Chip market stable in March, says analyst News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment The three-month moving average of global chip sales is expected to come in at $14.7 billion, up by 5 percent from the $14.2 billion achieved in February, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
WHDI 2nd Gen Wireless 1080p Chipset from AMIMON Product News 4/29/2009 Post a comment AMIMON Inc. announced the immediate availability of its second generation baseband chipset. The second generation transmitter and receiver chips (AMN 2120/2220) are designed for the WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) standard.
UMC Q1 sales fall; sees profit in Q2 News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment Silicon foundry UMC reported that first quarter sales declined 41.5 percent sequentially as capacity utilization fell to 30 percent, but said recent orders point to strong second quarter demand.
Wi-Fi startup raises $18 million News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment Quantenna Communications, Inc., a startup focused on consumer Wi-Fi network chips for consumer video, has closed a $13.85 million Series C funding round led by new investor.
Sales, utlization rates tumble at NXP News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) is blaming the economic downturn and decreased utilization rates for losses of $673 million in the first quarter, nearly 50 percent less than in the corresponding quarter a year ago. Pre-tax loss came in at $71 million, compared with profits of $183 million in Q1 2008.
ARM sees Q1 sales, profits drop News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) posted a 10 percent fall in sales expressed in dollars for the first quarter of the year as it saw continuing decline in the semiconductor market.
Automotive slump drags Continental under News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment Automotive tier one Continental AG (Hannover, Germany) saw its sales decline in lockstep with European car production in the first quarter. The company's automotive group's Q1 sales dropped 42 percent over Q1/2008. However, the worst seems to be over.
Analysis: Chasing Apple, Nokia calls up all developers News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment Nokia and Symbian Foundation find themselves between a rock and a hard place. While they have to fight against Apple's iPhone, a closed platform, they'd also have to fight against Google's Android built around Linux designed to leverage its free, open-source community.
Motorola powers Unwired Fiji's mobile WiMAX network News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment Motorola, has announced that it has been selected by Unwired Fiji to design and deploy an end-to-end 802.16e-based WiMAX network to upgrade and provide increased capacity to the operator's existing network for expansion of network coverage and capacity.
A planned approach to maximum efficiency design News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment Engineers specifying a power supply for a given application may naturally assume that ensuring a generous output-power margin will deliver benefits such as reduced stress and a longer lifetime. In fact, the opposite is true. For optimum performance, engineers should assess the power requirements of the system accurately, and size the power supply accordingly.
Elmos sales cut in half in Q1 News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment The series of negative quarterly reports from the electronics industry does not stop. Now automotive chip vendor Elmos (Dortmund, Germany) has published its figures.
2.5-V VCXOs in low-cost miniature 5-mm by 3.2-mm package News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment Fox Electronics has expanded its XpressO oscillator series to include a 2.5-V LVDS VCXO version, designated FVXO-LC52, with a frequency range of 0.75 MHz through 1.0 GHz in a miniature 5 mm x 3.2 mm package at the same price point as the larger 7 mm x 5 mm package.
IBM to hire for new 'analytic' centers News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment IBM Corp. plans to open up a network of ''analytic'' centers worldwide. As part of this initiative, Big Blue will retrain or hire as many as 4,000 new analytics consultants and professionals.
Updated: Atmel lays off 293 workers News & Analysis 4/28/2009 Post a comment A spokesperson for Atmel confirmed that the company laid off 293 workers, including 266 at the company's fab in Colorado Springs, Colo., and 27 at the company's headquarters in San Jose, Calif.
QuickLogic sees sales fall News & Analysis 4/28/2009 Post a comment Programmable chip vendor QuickLogic had sales of $4.6 million in the first quarter, down 23 percent from the fourth quarter of 2008 and down 59 percent from the first quarter of 2008, the company reported.
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.