Analyst cuts 2010 chip growth forecast to 32% News & Analysis 9/30/2010 21 comments Market forecaster iSuppli Corp. has decided it should curb its enthusiasm for the global chip market in 2010. The firm says it sees softening demand and rising inventories and has trimmed its forecast to 32 percent.
Tanner EDA reports double-digit growth News & Analysis 9/30/2010 2 comments Tanner EDA (Monrovia, Calif.) has closed fiscal year 2010, ending May 2010, with a 17-percent revenue growth over fiscal year 2009. For the current fiscal year, the company said it anticipates continued double-digit growth.
Renesas aims to gain market share with SoCs News & Analysis 9/30/2010 12 comments Renesas Electronics Corp. has announced measures it says will strengthen the company's system-on-chip (SoC) business for networking and industrial infrastructures that support the cloud-computing era.
Agilent joins PXI Systems Alliance board News & Analysis 9/30/2010 2 comments Agilent Technologies Inc. has joined seven other sponsor-level member companies on the board of directors of the PXI Systems Alliance. The primary goal of the PXISA is to improve the effectiveness of CompactPCI-based solutions in measurement and automation through use of the PXI specification
Analyst: Cost of CMP slurries skyrocketing News & Analysis 9/30/2010 2 comments The price of slurries used in chemical mechanical planarization in semiconductor manufacturing is going up thanks to a Chinese embargo of rare earth oxides, according to an analyst.
Zarlink sells Swedish campus News & Analysis 9/29/2010 2 comments Canada's Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has sold its Jarfalla, Sweden campus to a company affiliated with the Stendorren group of companies.
Analyst: Four things Nokia needs to do News & Analysis 9/29/2010 20 comments Nokia's new chief executive needs to focus the company on fewer handsets supporting more operating systems and move its headquarters to the U.S., said a veteran mobile systems analyst.
Emcore could lose Nasdaq listing News & Analysis 9/29/2010 Post a comment Compound semiconductor vendor Emcore has been notified by the Nasdaq stock market that it could be de-listed because its stock price has been under $1 per share for 30 consecutive business days, the company said.
Netherlands center posts 20 research jobs News & Analysis 9/29/2010 4 comments A research center in the Netherlands has posted 20 job openings for technical people, particularly for those with experience in advanced lighting technology and body area networks for health and wellness monitoring.
Atrenta names new CFO News & Analysis 9/29/2010 Post a comment Atrenta Inc., a provider of early design closure solutions, announced it has appointed Bert Clement as chief financial officer. He reports to Atrenta's CEO, Dr. Ajoy Bose.
VME boards suffer market slump News & Analysis 9/28/2010 4 comments The military, industrial and telecom markets for VME single-board computers are all underperforming, according to a report from the Vita trade association.
Continua expands specs, adds Microsoft News & Analysis 9/28/2010 3 comments The Continua Health Alliance has expanded its suite of design guidelines with new personal and wide-area wireless interfaces for home health systems and added Microsoft Corp. as a member.
European bank loans ST $470 million News & Analysis 9/28/2010 42 comments The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a 350 million euro (about $470 million) loan contract with STMicroelectronics NV in support of the company's industrial and R&D concerning next-generation semiconductor circuits.
Penn joins board of ATE startup News & Analysis 9/28/2010 3 comments Malcolm Penn, founder, CEO and lead analyst with Future Horizons has joined the board of directors of mixed-signal test tools and services supplier ATEEDA Ltd.
Analyst: Japan's litho firms face extinction News & Analysis 9/28/2010 34 comments With extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) emerging as the main candidate for the production of next-generation integrated circuits Japanese lithography equipment makers look set to fall further behind market leader ASML Holding NV, according to analysts with investment broker Nomura.
ARM micros rival Freescale's ColdFire News & Analysis 9/28/2010 23 comments Freescale Semiconductor's two new families of ARM- and ColdFire-based microcontrollers bring the price of battery-saving half-watt power consumption down to around a $5.
Teardown finds Cypress, STMicro in new iPod nano News & Analysis 9/27/2010 11 comments Apple's sixth generation iPod nano features chips supplied by Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, Cypress Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic and STMicroelectronics NV, according to a teardown analysis conducted by market research firm iSuppli.
Ultracapacitor firm buys company News & Analysis 9/27/2010 Post a comment Ioxus Inc., a manufacturer of ultracapacitor technologies for military, transportation and alternative energy markets, has acquired Advanced Energy Conversion Inc. (AEC).
Report: Oracle sues Micron News & Analysis 9/27/2010 47 comments Oracle Corp. has filed suit against Micron Technology Inc., alleging that it overcharged Sun Microsystems Inc. for DRAMs, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Industry group opposes FDA proposal News & Analysis 9/27/2010 4 comments A medical electronics trade group said a proposal from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create a Class IIb category of regulated medical devices is too broad and could create unneeded regulatory hurdles.
IBM buys Blade Network News & Analysis 9/27/2010 Post a comment
IBM Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Blade Network Technologies, a privately-held company based in Santa Clara, Calif.
Tech group opposes offshoring bill News & Analysis 9/27/2010 9 comments The TechAmerica industry group has come out in opposition to a draft bill in the U.S. Senate that claims it will end the practice of offshoring jobs.
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.