Photronics lowers forecast News & Analysis 8/1/2007 Post a comment Photronics Inc. expects that revenues for the three months ended July 29 will be approximately $101.0-to-$103.0 million, as compared to previous guidance of $110.0-to-$120.0 million.
Jetter verzeichnet Gewinnsprung News & Analysis 8/1/2007 Post a comment Die Jetter AG, Hersteller von Industriesteuerungen, meldet ein sehr erfolgreiches Quartal. Der Umsatz übertraf sogar das bereits sehr starke Vergleichsquartal des Vorjahres.
Emertec soutient une startup de silicium photovoltaique News & Analysis 8/1/2007 Post a comment Les fonds Emertec 2 et Emertec Energie Environnement ont annoncé avoir souscrit au tour d'amorçage de la jeune pousse française S'Tile, essaimage du CNRS et de l'Université de Poitiers. Les fonds visent à finaliser l'industrialisation d'un procédé de fabrication de plaquettes de silicium photovoltaique.
UTAC sees profits drop News & Analysis 8/1/2007 Post a comment Tumbling DRAM prices took a toll on United Test and Assembly Center Ltd.'s performance in the second quarter, but the company said that its diversification strategy had shielded it from some of the pain recently suffered by larger competitors.
UMC posts mixed results, sees bright Q3 News & Analysis 8/1/2007 Post a comment Amid a bullish outlook for Q3, United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) reported sales of NT$25.10 billion ($764 million) in the second quarter, up 9 percent from the previous quarter but down 2.5 percent from a year ago.
LSI to outsource entire production News & Analysis 8/1/2007 Post a comment LSI Corp. announced it will outsource its entire production including backend and test to third-party service providers. The move will save costs and create flexible capacities without additional investments, the company said. More than 2000 jobs are at stake.
Gain amplifier offers 16 steps, 0.03 percent accuracy Product News 8/1/2007 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. has introduced the industry’s highest-precision programmable gain amplifier (PGA), enabling a new level of signal-conditioning performance in sensor interface applications and data acquisition systems targeting the industrial and instrumentation markets.
CEO says Bull not in takeover talks with HP News & Analysis 8/1/2007 Post a comment Recently, rumors have been floating around that Hewlett-Packard is in advanced talks with Bull SA and may offer 720 million ($992 million) to buy the French technology group. In a conference call, Didier Lamouche, Bull's president and CEO, put an end to the ongoing rumors.
ARC increases sales, readies video subsystem devices Product News 8/1/2007 Post a comment Configurable processor cores specialist ARC International is readying a number of video encoding devices based on the company's VRaptor multicore architecture, Carl Schlachte, the company's CEO said, as he also revealed better than expected revenues and reduced net losses for the first half of the year.
Codec cranks for wireless stereo headsets Product News 8/1/2007 Post a comment Open Interface North America is rolling out a lossless audio codec that provides better performance than its competitors without requiring new hardware, targeted at enabling low cost, high quality Bluetooth stereo headsets.
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.