News tagged with electronics manufacturers

Reimagining silicon

Silicon (Si) is ubiquitous in modern semiconductor manufacturing. Well-established procedures for its processing, perfected over more than five decades of industrial use, enable a diverse array of electronic ...

Jun 13, 2014
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California smartphone 'kill switch' bill advances

On a second attempt, California lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.

May 08, 2014
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Densest array of carbon nanotubes grown to date

Carbon nanotubes' outstanding mechanical, electrical and thermal properties make them an alluring material to electronics manufacturers. However, until recently scientists believed that growing the high density ...

Sep 20, 2013
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Toshiba swings to profit as devices sell well

Japan's Toshiba on Wednesday reported $54 million in net profit for the April-June quarter, reversing a quarterly loss a year earlier, thanks to a weak yen and brisk sales of electronic devices.

Jul 31, 2013
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Chipmaker TSMC posts 24 percent rise in 2Q profit

(AP)—Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, reported a 24 percent jump in second quarter profit Thursday, driven by sales growth in smartphones and tablet computers that ...

Jul 18, 2013
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US prosecutors push for anti-phone theft moves

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York planned Thursday to announce the formation of a nationwide initiative and coalition of police, prosecutors and other officials in an attempt to thwart a surge ...

Jun 13, 2013
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Chipmaker TSMC gets tablet, smartphone boost in 1Q

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, reported an 18 percent jump in first quarter profit as increased global sales of smartphones and tablet computers boosted demand for ...

Apr 18, 2013
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