UMC sees utilization falling below 70% in Q4 News & Analysis 10/26/2011 2 comments UMC reported double-digit sales declines in the third quarter on both a sequential and annual basis and said it expects capacity utilization to slip to below 70 percent in the fourth quarter, down from more than 90 percent at the beginning of the year.
ARM, Avnet launch embedded software store News & Analysis 10/26/2011 9 comments Electronics distributor Avnet's Electronics Marketing group and IP vendor ARM Holdings launched an e-commerce store dedicated to selling embedded software from a range of vendors to the embedded design community.
Broadcom joins the party with low Q4 target News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Broadcom became the latest chip vendor to predict a fourth quarter sales decline, as the company turned in a third quarter performance in line with analysts' expectations but called for lower than expected fourth quarter revenue.
New licensees give ARM strong Q3 News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Microprocessor architect ARM Holdings announced it had seen strong growth in the third quarter despite the global economic downturn thanks to a boon in new customers and an increase in the number chips based on its processor technology shipped.
VLSI confabs call for mutual interest topics News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment The 2012 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits will feature joint circuit and technology focus sessions for the first time, including design in scaled technologies; design enablement; memory technology and design; and 3-D (TSV) and heterogeneous integration.
Samsung, Cadence tout collaboration on SoC News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Executives from Samsung's foundry unit and EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems say their collaboration on Ambarella's new HD digital camera SoC recalls another era before the fabless-foundry model evolved.
TI introduces wireless audio products with USB support Product News 10/25/2011 Post a comment The two SoC solutions in TI’s PurePath wireless audio product family are aimed at delivering uncompressed, CD-quality wireless multichannel and multipoint audio streaming capabilities to consumer applications with USB ports, such as PCs, TVs, set top boxes, game consoles and more.
Jur-ASIC Parts program recreates obsolete and non-linear audio devices News & Analysis 10/25/2011 1 comment JVD Inc, provider of analog and mixed-signal ASIC design, manufacturing and test services, announced its JurASIC Parts Program, a design service that focuses on bringing obsolete and non-linear audio analog ICs back into production to meet the needs of older commercial and military applications.
Wolfson to acquire Dynamic Hearing News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Dynamic Hearing is a leading provider of high quality audio processing software for personal communication devices such as mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets and hearing aids.
Mouser delivers National News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Mouser is now an official distributor for the complete portfolio of National products from Texas Instruments, increasing Mouser's offering of analog products to its global customer base.
Texas Instruments sees Q3 profits plummet News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) reported a decline in both revenue and earnings for the third quarter on Monday (Oct. 24), while lowering its forecasts for sales in the fourth quarter due to uncertain macro-economic circumstances and the global downturn. Following the results, TI saw its shares drop 1.2 percent to $31.32 in after-hours trading.
Thai floods hit Emcore's production News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Rising flood waters breached the Thailand production facility of Emcore's primary contract manufacturer, forcing a closure that will likely last through the fourth quarter, Emcore said.
STMicro sees tough sledding in Q4 News & Analysis 10/24/2011 Post a comment Chip vendor STMicroelectronics reported third quarter sales in line with analysts' expectations, but gave a fourth quarter sales target that was lower than expected.
RTOSs support ARINC 653 Part 4 Product News 10/24/2011 Post a comment DDC-I offers the interfaces and scheduling model of the standard with two new variants of the Deos RTOS for avionics and safety-critical applications.
HSpice creator Ashawna Hailey dies News & Analysis 10/24/2011 2 comments Ashawna Hailey, co-founder of EDA software firm Meta-Software and a creator of circuit simulation program HSpice, died earlier this month at the age of 62.
CNSE expands research in CIGS solar cells News & Analysis 10/24/2011 3 comments CNSE in a partnership with Sematech has launched the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, NY, to engage with the solar energy community to work on increasing the performance of CIGS solar cells.
ARM to continue tablet domination into 2013 News & Analysis 10/24/2011 12 comments While ARM processor based tablets are set for a 211 percent growth increase year-over-year in 2011, tablets based on rival x86 architecture are not expected to see much growth until 2013 according to market research firm DisplaySearch.
28 nm in volume production says TSMC News & Analysis 10/24/2011 1 comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced Monday (Oct. 24) it had achieved volume production of its 28-nm process with wafers having already shipped to customers.
Reports examine mobile patent wars News & Analysis 10/24/2011 6 comments No clear winners are expected in the patent battles among Android partners, Apple and Microsoft, based on new reports analyzing some of the companies' patents.
Fab tool book-to-bill sinks to 2-year low News & Analysis 10/22/2011 5 comments The book to bill ratio for North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers—the three-month average ratio of bookings to billings—declined to 0.75 in September, its lowest level since May 2009, according to the trade group SEMI.
Cadence CEO: Chip execs eye China, India News & Analysis 10/21/2011 6 comments Lip-Bu Tan, chief executive at Cadence Design Systems, says semiconductor industry leaders spend a lot of time thinking about China and India, because those markets will see explosive growth in chip consumption.
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