Former CFO to become Intel's next chairman News & Analysis 7/26/2011 10 comments Intel Chief Administrative Officer Andy Bryant was elected to the new position of vice chairman of the board of directors in preparation for him to be elected the company's next chairman following Intel's annual stockholder meeting next May.
MIT prof pedicts medical device revolution News & Analysis 7/26/2011 4 comments The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created its Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC) to develop technologies for enabling affordable and accessible delivery of services to patients, according to its leaders.
ProMOS to swap debt for equity, say reports News & Analysis 7/26/2011 Post a comment Struggling DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies Inc. has agreed a deal in principle with more than 30 creditor banks to swap half of its NT$57 billion (about $2 billion) of debt for equity, according to a Taiwan Economic News report.
ARM sees licensing up in Q2, is tepid on 2H News & Analysis 7/26/2011 Post a comment While some its partners and licensees have been turning in less than stellar financial figures in the second quarter, results from ARM Holdings plc continued to show significant annual growth and increased profits in its second quarter financial results.
Intel SoCs aided by interconnect, IP library News & Analysis 7/26/2011 3 comments Intel now has the tools in place – in particular an on-chip interconnect fabric, an extensive IP library and software – to make a success of its system-on-chip engineering effort, according to Bill Leszinske, an executive with Intel's Atom processor SoC development group.
ST hurt by quake impact, lower Nokia sales News & Analysis 7/26/2011 Post a comment STMicroelectronics reported second quarter sales that were in line with analysts' expectations, but the company guided for lower-than-expected third quarter sales, citing lingering effects from the March 11 earthquake off the coast of Japan and weaker demand from a major wireless customer, believed to be Nokia.
TI says damaged Japan fabs back in action News & Analysis 7/25/2011 2 comments Texas Instruments said t two semiconductor fabs damaged in the March 11 earthquake in Japan resumed production ahead of schedule as the company reported second quarter results that beat analysts' expectations.
Brooks buys another life sciences firm News & Analysis 7/25/2011 2 comments Continuing to broaden the company's scope into the life sciences market, semiconductor equipment vendor Brooks Automation acquired life sciences technology vendor Nexus Biosystems in a cash deal worth $79 million.
Zarlink adopts 'poison pill' News & Analysis 7/25/2011 2 comments In an apparent bid to thwart a hostile takeover attempt by Microsemi, Canadian chip vendor Zarlink Semiconductor said its board of directors has adopted a limited duration shareholder rights plan that prevents anyone from acquiring the right to vote on more than 20 percent of the company's outstanding shares.
Silicon Labs warns of weak demand News & Analysis 7/25/2011 2 comments Mixed-signal IC vendor Silicon Laboratories reported second quarter sales and profit that handily beat consensus analysts' expectations, but warned that it expects sales to fall in the third quarter due to weak end user demand.
Firm alleges collusion by SRAM vendors News & Analysis 7/25/2011 2 comments A lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court by GSI Technology alleges that Cypress Semiconductor and other chip vendors participated in a conspiracy to monopolize the market for high-performance SRAMs.
Triad offers 1 million gates plus analog Product News 7/25/2011 4 comments Triad Semiconductor Inc., whose via-configurable arrays offer programmable analog with a microcontroller, has announced the availability of its largest configurable array to date, the VCA-6, with more than one million ASIC gates.
ST gets Air for TV News & Analysis 7/24/2011 2 comments STMicroelectonics has claimed a significant step forward in its third generation TV SoC platform for STBs, with the successful porting and certification of Adobe AIR 2.5 for TV. It enables AIR-based applications to be run on connected TVs.
IBM researchers perform data scan record News & Analysis 7/22/2011 7 comments
IBM researchers successfully scanned 10 billion files on a single system in 43 minutes, shattering the previous record of one billion files in three hours by a factor of 37.
Barcelona selected to host MWC through 2018 News & Analysis 7/22/2011 4 comments Barcelona in Spain has been selected to host the Mobile World Congress exhibition from 2012 to 2018, according to the GSM Association Ltd., the industry body which organizes the event. The award is said to be worth 3.5 billion euro (about $5 billion) to the city in terms of spending and increased trade.
VC funding slips slightly in Q2 News & Analysis 7/22/2011 1 comment Venture investing edged downward in the second quarter with software and social media showing growth, according to a new report from Dow Jones VentureSource.
Taiwan comforted by Apple chip spend cycle News & Analysis 7/22/2011 2 comments Despite concern about the global economic situation Taiwan is taking comfort from an expected cycle of semiconductor purchasing to come in the second half of 2011, driven by the needs of forthcoming Apple products, according to a Taiwan Economic News report.
Rambus sees Q3 profit on rising revenue News & Analysis 7/22/2011 4 comments Patent licensing company Rambus Inc. made a net loss of $10.6 million on sales revenue of $66.2 million in the second quarter of 2011. However, Rambus (Sunnyvale, Calif.) guided that it would be profitable in Q3 on rising revenue.
No new CEO as AMD misses sales estimates News & Analysis 7/21/2011 11 comments AMD reported second quarter sales that fell short of analysts' expectations despite record microprocessor shipments in the quarter. The company did not appoint a new permanent CEO, as had been speculated.
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.