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

Buyer activity ramps up with less stock on the market in Townsville

first_img READ MORE More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Bayside Realty Townsville principal Mario Torrisi who sold the property said it attracted plenty of interest from prospective buyers at its first open house. “The buyers put in an unconditional offer well before auction and the sellers were more than happy to accept it,” Mr Torrisi said. “The whole market is picking up, I’m seeing a lot more interest at open homes than there was three months ago.”Mr Torrisi also said he was seeing owners holding off on selling if their circumstances allowed it. Flood victims finally return home Principal at Bayside Realty Townsville, Mario Torrisi.“Buyers are back in a big way, but they need to act quickly before prices start increasing in Spring,” Ms Conisbee said. “Buyers have an opportunity to capitalise on the bottom of the market and sellers can name their price while stock levels remain low. “Markets often change direction quickly and price growth can become unexpectedly strong with in a very short period of time.”A 77 acre property at 140 Barnham Rd in Townsville’s Nome has been snapped up prior to auction after being on the market for only a week. Where tenants are ditiching dead money for a mortgage center_img “There are some sellers holding off who are expecting the market to pick up,” he said.“Some people obviously don’t have the choice to do that though.”REIQ regional director and principal at Keyes and Co Realty, Damien Keyes, agreed stock had been low and was also seeing an increase in activity at open homes. “There’s been less stock across the board in Townsville over the March quarter so we’re noticing buyers are a lot more active,” Mr Keyes said. “Our office is finding that we’re selling 90 per cent of the homes we have listed pretty quickly and there has been more activity at open homes. Real Estate agent, Damien Keyes on The Strand, Townsville. Spring is the busiest period for buying and selling real estate in Townsville.“I think we will start to see more stock on the market over the September and October period which is usually the time things ramp up.”Mr Torrisi said the property which sold in Nome was unique in that it offered buyers two residences and the opportunity to earn an income. “It’s great for extended families or the buyer could live in one house and rent the other one out,” Mr Torrisi said. “There’s also the opportunity to make an income with the mango orchards and cattle yards on the property.”There were seven bedrooms in total on the property at 140 Barnham Rd, along with a huge shed boasting enough space to house 12 vehicals. The unique residence also featured a seasonal creek and was located close to the Elliot Springs development. This property at 140 Barnham Rd in Nome was snapped up before auction after being on the market for one week.PROPERTY in Townsville is proving a hot commodity with houses being snapped up fast and owners reportedly holding off on selling. With the expectation that property prices in Townsville will soon rise agents are reporting less stock than usual being offered to the market. Chief economist at realestate.com.au Nerida Conisbee said buyers and sellers should capitalise on the current market conditions. READ MORE Iconic Rollingstone Ranch snapped up last_img read more

Unbeaten Auburn visits Mississippi St. to open SEC schedule

first_img Written By WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 3rd January, 2020 17:33 ISTcenter_img Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball as league competition opens this week:GAME OF THE WEEKENDLOOKING AHEADCan LSU and Tennessee bounce back?: LSU is the defending SEC regular-season champion and Tennessee owned the nation’s No. 1 ranking for nearly a month last season, but both teams are struggling a bit as they prepare to meet Saturday in Knoxville. Tennessee (8-4) has dropped three of its last four games andNUMBERS GAMEAuburn is one of only two unbeaten Division I teams along with No. 13 San Diego State (14-0). … SEC teams have gone 8-3 in head-to-head matchups with the Atlantic Coast Conference but have a combined 9-16 record against the Big East, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12. … Kentucky’s Ashton Hagans has recorded at least six assists in nine straight games. He has an SEC-leading 7.3 assists per game. … After winning 31 straight home games, Tennessee has dropped two of its last three at Thompson-Boling Arena. … The SEC’s only Top 25 teams are Auburn and No. 17 Kentucky. … The SEC had five teams in the top 50 of theIMPACT PERFORMERGeorgia’s Anthony Edwards was rated as the nation’s No. 2 prospect in his class, according to composite rankings of recruiting sites, and the 6-foot-5 guard has lived up to that considerable billing thus far. Edwards ranks second in the SEC in scoring (19.7), behind only Vanderbilt’s Aaron Nesmith (23.5). Edwards showed his ability to deliver in big games by scoring 37 points in a loss to No. 14 Michigan State. Edwards gets another chance to showcase his talents Saturday at No. 9 Memphis, when he matches up with the Tigers’ talent-laden freshman class.ON THE WOMEN’S SIDEThe SEC enters conference play with six teams in the Top 25: No. 4 South Carolina, No. 11 Texas A&M, No. 13 Kentucky, No. 15 Mississippi State, No. 20 Arkansas and No. 22 Tennessee. … Heading into Thursday’s games, Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter ranked fifth among Division I players in scoring (22.8) and Auburn’s Unique Thompson was fifth in rebounding (12.2). Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020 17:33 IST Unbeaten Auburn Visits Mississippi St. To Open SEC Schedule Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball as league competition opens this week: LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more