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Cirrus Logic
CIRRUS LOGIC INC. is a fabless semiconductor supplier that specializes in analog, mixed-signal, and audio DSP integrated circuits (ICs). As of 2015 Cirrus Logic
Cirrus Logic
has its headquarters in Austin, Texas . The company's audio processors and audio converters feature in many professional audio and consumer entertainment products, including smartphones, tablets, portable media players, automotive entertainment systems, home-theater receivers, televisions and docking stations. Cirrus Logic's analog mixed-signal converter chips are also used in a wide variety of energy-related applications, including its new line of LED controllers for the incandescent light-bulb replacement market, as well as energy-measurement chips for applications such as digital utility meters. Dr
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Ticker Symbol
A TICKER SYMBOL or STOCK SYMBOL is an abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market . A stock symbol may consist of letters, numbers or a combination of both. "Ticker symbol" refers to the symbols that were printed on the ticker tape of a ticker tape machine. CONTENTS* 1 Interpreting the symbol * 1.1 Other identifiers * 2 Symbols by Country * 2.1 Canada * 2.2 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* 2.3 United States
United States
* 2.3.1 Single-letter ticker symbols * 2.4 Other countries * 3 See also * 4 References INTERPRETING THE SYMBOL Stock
Stock
symbols are unique identifiers assigned to each security traded on a particular market. For example, AAPL is for Apple Inc.; OODH is for Orion DHC, Inc.; and HD is for Home Depot, Inc
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NASDAQ
The NASDAQ STOCK MARKET (/ˈnæzˌdæk/ ( listen )) is an American stock exchange . It is the second-largest exchange in the world by market capitalization , behind only the New York Stock Exchange . The exchange platform is owned by Nasdaq, Inc., which also owns the Nasdaq Nordic (formerly known as OMX) and Nasdaq Baltic stock market network and several other US stock and options exchanges. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Quote availability * 3 Trading schedule * 4 Market tiers * 5 Average annualized growth rate * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYWhen it was founded, NASDAQ stood for the acronym of "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations". NASDAQ was founded in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), which divested itself of NASDAQ in a series of sales in 2000 and 2001
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S&P 400
The S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX, more commonly known as the S&P 400, is a stock market index from S"> , the median market cap was almost $3.8 billion with the market cap of the largest company in the index at more than $10.6 billion and the smallest company at $948 million. The index's market cap covers nearly 7 percent of the total US stock market . The index was launched on June 19, 1991. It has set a series of all-time highs since the Federal Reserve announced its third round of recent quantitative easing in mid-September 2012. At the weekly and monthly close of November 30, 2012, the index settled at the 1,000 point mark, and it has continued to rise in early 2013, setting new records above 1,200 by mid-May
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Semiconductor Industry
The SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY is the aggregate collection of companies engaged in the design and fabrication of semiconductor devices. It formed around 1960, once the fabrication of semiconductors became a viable business. It has since grown to be a $335.2 billion industry in 2015. CONTENTS * 1 Industry structure * 2 Largest companies * 3 See also * 4 References INDUSTRY STRUCTUREThe global semiconductor industry is dominated by USA, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China and European Union. Unique features of the industry include continuous growth but in a cyclical pattern with high volatility. While the current 20 year annual average growth of the semiconductor industry is on the order of 13%, this has been accompanied by equally above-average market volatility, which can lead to significant if not dramatic cyclical swings
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Suhas Patil
SUHAS S. PATIL (born 1944) is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist . He founded Cirrus Logic
Cirrus Logic
, a fabless semiconductor company. Patil's work has covered computer architecture , parallel processing computers, very-large-scale integration devices, and integrated circuit design automation software. He also serves on the boards of The Tech Museum and the World Affairs Council of Northern California . He is known for describing the "cigarette smokers problem " for concurrent computing in 1971. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Personal life * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYPatil grew up in Jamshedpur , India. His father was the first person in the family to go to a university and get an engineering degree and worked at Tata Steel
Tata Steel
while Patil was growing up. Patil went to study intermediate science at St
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Austin, Texas
AUSTIN (/ˈɒstɪn, ˈɔː-/ ( listen ) , AWST-in ) is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas
Texas
and the seat of Travis County , with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties. It is the 11th-most populous city in the United States
United States
and the 4th-most populous city in Texas
Texas
. It is the fastest growing large city in the United States and the second most populous state capital in the U.S after Phoenix , Arizona
Arizona
. As of the U.S. Census Bureau's July 1, 2016 estimate, Austin has a population of 947,890
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America _ Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos _ * " E pluribus unum " (
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Earnings Before Interest And Taxes
