMOS power ...

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cirrus Logic Sees Boost From Audio Products

Austin-based Cirrus Logic reported its fiscal Q3 2010 financial results, saying that it had a 49 percent jump in revenues from the quarter, primarily as a result of market share gains in portable audio. The firm said that the quarter--which...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Silicon Labs Sues Quintic

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories, a developer of analog and mixed signal ICs, said this week that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Quintic Corporation, based in California, and that firm's Chinese affiliate. According to ...

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

MEDIA EXCEL Taps TI For Transcoding Products

Austin-based Media Excel, a developer of video transcoding products, said late last night that the firm is expanding a relationship with Texas Instruments, and will deliver new network video transcoding products based on TI's multicore DSP ...

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Freescale Powers Ford SYNC

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor revealed today that the firm's i.MX516 multimedia applications processor and S12XEP100 microcontroller are being embedded into Ford's next generation SYNC in-car communications system. Ford announced the...

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Silicon Laboratories Shuffles Organization

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories, a developer of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, announced today that it has shuffled its organization, creating a new Embedded Mixed-Signal product group. According to the firm, it expects the ...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Alereon Rolls Laptop-to-HDTV Wireless Design

Austin-based Alereon, a developer of wireless chipsets, announced Tuesday that it has rolled out a new reference design which allows OEMs to connect laptops wirelessly to HDTVs. The firm said its NoWire Laptop to HDTV Extender Kit reference...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

STMicroelectronics Moves Closer To DFW

Semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics reported today that the firm is moving its U.S. headquarters to Coppell, TX, closer to DFW. According to STMicroelectronics, its new headquarters building is approximately 100,000 square feet, a...

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Microtune Rolls New TV IC

Plano-based Microtune has rolled out a new chip used for digital television designs, the firm said today. According to Microtune, it has introduced a new, RF-to-baseband chip which combines an RF tuner, analog TV demodulator, intermediate f...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Freescale Touts Green Efforts

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor is touting the firm's "green" efforts today, saying that it has reduced its CO2 impact by 42 percent since it began its Environmental, Health, and Safety initiate in 2001. The firm said the effort has sa...

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Wintegra Samples Processors

Austin-based Wintegra, a developer of communications semiconductors, announced today that it is sampling its latested processor family, the WinPath3, to "selected" customers around the world. Wintegra's processor is used for wireless base s...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Xtendwave Gets SBIR Grant

Dallas-based Xtendwave, a developer of semiconductors for extending the range of DSL, T1, and other network technology over copper, said today that it has received a Phase I, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. The grants was a...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

SemiSouth Raises $4M

Austin-based SemiSouth, a developer of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, has raised $4.0M in a funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Wednesday. According to the filing, the funding included equity, debt, and conversion o...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Silicon Laboratories Wins Mitsumi

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories reported late Wednesday that the firm has been selected by Mitsumi as part of a set top box win. The firm said its Si2170 TV tuner will be included in Mitsumi's idTV and set top box modules. Financial impac...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Convey Targets Financial Analytics, In HPC Partnerships

Richardson-based Convey Computer, a developer of processors for high speed computing, said today that it has created a new hardware product specifically targeted at the financial analytics and equity trading market, and separately, inked de...

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Equiphon Raises $1.2M

Austin-based Equiphon, a stealth mode developer of semiconductors, has raised $1.2M in a funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. According to the filing, the fundraising is part of an ongoing, $4.2M fundraising e...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Freescale Links With Electronic Book Effort

Austin-based Freescale has scored a design win in the electronic book reader market, saying today that it has linked with E Ink Corporation, a leading supplier of electronic paper displays. According to Freescale, the firm has agreed with E...

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Freescale Expands Touch Sensor Line

Austin-based chip developer Freescale Semiconductor said this morning that it has expanded its line of products for the touch sensing market. The firm said it has added a new, ultra-low power capacitive sensor and associated, touch sensing ...

