Motorola to cut 4,000 more jobs News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment Motorola, which is trying to get its financial house in order in coping with falling mobile phone sales, said Wednesday that it would cut an additional 4,000 jobs in shaving another $600 million in costs.
Dwindling of rare metals imperils innovation News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment The world may soon find itself running out of rare metals used to form key components in high-tech devices from cell phones to semiconductors to solar panels, according to a report in New Scientist magazine.
Gartner cuts chip forecast News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment Gartner has lowered its 2007 worldwide semiconductor forecast to $269.2 billion, a 2.5 percent increase from 2006. In its previous forecast, the research firm predicted a 2007 revenue increase of 6.4 percent.
Fast TCP accelerates Web News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment Network congestion, like vehicular traffic jams, is getting worse. No matter how fat the pipe, the antiquated Transmission Control Protocol never fully utilizes the available bandwidth.
Infineon Austria names new CEO News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment Effective June 1, Monika Kircher-Kohl will follow Reinhard Ploss as the new CEO for Infineon Austria. Ploss has recently been named General Manager for Infineon's newly-created manufacturing and logistics business unit and member of the board.
European fund invests $37 million in 7 Israeli companies News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment Kreos Capital (formerly European Venture Partners, EVP) has started fulfilling on its promise to invest $360 million in Israeli technology companies over the next three years. The European fund has been reported to have completed $37 million worth of capital in seven companies.
Floating point coprocessor is tailored to handle GPS data News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment Micromega Corp.'s uM-FPU V3.1 floating point coprocessor chip extends the powerful feature set of the original uM-FPU V3 chip to include serial I/O support, NMEA sentence parsing, block transfers, additional matrix operations and string support, among other enhancements.
PLDA readies PCI Express IP solution News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment PLDA, provider of IP core, hardware FPGA-based boards and custom interfacing solutions for PCI/CompactPCI, announced it would present the second generation of its PCI Express IP solution at the Design Automation Conference next week in San Diego, California.
Gartner cuts chip forecast News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment Gartner Inc. has lowered its 2007 worldwide semiconductor forecast to $269.2 billion, a 2.5 percent increase from 2006. In Gartner's previous forecast, it predicted a 2007 revenue increase of 6.4 percent.
R&D jobs to go in Tundra restructuring News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment Communications chip group Tundra Semiconductor Corporation is reducing its headcount by 20, or about 7 percent of the company's global workforce, and will not fill several vacant positions as it restructures to shore up its finances.
Handy-Markt wächst weiter stürmisch News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment Im ersten Quartal 07 ist der weltweite Markt für Mobiltelefone um 14 Prozent auf 257 Millionen Geräte gewachsen. Dabei liefen die europäischen Hersteller Nokia und Sony Ericsson dem US-Konkurrenten Motorola deutlich den Rang ab.
Mitsubishi advances solar cell conversion efficiency News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has achieved photoelectric conversion efficiency rates of 18.0 percent in a 150mm square practical use multi-crystalline silicon solar cell. The company claims this is a 1.2 percent improvement over previous models and is the best conversion rate achieved to date in the industry.
Italian automotive technology goes Sweden News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment TTControl has completed a resale contract with Swedish automotive electronics company Linreco AB. Thus, the Bressanone, Italy, based subsidiary of Austrian automotive electronics vendor TTTech, can expand its activities into Scandinavia.
Motorsteuerungs-ICs vereinfachen Schaltung News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment Intelligente Steuerungen für Elektromotoren sind ein unverzichtbares Element für die Senkung des Energieverbrauchs. International Rectifier hat für den Einsatz in kleineren und mittelgroßen Motoren eine Familie von Schaltkreisen entwickelt, die aufwändige Stromversorgungen für die High-Side-Schaltungen erübrigen.
China semi market to peak in 2007, iSuppli says News & Analysis 5/30/2007 Post a comment While China's overheating economy and tech industry have raised concerns about a possible market crash, the Chinese semiconductor segment has already settled into what research firm iSuppli Corp. called a more sustainable growth rate.
Palm's Foleo gets mixed reactions News & Analysis 5/30/2007 Post a comment Palm Inc. launched today the Foleo, an ultra thin, light and inexpensive notebook-like companion for a smartphone, but the concept is already being greeted by mixed reviews.
Prototype-foundry SVTC partners with TSMC News & Analysis 5/30/2007 Post a comment Fresh from its spin-off from Cypress Semiconductor, SVTC Technologies LLC is aggressively moving to fill a void for independent prototyping fabs that specialize in novel semiconductor technologies using 8-inch wafers.
RIM plays catch-up with Wi-Fi News & Analysis 5/30/2007 Post a comment Research In Motion is finally adding Wi-Fi to its popular BlackBerry wireless devices. Competitors Motorola and Nokia have offered Wi-Fi on their devices for some time.
Research firm lowers capex forecast News & Analysis 5/30/2007 Post a comment Amid a lull in the IC industry, Strategic Marketing Associates lowered its capital spending forecast for 2007 to 5 percent growth, and warned that spending might not grow at all this year.
Motorola set to open Israeli R&D site News & Analysis 5/30/2007 Post a comment Motorola is joining the rush of top multinational technology companies that are stepping up their R&D activity in Israel, with a government-backed site that will initially employ 200 engineers and researchers.
German distributors see orders decline News & Analysis 5/30/2007 Post a comment German components distribution sales grew 9.3 percent in the first quarter of 2007, compared to the final quarter of 2006. But new orders hint of slower business for the rest of the year.