Paying the piper News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment The late-summer news is much the same as it was at this time last year, except for one wrinkle: Surging crude-oil prices are imposing a hefty penalty on the global economy, and the electronics sector is being asked to pay its share.
Mopping Up News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment When Microsoft Corp. launched the long-awaited Xbox 360 game console, the headlines were all about competitive posturing vs. rival manufacturers and whose chips were on the motherboard.
Get it right, all the time News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment The medical-equipment market is a prime example of a segment that manages extremely complex, mission-critical products within a highly regulated industry.
OEMs in the sector must work with manufacturing and supply chain partners to address challenges throughout the product life cycle, while optimizing design, cost and quality, as well as reducing risk and liability. And, they must ensure their product is right the first time; the life of the end customer - the patient - depends on it.
Ripe for a change News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment For years, Maxim Integrated Products Inc. underused a major competitive weapon for one simple reason: It was not aware of it. By the time executives at the linear and mixed-signal semiconductor supplier realized they were under-leveraging their logistics operation, thousands of dollars had evaporated in unrealized gains.
A Silent Revolution News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment How would you like to know for sure that the high-tech digital video camera your child wants for her birthday will be in stock? What about knowing that the expensive electronics you ordered will arrive in one complete shipment, with no parts missing?
Your need, my specialty News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment Seagate Technology Inc. is always on the lookout for the new frontiers of data storage. So when customers started pulling the hard-disk-drive maker in the direction of information-intensive business-to-business e-commerce, it looked like there could be something in it for Seagate, too.
Kingston's DDR2 memory News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment Kingston Technology Co. has launched its ValueRAM DDR2 registered ECC memory module, supporting Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron1000 series processors.
Broadcom, Qualcomm to continue legal disputes News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment Broadcom Corporation plans to continue to pursue U.S. federal antitrust claims against Qualcomm Incorporated, despite the decision by the District Court in New Jersey to dismiss Broadcom’s complaint against Qualcomm.
NXP foresees JV for advanced CMOS fab News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment NXP, formerly the semiconductor business of Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, plans to increase outsourcing of semiconductor manufacturing from its current level of 20 percent to reach 40 percent, but at that point could be looking for a partner, or partners, to form a manufacturing joint venture to build an advanced CMOS wafer fab.
Happy Take Your CEO to Work Day! News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment It's time to show your chief executive how important the call center is to the rest of the enterprise -- it's a great way for management to get reacquainted with the customer.
The Power of Knowledge News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment How the latest knowledge management tools enable you to convey information about your company that serves the unique needs of your customers.
Philips Semiconductors blir NXP News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment Femtio år av innovation och en bred bas av produkt-IP för halvledare ger nya NXP en stabil plattform som nummer två i Europa. Frans van Houten blir kvar i ledningen
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.