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Friday, August 22, 2014

ESI Bolsters Board With Former Tektronix CEO

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries said this morning that it has named Richard H. Wills, the former Chairman and CEO of Tektronix, to its board. Wills served as President and CEO of Tektronix until 2008, and was also Chairman of T...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Intel To Invest $100 Billion In Oregon

Chip maker Intel is investing $100 billion in investment in Oregon, as part of a new deal this week with Washington County and the city of Hillsboro which gives the company thirty years worth of property tax breaks. According to the agreeme...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ESI Names New Marketing Chief

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries, which makes laser-based manufacturing technology used in the semiconductor and other industries, said Monday that it has named James Latham as the company's new Chief Marketing Officer. Latham h...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

TriQuint, RFMD Exit Antitrust Waiting Period

In a further move towards approval of their big acquisition deal, Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor and North Carolina firm RF Micro Devices said this morning that the waiting period required for the merger of the companies und...

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

OVP Ventures Gets Exit At Serus

Kirkland, Washington-based venture investor OVP Venture Partners has scored an exit at portfolio firm Serus, after E2open said it would pay as much as $26M for Serus. Serus is a developer of manufacturing software for the semiconductor indu...

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Monday, May 19, 2014

TriQuint Wins Reference Design

Hillsboro, Oregon-based chip maker TriQuint Semiconductor reported a reference design win this morning, with an un-named, chipset provider. TriQuint said its high performance, front-end modules for the 6GHz WLAN market have been selected fo...

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

ESI Sues Korean Manufacturer

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries is on a patent offensive this week, saying that it has filed a patent infringement suit against a Korean company, EO Technics Co.. ESI--which makes laser-based manufacturing products for the elec...

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Monday, March 24, 2014

MicroVision Gets Win At UPS

Redmond-based Microvision, which is developing miniature projection display technology, reported a win today with package delivery service UPS. MicroVIsion said it would supply customized, PicoP display modules to UPS, as part of a real tim...

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

TriQuint, RF Micro In Merger Deal

Hillsboro, Oregon-based RF semiconductor maker TriQuint Semiconductor and fellow RF semiconductor company RF Micro Devices said Monday that the two are in an all-stock merger deal. According to the two, the new company will give the shareho...

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

TriQuint Launches New LTE Smartphone Components

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor said today that it has launched a brand new product, aimed at the new crop of next-generation smartphones and mobile devices which incorporate the LTE wireless standard. According to TriQuint--...

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Monday, September 16, 2013

TriQuint Powers Broadcom Wi-Fi Designs

Hillsboro, Oregon-based chipmaker TriQuint Semiconductro reported a win today with chip maker Broadcom, saying that Broadcom has selected its front end modules and filters as part of a reference design for 5G Wi-Fi. TriQuint said that Broad...

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Mentor Connects IJTAG Tools With Chip Testing Firm

Wilsonville, Oregon-based electronic design automation software provider Mentor Graphics reported today that it has tied its tools with tools from ASSET InterTech, a provider of chip-level testing equipment. The two said that Mentor's Tesse...

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

TriQuint Acquires CAP Wireless

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor has acquired CAP Wireless, a developer of RF amplifiers, the firm said Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. CAP Wireless was based in Newbury Park, California, just north o...

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Intellectual Ventures In Patent License With Infineon

Bellevue-based Intellectual Ventures said this week that it has signed a patent licensing deal with semiconductor maker Infineon. According to IV, the deal gives Infineon access to its patent portfolio of nearly 40,000 IP assets. Financial ...

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Friday, June 21, 2013

TriQuint Hails Mars Mission

Hillsboro, Oregon- and Richardson, Texas-based TriQuint Semiconductor said Thursday that its chips were used in the Sky Crane landing radar of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and its Curiosity rover. Triquint said it has been supporting N...

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Mentor Tools Used By SilabTech

Wilsonville, Oregon-based electronic design automation (EDA) software developer Mentor said today that its tools have been used by semiconductor developer SilabTech Pvt. Ltd., as part of a successful 28nm IC. Mentor Graphics said its softwa...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

TriQuint Claims Technology Breakthrough

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor said today that it has made a technology breakthrough, producing the industry's first gallium nitride (GaN) transistors using GaN-on-diamond wafers. The company said the technology will allow n...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

ESI Buys Semiconductor Business From GSI Group

Portland-based ESI, the developer of laser-based equipment for the electronics industry, announced this morning that it has acquired the Semiconductor Systems business of GSI Group. GSI's Semiconductor Systems business is based in Bedford, ...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Intellectual Ventures, Lattice Semiconductor Settle Patent Lawsuit

Bellevue-based Intellectual Ventures, and Hillsboro-based Lattice Semiconductor have settled a patent dispute between the two companies, saying this morning that Lattice will become a licensee of segments of IV's patent portfolio. Financial...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

University of Washington Gets Equipment For High Tech RF Lab

The University of Washington has a new, high tech RF and microwave teaching laboratory--thanks to a donation from test equipment provider Agilent, the two said this morning. According to Agilent and the school, the two have built a high tec...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Planar Sells Off Business Unit

Beaverton, Oregon-based Planar Systems said today that it has old off its electroluminescent (EL) display business, to Beneq Oy. The deal is worth $6.5M, split between $3.9M in cash and $2.6M in a promissory note. Planar also said the deal ...

