FEI sees record sales News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment FEI Co. said sales for the quarter ended July 1 were $148.6 million, up slightly compared to the first quarter of 2007 and up 33 percent compared to the second quarter of 2006.
Amkor posts flat sales News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Amkor Technology Inc. said sales of $652 million for the second quarter of 2007 were flat from the first quarter of 2007 and down 5 percent from $687 million for the second quarter of 2006.
Circuit-sized quantum effect observed News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Magnetic quantum effects have been harnessed for the first time at lithographic sizes up to 30 nanometers long, holding the promise of future semiconductor circuits for quantum computers.
Un microscope éléctronique MEBE sur le sol français News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Grande première en Europe : un microscope électronique à balayage environnemental (MEBE) Hitachi de dernière génération, permettant la caractérisation des matériaux à l'échelle nanométrique sans dégradation des échantillons, vient d'être installé au sein de l'Ecole des Mines de Douai.
Cyan raises funds for overseas expansion News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Cyan Holdings, the fabless semiconductor group that develops low powered, configurable microcontrollers, has raised £5.3 million ($10.7 million) of working capital in a share placing on London's AIM market.
Melexis suffers from strong euro News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment In the second quarter, Melexis achieved revenues of 50,65 million (about $ 70 million), virtually on the same level as in the same quarter last year. A decline in the company's wireless business was offset by strong demand for opto products.
EDA grows 10 percent in Q1 News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment The EDA Consortium said that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for the first quarter grew 10 percent to $1.345 billion, versus $1.223 billion in the like period a year ago.
Innova Card enters Japanese market News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Innova Card, provider of secure hardware and software solutions for trusted terminals, has signed a distribution agreement with Altima Corp. so as to ensure sales coverage on the Japanese territory.
Suss rolls coating cluster News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment With its new coating cluster Gamma XPress, Suss MicroTec addresses chip manufacturers who use advanced packaging. The machine can be used for wafer bumping as well as for LED manufacturing applications.
Nvidia closing the gap on Intel in graphics chips News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Nvidia has made significant gains during the second quarter in graphics chip shipments and is closing the gap on market leader Intel while AMD continued to lose ground compared to its share in the corresponding quarter last year.
Hitachi fiscal Q1 loss shrinks as sales rise News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Hitachi Ltd. reported improved results for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30 on higher sales and lower operating costs. The company said the global economy continues to strengthen, boosting sales but offset by weakness in the U.S. housing sector.
Crosspoint switches support data rates up to 4.25 Gbits/s News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment The devices provide an exceptional combination of high speed, low power and low-jitter performance for applications such as XAUI signal buffering/muxing, backplane redundancy and high-speed network routing in end-equipments such as wireless base stations and IP network routers.
Infineon to oust CFO Guenther News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Only four months after hiring Ruediger Guenther as Chief Financial Officer, Infineon apparently tries to get rid of him. Press reports here cite his 'authoritarian management style' as the reason.
BSkyB to pay £125 million for Amstrad News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Satellite broadcaster BSkyB is buying, for £125 million, one of its largest set top box suppliers, Amstrad. The surprise deal will see Amstrad pass from the hands of one iconic name in British business to another, the Murdoch family.
CSA Travel Protection News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment CSA runs multiple call centers, including its 35-member customer service center and 13-member claims center. Come see how CSA Travel Protection provides extensive experience and superior customer service through their call center operations.
Cox Communications News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment As the nation's third-largest cable television provider, Cox Communications serves 535,000 basic cable customers and 2,300 employees countywide. Find out how they keep their customers connected.
Home Depot Supply News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment Seven Contact Centers strong, HD Supply FM has 500 customer service representatives servicing customers nationwide. Join in on a tour of the headquarters and a session that will give an overview of HD Supply FM's order placement function through the Contact Center Operations. Specifically, the Customer Service teams, Quality Assurance/Training Programs, VOC/Customer Advocate Center, Te
Stanford confabs explore multi-core CPUs, nets News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment The Hot Chips and Hot Interconnects conferences have posted their programs that will provide a look inside some of today's leading multi-core processors and research in on- and off-chip networks future versions of such CPUs may use.
RF MEMS switches to enter wireless handset apps News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment In an analysis of the market potential of radiofrequency (RF) microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) switching, French research and strategy consulting company Yole Development highlighted that they would generate $990 million market in wireless handset applications in 2013.
IC Insights sees big shakeup in 1H07 chip ranking News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment Though there has been little movement among the top ten semiconductor suppliers during the first half of 2007 compared to 2006 rankings, market research group IC Insights says there has been some significant changes in the ranking amongst the next ten.
Schneller Kreuzschalter von Texas Instruments News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment Datenraten bis zu 4,25 Gigabit je Sekunde unterstützen zwei neue Kreuzverteiler-Switches von Texas Instruments. Mit den Chips wendet sich das Unternehmen vor allem an Entwickler von Enduser-Netzwerk-Equipment.
Career Profile: VP Of IT/Exinda Networks News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment John Bothe believes interpersonal communications is the most import non-IT skill needed for tech leaders as it's critical to understanding the needs of senior management, network end users, partners and vendors.
3S Photonics crée un conseil scientifique News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment En ligne avec sa stratégie de diversification, 3S Photonics, spécialiste français des composants et modules optiques pour réseaux de telecommunications, vient de rassembler des experts de centres de recherche ou des universitaires publics ou semi-publics au sein d'un conseil scientifique.
Omron shrinks FPC connectors News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment Omron has further miniaturised its FPC connector portfolio, with an ultra-low profile version that is just 0.5 mm thick fully assembled, as well as a solution offering a reduced footprint, based on a very small front-back depth.
TI--Ericsson 3G handset deal dials up full platforms, open OSes News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment Underscoring an industrywide move toward full-platform solutions for handsets--a trend that could have serious implications for second- and third-tier chip suppliers--Texas Instruments Inc. and Ericsson AB have announced that they will co-develop custom 3G handsets that leverage TI's Omap processor line and Ericsson's 3G RF and modem technology.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times