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Cirrus Logic Raises Guidance

Austin-based Cirrus Logic, a developer of semiconductor products, said late Monday that it is raising its revenue guidance, as it saw "stronger than previously anticipated demand" for its audio semiconductor products. The firm said it now ...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pyxis Technology Gets Second Tranche

Austin-based Pyxis Technology is reporting this morning that it has received the second tranche of its $3M funding round, which came from Austin Ventures, CMEA Ventures, Formative Ventures and KT Venture Group. The firm, which designs softw...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

TI Kicks Richardson Factory Into Gear, Looks To Hire 250

Texas Instruments said Tuesday that it is opening up a new manufacturing facility in Richardson, which will provide high volume production of 300-millimeter silicon wafers for analog chips. According to TI, it will start moving equipment in...

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Cirrus Logic: 25 Years Old

Austin-based Cirrus Logic said today that it is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer. The firm was founded in 1984, and moved from Silicon Valley to Austin in 1999. The firm says it now employes more than 300 people in Austin, and m...

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TI, Enfora Link Efforts

Dallas-based Texas Instruments and Richardson-based Enfora are in a joint initiative focused on wireless asset management, the firms said Monday. According to Ti and Enfora, they have expanded their efforts in developing solutions for the s...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Black Sand Confirms $10M Series B

Austin-based Black Sand Technologies confirmed this morning that the firm has raised $10M in a Series B funding round. According to Black Sand, the round was led by Northbridge Venture Partners, and also included Austin Ventures. The new ro...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Black Sand Technologies Takes $10M

Austin-based Black Sand Technologies, a developer of semiconductors for the wireless space, has raised $10M in a new round of funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Thursday. No details on the funding have been confirmed by...

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Syndiant Sees $10.7M

Dallas-based Syndiant, a developer of light modulating semiconductors used for portable projectors, has raised $10.7M in a Series B investment, the firm said today. The round came from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund and un-named, privat...

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Wintegra Teams On Ethernet Support

Austin-based Wintegra, a developer of network processors used for developing networking, wireless, and broadband equipment, disclosed this morning that it has linked with Asidua, a developer of software for the telecom market. The two said ...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Convey Computer Gets $24M In Series B

Richardson-based Convey Computer confirmed today that it has closed on $24.15M in a Series B financing round, which was led by Braemer Energy Ventures. The funding, which was disclosed in a regulatory filing last week, also included prior i...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Silicon Labs Sees Boost In Revenues

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories, which manufactures analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, reports this morning that it saw a 25 percent increase in its second quarter revenues. The firm said that it had revenues of $104.2M, and is ...

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Convey Computer Gets $24.1M

Richardson-based Convey Computer, which is developing hybrid-core computing systems, focused on the high performance computing market, has raised $24.1M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. According to ...

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Monday, July 20, 2009

SiliconXpress Gains Funding

Lubbock-based SiliconXpress, a fabless semiconductor design firm focused on digital and mixed signal circuits, said this morning that it has raised a Series A funding round. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. According to SiliconXpres...

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Microtune To Buy Chinese Firm

Plano-based Microtune said Friday morning that the firm has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Shanghai-based Auvitek International, a developer of digital TV demodulator circuits for the HDTV and related markets. The deal is worth ap...

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Friday, June 26, 2009

RF Monolithics Expands Channel

Dallas-based RF Monolithics, a provider of components and modules for the wireless industry, disclosed Friday that it has signed on a new sales representative serving Northern California and northern Nevada. According to RFM, Jay Stone & As...

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Freescale Hits One Billion Sensors Shipped

Austin-based semiconductor firm Freescale Semiconductor said this week that the firm has recently reached a milestone, of one billion sensors shipped since the firm's entry into the market in 1980. Freescale's MEMs sensors are used for such...

