- Richard Nakajima to Manage Jazz in Japan
Wafer foundry Jazz Semiconductor announced it has named Richard Nakajima of radio frequency (RF) design services company Cubic Micro as its country manager in Japan. Nakajima will operate out of the Cubic Micro office in Yokohama to develop its customer base and provide sales, marketing and customer support, Jazz said. "Richard Nakajima has an extensive background in foundry services and a record of high achievement," said Chuck Fox, Jazz vice president of sales and marketing. "I am confident his leadership and experience will help the sales team address our Japanese customers' needs more effectively, and drive Jazz's next growth phase in Japan's RF, power, and high-precision analog markets." According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the analog market in Japan for 2007 was estimated at $5.5 billion, which was 15.5 percent of the total worldwide analog market.
- A physical variable that is proportionally similar to another variable over a specified range. An analog recording contains data that is similar to the source.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
- A cross-sectional slice cut from an ingot of either single-crystal, fused, polycrystalline or amorphous material that has refined surfaces either lapped or polished. Wafers are used either as substrates for electronic device manufacturing or as optics. Typically, they are made of silicon, quartz, gallium arsenide or indium phosphide.
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