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Report: Amazon In Talks To Buy Mobile Chips Business From Texas Instruments

Is Amazon.com about to buy the mobile chips unit of Texas Instruments? That's the rumor being widely reported today, based on an article from an Israeli business news provider, which says that the chips in question are the ones being used b...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Radisys Shuffles CEO On Revised Guidance

Hillsboro, Oregon-based embedded wireless products firm Radisys said Monday that it has named Brian Bronson as its new President and CEO, replacing Michael Dagenais, who the firm said has left the firm, as well as its board. Bronson was mos...

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Intellectual Ventures Settles Lawuits Against SK hynix, Elpida

Bellevue-based patent storehouse Intellectual Ventures has reached a settlement with two companies, SK hynix and Elpida Memory, the company said Monday. Financial details of the settlement were not disclosed. Intellectual Ventures had sued ...

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Friday, September 21, 2012

TriQuint Wins DARPA Contract

Hillsboro, Oregon-based RF semiconductor maker TriQuint Semiconductor reported a win with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) today, saying that it has received a $2.7M contract. The contract is part of a gallium nitride (...

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Friday, September 21, 2012

MicroVision Loses CFO

Redmond-based miniature projection display technology developer MicroVision said this morning that its CFO, Jeff Wilson, has resigned. The publicly traded firm did not say why Wilson is resigning, but did say that he will remain with the fi...

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

TriQuint Aims At Next Gen 3G/4G Smartphones

Hillsboro, Oregon-based RF semiconductor maker TriQuint Semiconductor is taking aim at the next generation 3G / 4G smartphone market with a new product, the company said today. The firm said its new Multi-band, Multi-mode Power Amplifier (M...

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Mentor Supplies Fujitsu With Signal Analysis Software

Wilsonville, Oregon-based electronic design automation software provider Mentor Graphics is supplying Fujitsu Semiconductor with its HyperLynx Signal Integrity (SI) product, the firm said Thursday evening. Mentor said Fujitsu is using the s...

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

MicroVision Ties With Intersil

Redmond-based miniature projection display technology developer MicroVision has inked a partnership with analog and mixed signal semiconductor firm Intersil, the two said today. According to the two, they will partner on the development of ...

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cray Ties NVIDIA Kepler GPUs to Cascade

Cray, the supercomputer maker which is based in Seattle, said yesterday that it has tied its upcoming, next generation supercomputer--codenamed "Cascade"--into graphical processing unit (GPU) chips from NVIDIA. The firm said that NVIDIA's T...

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

SiOnyx Gets Funding From In-Q-Tel

SiOnyx, a developer of CMOS imaging sensors being applied to night vision and other systems, reported yesterday that it has scored a strategic round from In-Q-Tel. The firm, which has significant operations in Beaverton, Oregon, did not dis...

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

TriQuint Names Board Director

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor said Wednesday afternoon that it has named Roderick Nelson as a new, independent director at the RF IC provider. Nelson is at consulting practice Tritech Sales and SErvice, having previously se...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Impinj Drops IPO Plans, Raises $21M

Seattle-based Impinj, which makes RFID semiconductors, has dropped its plans for an IPO, according to a filing with the SEC Thursday. Impinj said that is is requesting the withdrawal because it "does not intend to pursue the contemplated pu...

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mentor Graphics Invests $825,000 In PSU

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of computer aided design software, is investing $825,000 in Portland State University, to help students study integrated circuit design. According to Portland State University, the in...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Vulcan Backs MEMS Firm Sand 9

Vulcan Capital has backed Sand 9, a developer of MEMS-based, precision timing products, as a major participant in that firm's latest financing round. Sand 9, which is based in Cambridge, Mass., said it raised $23M in a Series C funding roun...

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Cray Taps Intel Xeon Phi For New Supercomputers

Seatle-based Cray, the developer of supercomputers, said today that its next general, "Cascade" supercomputer will be available with Intel's new Xeon Phi coprocessors. Cray said its supercomputer, expected to be available in the first half ...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mentor Graphics Links With GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Wilsonville, Oregon-based electronic design software firm Mentor Graphics said this morning that semiconductor foundry GLOBALFOUNDRIES is working with the firm on a 20nm, manufacturing process. According to the firm, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is usin...

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Radisys Partners With Mindspeed On Small Cell Design

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Radisys, which develops embedded wireless software and products, has linked with semiconductor maker Mindspeed on an effort to enable small cells. The two said they are working together to showcase eNodeB small cell ...

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mentor Signs Trio Of Customers

Wilsonville, Oregon-based electronic design automation (EDA) software provider Mentor Graphics reported a trio of wins with customers today. Mentor announced the three wins separately, saying that GLOBALFOUNDRIES, TowerJazz, and Semiconduct...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

TriQuint, Avago Settle Patent Lawsuits

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor, and analog semiconductor and components firm Avago Technologies Limited have settled a series of patent lawsuits filed by the companies against each other, the companies said this week. Financ...

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Intellectual Ventures In Patent Deal With Cypress Semiconductor

Bellevue-based Intellectual Ventures, the patent licensing behemoth run by Nathan Mhyrvold, has signed another major deal with a semiconductor maker. According to a regulatory filing from Cypress Semiconductor, it will receive a license to ...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

TriQuint Wins $12.3M DARPA Contract

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor said today that it has been selected for a $12.3M contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). TriQuint said that it is leading a program focused on ultra-fast gallium nit...

