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Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. to begin large scale production of 2-inch diameter semipolar/nonpolar GaN substrates for green lasers

November 30, 2010 3:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Sumitomo Electric has reportedly been developing manufacturing technology for semipolar and nonpolar gallium nitride (GaN) substrates. Since Sumitomo Electric developed green semiconductor lasers in 2009, the company has been developing manufacturing technology for semipolar and nonpolar...


STATS ChipPAC?s copper wire bond production exceeds 100 million units with rapid volume ramp

November 30, 2010 2:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

STATS ChipPAC Ltd. (?STATS ChipPAC? or the ?Company? ? SGX-ST: STATSChP), a leading semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider, today announced it has shipped over 100 million semiconductor packages with copper wire bond interconnect and expects copper wire bond production...


Statistics : Annual inflation rate up to 1.9% in October 2010

November 30, 2010 1:27 am | by OECD | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.9% in the year to October 2010, up from 1.7% in September. The uptick was partly driven by strong rises in Japan, where annual inflation was positive for the first time in twenty months, and Canada, where consumer prices rose at their fastest...


China announces new crackdown on product piracy

November 30, 2010 1:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

China's government announced a new crackdown Tuesday on rampant illegal copying of products from software to music that is adding to tensions with Washington and other governments over trade and currency complaints....

EU launches antitrust probe into Google searches

November 30, 2010 1:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The European Commission says it is launching a formal investigation into whether Google has abused its dominant market position in online searches....

China bars US official from American's appeal

November 29, 2010 7:06 pm | by CHARLES HUTZLER - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

A Beijing appeals court barred U.S. diplomats from attending a hearing Tuesday for an American geologist sentenced to eight years in prison for obtaining information on China's oil industry that the government says are state secrets.The two-hour-plus hearing in the case of Xue Feng ended...

Shanda Games reports drop in 3Q profit, revenue

November 29, 2010 5:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of video game publisher Shanda Games Ltd. Fell in after-hours trading Monday after the company reported lower third-quarter earnings and a drop in revenue across both of its major divisions.In the quarter ended Sept. 30, the Shanghai company earned 289 million yuan ($43.1 million), or 15...

Web delivery firm Level 3 says Comcast violating Net neutrality by charging fee for data

November 29, 2010 5:06 pm | Comments

Level 3 Communications Inc., an Internet backbone company that supports Netflix Inc.'s increasingly popular movie streaming service, complained Monday that cable giant Comcast Corp. is charging it an unfair fee for the right to send data to its subscribers.Comcast replied it is being swamped by...


Gov't targets Web sites selling counterfeit goods

November 29, 2010 2:21 pm | Comments

On one of the year's busiest Internet shopping days, federal law enforcement announced a crackdown that blocked 82 domain names of far-flung commercial websites to keep them from peddling counterfeit merchandise and illegal copies of music and software....

Seagate Technology ends going-private talks

November 29, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Seagate Technology PLC has terminated discussions with private equity firms about taking the disk drive maker private in a leveraged buyout because it felt the purchase price being offered was too low.Shares fell 67 cents, or nearly 5 percent, to $13.19 in aftermarket trading.The Scotts Valley,...

VeriSign says domain names rose 7 percent in 3Q(2)

November 29, 2010 12:07 pm | Comments

VeriSign Inc., an Internet security provider that also lets people pay to register website names, said Monday that the number of Internet domain names grew by nearly 3.8 million in July through September, an increase of 7 percent from a year earlier.In total, there were about 202 million...

Inexpensive, on-farm method controls invasive beetle

November 29, 2010 11:23 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell researchers report on an inexpensive, effective, on-farm method to control alfalfa snout beetles using homegrown nematodes.

Diotec and microGaN to Cooperate on 4A/600V SiGaN Schottky

November 29, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

microGaN GmbH and Diotec Semiconductor AG are cooperating in design and marketing of Gallium Nitride (GaN) rectifier devices. One of the recent developments is a 4A, 600V so called "SiGaN Schottky" diode, with an...


Belden to Acquire Industrial Networking Technology Leader GarrettCom

November 29, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

Belden Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GarrettCom, a provider of advanced industrial networking products and smart grid solutions. The acquisition extends Belden’s position as an industrial networking solutions provider by...


SunPower Recommits to San Jose; Company Will Renovate Buildings According to LEED Standards

November 29, 2010 11:20 am | by | Comments

SunPower Corp. announced that it will remain in San Jose, California, relocating its headquarters to an existing three-building campus next spring to accommodate planned, long-term growth. The company will renovate the buildings with the...



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