Samsung's profits fall 30 percent News & Analysis 4/29/2011 10 comments Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced revenues of 36.99 trillion won ($34.6 billion) on a consolidated basis for the first quarter, a 7 percent increase year-on-year.
Apple, Samsung gain in cell phone rankings News & Analysis 4/29/2011 7 comments Having posted a record Q1 shipment volume, South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. further closed the gap against market leader Nokia and extended its lead ahead of third place vendor LG Electronics, according to International Data Corp. (IDC).
IEDM enhances technical paper call for 2011 News & Analysis 4/28/2011 Post a comment The International Electron Devices Meeting to be held in Washington DC Dec. 5 to 7 has formed two new subcommittees to review submission in these two areas: Circuit & Device Interaction (CDI) and Nanodevice Technology (NDT).
Hynix' profits jump News & Analysis 4/28/2011 1 comment Hynix Semiconductor Inc. posted consolidated first quarter revenue of 2.79 trillion won ($2.6 billion), up 2 percent from the previous quarter but down 1 percent a year ago.
AMD licenses SMSC's USB chip interface News & Analysis 4/28/2011 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has licensed SMSC's Inter-Chip Connectivity (ICC) technology, a low power variant of the 480 Mbit/s USB 2.0 standard geared for chip-to-chip links.
TSMC posts mixed results News & Analysis 4/28/2011 1 comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) reported consolidated revenue of NT$105.38 billion ($3.597 billion) in the first quarter, representing a 4.3 percent decrease from 4Q10 and a 14.3 percent increase in 1Q10.
Piezoelectric MEMS boosts vibration harvester News & Analysis 4/28/2011 14 comments Electrical engineers from the University of Michigan claim to have invented a technique for micro-machining piezoelectric MEMS that generate 10-times more energy than conventional energy harvesters.
Cadence beats Q1 estimates, promotes exec News & Analysis 4/27/2011 Post a comment Cadence Design Systems reported sales and earnings for its fiscal first quarter that exceeded consensus analyst expectations and announced the promotion of one EDA veteran to replace another that is leaving the company.
Xilinx beats estimates on record annual sales News & Analysis 4/27/2011 3 comments Xilinx posted record sales of $2.37 billion for its fiscal year and reported revenue for the quarter ended April 2 and guidance for current quarter ending in June that exceeded consensus analysts' expectations.
TSMC spins out solar, LED units News & Analysis 4/27/2011 1 comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) plans to transfer its solar and solid-state lighting businesses into two new subsidiaries.
Microsemi obtains DLA top level specification News & Analysis 4/27/2011 Post a comment Microsemi Corp. announced it has received Class H&K certifications to the MIL-PRF-38534 specification, defined by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Such compliance proves Microsemi's expertise in designing and manufacturing microelectronic assemblies for space and mission-critical defense programs.
ARM working on AMD to drop x86 News & Analysis 4/27/2011 39 comments ARM CEO Warren East says it's "perfectly natural" for ARM to try to persuade AMD to license ARM processors and use them instead of Intel's x86 architecture.
ARM sales soar on broadening license deals News & Analysis 4/27/2011 5 comments ARM Holdings plc, the processor intellectual property, turned in yet another record quarter with Q1 sales revenue up 26 percent on a year before, compared with a semiconductor market that was up 13 percent.
Accellera tips IP tagging standard effort News & Analysis 4/27/2011 Post a comment EDA and IP standards body Accellera launched an effort to create a standard for IP tagging—tracking soft IP information which will be automatically added and detectable in the final GDSII database format.
ST's Q1 sales come up a little short News & Analysis 4/27/2011 Post a comment European chip vendor ST Microelectronics reported first quarter sales that came in slightly below expectations, with the company saying that sales at its ST-Ericsson cell phone chip joint venture decreased more than expected.
Wi-LAN settles suits with Intel, others News & Analysis 4/26/2011 Post a comment Canada's Wi-LAN Inc. has confirmed that four litigations that were scheduled for trial in early 2011 have been dismissed as a result of agreements signed with major semiconductor and product vendors.
Broadcom down, Altera up after Q1 earnings News & Analysis 4/26/2011 Post a comment Broadcom's stock declined more than 7 percent in after hours trading after the company reported first quarter profits and second quarter guidance that disappointed analysts. Altera's shares rose despite narrowly missing consensus analysts' expectations.
Silver Lake buys Smart Modular News & Analysis 4/26/2011 Post a comment Smart Modular Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of memory modules and solid-state storage products, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Silver Lake Partners and Silver Lake Sumeru for $9.25 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $645 million.
TowerJazz rolls SiGe process News & Analysis 4/26/2011 3 comments Specialty foundry vendor TowerJazz Inc. has announced the availability of its latest silicon germanium (SiGe) foundry process.
M/A-COM buys Optomai amid suit News & Analysis 4/26/2011 1 comment M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. has acquired Optomai Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that develops integrated circuits and modules for next-generation 40- and 100-Gbps fiber optic networks.
Hynix sale scheduled for May News & Analysis 4/26/2011 4 comments A group of creditor banks that turned Hynix debts into shareholding back in 2001 have announced plans to sell off as early as May, their 15 percent stake in the world's second largest DRAM maker, according to reports.
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