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Monday, April 16, 2012

TriQuint Wins U.S. Army Contract

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor said today that it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). According to the firm, the agreement calls for exploration and fabri...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

TriQuint Semiconductor Sets International HQ

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor, the supplier of RF semiconductors, reported today that it has opened up a new, international headquarters in Singapore. The firm said the new facility will service most of its international cu...

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mentor, Samsung Team On 20nm Design Checking

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of electronic design automation (EDA) software, reported today that Samsung Electronics and Mentor have completed a design-for-manufacturing (DFM) sign-off reference solution, support...

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Mentor In Win At Fujitsu

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of semiconductor design tools, reported today that Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited has expanded its use of the firm's Calibre design tool, for advanced IC physical verification and desi...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

TriQuint Advances DARPA Program

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor reports this morning that it has begun work on Phase II of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program, which has been worth $12.67M so far to the company. The firm said it has ...

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ichor Systems Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Tualatin, Oregon-basd Ichor Systems, a designer and manufacturer of process tools and gas and chemical delivery modules for capital equipment manufacturers, has been acquired by private equity firm Francisco Partners. Financial terms of the...

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Mentor Graphics Enhances Thermal Characterization Tool

Wilsonville, Oregon-based electronic design automation (EDA) software firm Mentor Graphics said this morning that it has launched a tied together its thermal characterization and simulation software with its hardware test products. Accordin...

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Lattice Semiconductor Buys SiliconBlue

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Lattice Semiconductor announced this morning that it is acquiring SiliconBlue Technologies, a developer of FPGA-based, mobile chipsets. Lattice said it will pay approximately $62M in cash for SiliconBlue. Lattice sai...

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Mentor Graphics Upgrades Fluid Dynamics Simulation Product

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics said this morning that it has upgraded its FloEFD computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation product. The application--which is used to simulate radiation, combustion and hypersonic flows in prod...

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Monday, November 14, 2011

TriQuint Wins ZTE

Hillsboro, Oregon-based ,a href="http://www.triquint.com">TriQuint Semiconductor, the developer of RF chips, reported today that it has been chosen by ZTE for a design. TriQuint said ZTE is using its power amplifier modules in a line of sma...

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Mentor Graphics Tapped By Partner TSMC

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of electronic design automation software and tools, reported today that it has been recognized by semiconductor founder TSMC. Mentor said TSMC awarded it "Partner of the Year" for its...

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Monday, November 7, 2011

TriQuint Gets Award From Customer

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Triquint Semiconductor, which developer radio frequency (RF) products for the communications, defense, and aerospace markets, reported this morning that it has scored an award from one of its customers. The firm said...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mentor Graphics Wins ZTE

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of electronic design automation software and hardware, reports today that telecommunications equipment maker ZTE has adopted its Mentor Veloce product, for a system-on-a-chip (SoC) ve...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mentor Ties With Freescale On Automotive Chips

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of electronic design automation (EDA) tools, reports today that it has linked with Freescale Semiconductor on an automotive chip effort. Mentor said it will provide its embedded Linux...

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

TriQuint Gets Green Label From Huawei

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint, the developer of RF and other semiconductors, reports today that it has been recognized for its environmental management system and green business practices by its partner Huawei. TriQuint said it has recei...

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mentor Selected By Fujitsu Semiconductor

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of semiconductor design tools and other related software for electronics design, has signed on Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe, to support Fujitsu's FM3 Cortex-M3 microcontrollers and ha...

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mentor Graphics Wins Freescale

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of electronic design automation software, has scored a win with semiconductor maker Freescale Semiconductor. Freescale said today that it has selected Mentor to develop software for i...

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Monday, August 29, 2011

IDT To Sell Hillsboro Fab

Integrated Device Technology, a Silicon Valley-based developer of mixed signal semiconductors, reported today that it is planning to sell its Hillsboro, Oregon wafer fabrication facility to Alpha and Omega Semiconductor. IDT said the deal i...

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Mentor Ties With GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of EDA software, said today that it has linked with GLOBALFOUNDRIES, tapping technology from the firm to improve IC yields capabilities of its software. Mentor said that it has applie...

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Teradici Raises $15M

Burbaby, BC-based Teradici, a developer of chipsets which enable the remote control of PC equipment over a network, has raised $15M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Details on the new round have not ye...

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Monday, August 22, 2011

nLight Gains $17.5M More

Vancouver, Washington-based nLight, a developer of high power, semiconductor lasers, said last week that it has raised $17.5M in a Series E financing round. The round brings the company's total raised to around $110M. nLight said the fundin...

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Northwest Logic Certifies PCI Express Core

Beaverton, Oregon-based Northwest Logic, a developer of IP semiconductor cores, said today with its partner Avery Design Systems that the two have fully verified and deployed Northwest Logic's Expresso 3.0 solutions for PCI Express. Northwe...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mentor Launches Professional Services

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of electronic design automation software, said today that it has launched a new professional services offering aimed at hardware companies. The firm said its has launched a new Mentor...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Intellectual Ventures Files Another Patent Suit

Bellevue-based Intellectual Ventures, the patent storehouse run by Nathan Myrhvold, has filed another patent infringement lawsuit, this time against a number of electronics companies. The firm, in Intellectual Venturs I LLC et al. v. Hynix ...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

eMagin Gets Research Grant

Bellevue-based eMagin Corporation, a developer of microdisplays and other imaging technology, reported today that it has scored a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The firm said the grant, worth $1.3M over three years, is part of a ...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

ESI Wins $24M In Patent Suit

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries, which develops manufacturing hardware for the semiconductor industry, has scored a $24M win against a Taiwanese equipment manufacturer, the firm said today. ESI said it won $24M (NT $700,000,000...

