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Semiconductor sales flat through February 2012

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) measured worldwide semiconductor sales at $22.9 billion in February 2012, down 1.3% from January’s $23.2 billion and 7.3% from February 2011.

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Semiconductor makers spend record amount on materials for second straight year

The global semiconductor materials — wafer fabrication and packaging materials — market increased 7% in 2011 compared to 2010, with record revenues of $47.86 billion, said SEMI.

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Analog appraised: Demand and inventories at top chip makers

Sterne Agee analyzes top analog semiconductor companies and the analog sector as a whole. Demand is stable (industrial, automotive) to improving (computing), and distributor inventories are low.

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SEMICON West heralds 22nm, EUVL, 450mm, mobile electronics speakers

Intel, SEMATECH, and other top chip makers, suppliers, and research organizations will send speakers to SEMICON West, July 10-12 in San Francisco. The event will single out new transistor architectures, advanced lithography, 450mm wafers, and other major developments.

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Bruker bolsters CT imaging line with SkyScan buy

Bruker Corporation acquired all of the shares of SkyScan NV, a scientific instruments company serving materials science and life sciences/pre-clinical imaging needs.

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AMD and GLOBALFOUNDRIES form new agreement

AMD amended its wafer supply agreement with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., with a negotiated wafer price mechanism for 2012.

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Elpida files for bankruptcy

Elpida Memory Inc. resolved to file a petition for the commencement of corporate reorganization proceedings at today’s meeting of the board of directors, and filed the same with the Tokyo District Court.

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Economy, fabless relationships, 450mm and more on deck at The ConFab 2012

The ConFab 2012, an invitation-only global conference and business meeting on semiconductor manufacturing, June 3-6 in Las Vegas, selected speakers and sessions for 2012.

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Intel’s top suppliers in 2011

Intel Corporation announced its 2011 Intel Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) awards, selecting 11 of its thousands of suppliers. Two suppliers received Intel’s Achievement Award.

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SEMI educates policymakers on 450mm transition

This SEMI News and Views blog, written by Jonathan Davis, president, SEMI Semiconductor Business, covers SEMI’s efforts with government and policy-shapers in the US and Europe.

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