EDA Sales Jump Most in Five Years News & Analysis 3/27/2017 1 comment Move to more aggressive processing nodes largely triggered a 19 percent increase in EDA sales in the fourth quarter, according to an industry group.
ST's SPAD Imager Likely Linked to iPhone 8 News & Analysis 3/21/2017 3 comments Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 with a “3D camera” is the subject of intense speculation. Dots yet to be connected are the explicit relationships among the iPhone 8, single photon avalanche diodes and STMicroelectronics.
SIA Backs House Republicans’ Tax Plan News & Analysis 3/14/2017 Post a comment Semiconductor industry trade association says the "Better Way" corporate tax reform blueprint is a good starting point for creating more jobs and helping chip companies innovate.
Peer-to-peer IBM App Bypasses Carriers News & Analysis 2/17/2017 3 comments Big Blue has a new mesh network technology for its Weather Channel subsidiary that allows its app to propagate weather and disaster information among all cell phone users even when Internet and cellular networks are down.
Q'comm-NXP Faces Trump, China Hurdles News & Analysis 2/2/2017 9 comments Qualcomm’s $39 billion acquisition of NXP could hit a snag. China’s MOFCOM could target the deal by demanding material divestitures as a condition of clearance. CFIUS could object to concessions Qualcomm and/or NXP might offer to MOFCOM.
Intel Cautious on PC Consumption News & Analysis 1/26/2017 Post a comment Intel's fourth quarter sales and profit beat expectations and the company also delivered a better-than-expected forecast for the first quarter of this year.
Batteries Caused Samsung Galaxy to Explode News & Analysis 1/23/2017 4 comments Following a three-month investigation into the exploding Galaxy Note 7 handsets, Samsung put the blame squarely on the devices’ batteries. The company ruled out any issue with the smartphones’ software or other hardware.
Toshiba Mulls Chip Business Spinoff News & Analysis 1/17/2017 4 comments Toshiba is considering a plan to spin off its chip business and sell a partial stake in the unit to Western Digital, reported Japanese financial daily newspaper Nikkei.