Vitesse posts fiscal year profit News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment Vitesse Semiconductor said it posted a net income of $16.6 million, or 7 cents per share, on revenue of $228.5 million for the company's fiscal year, ended Sept. 30.
Dell reorgs amid slumping profits News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment Computer maker Dell Inc. has reorganized management around four global divisions amid declining profits and slowing revenue growth in the shakeup that includes the loss of two fairly recent additions to Dell's executive ranks.
Cheaper iPhone on the way, says analyst News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment A lower-cost version of Apple's popular iPhone, unofficially dubbed the "iPhone Nano" by some, could be hitting stores by the second quarter of 2009, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Plastic electronics fab time cut Product News 12/31/2008 Post a comment Fabrication time for flexible electronics ranging from disposable displays to plastic solar cells could be reduced from 48 hours to 30 minutes, according to researchers.
Pure Wafer set to be acquired News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment Welsh reclaimer of silicon wafers, Pure Wafer, has received a bid approach from an un-named party as it revealed a pre-tax loss of £800,000 for the year to June 30, compared to a profit of £3.6 million the year before.
Actions Semi lowers Q4 guidance News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Chinese fabless chip vendor Actions Semiconductor cut its guidance for the fourth quarter, saying it now expects revenue of $15 million to $16 million.
Intel rolls new education PCs at CES News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp. will make a fresh foray into low-cost PCs at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, launching a tablet-style netbook for students as well as a personal area network technology for linking Wi-Fi devices.
Chip distributor inventories rising, analyst warns News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Thanks to weaker-than-expected shipments in November, inventories for Asian semiconductor distributors have reached far beyond desired levels, something likely to have a negative impact on overall chip shipments in the first half of 2009, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Wireless SBCs simplify connectivity and control Product News 12/30/2008 Post a comment New wireless SBCs from Rabbit Semiconductor are designed to make it easy to add wireless connectivity and control to vision systems, industrial control systems, automatic meter reading devices, industrial ventilation systems and HVAC systems.
Virage Logic cuts quarterly guidance News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Citing the increasing effect of the global financial crisis, IP vendor Virage Logic lowered revenue and earnings guidance for the company's fiscal first quarter, which ends Dec. 31.
Medical giant designs in Amimon wireless Product News 12/30/2008 8 comments Stryker Corp., a large medical electronics company, has struck an exclusive deal to use proprietary wireless technology from startup Amimon for its operating room systems, a second major design win for the company which is the midst of a battle with multiple short-range, high bandwidth wireless technologies.
AMD adds 100 to planned layoff News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Seeking to cut more costs, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has reduced its headcount by approximately 600 employees--about 100 more jobs than expected, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Nanotubes shown to boost neuron signals News & Analysis 12/29/2008 Post a comment Researchers explain how carbon nanotubes could someday bypass faulty circuitry in the brain, for instance curing Parkinson's disease, as well as to repair spinal cord injuries and eventually to augment and enhance cognitive functions.
DARPA chief reviews legacy News & Analysis 12/29/2008 Post a comment The head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency reflected on his nearly eight years at DARPA, refuting charges the agency has tightened spending on basic research.
Samsung preps WiMax, LTE chips News & Analysis 12/29/2008 1 comment Samsung Electronics is expanding its portfolio of silicon for cellphones with basebands for Long Term Evolution and WiMax and media accelerators at a time when its handset division is tapping a broader set of chip vendors.
Exar cuts forecast amid downturn News & Analysis 12/26/2008 Post a comment Exar Corp. (Fremont, Calif.) projects that the December 2008 quarter revenue is expected to be between $25.5 million and $27.0 million, down approximately 7 percent to 12 percent below guidance issued on Oct. 30.
Spreadtrum cuts jobs, lowers forecast News & Analysis 12/26/2008 Post a comment China's Spreadtrum Communications Inc. has taken a number of measures to reduce its costs, including downsizing its headcount by approximately 15 percent from the third quarter level.
Micron posts wider loss, cuts capex News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Memory supplier Micron Technology reported a net loss of $706 million, or 91 cents per share, on revenue of $1.4 billion for the first quarter of the company's fiscal 2009, which closed Dec. 4.
Notebooks surpass desktops in strong quarter News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Amid strong PC sales, global notebook PC shipments exceeded desktop sales on a quarterly basis for the first time ever in the third quarter of 2008, according to iSuppli Corp. forcing the market watcher to increase its 2008 PC estimates half a point.
DRAM spot prices rebounding, firm says News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Spot prices for DRAM chips are on the rebound thanks to production cuts by several vendors, and the spot price for 1-Gbit DDR 2 667-Mhz parts may reach $1 again in the first quarter of 2009, according to DRAMeXchange, a DRAM clearing house.
Silicon Labs : Ethernet clock IC eases frequency conversion Product News 12/23/2008 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories has expanded its Any-Rate precision clock family with the Si5315, a jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC that meets or exceeds the performance, integration, frequency and jitter requirements for the 1G and 10G Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) market.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Timesí 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.