|China state owned company offered to buy Montage|
Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co Ltd offered $21.50 per Montage share in cash, a 25 percent premium to the company's closing price on Friday. "But the price seems low, so there could be chance of topping up,"
|Xilinx announced DDR4 2400 support|
The UltraScale devices are based on an ASIC-class architecture that the company claims supports high I/O and memory bandwidth with power and latency reduction.
|Qualcom gets new president|
Qualcomm said that Aberle will oversee the mobile chip maker's global expansion and business units. Aberle has been at Qualcomm for 13 years and led the company's licensing business.
|TI has DLP chipset for micro projector|
The 0.3-inch HD TRP DLP Pico chipset is capable of projecting a 720p video onto a wall, screen or another surface, with the module being small enough to fit into the side or end of a smartphone or tablet.
|NXP adopts "to be more Chinese" in China|
When Freeman, responsible for NXP's global automotive sales and marketing, was asked what drove NXP to form a fabless automotive chip joint venture in China with China's state-owned Datang Telecom Technology Co., he simply said: "We've kept thinking that we need to be more Chinese than we already are."
|Tablet market is maturing|
The slowdown in shipments is due to a maturing tablet market, along with stabilizing prices and a decline in purchases of cheap tablets
|Imagination Tech downgrads forecast|
Imagination said it expected its partners to ship between 520 million and 550 million units this year, excluding the impact of its acquisition of MIPS technology in 2012, down from its previous forecast of 580-630 million.
|NAND demand tapering will affect prices|
OEMs continue to adjust their inventories and slow their orders during the off-peak season, said DRAMeXchange. As end-market demand is unlikely to pick up until later in the third quarter, the oversupply will remain causing chip prices to fall further
|New graphene nonoflakes enhance solar conversion efficiency|
"Because graphene is pure carbon, its charge conductivity is very high. We want to maximize the energy being absorbed by the solar cell, so we are increasing the ratio of the donor to acceptor and we're using a very low fraction of graphene to achieve that."