Toshiba to boost NAND production News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment Toshiba Corp. will boost investment in its memory fab in Yokkaichi, increasing capacity to 30,000 300-mm wafers a month, or 40 percent more than previously planned.
Energy saving products highlight IR's mixed-growth revenue picture News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment While International Rectifier's total annual revenues grew just $100-million over last fiscal year (from $1.06 billion in fiscal 2004 to $1.17 billion in fiscal 2005), the company's biggest growth was reflected in energy-saving products, followed by computer industry products and those for military and aerospace customers. Alex Lidow is enthused about energy-saving products.
Twentieth Century Fox to support Blu-ray Disc Format News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment Twentieth Century Fox, a member of the Board of Directors of the Blu-ray Disc Association since October 2004, announced today that it will release content on the new high definition Blu-ray Disc format through its subsidiary Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC.
SMIC pushes out 90-nm, blames loss on rivals News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) disclosed that it would begin generating sales for its new 90-nm process by the fourth quarter of this year -- which is several months later than the company’s original schedule.
The Week in Review: July 24 to 30 News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment Gathered herein are the top five stories for the week beginning Sunday, July 24, 2005, as ranked by EE Times' readers, up to and including Friday, July 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article. In addition we provided an editor’s selection of other significant stories of the week.
Analyse : Pourquoi Intel annonce-t-il une nouvelle usine de fabrication ? News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment Comme Intel Corp. l’a suggéré au début de la semaine, la construction d’une nouvelle usine de plaquettes de 300 mm n’a pas grand chose à voir avec la croissance future des PC. Au contraire, cette annonce fait plutôt partie de sa stratégie visant à rattraper son rival en microprocesseurs, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), et à obtenir un avantage compétitif sur celui-ci au nœud stratégique de 45 nm.
Losses grow as sales slide at Mentor News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment EDA company Mentor Graphics Corp. reported a net loss of $6.8 million on revenue of $154.8 million for the second quarter of 2005. The loss was up from $4.4 million reported in the preceding quarter and the revenue was down from first quarter revenue of $164.3 million.
Legal costs bump up Lattice's Q2 losses News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment The costs of an investigation into executive compensation and internal controls at programmable logic company Lattice Semiconductor Corp. were partly responsible for the company reporting a net loss of $8.2 million on revenue of $52.4 million in the second quarter.
Hitachi affiche des pertes au 1er trimestre fiscal News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment Le géant d’électronique japonais Hitachi Ltd. a publié des ventes de 18,2 milliards de dollars avec une perte nette de 217 millions de dollars au titre de son premier trimestre fiscal, clos le 30 juin. Le niveau de ses ventes est semblable au premier trimestre 2004, à l’heure où Hitachi enregistrait un bénéfice de 142,3 millions de dollars.
Controllerchip vereinfacht Netzwerk-Implementierung News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment Für die einfache Implementierung von Netzwerk-Controllern hat Epson seine Controller-Chipfamilie S1S60000 um einen neuen Baustein erweitert. Der S1S60020 bietet eine erbelich höhere Performance als die bisherigen Familienmitglieder.
Chip-Ranking: Infineon wird nach hinten durchgereicht News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment Gleich um mehrere Plätze nach hinten wurde Infineon im aktuellen Ranking der größten Halbleiterunternehmen durchgereicht. Gewinnen konnte in der Aufstellung der "Top ten" der Branche des Marktforschungsinstituts IC Insights hingegen Freescale Semiconductor, die Halbleiter-Ausgliederung des Motorola-Konzerns.
SMIC erwirbt NROM-Lizenz News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment Die chinesische Fourndy Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) hat von dem israelischen Chipunternehmen Saifun eine Lizenz für die Fertigung der NROM-Technologie erworben.
SMIC reshuffles execs amid loss; ups capex News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment Amid a loss for the second quarter, China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) said that it has elected Yang Yuan Wang as its new chairman, replacing Richard Chang, who will remain chief executive of the loss-ridden silicon foundry provider.
Silvestri named CEO of MoSys News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment Monolithic System Technology Inc. (MoSys), a provider of embedded memory solutions, announced the appointment of Chet Silvestri as chief executive.
Microsemi posts big increase in quarterly net income News & Analysis 7/29/2005 Post a comment Microsemi reported fiscal 2005 third quarter net sales of $75.2 million, up 3 percent from the $73.3 million that the company reported for the second quarter and up 17 percent from the $64.1 million it reported for the same period in 2004.
SMIC reshuffles execs amid Q2 loss News & Analysis 7/28/2005 Post a comment Amid a loss for the second quarter, China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) said that it has elected Yang Yuan Wang as its new chairman, replacing Richard Chang, who will remain chief executive of the loss-ridden silicon foundry provider.
Microtune, MicroLinear narrow losses as sales rebound News & Analysis 7/28/2005 Post a comment RF semiconductor supplier Microtune Inc. posted a net loss of $0.6 million, or 1 cent per share, on sales of $13.5 million in the second quarter, compared to a net loss of $2.0 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $12.2 million the previous quarter.
AMI Semi restructures business, sees profit shrink News & Analysis 7/28/2005 Post a comment Mixed-signal semiconductor supplier AMI Semiconductor has realigned its business by integrating its foundry services business into its mixed-signal business unit, a move the company said would offer customers a full range of options from applications-specific products to custom designs and foundry services.
Power-One loss misses guidance News & Analysis 7/28/2005 Post a comment Power supplier Power-One Inc. reported a net loss of $14.8 million, or 17 cents per share on sales of $63.4 million in the second quarter ended June, compared with a net loss of $3.9 million, or 5 cents per share, on sales of $72.5 million in the year-ago quarter.
Foundry wafer prices to fall through 2005 News & Analysis 7/28/2005 Post a comment The silicon foundry industry remains embroiled in a subtle but damaging price war for select products and processes. This in turn will cause foundry wafer prices to drop for the remainder of 2005, according to a report from Semico Research Corp.
Merger fee takes Nanometrics to Q2 profit News & Analysis 7/28/2005 Post a comment Chip equipment maker Nanometrics Inc. made a net income of $4.7 million on revenue of $18.8 million in the second quarter of 2005. The revenue came in exactly on guidance at 20 percent down on revenue of $23.5 million in the first quarter of 2005.
Mobile handset sales up 18% in Q2, says report News & Analysis 7/28/2005 Post a comment Mobile handset shipments increased at an 18 percent annual rate in the second quarter of 2005 to reach 188 million units, with mega vendors Motorola and Nokia doing particularly well in rapid-growth, emerging markets, according to market research group Strategy Analytics.
Mitsubishi sales up, but earnings fall News & Analysis 7/28/2005 Post a comment The slumping Japanese economy took its toll on Japanese electronics supplier Mitsubishi Electric Corp., which reported net income of $98.8 million on sales of $6.6 billion in the first fiscal 2006 quarter ended June 30.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.