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Friday, June 19, 2009

i2 Targets Semiconductor Industry

Dallas-based i2 Technologies said this week that it has rolled out new software targeted at fabless semiconductor companies. According to the firm, the new product--i2 Planning On Demand--provides demand and supply planning, delivered as so...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lineage Power Hires New Product Mgmt Director

Lineage Power, a Dallas-based manufacturer of power conversion products, reported Tuesday that it has hired Vito Savino as director of product management. Lineage said Savino will work out of its Dallas headquarters and report to Greg Fasul...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Freescale Rolls Multicore Tools

Austin-based Freescale, a developer of microprocessors used in embedded and other products, said Monday that the firm is looking to make it easier for embedded designers to use multicore processors from the firm. According to the firm, its ...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Microtune COO Retires

Plano-based Microtune, a developer of RF semiconductors, said Wednesday that the firm's Chief Operating Officer, Albert (Bud) Taddiken, has resigned, and is planning to retire. Microtune said that Taddiken will be replaced by Barry F. Koch,...

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Silicon Labs Funds Timing Startup

Austin-based Silicon Labs, a developer of mixed-signal, CMOS chips, has made a strategic investment in a California firm developing semiconductor timing ICs. According to Fremont, California-based Silicon Clocks,, Silicon Labs is funding th...

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Freescale Expands Operations in Guadalajara

Austin-based chip manufacturer Freescale Semiconductor reported Monday that it is expanding its operations in Guadalajara, Mexico, with the opening of a new, 65,000-square-foot facility. The firm said the new location, which sits in the Gua...

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

TI Buys Luminary Micro

Dallas-based electronics and semiconductor manufacturer Texas Instruments announced Thursday that it has acquired Austin-based microcontroller supplier Luminary Micro. Financial terms of the deal, which closed Thursday, were not disclosed. ...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

AMD Cheers Intel Ruling

AMD, which has significant operations in the Lone Star state, is cheering today's ruling that Intel must pay $1.45 billion in a fine to the European Union. According to the European Commission, Intel must pay $1.06 billion euros ($1.45 bill...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Interview with Jim Balthazar, Nuventix

Last month, Austin-based Nuventix (www.nuventix.com) raised $8M in new funding for the firm's high-efficiency cooling technology, which is being applied to the LED lighting and other markets. The firm has now raised $32M in funding. We spok...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

SVTC Technologies Raises $34M More

SVTC Technologies which has locations in both Austin and Silicon Valley, said today that it has raised $34M in a funding round. The funding came from Oak Hill Capital Partners and Tallwood Venture Capital, the firm's existing investors. SVT...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Silicon Labs Names GM

Austin-based mixed-signal integrated circuit manufacturer Silicon Laboratories reported today that it has hired James Stansberry as general manager for broadcast audio products. Stansberry, the Austin-based firm said, replaces Mark Thompson...

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Freescale Names VP, GM

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said Friday that the firm has named Dr. Reza Kazerounian as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Microcontroller Solutions Group. Freescale said that Kazerounian joins the firm from STMicroel...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Silicon Labs Upbeat, Despite Loss

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories, a maker of mixed-signal semiconnductors, reports today that it had better than expected earnings for its first quarter, as it lost less than expected for the quarter. The publicly held firm said it had rev...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Freescale Cuts Facilities

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said Wednesday that it will eliminate a Japanese fabrication facility, and is looking to close its Toulouse, France, facility, as the firm continued to see a decrease in its revenues. The two manufacturi...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Pyxis Technology Raises $3.0M

Austin-based Pyxis Technology, a developer of electronic design automation software, said Tuesday that the firm has raised $3.0M in financing. According to the firm, the financing came from Austin Ventures, CMEA Ventures, Formative Ventures...

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Syndiant Gains $3.5M

Dallas-based Syndiant, which is developing technology for enabling pico-projectors, said this morning that it has raised $3.5M in a funding round from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. According to Syndiant, the Technology Commercializati...

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

AMD Gets Approval On Spinout

Semiconductor firm AMD reported Wednesday that the firm has received stockholder approval on its spinout of The Foundry Company. According to AMD, its stockholders approved a proposal to issue common stock and warrants to an affiliate of Mu...

