Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Axiom Microdevices Acquired By Skyworks
Irvine-based Axiom Microdevices, a venture backed developer of CMOS power amplifiers for mobile phones, has been acquired by Masachusetts-based Skyworks Solutions. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Skyworks, the acquisition will have "no significant impact" on its operating expenses. Skyworks said that the acquisition will complement its existing GaAs capbilities. Axiom Microdevices was venture backed by U.S. Venture Partners, Tallwood Venture Capital, Anthem V (More info...)

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JPL Technology Gets New Life In Micron Spinoff
Technology originally developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is making its way into a spinoff of memory maker Micron Technology this week, as Micron announced that it is selling Aptina Imaging to a pair of private equity firms. Aptina Imaging, which is based in San Jose, is based on technology developed at JPL by Pasadena-based Photobit, which was acquired by Micron in November of 2001. Photobit's technology focused on CMOS image sensors, and formed the basis for Micron's business in supp (More info...)

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BlackLine Systems Opens Paris Office
Calabasas-based BlackLine Systems, a developer of financial software used to automate the financial close process, said today that it has opened up offices in Paris to serve the firm's EMEA region. According to BlackLine, the new offices follow the opening of operations in Sydney in January to serve the APAC market. BlackLine's software is being used by companies to assist in balance sheet reconciliation.

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Aculon Adds Former Iomega CEO to Board
San Diego-based Aculon, a developer of nanomaterials and specialized coatings, announced recently that it has added Jonathan Huberman, former CEO and Vice Chairman of Iomega, to its board of directors. Huberman--who is now President of the Consumer and Small Business Products Division at EMC--said in a statement that he will help the firm secure growth capital and introduce the firm to electronic partners. Iomega was acquired by EMC in June of last year. Aculon said it is developing molecular sc (More info...)

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STEC Extends Win At HP
Santa Ana-based STEC, a manufacturer of flash-based, solid-state disk drives, reported yesterday that the firm's ZeusIOPS solid state drives are being integrated into HP's StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA). Size of the design win, or financial impact, was not discussed by the firm. HP's EVA disk arrays are sold into the enterprise market. HP said that the STEC SSD is being used to improve input/output and lower latency on its existing storage platforms.

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Inphi Announces Memory Advance
Westlake Village-based Inphi Corp reported Monday that the firm has begun shipping new technology which it claims will allow OEMs to quadruple memory capacity in servers and workstations. According to the firm, its new technology--which it is billing as "isolation memory buffer"--helps to deal with board layout and signal integrity issues. Those issues, which are a side-effect of high speed circuits, limit the number of DIMMS you can place on a motherboard. Inphi said its technology should allow (More info...)

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Qualcomm Names Korean Head
San Diego-based Qualcomm reports this morning that it has appointed a new head in Korea. According to the firm, it has appointed Dr. Young Koo Cha as Senior Vice President of Qualcomm, and President of Qualcomm Korea. Cha replaces Dr. Sung Woo Kim, who the firm said is retiring. Dr. Cha is a visiting professor at the Graduate Institute for Peace (GIP) at the Kyung Hee University, and has previously served as Deputy Minister for Policy of the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Korea, (More info...)

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