Record turnover at Wolfson for Q3, but shares suffer News & Analysis 10/31/2007 Post a comment Sales at Wolfson Microelectronics surged 21 per cent to £34 million ($70 million) in the third quarter ended September 30 compared with the same period last year, and the supplier of audio chips for consumer electronics products like the iPod said it was expecting 11 to 14 per cent growth in full-year revenues to between $226 million and $232 million.
Gennum acquires Snowbush Microelectronics News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment Gennum Corporation has announced it has acquired Snowbush Microelectronics, one of the leading suppliers of analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) cores. This acquisition accelerates Gennum's new product introductions for 2008 and beyond as they gain access to an array of high-performance analog and mixed-signal solutions.
NASA expands Altium tool use News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment NASA's Johnson Space Center has selected Altium Designer as the standard to unify electronic design for NASA's leading spaceflight-related research center.
Alcatel-Lucent sells Avanex stake Product News 10/30/2007 Post a comment Alcatel-Lucent announced it has sold its remaining shares in Avanex Corp., supplier of integrated photonic subsystems, integrated optical modules and passive optical components, to the Pirelli Group. The transaction amounted to €33.4 million($48.1 million).
ASE's sales, profits jump News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE), the world's largest independent provider of IC packaging and testing services, reported sales of NT$27,733 million ($855.3 million) for the third quarter of 2007, up 4 percent year-over-year and up 19 percent sequentially.
Qimonda relaunches Aeneon brand Product News 10/30/2007 Post a comment Memory maker Qimonda has announced to re-position its Aeneon brand. Instead of no-name PCs, Aeneon will be associated with channel sales. The Qimonda brand will be connected to B-to-B and contract markets, explains the company.
SMIC's Q3 loss widens News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) posted lackluster sales and a loss of $25.6 million in the third quarter, due to severe price declines in the DRAM market.
On Semi's sales up, profit flat News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment On Semiconductor Corp. said revenues in the third quarter of 2007 were $402.9 million, an increase of approximately 6 percent from the second quarter of 2007.
Memory tester targets multi-chip packages Product News 10/30/2007 Post a comment The T5781 test system from Advantest offers high test speeds of 533-Mbits/s for next-generation MCPs, devices that combine multiple memory types, including NAND, NOR and DRAM, in a single package.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times