Open Kernel Labs bought by defense giant
News & Analysis 9/28/2012 Post a comment
Aerospace and defense conglomerate General Dynamics has acquired Open Kernel Labs, a 2006 startup that has successfully developed "virtualization software" for mobile phones and broadband devices. The value of the cash transaction has not been disclosed.
X-Fab pledges more money for making MEMS
News & Analysis 9/28/2012 2 comments
X-Fab Silicon Foundries has said it plans to invest $50 million in its microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) operations, which it will operate under the name X-Fab MEMS Foundry.
Samsung, ST sign foundry deal
News & Analysis 9/28/2012 22 comments
STMicroelectronics has selected Samsung's foundry business unit for the production of ICs using a 32/28-nm high-K metal gate manufacturing process.
ON Semi names CFO
News & Analysis 9/27/2012 Post a comment
Firm promotes 13-year company veteran Bernard Gutmann to replace CFO Donald Colvin, who is retiring.
HP, Hynix delay memristor debut
News & Analysis 9/26/2012 10 comments
A two-terminal, nonvolatile memory version of a memristor, in development by Hewlett-Packard since 2008, won't be ready for commercialization at the end of 2013.
Motorola asks ITC to ban Apple products
News & Analysis 9/20/2012 3 comments
The war between the leading suppliers of personal electronics has escalated as Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has asked for a ban in the United States on a broad set of products from Apple.
Intel exec Maloney to retire
News & Analysis 9/19/2012 6 comments
Sean Maloney, a longtime Intel executive who is currently an executive vice president and chairman of the company's China subsidiary, plans to retire in January after 30 years with the company, Intel said.
Cypress grabs Ramtron, at last
News & Analysis 9/19/2012 1 comment
After several rejections, non-volatile memory vendor Ramtron agreed to be acquired by Cypress Semiconductor in a deal valued at $109.8 million.