NEC, Renesas, ST, NXP lead weekly story ranking News & Analysis 5/1/2009 Post a comment Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, April 26, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, May 1. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Apple seen beefing up its chip design efforts News & Analysis 5/1/2009 Post a comment The confirmation earlier this week that Apple has hired two former ATI/AMD chip designers has rekindled suggestions that the company is handpicking a team of engineers and semiconductor specialists as it seeks to create its own semiconductor design business.
European chip sales for March up 3.9% in Euros News & Analysis 5/1/2009 Post a comment The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) says that, when currency exchange impacts between the US dollar and the Euro are taken into account, sales of semiconductors in Europe were worth Euros 1.67 billion Euros in March 2009, which represents the first increase after four monthly declines.
Chip sales see slight rebound in March News & Analysis 5/1/2009 Post a comment Global sales of semiconductors were $14.7 billion in March, up 3.3 percent from February 2009, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Year-on-year sales came in at 29.9 percent down on the corresponding month of 2008.
Analyst: Handset shipments down 13% in Q1 News & Analysis 5/1/2009 Post a comment The mobile phones sector suffered one of its worst ever performances in terms of units shipped in the first quarter, with the number of handsets sold, 245 million, down 13 percent from the 282 million units a year earlier.
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.