Panasonic joins Japan's recession victims News & Analysis 2/2/2009 Post a comment Panasonic Corp. is expected to post a consolidated net loss of about 350 billion yen ($3.89 billion) for this fiscal year ending March. The news came on the heels of a series of red ink warnings from Japan's leading electronics companies.
Global 'averaged' chip sales fell 21.9% in December, says SIA News & Analysis 2/2/2009 Post a comment The three-month moving average of worldwide sales of semiconductors declined by 21.9 percent in December 2008 to $17.41 billion, compared to sales of $22.28 billion in December 2007, averaged on the same basis, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.
iSuppli confirms consumerisation will drive MEMS future Product News 2/2/2009 Post a comment Confirming the consumerisation trend for microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), research company iSuppli Corp. has projected that global revenue from consumer and mobile electronics shipments of MEMS will rise to $2.6 billion in 2012, up from $1.1 billion in 2006.
December chip sales fell 32.2% year-on-year, says analyst News & Analysis 2/2/2009 Post a comment The three month moving average of global chip sales for December came in even worse than expected, down to $17.4 billion from the $20.9 billion achieved in November and 21.9 percent lower year-on-year, according to Bruce Diesen of brokers Carnegie ASA in Oslo, Norway.
Xilinx lays foundation for 'targeted design platforms' Product News 2/2/2009 Post a comment For the first time, Xilinx is simultaneously launching the next generations of its high-end Virtex and low-cost Spartan FPGAs, billed as the foundation for "targeted design platforms" that the company says will be supported by intellectual property cores, design environments, reference designs and scalable boards and kits offered by Xilinx and third-party partners.
Freescale en pertes de $8 milliards en 2008 News & Analysis 2/2/2009 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor Inc. continue de faire des pertes mais la vraie question est de savoir combien de temps cela peut durer. En 2008, Freescale a perdu près de $8 milliards (environ 6 milliards d'euros).
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.