Ramtron ships custom F-RAM device built on IBM Burlington manufacturing line

first_imgGlobalFoundries,US semiconductor maker Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of low energy nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and integrated semiconductor products, today announced that it has made initial customer deliveries of a custom designed F-RAM device built on its new IBM manufacturing line in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to 50,000 devices already shipped, the company expects to ship approximately 1.9 million devices over the next few quarters with a potential for significantly higher volumes in the future. The Ramtron-designed custom F-RAM devices are destined for use in generic printer cartridges.‘This milestone marks the first commercial shipment of 3-volt F-RAM devices built on our new F-RAM manufacturing line in Burlington,’ said Eric Balzer, Ramtron’s CEO. ‘In recent months, we have made significant progress toward improving the product yield on our new manufacturing line, which also bodes well for our recently introduced standard F-RAM products being built there.’ Also, in anticipation of its participation at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference and related investor meetings today and tomorrow (January 11 and 12, 2012), Ramtron today announced preliminary results for total revenues for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.Based on a review of Ramtron’s preliminary results, management expects to report fiscal year 2011 revenue of approximately $66.4 million. In addition, Ramtron believes that the company’s fourth-quarter results will allow it to achieve its previously published net income guidance of $0.02 to $0.05 per share for the second half of 2011. These results are preliminary and unaudited. The company plans to report its final results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2011 on Thursday, February 16, 2012.On Thursday, January 12, 2012, Ramtron plans to present at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference at the New York Palace Hotel in New York. The presentation is currently scheduled for 10:00AM ET. Representing management will be Eric A. Balzer, Director and Chief Executive Officer. About Ramtron and F-RAM TechnologyRamtron International Corporation, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets specialized semiconductor memory and integrated semiconductor solutions used in a wide range of product applications and markets.Ramtron pioneered the integration of ferroelectric materials into semiconductor products that enabled a class of low energy nonvolatile memory, called ferroelectric random access memory, or F-RAM. Ramtron F-RAM products combine the high-speed performance of Random Access Memory (RAM) with high-integrity nonvolatile data storage, or the ability to save information without power. Since commercializing the technology, Ramtron has sold nearly a half-billion F-RAM devices into demanding applications such as automotive safety and entertainment systems, portable medical devices, industrial process control systems, smart electricity meters, and consumer printer cartridges. As the most power-efficient of any nonvolatile memory technology on the market, F-RAM products promise to pave the way for the development of ultra-efficient battery powered products and energy harvesting applications, among others. For more information, visit www.ramtron.com(link is external).COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)last_img read more

Keep it or shred it: Spring-cleaning financial documents

first_imgSpring is in the air! Along with spring-cleaning our closets and homes, it’s also important to take a look at that pile of papers gathering dust in the kitchen drawer or your home office. Are you holding on to financial documents that can be shredded, or should you continue to (carefully) keep those records on hand? Here are four types of financial documents and tips for whether to keep them or shred them.Credit card statements: ATM or deposit receipts can be tossed after the transaction is recorded, but credit card statements should be kept until a payment is made and appears on the next statement. Receipts for anything purchased on your credit card should also be kept until the statement arrives so you can confirm you were charged the appropriate amount.Student loans: When you originally took out your student loan you were given a master promissory note. This document shows how you promised to pay your loan and any accrued interest and it should be kept securely until your loan is completely paid off.Mortgage/Lease: Because many mortgage lenders now allow for electronic payments, most documents associated with your home will be available anytime on their webpage. If you are leasing your residence, transaction histories may not be available online, so hold on to your lease and any record of rent payments made. That way if there is a dispute with your landlord, you will have the necessary detailed documents handy.Car and health insurance: Many insurance companies will send policies via email or will allow you to create an account on their website and access your secure documents at your convenience. If this is the case there is no need to keep any paper copies that are mailed to you. If there isn’t an electronic copy, file away your policy information until the next year when the new plan information arrives. Life insurance policies are an exception and should be filed away forever. 85SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

‘Fresh thinking in pensions’ leads to new worldwide analytics tool

first_imgFord Motor Company is now in a position to compare the value of the pension provision across its more than 120 schemes in 36 countries after working with investment consultant Redington to develop a new analytics and scoring system.According to Redington, a key aim for the multinational company was to use the tool to provide a consistent analysis of the “retirement readiness” of its employees.It said a new digital platform had been developed that provides visualisation of how assets and costs are distributed across countries and schemes, with millions of data points collated for each pension scheme.In addition, a pension scoring system has been created that awards a score out of 100 to each of Ford’s pension schemes based on up to seven underlying factors, including investment performance, costs and charges, contribution rates and retirement outcomes. Ford has been added to Redington’s ADA fintech platform – named after Ada Lovelace, born in 1815 and described by some as one of the earliest computer programmers – as part of the launch of the new tool.“This project was a great example of thinking differently in pensions”Oliver Payne, EMEA pensions manager at FordOliver Payne, EMEA pensions manager at Ford, said: “This project was a great example of thinking differently in pensions.“The ADA system means we can move away from our traditional approach of collating and analysing pensions data on an individual project basis. We now have consistent, reliable data available for each project which means we can now be more proactive in the way we look at the costs and value of pension plans around the world.”Adam Jones, chief technology officer at Redington, said: “We are hugely excited to continue our work with Oliver and the team to explore how we can further develop the tool, and ensure Ford remains on the front foot when it comes to pensions analytics.”last_img read more

Digitain enters Portuguese and Romanian markets

first_imgShare Submit Digitain has continued its global expansion with the launch of its product offering in Portugal and Romania. The move further enhances Digitain’s extensive international reach as it looks to push its sportsbook software, sports data and tracking systems and casino aggregation among its other products.Nora Galstyan, Compliance Manager at Digitain, stated: “Going live in Portugal and Romania is another win in our ambitious plans for continued international expansion, with plenty of other exciting market entries also in the pipeline for 2020.“The debuts allow us to further enlarge our operator network, giving a range of Portuguese and Romanian operators the chance to service their sportsbook with one of the most respected global platforms on the market.”The news follows Digitain’s recent accreditations by Gaming Associates, which enables the company to supply its sportsbook in EU-based markets where regulators do not mandate individual compliance checks. Digitain’s API provides an intuitive multi-lingual, multi-currency, customisable interface that can be easily integrated, allowing for effective services with both new and existing platforms for online and land-based operators, no matter where the partner is based.Digitain’s latest partnership continues the company’s progressive year having been granted a B2B licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) in February. The licence allowed Digitain to supply a wide array of Tier 1 B2C operators across Malta, as well as extending its global player reach.In December 2019, Digitain was also given the green light to expand into Romania after gaining a Class 2 licence certification from the Romanian National Gambling Office (ONJN). Share Related Articles Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy August 6, 2020 Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Romania’s ONJN adds 20 sites to blacklist August 14, 2020last_img read more