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Monday, June 6, 2011

TriQuint Expands RF Products

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor announced otday that it has rolled out a new set of base station RF integrated circuits specifically targeted at 3G and 4G wireless equipment, including base transceiver stations, repeaters, bo...

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Intellectual Ventures Signs Micron

Bellevue-based Intellectual Ventures, the patent storehouse headed by Nathan Myrhvold, said today that it has inked an property license agreement with semiconductor maker Micron. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The two sai...

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Mentor Graphics Loses Proxy Fight To Icahn

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics Corp. said Thursday that, based on preliminary estimates from its proxy solicitor, three of Carl Icahn's nominees to the firm's board have been elected to its board. Icahn has been aggressively purs...

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Mentor Graphics Campaigns Against Carl Icahn

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics is campaigning against a hostile bid by Carl Icahn, saying today in an "Open Letter To Shareholders" that it Icahn's plans to take over the company "could serious harm your company." Mentor's board ...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mentor Graphics Launches SPICE Simulation Tool

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of electronic design automation software, said today that it has launched a new product for electronics simulation. The firm said the new Eldo Premier tool is one of the industry's fa...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

eMagin Names VP

Bellevue-based eMagin, a developer and manufacturer of active matrix, OLED microdisplays, said today that it has named Jerome T. Carollo as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Carollo joins from Intevac Vision Systems, and also has...

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

NexPlanar Raises $10.1M

Hillsboro, Oregon-based NexPlanar, a provider of technology for the semiconductor manufacturing industry, has raised $10.1M, part of a new $10.5M funding round for the company, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Wednesday. Details...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Physware Raises $6.9M

Bellevue-based Physware, a developer of electromagnetic modeling software for the verification and design of chips, packages, and boards in the area of microprocessor, memory, and other electronic designs, has raised $6.9M in new funding, a...

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Mentor Graphics Gets Fujitsu Endorsement

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, which develops integrated circuit analysis software, claimed today that evaluations at Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd. show that its Tessent YieldInsight tool can cut the time required to find the cause...

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mentor Graphics Releases New Software

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of semiconductor design software, said today that it has launched a new product, Calibre RealTime, used for physical verification of ICs during design creation. The firm said the new ...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

TriQuint Wins CMP

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor said this morning that its has been chosen by Circuits Multi-Projects (CMP) as its Gallium Arsenide foundry services partner. CMP is a nonprofit which helps organizations access commercial foun...

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Elemental Supports 2nd Gen Intel Cores

Portland-based Elemental Technologies, which is developing parallel processing products for the video market which use graphical processing units (GPUs) to offload processing, said this morning that it is now supporting Intel's second gener...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

TriQuint Wins Samsung

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor, which developer RF front ends for the communications market, said this week that it has scored a design win with Samsung. TriQuint said that Samsung is using its complete 3G RF front end for i...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TriQuint Gets $17.5M Contract

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor reported today that it has received a new, $17.5M manufacturing development contract, from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. TriQuint said the award, made as part of a Defense Production ...

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Avnera Raises $10M

Beaverton, Oregon-based Avnera, a developer of low power semiconductors for the wireless audio and video market, has raised $10M in a equity funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. Source of the new funding was not disc...

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lynguent Adds Advisor

Portland-based Lynguent, a designer of software used to simulate analog and mixed signal IC designs, said last night that it has added Jack Saltich to its advisory board. Saltich is interim CEO and chairman of the board of Vitex Systems, an...

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lynguent Adds To Board

Portland-based Lynguent, a developer of simulation software for the analog and mixed signal integrated circuit market, said late Monday that it has added Erroll Moore to its board of directors. Moore is currently Corporate Vice president an...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Microsoft Buys Canesta

Microsoft has acquired Sunnyvale, California-based Canesta, a maker of CMOS 3-D sensors, Canesta said late Friday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Canesta said that Microsoft is buying its products, technology, intellectual p...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Maxtek Becomes Tektronix Component Solutions

Beaverton, Oregon-based Maxtek Components Corporation, a provider of analog and mixed signal ASIC design, IC packaging, and other services, said today that it has been renamed Tektronix Component Solutions. The firm said the name change com...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Intel Plans Big Investment In Oregon

Chip giant Intel said Tuesday that it is planning to spend $6 to $8 billion in building manufacturing plans, including funding the firm's new development fab in Oregon. According to Intel, the investment will create around 6,000 to 8,000 co...

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Monday, October 18, 2010

ESI Wins Hynix

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries, a maker of laser manufacturing systems used by the semiconductor industry, reported today that it has received a high volme order from semiconductor firm Hynix Semiconductor. According to ESI, t...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lynguent Names CEO

Portland-based Lynguent, a provider of software simulation tools for analog and mixed signal semiconductors, said today that it has named Sam Young as its new President and CEO. Young joins the firm from Contour Semiconductor. Founder and f...

