TSMC races up MEMS foundry ranking
News & Analysis 4/27/2013 1 comment
ST still leads the MEMS foundry business but TSMC nearly doubled its MEMS sales in 2012, moving the world's largest logic foundry into third place as a MEMS foundry, according to Yole's annual sector ranking.
Spreadtrum sacks CTO
News & Analysis 4/26/2013 3 comments
The sudden firing of Qiuzhen Zou, Spreadtrum's chief technology officer, hints at internal turmoil within the Chinese fabless chip firm.
What’s the story behind Spreadtrum’s sudden sack of its CTO?
Wolfson to become primary Samsung audio partner for the Galaxy range
News & Analysis 4/24/2013 Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics and Samsung Electronics have agreed a multi-year IP License and a Component Supply Agreement which establishes Wolfson as a primary Samsung audio partner, which will turn Wolfson as a major audio component supplier for the company's Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets, including the Galaxy S4, in 2013.
Add radio on-a-chip to any design
News & Analysis 4/23/2013 7 comments
Designers can add FM radio to any of their consumer gadgets with a $5 software-defined radio-on-a-chip, an antenna-to-audio solution from mixed signal semiconductor maker, Silicon Labs (Austin, Texas).
AMD's Q1 beats estimates
News & Analysis 4/19/2013 2 comments
Microprocessor vendor says it has largely completed restructuring initiatives which resulted in thousands of job cuts.
Geo Semi tackles video analytics
News & Analysis 4/18/2013 1 comment
Geo Semiconductor combines analytical software with its high-speed video processor chips to solve problems in automotive and consumer electronics.
GapSense unclogs WiFi channels
News & Analysis 4/15/2013 2 comments
University of Michigan will propose a solution to the problem of interference among an increasing number of WiFi and ZigBee wireless devices at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications.
Huawei, world’s biggest underdog
News & Analysis 4/15/2013 10 comments
The ascent of Huawei -- from a reseller of commodity PBX equipment in rural China to a global telecom equipment behemoth with $34 billion revenue today -- is a story told and retold in China.
FCC ignoring danger?
News & Analysis 4/12/2013 12 comments
Another sad moment for the FCC: radiation violations by wireless carriers get a pass at rooftop sites across the U.S.