Comment: TSMC's Morris Chang would say that Blog 7/25/2003 Post a comment So TSMC's chairman Morris Chang isn't convinced that a recovery is underway but feels that it is just that some specific companies, his included, have done well in the second quarter of 2003. Readers should bear in mind that TSMC has an interest in maintaining the status quo and therefore inhibiting rather than encouraging any rush to purchase foundry services or integrated circuits in general.
DRAM Bulletin: Double-booking sets up a price fall Blog 7/25/2003 Post a comment The DRAM market appears to be gaining momentum, with increased orders from PC OEMs boosting spot market prices. However, appearances can be deceiving, with the size of the orders artificially magnified by a spate of double booking, iSuppli Corp. believes.
Older, Wiser, and Out to Pasture Blog 7/11/2003 Post a comment Jack Ganssle comments on a suit against IBM alleging the company targeted older engineers when
terminating 988 employees from a Vermont facility last year. The complaint suggests that workers aged 45 and older were axed disproportionately.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.