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Gathered below is a compendium of recent stories containing market forecasts and rankings from IC Insights Inc., iSuppli Corp., Gartner Inc., VLSI Research Inc., Semico Research Corp., and The Information Network. Toshiba gains new trial in Lexar suit Toshiba Corp. said that it has been granted a new trial in Lexar Media Inc.'s suit over alleged claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty against the Japanese company. Intel tips ‘intelligent fab automation’ During an event at its gigantic fab operations here this week, Intel Corp. outlined its strategy to fend off competitive pressures from its rivals, especially at the 65-nm node. ATE supplier looking for $80 million in IPO Automatic test equipment (ATE) vendor Nextest Systems plans to raise $80 million through an initial public offering on the Nasdaq market, according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Commentary: No laptop under the tree this Christmas? A shortage of chipsets could deplete the supply of hot-selling notebook computers during the holiday season. 'Big three' EDA stocks cap week on high note; Magma down Stocks for EDA's "big three" posted gains to cap an up-and-down week, while Magma Design Automation Inc. lost ground in Nasdaq trading after a judge handed down an unfavorable ruling against the company. Commentary: next space race for IC biz For some time, several U.S. chip executives have repeatedly beat the drum and issued warnings about the loss of competitiveness in the United States. Some equate the need to regain U.S. competitiveness is much like the space race back in the 1960s. Semico: semi sales to rise 17.5 percent in 2006 Semiconductor market research firm Semico Research said that semiconductor sales growth will reach 17.5 percent next year and continue at robust rates before entering a cyclical slowdown in late
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