Private equity group eyes Filtronic News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment Filtronic plc , the British electronics group that has recently sold off its compound semiconductor division, that included Europe's largest GaAs foundry in Newton Aycliffe (England), and oveerr the past two years most of its activities in wireless communications, incuding PAs in mobile handsets, looks set to be acquired by U.S. private equity group Carlyle.
Infineon dominates story ranking News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment Here are the top six online stories for the week beginning Sunday, May 25, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, May 30. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
SEC probes insider trading of ATI, Freescale News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that it has charged a former partner at Ernst & Young LLP and two others in an insider trading scheme that resulted in nearly $600,000 in illicit profits.
Dow raises epoxy prices News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment Dow Epoxy, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., announced plans to raise prices in North America and other regions as necessary.
Leoni verdrahtet künftig Airbusse News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment Die Leoni-Gruppe hat großen einen Auftrag zur Ausstattung Airbus-Baugruppen mit Kabelbäumen gewonnen. Der Auftrag läuft über fünf Jahre und soll rund 50 Millionen Euro in die Leoni-Kasse spülen.
Chip-Weltmarkt wächst im April langsamer News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment Im April wurden nach Zahlen von Carnegie Research weltweit mit Halbleitern 21,2 Milliarden Dollar umgesetzt. Der über drei Monate gemittelte gleitende Durchschnitt lag damit etwa auf der gleichen Höhe wie im März. Im Vergleich zum Vorjahr stieg der Umsatz um 4 Prozent. Damit hat sich das Wachstum verlangsamt: Im März betrug der Vergleichswert noch 7.3 Prozent.
Alvarion spreads WiMax across the Baltic States, UK News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment Alvarion Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel) has been selected by Balticum TV to deploy a 802.16e BreezeMAX network in the three Baltic States; Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Phase one is already in progress and is providing primary broadband services to Lithuanian business and residential users. Alvarion is collaborating with its partner DAN Communications in this deployment.
Global chip market growth eased to 4% in April, says analyst News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment The three-month moving average of worldwide chip sales was $21.2 billion in April, about the same ($21.15 billion) as in March, according to Bruce Diesen, analyst with Carnegie Research. The unadjusted chip sales for April should be up 4 percent year-on-year, slower than the 7.3 percent jump recorded in March, Diesen said.
3G launches in St Petersburg News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment Russia's Mobile TeleSystems launched the country's first 3G network in St Petersburg and announced plans to invest 38 billion roubles ($1.6B) in 3G network development over the next three years.
Watermarks need privacy controls, group says News & Analysis 5/29/2008 Post a comment Digital watermarks can compromise consumer privacy if not designed and deployed correctly, according to a new white paper from The Center for Democracy & Technology that lays out best practices for creating and using watermarks.
High-temp superconductors pave way for 'supermagnets' News & Analysis 5/29/2008 Post a comment New iron-based superconductors show a strong affinity for magnetism, unlike low-temperature materials, whose superconducting is quelled by magnetism, promising a new era for super electric motors, electrical transmission lines and magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI).
e2v wins ESA's ADC contract News & Analysis 5/29/2008 Post a comment The European Space Agency (ESA) has commissioned e2v, a specialist in designing and manufacturing electronic components for the space industry, to develop an analog to digital converter (ADC) for next-generation broadband satellite payloads.
CIT Relay : Automotive relay has weatherproof shroud News & Analysis 5/29/2008 Post a comment With a switching capacity to 40 A, the automotive A2S series shrouded relays offer contact arrangement options of SPST N.O., SPST N.C. Coil voltage options are 6, 12 and 24 Vdc with coil power choices of 1.6 and 1.9 W to maximize battery life.
Fab utilization hovers at 90% News & Analysis 5/28/2008 Post a comment Worldwide fab-capacity utilization hit 89.7 percent in the first quarter of 2008, with leading-edge processes hovering around the 96.7 percent range, according to the Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics (SICAS) organization.
Computer models how nanoparticles harm cells News & Analysis 5/28/2008 Post a comment Named for Buckminster Fuller, buckyballs--tiny nanoparticles composed of just 60 carbon atoms (carbon-60)--can enter cells and accumulate to cause damage, according to research scientists at two universities.
Fab spending to fall by 17% in '08 News & Analysis 5/28/2008 Post a comment Worldwide equipment spending on fabs is expected to show a decline of about 17 percent in 2008, ''as more companies are forced to postpone fab projects due to global economic uncertainties,'' according to the World Fab Forecast from SEMI.
Next up for LSI: Ethernet? News & Analysis 5/28/2008 Post a comment For a company now focused exclusively on storage and networking markets, LSI Corp. has a glaring lack of standard Ethernet products, and chief executive Abhi Talwalkar is exploring the options for the venerable Silicon Valley icon.
DAC targets 45-nm design News & Analysis 5/28/2008 Post a comment A special Management Day session during the upcoming Design Automation Conference will again tackle the toughest chip design issues using 45-nm process technology.
Memory prices fall despite fab outage News & Analysis 5/28/2008 Post a comment Despite the power outage at Hynix Semiconductor Inc.'s fab last week, prices are expected to be down for DRAM and NAND flash memory, according to Avi Cohen, head of research at Avian Securities LLC.
ST's Crolles2 fab to get $500 million for volume ramp News & Analysis 5/28/2008 Post a comment STMicroelectronics NV has earmarked $500 million in capital expenditure to take its Crolles2 wafer fab manufacturing capacity up to between 4,500 and 5,000 wafers per week. "We want to fulfill the capacity of the building," said Carlo Bozotti, president and CEO of ST.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.