Tsinghua, Infineon Kicking Renesas' Tires News & Analysis 11/23/2015 7 comments Renesas Electronics has become an investment target to suitors outside Japan, including China’s Tsinghua Unigroup and Infineon Technologies in Germany, as Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ), a government-backed turnaround fund, plans to draw down its investment.
Micron Commits to Pushing OpenMP Standard News & Analysis 11/23/2015 1 comment API for popular shared-memory parallel programming model has gained widespread use for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from embedded systems and to multicore systems and shared-memory systems
Samsung on Intel's Heels in Chip Vendor Ranking News & Analysis 11/19/2015 2 comments Samsung is set to make in-roads into Intel's lead as the world's largest chip manufacturer in 2015, according to a list of chip companies ranked by forecast chip revenues from market research firm IC Insights.
Report: China Has $47bn Chip Fund Focused on U.S. M&A News & Analysis 11/17/2015 3 comments Tsinghua Unigroup intends to spend 300 billion yuan (about $47 billion) over the next five years to build up China's position in the chip industry, according to the company chairman speaking in an interview given to Reuters.
Intel Scales System Framework News & Analysis 11/16/2015 5 comments Intel is defining a scalable system framework that all its vendors can participate in to create and interoperable ecosystem for all computers, from handhelds to supercomputers.
GlobalFoundries Launches 14nm ASIC News & Analysis 11/14/2015 Post a comment GlobalFoundries announced a new ASIC, FX-14, based on technology acquired from IBM and the foundry’s new 14nm LPP process. FX-14 targets wired and wireless applications, as well as compute and storage applications with support for various SoCs including 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 and Cortex-A53 processors.
Apple’s A9: Story Within A Story Teardown 11/12/2015 9 comments On a basic level it's a story of a sixth generation APU that is fabricated in a FinFET process. It's also a bigger story of Apple's semiconductor design ambitions.
Micron Persistent Memory Pairs RAM/Flash News & Analysis 11/10/2015 10 comments Micron Technologies Inc. has combined a digital-in-line memory (DIMM) board with an self-backup-powered (with a super-capacitor) solid-state drive (SSD) to create a new memory architecture that can boost up-time by 100-times.
Chip Sales Declined 3% in Q3 News & Analysis 11/4/2015 Post a comment Semiconductor sales trended downward in the third quarter amid softening demand and currency devaluation, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Further Details of FinFET ReRAM Released News & Analysis 10/22/2015 1 comment Further details have been released of the resistive RAM made using a 16nm logic FinFET manufacturing process. A full paper is due to be presented on a 1-kbit memory array of such devices at this year's International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) coming up in December.
OCZ Pushes SSD Control to Host News & Analysis 10/20/2015 Post a comment The Toshiba-owned company’s new Host Managed SSD technology takes operations traditionally managed by the firmware and allows enterprises control at the host level to improve latency and performance.
Intel Rides Servers, Flash in Q3 News & Analysis 10/13/2015 2 comments Intel today reported third quarter revenue of $14.5 billion, a 10% increase from the second quarter of 2015, and flat year-over-year. Growth in its data center, non-volatile memory, and Internet of Things businesses offset lower client revenue.
Lossy Adesto Preps IPO News & Analysis 10/8/2015 Post a comment Fabless nonvolatile memory company Adesto Technologies Corp. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has plans to raise up to $56.6 million via an initial public offering of shares in the company.
M'soft Attacks Apple with Win 10 News & Analysis 10/6/2015 2 comments Microsoft unveiled new Surface, Lumia and Microsoft Band devices on Tuesday, highlighting how its new hardware will take advantage of Windows 10 for enterprise.
ARM Joins Semiconductor Research Corp. News & Analysis 10/1/2015 Post a comment Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) has joined the global research collaboration program operated by the Semiconductor Research Corp. (Research Triangle, North Carolina).
IBM Nanotubes May Redefine Future of Moore's Law News & Analysis 10/1/2015 24 comments A new carbon nanotube transistor breakthrough from IBM Research could leave silicon transistors behind in the dust. IBM researchers say they can achieve angstrom (1/10 of a nanometer) scale nanotube transistors someday, starting at the 3-to-5 nanometer node.
ASICs Memory Bandwidth Issue Fix Offered News & Analysis 10/1/2015 8 comments Open-Silicon claims to have solved the memory bandwidth problem to ASICs by integrating 3D stacked memory chips inside the same system-in-package with a 1,024-bit wide interface that beats all off-chip memory architectures.
3D Memory Chips May Beat 3D Hybrid Memory Cube News & Analysis 9/30/2015 Post a comment A memory chip goes beyond Micron's 3D Hybrid Memory Cube by doubling the number of memory die to eight, but now its adding analog, mixed signal, MEMS and the sensors to the mix--enabling systems-on-chip to pack at lease 18 layers into the same footprint of its Integrated Sensor Platform.
PCs, Not Profits, Drive Chip Companies News & Analysis 9/29/2015 4 comments while PCs are refreshed twice a year and a company could have a design win every six months. When two public companies have to respond to investors and continue to innovate at a rapid clip, even short-term success in a flat market is preferable to long-term innovation that won’t immediately pay off
Optical Phase-Change Memory Can Increase Bandwidth News & Analysis 9/28/2015 1 comment A research team from the universities of Oxford and Muenster has developed a phase-change, non-volatile memory that is programmed and read using light and which could be interfaced to conventional electronic processor for higher bandwidth.
Neuromorphic Chip Market to Rise News & Analysis 9/24/2015 31 comments Markets-and-Markets predicts that the neuromorphic chip market will finally take off in 2016, after repeated such predictions every decade since 1980.
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