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Finding bright spots
Last fall, Massachusetts-based Evergreen Solar Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed its Midland plant, where 40 employees manufactured silicon-carbide-coated filaments used in wafers for solar panels.
Top 25 semiconductor company rankings reveal big winners, big losers
April 5, 2012 - The worldwide semiconductor market grew 2% in 2011 (ICs and OSDs), but several companies showed much bigger year-over-year changes, shows IC Insights' Strategic Reviews Database.
Toshiba builds semiconductor fab in Thailand to replace flooded fab
April 24, 2012 - BUSINESS WIRE - Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) will rebuild its semiconductor manufacturing operations in Thailand by relocating Toshiba Semiconductor Thailand Co., Ltd. (TST) to a new manufacturing facility. The move will ...
Fred Hill Materials closes after 66 years
The Internal Revenue Service and trustees for the Teamsters Pension Fund were among the parties seeking to move the company from one chapter to the other after Fred Hill Materials failed to keep up on payments on a court-approved plan designed to move ...
Rapid touch sensor display growth: Details on the 4 categories
April 25, 2012 - Touch sensors for displays grew to 66% to 9.6 million square meters in 2011, according to the NPD DisplaySearch Touch Sensor Manufacturing Capacity report.
Harvesting Waste Energy - Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials
Due to the ever increasing energy demand and growing global concern over the environmental impact of CO2 emissions, there is a need to seek solutions to transit from fossil fuels to sustainable energy.
Intel's 3-D transistors are now in production!
Intel has introduced its latest generation of processor cores at 22 nanometers, which hit the market today. The new chips are up to 20 percent faster and consume 20 percent less energy, but the biggest news for Intel is that these chips are the first ...
Where Were You (China) During The Third Industrial Revolution?
Little bit behind on my Economist reading, but just read a seriously thought provoking article, entitled, “The third industrial revolution: The digitisation of manufacturing will transform the way goods are made—and change the politics of jobs too ...
2012 semiconductor revenue forecast bumped up 1 point at IHS
April 25, 2012 - The overall semiconductor industry will grow 4.3% in 2012, according to IHS, which raised its forecast 1 percentage point based on consumer demand for wireless products like smartphones and tablets.
CISPA supporters list: 800+ companies that could help Uncle Sam snag your data
During the week of April 23, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA).