Capacity issues ahead for glass substrate suppliers Product News 10/31/2008 Post a comment Sales of glass substrates to TFT-LCD producers may grow only 4% year-on-year (Y/Y) in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to DisplaySearch. This is primarily due to capacity reductions by TFT-LCD manufacturers to compensate for falling panel prices in the second quarter of 2008.
Wireless USB startup WiQuest folds News & Analysis 10/31/2008 1 comment WiQuest Communications Inc. officially closed its doors today, the first of perhaps several casualties to fall among ultrawideband chip designers.
Hollywood: Court rules against China DVD player maker News & Analysis 10/31/2008 Post a comment The Motion Picture Association of America said a California court issued a permanent injunction that prohibits China-based DVD player manufacturer Gowell Electronics from violating any term of the Content Scramble System license agreement.
NAND revenue to fall further, iSuppli says News & Analysis 10/31/2008 Post a comment Worldwide NAND flash memory revenue, which routinely expanded by triple-digit percentages in the late 1990s and early 2000s, will fall by 14 percent in 2008 and decline another 15 percent in 2009, according to a revised forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
ST, TI in France and CSR lead week's story ranking News & Analysis 10/31/2008 Post a comment Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday October 26, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, October 31. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Commentary: No quick fix for Motorola's mobile woes News & Analysis 10/31/2008 Post a comment Motorola's dreadful third quarter results and scheduled retreat from the European and parts of Asian territories is only part of the bad news from the ailing company. And the postponement of plans to divest the mobile handsets division is just facing up to the realities of the bad state of this group, and the economic situation.
ST, Arkados develop HomePlug AV SoC Product News 10/31/2008 Post a comment STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) and Arkados Inc. (Piscataway, New Jersey) have joined forces to develop and manufacture a 200-Mbit per second, HomePlug AV wideband powerline modem system-on-chip.
QNX demos digital Instrument Cluster News & Analysis 10/31/2008 Post a comment Operating systems manufacturer QNX has demonstrated a digital virtual cockpit for automotive use, based on its Neutrino real-time operating system and the QNX Aviage HMI suite.
KLA-Tencor profit, revenue shrink News & Analysis 10/31/2008 Post a comment Chip gear vendor KLA-Tencor reported a GAAP net income of $19 million, or 11 cents per diluted share, on revenue of $533 million for its first fiscal quarter, ended Sept. 30.
GaAs pHEMT MMIC LNAs target wireless broadband Product News 10/31/2008 Post a comment Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced three new SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT MMIC low noise amplifiers (LNAs) which are ideal for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G and fixed wireless applications from 2.1 to 6 GHz.
Chartered posts loss, cuts capex News & Analysis 10/31/2008 Post a comment Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing cut its planned capital expenditure outlay for 2008 by $100 million after posting a third quarter loss and saying its expects a larger loss in the fourth quarter.
CEA supports new Energy Star TV spec Product News 10/30/2008 Post a comment The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced support for the new ENERGY STAR specification for televisions, which takes effect on November 1, 2008. The new specification for the first time accounts for both active and standby power consumption across all types of televisions.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ 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.