IBM's Watson goes to college News & Analysis 1/31/2013 4 comments A general-purpose version of the IBM Watson supercomputer that won on the game show Jeopardy will be installed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Excess chip inventory set to hurt Q1 News & Analysis 1/25/2013 1 comment Global economic woes across mutliple sectors drove chip inventory high in 2012 and is set to hurt global chip sales in the first quarter of 2013, according to market analysis firm IHS.
Penn keeps predicting chip market growth News & Analysis 1/23/2013 2 comments The chip market will grow by 8 percent in 2013, according to market analyst Malcolm Penn but it depends on how the global economy plays out in 2013. Right now the signs are not good.
ST plans for Dresden FDSOI production News & Analysis 1/20/2013 11 comments ST wants to get volume production of its fully depleted silicon on insulator process up and running as soon as possible and has produced a video outlining the technical advantages of the process.
Facebook covets core-heavy ARM SoCs News & Analysis 1/18/2013 8 comments Vendors need to design simpler server SoCs and lower cost flash if they want to fill the many sockets emerging in data centers for the social networking giant.
Imprint litho firm claims 450-mm first News & Analysis 1/18/2013 8 comments An imprint lithography machine from Texas-based Molecular Imprints has been used for full patterning of 450-mm diameter wafers. The company claims the machine could shorten the transition to 450-mm wafer processing by two years.
ASML sees tough start to 2013 News & Analysis 1/17/2013 2 comments Despite increasing profits in its 4Q12 financial results, slowing orders and engineering challenges dimmed the outlook for chip making equipment vendor ASML Lithography.
TSMC gives brighter outlook as profit rises News & Analysis 1/17/2013 2 comments Leading chip foundry saw strong demand for its wafers driving above-guidance revenue and profit margins in 4Q12 financial results. The company said that because of this it has raised its expectations for 1Q13.