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Solaicx Goes To MEMC

Silicon Valley-based Solaicx, a manufacturer of silicon wafers for the photovoltaic industry which operates its large scale production facility in Portland, Oregon, is now officially part of MEMC Electronics. The acquisition , worth $66M in...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Impulse Accelerated Technology Links With Hardware Accelerator

Kirkland-based Impulse Accelerated Technologies, a developer of tools used by hardware designers to convert software into FPGA designs, announced today that it has linked with DRC Computer. The two firms said that Impulse's C-to-FPGA tools ...

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Microvision Gets $8.5M Order

Redmond-based Microvision, which develops miniature projection display products, announced today that it has received an $8.5M purchase order. The firm said the order was from a consumer electronics customer, who will be using its PicoP pro...

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Friday, March 26, 2010

NexPlanar Gets $3.5M In Venture Debt Funding

Hillsboro, Oregon-based NexPlanar, a developer of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) pads for the semiconductor industry, has raised $3.5M in a venture debt round, according to funding provider ATEL Ventures. According to ATEL, the fun...

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SpectraWatt Gets $41.4M

SpectraWatt, the Intel spinoff which is manufacturing photovoltaic cells for the solar industry, said today that it has raised $41.4M in funding. The firm, which has operations in Hillsboro, Oregon, said the funding came from Cogentrix Ener...

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Monday, March 22, 2010

TriQuint Begins High Volume Production Of 100G Products

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor announced today that the firm has begun high volume production of new driver amplifiers at 40 and 100 Gb/s. The firm said the new components "significantly reduce" power consumption in high spe...

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Friday, March 12, 2010

ESI Expands In Singapore

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries said late last night that it is expanding its Singapore operations, and opened up a new Asia manufacturing and service plant in the country. ESI said the new facility will be used for manufacturi...

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vulcan Boosts Semiconductor Firm

Seattle-based Vulcan Capital is re-upping its involvement in a Silicon Valley semiconductor firm, Audience, Audience announced today. Mountain View, California-based Audience, a developer of noise suppression semiconductors for the cell pho...

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Microsoft Signs Lattice Semi

Redmond-based Microsoft said this morning that it has signed on Hillsboro-based Lattice Semiconductor as a customer for its Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 software. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. Microsoft Dynamics AX is used b...

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Friday, January 29, 2010

TriQuint Hits 100M Flip Chip Shipments

Hillsboro-based TriQuint Semiconductor, a developer of RF front end semiconductors, noted this morning that it has hit shipments of 100 million units of its flip chip interconnect technology, CuFlip. The firm said the biggest volume on the ...

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cascade Microtech Links With German Firm

Beaverton, Oregon-based Cascade Microtech, a developer of electrical and mechanical test and measurement equipment for the semiconductor industry, announced today that it is in a strategic partnership with German semiconductor equipment pro...

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Microvision Expands Board

Redmond-based Microvision announced this morning that it has expanded its board of directors, adding Perry Mulligan, an executive from storage networking firm Qlogic, to its board. Mulligan is current Senior Vice President, Operations for Q...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Avnera Raises $10M

Beaverton, Oregon-based Avnera, a developer of systms-on-a-chip for the consumer electronics market, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series D funding round. The round came from Onkyo, as well as existing investors. The firm said Onk...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Triquint Sees Better Revenues Than Expected, Spurred By Holiday Season

Hillsboro, Oregon-based RF semiconductor firm Triquint Semiconductor is reporting this morning that it saw better than expected revenues in its fourth quarter, and is expecting approximately $190M in revenues. The estimate is up from a prev...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mentor Graphics Deploys At ON Semi, Faraday Technology

Wilsonville, Oregon-based EDA software provider Mentor Graphics has deployed its Calibre PERC tool at two customers, the firm announced this morning. The firm said its PERC (programmable electrical rule checker) software is being used by bo...

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Mentor Gets Freescale

Wilsonville, Oregon-based electronic design automation software provider Mentor Graphics said this morning that it has signed on seminconductor provider Freescale Semiconductor as a customer. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed...

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mentor Deploys At Canon India

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics Corporation, a developer of electronic design automation (EDA) software, said Wednesday that its products have been deployed at Canon's India Design Centre. Size of the win was not disclosed. Mentor...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Avnera Raises $8M

Beaverton, Oregon-based Avnera, a developer of wireless semiconductors, has raised $8M in a financing deal, according to a regulatory filing by the firm last week. No details on the funding have been announced by the company. The filing ind...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

RF Arrays Gains $6.5M

Portland-based RF Arrays, a developer of semiconductors for the RF and Zigbee markets, has raised $6.5M in an equity funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Monday. Source of the new funding was not announced. The firm...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mentor Graphics Selected by Widex

Wilsonville, Oregon-based EDA software provider Mentor Graphics is supplying it software to hearing aid manufacturer Widex, the firm reported today. Mentor said that Widex is using its analog and mixed signal simulator tools, as part of a d...

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Semiconductor Firm Eyes Hillsboro For New Plant

A Silicon Valley firm, ALLVIA, said Thursday that it has acquired a new manufacturing site in Hillsboro, and plans to put its facilities into operation in 2010. ALLVIA, a provider of TSV prototyping and volume production, said that it has a...

