TriQuint Semi cuts jobs
News & Analysis 4/30/2012 Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor cut about 70 jobs in Florida and plans to also cut jobs in Costa Rica as part of a plan to restructure the company's SAW filter manufacturing operations.
NXP today: 'Practically a Chinese company'
News & Analysis 4/30/2012 33 comments
Rick Clemmer, NXP’s CEO, said last week, NXP today is “practically a Chinese company.” NXP makes more money in China than in any other single country. Further, the Dutch company employs 8,000 people in China.
Broadcom rolls two-port 100G switch
News & Analysis 4/30/2012 2 comments
Broadcom brings to Interop 2012 next week its BCM88650, a high-end switching fabric that sports two 100G ports and also can be flexibly used for 10 and 40G nets.
Huawei to give Intel LTE development support in China
News & Analysis 4/30/2012 4 comments
Intel's aspirations selling chips for mobile equipment have received a boost with the news that Huawei has agreed to work with Intel on the testing and rapid deployment of the time division duplex format applied to Long Term Evolution standard.
2012 chip market to grow 7%, says analyst
News & Analysis 4/30/2012 1 comment
Growth in the semiconductor market will accelerate in the second half of 2012 and achieve an annual percentage figure of 6 to 7 percent, according to Mali Venkatesan, research manager for semiconductors at International Data Corp.
Heliatek pushes organic solar cell efficiency higher
News & Analysis 4/29/2012 4 comments
Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), a startup developing organic solar cells, has pushed the record efficiency for organic solar cells higher, achieving an efficiency of 10.7 percent in a 1.1 square centimeter tandem cell. The efficiency was measured by indepdendent test house SGS SA (Geneva Switzerland).
PolyCore upgrades multicore development tool
Product News 4/29/2012 3 comments
PolyCore Software Inc. (Burlingame, Calif.) has upgraded its Poly-Platform tool to version 2.0 with the inclusion of Poly-Mapper which provides control of memory used for messaging in multi-core software.
Beta rolls MIL-STD-1553 data bus coupler
Product News 4/27/2012 1 comment
Beta Transformer Technology Corp., a subsidiary of Data Device Corp., has launched the BXC-A-3, MIL-STD-1553 data bus couplers designed for use in systems development, benchtop test and flight maintenance applications.
Pixel Qi claims it can beat iPad display
News & Analysis 4/26/2012 9 comments
Pixel Qi, a developer of reflective liquid crystal displays that can be read in sunlight thereby saving power, has announced that it can produce a screen with higher image quality than the iPad 3 retina screen.
LSI, Xilinx, Cadence beat estimates
News & Analysis 4/26/2012 2 comments
Chip vendors LSI and Xilinx and design automation software provider Cadence Design Systems reported quarterly results that exceeded analysts' expectations and offered guidance that was also better than expected.