TI makes good on NS buy to lead industrial sector News & Analysis 7/25/2012 1 comment Market research firm IHS iSuppli, in its latest report, has confirmed Texas Instruments’ purchase of National Semiconductor has boosted TI’s market share, reinforcing its dominance in 2011, as its revenue from the industrial electronics chip space grew to $2.2 billion, up 24.9 percent from $1.8 billion a year earlier.
Processor IP firms sue Amazon, Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, others News & Analysis 7/25/2012 6 comments Alliacense LLC, the adminstrator of the Moore Microprocessor Patent (MMP) portfolio, has announced that the co-owners of the portfolio are pursuing 13 companies with complaints alleging infringement being filed with the International Trade Commission and District Court for the Northern District of California.
Losses up at NXP on increased sales News & Analysis 7/25/2012 2 comments Mixed-signal chip company NXP Semiconductor NV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has posted an increased loss on sales that climbed sequentially in the second quarter but were down year-on-year.
Micron's Elpida buy carries risks, says IHS News & Analysis 7/25/2012 1 comment Micron move to acquire Elpida Memory is a bold one that carries risk, particularly if the integration and technology transfer does not go smoothly, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Globalfoundries to expand N.Y. fab News & Analysis 7/25/2012 1 comment Globalfoundries announced it would move forward with additional construction of its Fab 8 campus in upstate New York, a move that will bring the total manufacturing capacity of the facility to 300,000 square feet.
Broadcom not threatened by Samsung's CSR buy News & Analysis 7/25/2012 9 comments Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor downplayed speculation that Samsung's acquisition of CSR's mobile business posed a threat to the company's business following Broadcom's better-than-expected second quarter financial report.
The Feature Phone Rises (Again?) News & Analysis 7/24/2012 43 comments We all feel like we’ve already seen the movie: “Downfall of the Feature Phones.” Our heroes are Apple and Samsung. They take over the world with their smartphones, while Nokia ignores the early warning signs of smartphone ascendancy.
ST trims losses, cuts capex News & Analysis 7/24/2012 3 comments A combination of continued losses and renewed market softness for Europe's leading chip company STMicroelectronics NV has led the company to make a 25 percent cut in its capital expenditure budget for 2012.
ARM to intro engineer certification News & Analysis 7/24/2012 25 comments Processor intellectual property licensor ARM has signed up U.S. company Prometric to design and deliver the ARM Accredited Engineer certification program for software and hardware engineers.
Mindspeed cuts 15% of workforce News & Analysis 7/24/2012 3 comments Network infrastructure chip vendor Mindspeed Technologies announced plans to cut more than 80 jobs as part of a restructuring plan to reduce costs.
TI: Customers holding off on new orders News & Analysis 7/23/2012 8 comments Despite lean inventors, OEM customers and distributors are being cautious about new purchase orders, executives from Texas Instruments said as the company provided a third quarter sales target that fell short of analysts' expectations.
Cisco to cut another 1,300 jobs News & Analysis 7/23/2012 5 comments Networking giant Cisco Systems said it plans to cut about 1,300 jobs, or roughly 2 percent of its global workforce, in connection with ongoing restructuring at the company.
Black Hat: The phishing scare that wasn't News & Analysis 7/23/2012 1 comment About 7,500 security professionals scheduled to attend this week's Black Hat conference raised a howl yesterday when they received what looked like a phishing attack in their email boxes.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.