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mentor Gets Win At TSMC

Wilsonville, Oregon-based EDA software provider Mentor Graphics has scored a win at semiconductor fab Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) the firm announced today. Mentor said TSMC has selected its Calibre physical verificatio...

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Monday, October 19, 2009

TriQuint Gets $16.2M In DARPA Grant

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor reports that it has scored $16.2M in a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract. According to TriQuint, the contract covers the creation of complex, high dynamic range circuit...

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

TriQuint Buys TriAccess

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor reported late Thursday that it has acquired TriAccess Technologies, a developer of cable TV and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) integrated circuits. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, ...

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mentor Wins Fujitsu Microelectronics

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics announced earlier this week that the firm's products have been selected by Fujitsu Microelectronics Solutions Limited. According to Mentor, Fujitsu will use the firm's Catapult C Synthesis tool, as ...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mentor Graphics Buys LogicVision

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, a developer of electronic design automation (EDA) tools, said late Tuesday that the stockholders of LogicVision have approved the firm's acquisition of the firm. LogicVisoin is a developer of built...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Impinj Gets Win At Coca-Cola

Seattle-based Impinj, a developer of RFID technology, has scored a win with The Coca-Cola Company to provide the RFID chips behind Coca-Cola's new Freestyle beverage dispensing system. The system allows customers to order up to 100 differen...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Advanced Inquiry Systems Lands $11M

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Advanced Inquiry Systems announced this morning that it has raised $11M in a Series B financing round. The firm, which develops systems for lower-cost testing of semiconductor memory, said that investors included OVP...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mentor Graphics Furthers EDA Efforts In Saudi Arabia

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics is helping an effort in Saudi Arabia to help the country's research into microelectronics, the company said Wednesday. According to Mentor Graphics and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Techno...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

IDT Names Advisor In Fab Sale

San Jose, California-based Integrated Device Technology (IDT), which said last week that it is shutting down its fab operations in Hillsboro, Oregon, has hired on an advisor to help it sell those facilities. According to ATREG, a division o...

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Friday, August 7, 2009

IDT Shuts Hillsboro Fab

San Jose, California-based Integrated Device Technology, a developer of a wide range of semiconductors for the computer and consumer electronics market, said Thursday that the firm will be shutting down production in the firm's Hillsboro, O...

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mentor Graphics Gets Win At Hauwei

Wilsonville, Oregon-based electronic design automation product provider Mentor Graphics has scored a win at networking hardware firm Hauwei, the firm said Wednesday. According to Mentor, Hauwei's HiSilicon ASIC design center will use the fi...

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mentor Graphics Signs Distributor In India

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, which develops electronic design automation (EDA) software, disclosed Thursday that the firm has signed on a new distributor for its products in India. Mentor said that Trident Techlabs Pvt. Ltd wi...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ESI Buys IC Packaging Technology From Bankrupt Firm

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries reports this morning that the firm has acquired the thin wafer dicing and TSV drilling intellectual property rights of Xsil, a provider of laser-machined tools for the MEMs and semiconductor pack...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mentor Rolls SATA Verification Hardware

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, a developer of software for semiconductor design verification, announced Tuesday that the firm has shipped a new, hardware-assisted product focused on verification of products for the Serial-ATA (S...

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Mentor Graphics Adds Distributor

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, a developer of electronic design automation (EDA) software for the semiconductor industry, said this week that it has signed a new San Francisco Bay area distributor for its product line. EDA Direc...

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Loctronix Signs Deal with Japanese Firm

Woodinville, Washington-based Loctronix, a developer of outdoor positioning sensors for the mobile device market, announced Tuesday that it in an alliance with NEC Magnus Communication Co. Ltd in Japan. According to Loctronix, NEC will intr...

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

ESI Buys Technology From Irish Firm

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries, a developer of laser and photonic systems for the microelectronics industry, said late Tuesday that it has acquired all of the intellectual property rights, and certain hardware and software com...

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

TriQuint Gains Business In China

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor is reporting that it has inked a $50M manufacturing deal with Chinese manufacturer ZTE Corporation. According to TriQuint, ZTE Corp. will procure components from TriQuint worth no less than $50...

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mentor Graphics to Acquire LogicVision for $13M

Wilsonville, Oregon-based electronics hardware design applications publisher Mentor Graphics announced today that it has agreed to acquire LogicVision Inc. for some $13 million. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., LogicVision provides built-...

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Mentor Graphics Signs NXP

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, which develops system verification and design software for the electronics market, said this week that NXP, the semiconductor spinoff of Philips NV, has selected the firm for system level verificat...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

ON Semiconductor In Joint Development Deal in Gresham

ON Semiconductor, said today that it is in a deal with LSI Corporation to establish a new line at its wafer fabrication facility in Gresham, Oregon. According to ON Semi, it is in an agreement with LSI to further expand its application spec...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Isonics Semiconductor Group Acquired

Vancouver, Washington-based Isonics Semiconductor Group, a supplier of reclaimed silicon wafers, has been acquired by a Silicon Valley firm, WRS Materials. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to WRS, it has acquired Iso...

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Ambric Acquired by California-based Chip Maker

Beaverton, Ore.-based Ambric has officially been acquired by fabless semiconductor manufacturer Nethra Imaging of Santa Clara, Calif., Nethra announced Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ambric produces software-program...