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Freescale Rolls Solar Power Component

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said this morning that the firm has rolled out a new product rolled out at solar power charging systems. According to Freescale, it is demonstrating a new ultra-low-voltage, DC-to-DC converter, which wil...

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Texas Instruments Buys CICLON Semiconductor

Dallas-based Texas Instruments reported Wednesday that it has acquired CICLON Semiconductor Device Corporation, a developer of high frequency power management semiconductors. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. CICLON is ...

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Diodes Cuts Staff, Foresees Revenue Drop

Dallas-based Diodes, a manufacturer of discrete semiconductors, said Monday that the firm will be cutting its headcount by 17 percent, as it foresees a deterioration in its business and demand. According to the firm, the new cuts are on top...

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Dynamic Engineering Names CEO

Houston-based Dynamic Engineering, which supplies chemical processing technology to the polysilicon industry, said Wednesday that it has named Joe Ausikaitis as president and CEO. Ausikaitis has previously served at UPO and Union Carbide. A...

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Silicon Labs Promotes Long-Time Exec

Integrated circuit manufacturer Silicon Laboratories Inc. reported Monday that it has promoted Mark Thompson to vice president and general manager of its microcontroller products division. Thompson, the Austin-based company said, replaces C...

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Freescale Eyes Netbook Market

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said this morning that it has begun to target net books--small, inexpensive laptop devices--with new processors specifically focused on the market. According to Freescale, it has created a setup of softw...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Entorian Abandons Memory Manufacturing Business

Austin-based Entorian Technologies, which develops semiconductor packaging technology products, said Wednesday that it plans to close its manufacturing activities for its memory business in January. According to the firm, it will transfer i...

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Semiconductor Sales Drop

The worldwide financial crisis is starting to hurt the semiconductor industry, according to the latest report from the Semiconductor Industry Association. The SIA said today that worldwide semiconductor sales dropped by 2.4 percent in Octob...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

SemiSouth Gets SBIR Grant

Austin-based SemiSouth, a developer of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, said today that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I contract. According to the firm, the grant was related to the military's in...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Freescale Ships Automotive Gateway Chip

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said Monday that the firm has expanded its line of microprocessors for the automotive communications market, wit a new 32-bit microcontroller for in-vehicle gateways. Freescale said that its new MPC5668G...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Alereon Gets IOGEAR Design Win

Austin-based Alereon, a developer of wireless USB and other ultra-wideband semiconductors, announced Monday that the firm's products are being deployed in a new product from IOGEAR. Alereon said that IOGEAR's Wireless USB Hub and Adapter Ki...

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Monday, November 3, 2008

WiQuest Shuts Doors

Allen, Texas-based WiQuest, a designer of ultra-wideband (UWB) chipsets, has shut down, according to industry publication EETimes. EETimes said that WiQuest officially shut down on October 31st, putting around 120 people out of work. WiQues...

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Alereon Buys Wireless USB Team

Austin-based Alereon, a developer of ultra-wideband semiconductors for the Wireless USB and WiMedia market, said today that it has acquired certain Wireless USB assets and a development team from Stonestreet One. Financial terms of the deal...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Freescale Pulls $460M From Credit Line

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said Friday that it has drawn $460M from its $750M revolving credit facility, following the lead of a number of firms which have been proactively drawing down their credit lines because of the ongoing fi...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

SemiSouth Hires Two Execs

Austin-based SemiSouth Laboratories, a developer of silicon carbide (SiC) based chips for the power semiconductor market, said it has hired two VPs today. The firm said it has hired Chris Thompson as VP of Marketing, and Dan Schwob as VP Sa...

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

AMD Spins Off Foundry Business

AMD said this morning that the firm is spinning off its foundry business, including operations and employees in Austin, as part of a new company called The Foundry Group. According to Sunnyvale, California-based AMD, the new company will fo...

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Semiconductor Maker Gets Navy Win

TriQuint Semiconductor, a maker of high speed semiconductors, said Monday that the firm has scored a $4.5M contract with the Office of Naval Research. The firm, which maintains operations in Richardson, said it has been awarded a 21-month c...

