Vitesse posts fiscal year profit News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment Vitesse Semiconductor said it posted a net income of $16.6 million, or 7 cents per share, on revenue of $228.5 million for the company's fiscal year, ended Sept. 30.
Dell reorgs amid slumping profits News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment Computer maker Dell Inc. has reorganized management around four global divisions amid declining profits and slowing revenue growth in the shakeup that includes the loss of two fairly recent additions to Dell's executive ranks.
Cheaper iPhone on the way, says analyst News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment A lower-cost version of Apple's popular iPhone, unofficially dubbed the "iPhone Nano" by some, could be hitting stores by the second quarter of 2009, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Pure Wafer set to be acquired News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment Welsh reclaimer of silicon wafers, Pure Wafer, has received a bid approach from an un-named party as it revealed a pre-tax loss of £800,000 for the year to June 30, compared to a profit of £3.6 million the year before.
Actions Semi lowers Q4 guidance News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Chinese fabless chip vendor Actions Semiconductor cut its guidance for the fourth quarter, saying it now expects revenue of $15 million to $16 million.
Intel rolls new education PCs at CES News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp. will make a fresh foray into low-cost PCs at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, launching a tablet-style netbook for students as well as a personal area network technology for linking Wi-Fi devices.
Chip distributor inventories rising, analyst warns News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Thanks to weaker-than-expected shipments in November, inventories for Asian semiconductor distributors have reached far beyond desired levels, something likely to have a negative impact on overall chip shipments in the first half of 2009, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Lots of jobs on offer at Gigle News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Gigle Semiconductor, a developer of home networking chips, has nine jobs on offer at its website. The positions vary from SOC designer, through embedded firmware engineer to physical design team leader.
Virage Logic cuts quarterly guidance News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Citing the increasing effect of the global financial crisis, IP vendor Virage Logic lowered revenue and earnings guidance for the company's fiscal first quarter, which ends Dec. 31.
AMD adds 100 to planned layoff News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Seeking to cut more costs, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has reduced its headcount by approximately 600 employees--about 100 more jobs than expected, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Nanotubes shown to boost neuron signals News & Analysis 12/29/2008 Post a comment Researchers explain how carbon nanotubes could someday bypass faulty circuitry in the brain, for instance curing Parkinson's disease, as well as to repair spinal cord injuries and eventually to augment and enhance cognitive functions.
DARPA chief reviews legacy News & Analysis 12/29/2008 Post a comment The head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency reflected on his nearly eight years at DARPA, refuting charges the agency has tightened spending on basic research.
Samsung preps WiMax, LTE chips News & Analysis 12/29/2008 1 comment Samsung Electronics is expanding its portfolio of silicon for cellphones with basebands for Long Term Evolution and WiMax and media accelerators at a time when its handset division is tapping a broader set of chip vendors.
Goooogled News & Analysis 12/29/2008 Post a comment In the summer of 2006 Randy Katz worked on a sabbatical at Google Inc.
Exar cuts forecast amid downturn News & Analysis 12/26/2008 Post a comment Exar Corp. (Fremont, Calif.) projects that the December 2008 quarter revenue is expected to be between $25.5 million and $27.0 million, down approximately 7 percent to 12 percent below guidance issued on Oct. 30.
Spreadtrum cuts jobs, lowers forecast News & Analysis 12/26/2008 Post a comment China's Spreadtrum Communications Inc. has taken a number of measures to reduce its costs, including downsizing its headcount by approximately 15 percent from the third quarter level.
Micron posts wider loss, cuts capex News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Memory supplier Micron Technology reported a net loss of $706 million, or 91 cents per share, on revenue of $1.4 billion for the first quarter of the company's fiscal 2009, which closed Dec. 4.
Notebooks surpass desktops in strong quarter News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Amid strong PC sales, global notebook PC shipments exceeded desktop sales on a quarterly basis for the first time ever in the third quarter of 2008, according to iSuppli Corp. forcing the market watcher to increase its 2008 PC estimates half a point.
DRAM spot prices rebounding, firm says News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Spot prices for DRAM chips are on the rebound thanks to production cuts by several vendors, and the spot price for 1-Gbit DDR 2 667-Mhz parts may reach $1 again in the first quarter of 2009, according to DRAMeXchange, a DRAM clearing house.
MKS cuts jobs, reduces salaries News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Fab-tool, sub-systems supplier MKS Instruments Inc. (Andover, Mass.) has cut its global workforce by 10 percent and implemented other cost-cutting measures.
Analyst warns of 'solar market eclipse' in 2009 News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Global revenue for photovoltaic panels is expected to plunge by 19 percent in 2009, following eight consecutive years of growth, as a massive oversupply causes prices to drop, according to a forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
LED lighting to save $1.8 trillion, study says News & Analysis 12/22/2008 1 comment Replacing traditional light sources with LEDs will not only enable enormous savings in energy, cost and pollution, but also herald a new era of smart lighting that controls the spectrum, emission pattern and polarization of the LED lights, according to a study by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.