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mentor Teams On Silicon Testing

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics said today that the firm has reached a milestone with a semiconductor firm on IC manufacturing test and yield analysis efforts. According to Mentor, it has released its test software as part of a ma...

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Mentor Graphics Adds New Altera Support

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics is supporting the newest field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from vendor Altera, the firm said today. Mentor said its Precision Synthesis products now support Altera's 40 nanometer Stratix IV GT ...

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Triquint In Defense Win

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor, a developer of radio frequency (RF) semiconductors, said this morning that the firm has fulfilled initial production orders for Northrop Grumman Corporation. According to TriQuint, the orders ...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

nLIGHT Snags $10.7M

Vancouver, Washington-based nLIGHT, a developer of high-power semiconductor lasers, said Monday that the firm has raised $10.7M in a new equity financing. The funding came from Oak Investment Partners, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Menlo Ventu...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

MathStar Assets Up For Sale

The technology and intellectual property behind defunct fabless semiconductor manufacturer MathStar Inc. is now ready for sale, an investment banking firm announced Monday. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., MathStar developed semiconductors...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Intel To Close Hillsboro Fab

Microprocessor giant Intel is shutting down its 200mm wafer fabrication facility in Hillsboro, Oregon, as part of a major move by the firm to consolidate its operations. Intel said late Wednesday that it will close four manufacturing and te...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ESI Merger Stumbles

Portland, Oregon-based Electro Scientific Industries, a supplier of lasers for the microelectronics and semiconductor industry, said today that Zygo Corporation has notified the company that its board has withdrawn its recommendation in fav...

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Mentor Graphics Unveils New Hardware Emulator

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, which develops software and hardware for the semiconductor EDA market, said this morning that it has rolled out a new hardware emulator which it claims is the industry's largest. The device--which ...

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Mentor Graphics Invests In Romanian University

Wilsonville, Oregon-based electronic design automation software maker Mentor Graphics said Thursday that the firm has donated more than $20M in EDA software to a university in Romania. According to Mentor, it has donated the software to the...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Electro Scientific Cuts Executive Pay

Portland, Oregon-based Electro Scientific Industries, a manufacturer of equipment for the semiconductor industry, disclosed Tuesday in a filing with the SEC that the firm is cutting pay for its President and CEO and Vice Presidents. Accordi...

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ambric Shuts Down, Looks For Buyer

Beaverton, Oregon-based Ambric, a developer of semiconductors for parallel processing, said Tuesday that it has been unable to secure additional financing, and is suspending all operations. According to the firm, the only operations left at...

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Electro Scientific Merges With Zygo

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries and Connecticut-based Zygo Corporation said Thursday that the two firms will merge in an all-stock transaction. According to the firms, Zygo shareholders will receive 1.0233 shares of ESI stock f...

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Monday, October 6, 2008

TriQuint Gets $4.5M Navy Win

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor said today that the firm has scored a $4.5M contract with the Office of Naval Research. According to TriQuint, it has been chosen as a part of a 21-month contract to advance manufacturing metho...

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Monday, September 15, 2008

LTX-Credence Cuts Jobs In Hillsboro

LTX-Credence, a manufacturer of semiconductor test equipment, disclosed in a filing Friday that it has approved a plan to terminate employees as part of the merger of LTX and Credence. Credence has a major presence in Hillsboro, Oregon, whe...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cascade Microtech Shuffles Organization

Beaverton, Oregon-based Cascade Microtech, a developer of equipment for measurement and test of integrated circuits, said Tuesday that it has reorganized the company. The firm said it has eliminated its divisions, and reorganized across fun...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Ambric Partners On Codec Development

Beaverton-based Ambric, a developer of RISC processors, announced Monday that it has teamed with Pixellexis Systems & Technologies on development of a JPEG2K codec. According to Ambric, Pixellexis is developing a video processing system usi...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

NexPlanar Takes $14.5M For Semiconductor Tech

Hillsboro, Oregon-based NexPlanar Corporation said late Thursday that it has completed a $14.5M round of funding for its semiconductor technology. The round was led by InterWest Partners, and included prior investors BlueRun Ventures, Smart...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Impinj Buys Intel's RFID Operations

Seattle-based Impinj said this morning that it has acquired Intel Corp's RFID operations, a developer of RFID reader chips. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Impinj said the acquisition of the Intel assets will further enhance...

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Monday, July 7, 2008

FEI Rolls New Devices

Hillsboro, Oregon-based FEI Company has launched a new line of scanning electron microscopes, the firm announced this morning. According to FEI, its new extreme high resolution scanning electron microscopes (XHR SEMs) that offer improved re...

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Triquint Boosts Exec Team

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor, a manufacturer of RF semiconductors, said Thursday that the firm has hired on Steven R. Grant as the firm's VP of Worldwide Operations. According to TriQuint, Grant joins the firm from Intel C...

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pixelworks Back In Nasdaq Compliance After Reverse Split

Tualatin, Oregon-based semiconductor firm Pixelworks said today that it has received notification from the Nasdaq Stock Market that it has regained compliance for continued listing on the Nasdaq Global Market. The troubled semiconductor man...

