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A week in tech, May 28-June 3

A roundup of the latest technology news.
Japan

Semiconductors
Renesas Technology Corp. will nearly double its production of high-power amplifiers HPAs for mobile phones this year to keep pace with growing demand. The company is planning to produce 38 million units per month in fiscal 2008, 90% more than in fiscal 2007. The increase will be achieved with minimum capital spending by altering the product mix and increasing outsourcing of preparatory operations such as burning circuits onto substrate materials. HPAs are semiconductors that amplify power so that handsets can send strong signals.

Altair Semiconductor, the developer of advanced 4G mobile semiconductors for handheld devices, said it has been selected to supply chipsets for wireless devices operating on WillcomÆs next...
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