In accounting and finance, EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST AND TAXES (EBIT), is a measure of a firm's profit that includes all expenses except interest and income tax expenses. It is the difference between operating revenues and operating expenses. When a firm does not have non-operating income , then OPERATING _INCOME_ is sometimes used as a synonym for EBIT and operating profit . EBIT = revenue – operating expenses (OPEX) Operating income = revenue – operating expenses A professional investor contemplating a change to the capital structure of a firm (e.g., through a leveraged buyout ) first evaluates a firm's fundamental earnings potential (reflected by earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA ) and EBIT), and then determines the optimal use of debt vs. equity. To calculate EBIT, expenses (e.g. the cost of goods sold , selling and administrative expenses) are subtracted from revenues
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Net Income
In business , NET INCOME (TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME, NET EARNINGS, NET PROFIT, informally, BOTTOM LINE) is an entity's income minus cost of goods sold , expenses and taxes for an accounting period . It is computed as the residual of all revenues and gains over all expenses and losses for the period, and has also been defined as the net increase in shareholders\' equity that results from a company's operations. In the context of the presentation of financial statements , the IFRS Foundation defines net income as synonymous with PROFIT AND LOSS. Net income is a distinct accounting concept from profit but the same as net profit. Net income can also be calculated by adding a company's operating income to non-operating income and then subtracting off taxes
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Fabless Semiconductor Company
FABLESS MANUFACTURING is the design and sale of hardware devices and semiconductor chips while outsourcing the fabrication (or "fab") of the devices to a specialized manufacturer called a semiconductor foundry . Foundries are typically, but not exclusively, located in China and Taiwan
Taiwan
because of the generally low cost of labor. Thus, fabless companies can benefit from lower capital costs while concentrating their research and development resources on the end market. The credit for pioneering the fabless concept is given to Bernie Vonderschmitt of Xilinx and Gordon A. Campbell of Chips and Technologies . The first fabless semiconductor company, the Western Design Center , was founded in 1978. Xilinx, founded in 1984, was the first to "truly" separate the design of chips from their manufacture
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Digital Signal Processor
A DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR (DSP) is a specialized microprocessor (or a SIP block ), with its architecture optimized for the operational needs of digital signal processing . The goal of DSPs is usually to measure, filter or compress continuous real-world analog signals . Most general-purpose microprocessors can also execute digital signal processing algorithms successfully, but dedicated DSPs usually have better power efficiency thus they are more suitable in portable devices such as mobile phones because of power consumption constraints
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Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY, often shortened to SALT LAKE or SLC, is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Utah
Utah
. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area
Salt Lake City metropolitan area
, which has a population of 1,153,340 (2014 estimate). Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo Combined Statistical Area . This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile (190 km) segment of the Wasatch Front
Wasatch Front
, comprising a population of 2,423,912 as of 2014 . It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin
Great Basin
(the other is Reno, Nevada
Reno, Nevada
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Silicon Valley
SILICON VALLEY is a nickname for the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area , in the northern part of the U.S. state of California
California
. The "valley" in its name refers to the Santa Clara Valley in Santa Clara County , which includes the city of San Jose and surrounding cities and towns, where the region has been traditionally centered. The region has expanded to include the southern half of the San Francisco Peninsula in San Mateo County , and southern portions of the East Bay in Alameda County . The word "silicon" originally referred to the large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers in the region, but the area is now the home to many of the world's largest high-tech corporations , including the headquarters of 39 businesses in the Fortune 1000 , and thousands of startup companies
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Kamran Elahian
KAMRAN ELAHIAN(Persian : کامران الهیان‎‎) is an Iranian-American Entrepreneur who is the chairman and co-founder of Global Catalyst Partners, an international, multistage, technology-oriented venture capital firm. GCP has invested in leading-edge technology companies in the U.S. , China
China
, Japan
Japan
and Israel
Israel
. Kamran serves on the boards of Actelis Networks, Beceem Communications, iKoa and SoundHound
SoundHound
. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Career * 2.1 Global Catalyst Partners * 2.2 Global Catalyst Foundation * 2.3 Leadership, Mentorship and Social Impact * 3 Recognition * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONKamran was born in Tehran
Tehran
in 1954. Kamran immigrated to the United States before the Iranian Revolution
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Magnum Semiconductor
MAGNUM SEMICONDUCTOR INC. is a video compression technology company. The headquarters of the company is in Milpitas , California
California
. The company has an engineering branch at Waterloo, Ontario
Waterloo, Ontario
,