Novellus warns of 'incremental caution'
News & Analysis 8/31/2011 Post a comment
Fab tool maker Novellus Systems narrowed its third quarter sales target to the low end of previously guided range as the company's CEO warned that customers were being "incrementally cautious."
U.S. sues to block AT&T's T-Mobile buy
News & Analysis 8/31/2011 4 comments
The U.S. Justice Dept. filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in an attempt to block AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, saying the deal would decrease competition for wireless communication services.
Reports: Samsung to pay retirees with cancer
News & Analysis 8/31/2011 9 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has said it will provide up to ten years support costs for semiconductor and LCD manufacturing workers if they are diagnosed with cancer within three years of retiring from the company. This is according to Korean news reports that referenced unnamed Samsung officials.
ARM extends Michigan research deal
News & Analysis 8/31/2011 5 comments
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc has renewed research cooperation with the University of Michigan into ultra-low energy and sustainable computing.
Analyst sees upside in 2H11 chip market
News & Analysis 8/31/2011 1 comment
Semiconductor Intelligence LLC, a consultancy formed by analyst Bill Jewell, sees some positive signs for the electronics economy in the second-half of 2011, but has nonetheless reduced its global chip market growth forecast for 2011 to 4 percent from a previous forecast of 9 percent.
MediaTek aims at 'partnership' with Philips
News & Analysis 8/31/2011 2 comments
Consumer chip company MediaTek Inc. has announced it has achieved a design win with consumer electronics company Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV and is planning to develop "a long-term and close partnership with Philips."
Electric vehicles to boost analog IC demand
News & Analysis 8/30/2011 10 comments
The market for semiconductors used in electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles is expected to quadruple between 2011 and 2018, reaching $2 billion, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
ADI, TI DSPs debut for less than $2
Product News 8/30/2011 2 comments
Two major DSP vendors—Analog Devices and Texas Instruments—have drastically cut price tags on its latest processors in an effort to bring sophisticated signal processing to a broader range of cost-sensitive applications.
Analog guru leaves legacy in $85 text book
News & Analysis 8/30/2011 21 comments
Jim Williams, a respected analog engineer who passed away in June 2011, has made a posthumous contribution to electronic engineering as a co-author and co-editor of Analog Circuit Design, published by Newnes, an imprint of Elsevier Science & Technology Books.
Scopes cover hi-speed/hi-fidelity domains at ESC
News & Analysis 8/30/2011 1 comment
Tektronix, Inc. has introduced a mixed-domain oscilloscope that delivers the functionality of an scope and a spectrum analyzer in a single instrument. And Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its real-time digital trigger scope for analyzing extremely small signals with high fidelity. Both companies will exhibit their wares at the Embedded Systems Conference, Boston (Sept. 26 to 29).
Dongbu tips specialty foundry processes
News & Analysis 8/29/2011 1 comment
South Korean chip builder Dongbu HiTek announced the availability of a pair of specialized 180-nm process technologies for creating analog, power, and mixed-signal chips.
A&O power chip firm to buy Oregon fab
News & Analysis 8/29/2011 4 comments
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd., a power semiconductor IC vendor with strong connections in China, has said it intends to buy a 200-mm wafer fab owned by Integrated Device Technology Inc. and located in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Emulex to demo 10GbE upgrades at VMworld
News & Analysis 8/29/2011 1 comment
Networking IC vendor Emulex said it would demonstrate new technology enhancements to its OneConnect 10 Gigabit Ethernet universal converged network adapter family at the VMworld exhibition in Las Vegas this week.
3200 MHz source replaces DROs
Product News 8/27/2011 Post a comment
EM Research has released the ESP-3200 phase-locked oscillator which operates at 3200 MHz and is designed as a dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO) replacement in high-reliability, ruggedized applications such as SATCOM, electronic warfare, GPS, radar, and telemetry.