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Freescale Looks To Sell Cellular Handset Business

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said late Thursday that it is looking to "explore strategic options" for the firm's cellular handset chipset products business, and intends to sell the unit or enter a joint venture in the coming months....

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

TTI Buys French Distributor

Fort Worth-based TTI, a distributor of passive, interconnect, and discrete components for the electronics industry, said Wednesday afternoon that the firm has acquired a French distributor, Mateleco Group. Financial terms of the acquisition...

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Freescale Bumps Su to Networking, Multimedia GM

Embedded chip manufacturer Freescale Semiconductor reported Tuesday that it has promoted Dr. Lisa Su to senior vice president and general manager of networking and multimedia. Freescale said Su joined the Austin, Texas-based company in 2007...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

SEMATECH Names Directors

SEMATECH Inc. reported Tuesday that it has appointed Dr. Bryan J. Rice as director of its lithography division and Dr. Stefan Wurm as associate director of the same unit. The Austin, Texas-based consortium said Rice, who most recently serve...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cypress Adds Tomlinson as Quality Assurance VP

Cypress Software Systems LP reported Monday that Scott Tomlinson has joined the company as vice president of quality assurance. The North Richland Hills, Texas-based firm said Tomlinson's chief duties will be to develop and manage quality a...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

WiQuest Inks Design Win With Kensington

Allen, Texas-based WiQuest, which is developing ultra wideband semiconductors for the wireless USB market, said today that the firm has been selected by Kensington for a wireless USB docking station. Financial impact of the design win was n...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Freescale Ties With Arada On WiFi Design

Austin's Freescale Semiconductor announced today that it has teamed with Arada Systems, on a reference design for Wi-Fi access points. Freescale said that Arada and the firm have collaborated on a production-ready, reference design focused ...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Freescale Sells Unit

Austin-based Freescale has sold its SigmaTel, multi-function printer imaging lines to semiconductor firm Conexant, Conexant announced today. According to Conexant, it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Freescale's SigmaTel multi-f...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Molecular Imprints Adds Two Marketing, BizDev VPs

Molecular Imprints Inc., a developer of nano-patterning systems and solutions for the hard disk drive and semiconductor industries, reported today that it has added two industry veterans to its executive staff. The Austin, Texas-based compa...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

SemiSouth Gets $4.9M Air Force Award

Austin-based SemiSouth Laboratories, a developer of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, said today that it has received $4.9M in funding from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The award ...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

RF Monolithics Hires Marketing VP

RF Monolithics Inc., a Dallas-based manufacturer of embedded radio frequency chips and other wireless components, reported Tuesday that it has hired Farlin A. Halsey as vice president of product marketing. RFM said Halsey's chief responsibi...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Freescale to Collaborate with Chinese Automaker

Embedded computer chip manufacturer Freescale Semiconductor revealed Monday that it has signed a technology development deal with Chinese auto producer Chery Automobile Co. Ltd. As part of the agreement, Freescale said, the two companies wi...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

SigmaTel Stockholders OK Freescale Merger

Fabless semiconductor manufacturer SigmaTel Inc. announced Monday that its stockholders have voted for adopting embedded chip producer Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s $110 million buyout. SigmaTel said some 97 percent of those who voted appr...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Jordan Valley Acquires Assets of U.K.-Based Bede

Semiconductor equipment manufacturer Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. announced Tuesday that it has acquired competitor Bede X-Ray Metrology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Despite being one of the leading suppliers of high-resoluti...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

GTronix Debuts New Design Center in Richardson

Fabless semiconductor manufacturer GTronix Inc. announced Monday that it has opened a new design center in the Lone Star State. GTronix explained that the new facility is located in Richardson and will be responsible for producing low-power...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Freescale Announces Linux Processor

Austin-based semiconductor manufacturer Freescale said Monday that it has rolled out a new, dual-core, system-on-a-chip processor focused on the embedded Linux operating system. The firm said its new device, the MPC5123, is part of its mobi...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Alereon Gets $3M Investment

Austin-based Alereon, a manufacturer of ultra wideband USB semiconductors, announced this morning that it has raised $3M in a strategic investment from SK Telecom. According to the firm, SK Telecom invested in the firm because of the compan...

