STMicroelectronics announced its Open.MEMS program to boost time-to-development with quick and easy single-node evaluation licensing, which went live on November 11, 2014, and will be expanded regularly with additional low-level drivers, middleware/libraries and application-layer code.
STMicroelectronics has shipped 5 billion MEMS sensors, which combined with its total of more than 3 billion micro-actuators shipped, is claimed to demonstrate that ST is the only company with the expertise to cover the full range of micro-machined silicon devices.
United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) and Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd. have announced an agreement for UMC to become a minority shareholder of a newly formed subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor that will include its 300 mm wafer manufacturing facility located in Kuwana, Mie, Japan.
Omniradar has closed a round of equity and debt financing of €2.6 million that will be used to bring into production the company’s single-chip radar as a new precision sensor for personal security, industrial automation, environmental monitoring, etc.
Avago Technologies Ltd. and PLX Technology Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire PLX, a leader in PCI Express silicon and software connectivity solutions, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $309 million, or $293 million net of cash and debt acquired.
Anokiwave Inc., a supplier of semiconductors enabling mmW markets, announced the opening of its newest design center located in Billerica, MA to support the company's increasing demand for highly integrated SiGe core chips and GaAs/GaN front-end solutions.