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Monday, June 2, 2008

FEI In Agreement With Japanese Sales Firm

Hillsboro, Oregon-based FEI Company said today that it has selected Shimadzu Corporation to sell its systems in Japan. FEI, which is a manufacturer of scanning electronic microscopes (SEMs) and other electron microscopes, said that Shimadzu...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Mentor Graphics Gets Win With STMicroelectronics

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics said this morning that it has been selected by STMicroelectronics. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. Mentor Graphics said that its Calibre DFM (design for manufacturing) software has b...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

TriQuint Semiconductor Completes WJ Communications Buys

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor said today that it has completed its acquisition of WJ Communications, a supplier of radio frequency (RF) products for the wireless infrastructure area. The deal, which was originally announced...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

MathStar Hires Investment Bank, Looks Towards A Sale

Hillsboro, Oregon-based semiconductor firm MathStar said Wednesday afternoon that it has decided to engage an investment banker to "explore strategic alternatives." The firm did not provide further detail in its efforts to find a buyer. The...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Teseda Raises Series B Funding

Teseda Corp., a publisher of silicon production testing and debugging software, announced Wednesday that it has closed a second round of venture financing after raising an undisclosed amount of funding. The Portland, Ore.-based business wel...

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Monday, May 5, 2008

TriQuint Gets Military Win

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor, a developer of RF front-end semiconductors, said Monday that the firm's devices have begun shipping into a radar system being produced by Lockheed Martin Radar Systems. According to Triquint, ...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

PixelWorks Scores Win With Optoma

Tualatin, Oregon-based PixelWorks, a developer of video processing technology, said this morning that it is collaborating with Optoma Technology, a developer of digital projection systems on a 1080p home theater projector. Pixelworks said t...

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Mentor Teams With Agilent On PCB Design Technology

Wilsonville, Oregon-based semiconductor design software marker Mentor Graphics Corp. said this morning that it has teamed with Agilent Technology to jointly develop a new integrated, mixed signal product for designing printed circuit boards...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Pixelworks CEO On Leave Due To Health, VC to Head Firm

Tualatin, Oregon-based video processing chip firm Pixelworks reported Thursday that the firm's CEO and President, Hans Olsen, will go on a temporary leave of absence starting in January due to a health issue. The firm said that Bruce A. Wal...

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Teseda Gets Win with Hamamatsu

Portland, Oregon-based Teseda Corporation said Wednesday that the firm's semiconductor yield improvement tools have been selected by Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. Financial terms of the win were not disclosed. Teseda develops scan-based diagnost...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Microchip Unloads Idle Puyallup Plant for $30M

Microchip Technology Inc., a manufacturer of microcontroller and analogy semiconductors, announced Tuesday that an undisclosed buyer has purchased its idle Fab 3 manufacturing plant in Puyallup, Washington, for $30 million. Microchip said t...

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Teseda Ships Semiconductor Yield Software

Portland, Oregon-based Teseda Corporation, a provider of products for the silicon production industry, said today that it has begun shipping a new yield enhancement tool, SecureXY. Teseda said that the tool enables the sharing and analysis ...

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Teseda Ships Silicon Software

Portland, Oregon-based Teseda Corporation said Monday that it has shipped a software product for the high yield silicon production market. The new product, ScanXY , is used for locating test failures and other issues in semiconductor produc...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Mentor Graphics Buys Sierra Design

Wilsonville, Oregon-based semiconductor software firm Mentor Graphics said today that it has acquired another firm in the industry, Sierra Design Automation. Mentor said it will pay $90M in stock and cash for the company, a provider of hig...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Mentor Graphics Signs iVivity

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics said today that it has been selected by iVivity, a developer of I/O and application processors for the networking and storage space. iVivity will use the firm's 10/100/1000 Mbps and 10G IP cores for...

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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Impinj Gets $19M

Seattle-based Impinj said Wednesday that it has raised another $19M in venture capital funding. The firm said the round came from AllianceBernstein, which led the round, as well as previous investors ARCH Venture Partners, GF Private Equity...

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Thursday, November 9, 2006

Starbridge, Impulse Partner On FPGA Tools

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Starbridge Systems, and Kirkland, Washington-based Impulse Accelerated Technologies said today that the two companies are collaborating on new tools for FPGA development. The two companies said they are integratin...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Mentor Buys Summit Design

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics has acquired Los Altos-based Summit Design, a maker of electronic design software, the firm said Tuesday. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Summit Design develops electronic sys...

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Thursday, September 7, 2006

Phoseon Raises $1.3M

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Phoseon is reporting today that it has raised $1.3M in a convertible note, from its existing investors along with a new institutional investor. The funding came from Fluke Venture Partners, SmartForest Ventures, PacR...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

UMD Advanced Test Technologies, Antares Merge

Vancouver, Washington-based UMD Advanced Test Technologies, a semiconductor test equipment provider, and Arizona-based Antares conTech, a provider of sockets and connectors for the semiconductor industry have merged. The two companies said ...

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Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Applied Precision Files For IPO

Issaquah, Washington-based Applied Precision has filed for an IPO, saying Friday that it is looking to raise up to $57.5M in an IPo on the Nasdaq. Applied reported earnings of $275K on revenues of $45.7M in 2005; for its latest quarter, the...

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Thursday, April 6, 2006

ON Semiconductor Buys LSI Fab

Phoenix, Arizona-based ON Semiconductor is buying LSI Logic's Gresham, Oregon wafer fabrication facility in a $105M deal. ON Semiconductor (ONNN) said today that its subsidiary, Semiconductor Components Industries LLC will buy the facility,...

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