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Nascentric Rolls Out New Circuit Design Simulator

Nascentric, the Austin-based firm which develops SPICE simulation software used by the semiconductor design industry, has rolled out a new product which has taken a unique spin on combining software simulation with hardware acceleration. Th...

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Sirific Wireless Acquired By Icera

Richardson, Texas-based Sirific Wireless has been acquired by wireless chipset firm Icera, Icera said today. United Kingdom-based Icera did not disclose financial terms of the acquisition. Sirific Wireless was a develoepr of advanced CMOS R...

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Friday, April 4, 2008

Diodes Acquires Zetex

Dallas, Texas-based Diodes Inc., said Friday that it has entered into a deal to purchase UK-based Zetex plc, a manufacturer of analog and discrete semiconductors. Diodes will pay $176M in cash for Zetex, which provides discrete and high per...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Freescale, Hifn in Storage Deal

Austin, Texas-based Freescale and California-based Hifn said today that the firms have partnered on a joint soultion using Freescale's embedded processors and Hifn's network processors. According to the companies, the two are planning to cr...

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Friday, March 7, 2008

WiQuest Releases Reference Design

Allen, Texas-based WiQuest Communicaitons, which develops semiconductors for the wireless USB market, said earlier this week that it has released a reference design for wireless USB products. The firm said its new reference design kit allow...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pyxis Technology Extends Series B Round

Austin-based Pyxis Technology, which develops electronic design automation (EDA) software for routing integrated circuit designs, said Tuesday it has raised an additional $5.25M in its Series B round. The funding came from KT Venture Group,...

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Freescale Loses CEO

Austin-based semiconductor firm Freescale Semiconductor said Friday morning that Michel Mayer, the firm's Chairman and CEO, has decided to step down. No reason for the departure was given. Freescale said that the company and its board of di...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Texas Instruments, MIT Collaborate On Energy Efficient Chips

Dallas-based Texas Instruments and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said Monday that researchers at the company and school have unveiled new research which is expected to create chips that are ten times more energy efficient ...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Intrinsity Takes $31.5M For Processor Cores

Austin-based Intrinsity said Monday morning that it has raised $31.5M in a Series E funding. The firm, which develops high-speed, low-power embedded processor cores for the semiconductor market, said that Adams Capital Management, Altitude ...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Nascentric Announces New Simulation Tool

Austin, Texas-based Nascentric has released a new, semiconductor design tool, the firm said today. Nascentric said that its newest simulator, OmegaSim, is now available. The software provides Fast-SPICE simulation, a computer simulation tec...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

National Semiconductor Makes Cuts In Arlington Plant

National Semiconductor Corp., a manufacturer of analog devices and subsystems, announced Monday that it will divest itself of certain production equipment and lay off some 200 employees at its three wafer fabrication facilities in Arlington...

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Friday, January 18, 2008

SemiSouth Names President and CEO

Austin-based SemiSouth, a developer of silicon carbide semiconductors, said Friday that it has appointed Vess Johnson as the firm's President and CEO. Johnson joins the firm from Nascentric, where he was President and CEO. Johnson has also ...

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Monday, January 7, 2008

SemiSouth Moves To Austin

SemiSouth Laboratories, a firm which develops silicon carbide semiconductor technology, said Monday that it will move its headquarters to Austin. The firm, which was previously headquartered in Starkville, Mississippi, is a spinout of Miss...

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Alereon Rolls Wireless USB Reference Design

Austin-based ultra-wideband USB chip maker Alereon said today that it has rolled out a new, reference design for a wireless USB hard drive. The new design was created in conjunction with SunPlusIT, a developer of controller ICs for the USB ...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Cypress To Close Round Rock Fab

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a manufacturer of mixed-signal integrated circuits, reported Wednesday that it will close its Fab 2 semiconductor manufacturing facility in Round Rock, Texas, by late 2008. The San Jose, Calif.-based company sai...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Cypress To Close Round Rock Fab

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a manufacturer of mixed-signal integrated circuits, reported Wednesday that it will close its Fab 2 semiconductor manufacturing facility in Round Rock, Texas, by late 2008. The San Jose, Calif.-based company sai...

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Rackspace Gets Win At Semi Firm

San Antonio Internet hosting provider Rackspace has signed on semiconductor manufacturer Cypress Semiconductor Corp. as a customer, the firm said Monday. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. Cypress Semiconductor is a publicly tr...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

ATDF Merges With SVTC

Austin's ATDF, a research and development foundry for the semiconductor consortium SEMATECH, said today that it has merged with SVTC Technologies, a spinoff from Cypress Semiconductor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ATDF pr...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

ASSET InterTech Acquires Irish Firm

Richardson-based ASSET InterTech, a firm which sells boundary scan testing equipment for the semiconductor test industry, said today that it has acquired international Test Technologies (ITT), based in County Donegal, Ireland. ITT is a supp...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Quickfilter Grabs $4.8M

Allen, Texas-based Quickfilter Technologies, a company developing mixed signal semiconductors for the digital signal processing market, said this morning that it has raised $4.8M in a Series C round. The firm said that the funding came from...

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Quickfilter Gets Design Win With Oceana

Allen, Texas-based Quickfilter Technologies Inc., a fabless semiconductor manufacturer of mixed-signal integrated circuits, revealed Monday that one of its products will help power a line of general-purpose analog sensor modules made by Oce...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

TI Sets Aside $15M for Academic Medical Research

Dallas, Texas-based semiconductor manufacturer Texas Instruments Inc. revealed Wednesday that it has allocated $15 million to fund medical technology research at selected universities across the globe. TI said the money will support researc...

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Silicon Labs Ships IC

Austin, Texas-based Silicon Laboratories, a provider of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, said today that it has announced a new line of low-loss, high-accuracy ac current sensors. The devices are used by electronics designers in...

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Monday, July 9, 2007

Staktek Announces Chip Packaging Technology

Austin, Texas-based Staktek Holdings, a provider of technology for the semiconductor packaging market, said today that it has announced a new platform focused on the multi-die packaging market. The firm said that its technology improves tes...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

WiQuest Raises $28M in Series C Funding

WiQuest Communications Inc., a fabless semiconductor manufacturer of wireless networking components, announced Monday that it has concluded its Series C funding round after generating $28 million in financing. WiQuest said the oversubscribe...

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Integral Wave Technologies Raises $16M

Austin, Texas-based Integral Wave Technologies has scored $6M in funding, as part of a Series A round, the firm said Friday. The funding was led by CenterPoint Ventures, and also included Hunt Ventures and Rho Ventures. Integral Wave Techno...

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Thursday, February 8, 2007

Silicon Laboratories Sells Aero Product Line For $285M

Austin, Texas-based Silicon Laboratories, a manufacturer of mixed-signal integrated circuits, said Thursday that it will sell its Aero transceiver, AeroFONE single-chip phone and power amplifier product lines for $285M in cash to NXP. NXP i...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Freescale, IBM In Technology Agreement

Austin, Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor and IBM said today that the two are in a technology development agreement for joint semiconductor research and development. Freescale and IBM will collaborate on CMOS and Silicon-on-Insulator tech...

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Monday, January 8, 2007

Freescale Shows MEMs Sensors

Austin, Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor today has introduced three new MEMs sensors, targeted at use in smart mobile devices. The firm said today at CES that its new sensor devices are targeted at mobile devices like MP3 players, PDAs, ...

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Freescale Agrees to $17.5B Buyout

Austin, Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor has agreed to a $17.6B private equity buyout from a consortium of private equity buyers, the company said Friday afternoon. The consortium, led by The Blackstone Group, also includes The Carlyle G...

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