ARM's weak Q4 outperforms the market News & Analysis 2/2/2010 Post a comment Processor IP licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) reported falling profits and sales for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2009, but the company said it expects to see improving conditions in 2010.
Intel-Micron JV orders litho for Singapore fab News & Analysis 2/1/2010 1 comment Intel Corp. and Micron Technology Inc. are mum about the production schedule of its joint NAND fab in Singapore--despite the fact the venture has begun ordering lithography tools and other gear for that plant.
Qualcomm makes up with Korea News & Analysis 2/1/2010 Post a comment Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego) will establish a research and development center in South Korea and will invest in Seoul-based Pulsus Technologies Inc.
Forum describes 25G backplane, standard News & Analysis 2/1/2010 Post a comment The Optical Internetworking Forum has successfully demonstrated a 25 Gbit/second backplane, more than twice the speed to today's typical systems and reported on it at an open workshop hosted by the Optical Internetworking Forum that is drafting a standard for 25G interconnect.
Samsung, Toshiba retain lead in Q4 NAND ranking News & Analysis 2/1/2010 Post a comment The six companies fighting for NAND flash memory market share retained their positions in the fourth quarter of 2009. Samsung and Toshiba led with market shares of 38.6 percent and 3.7 percent respectively, according market research company DRAMexchange.
Full-year chip sales fell 9% in 2009, says SIA News & Analysis 2/1/2010 1 comment Global semiconductor sales were $226.3 billion in 2009, a decline of 9 percent from 2008 when sales were $248.6 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The full-year decline was as had been expected in the last month but much less than had been predicted in the first months of 2009.
Nujira starts to roll out Coolteq.L silicon News & Analysis 2/1/2010 Post a comment Nujira Ltd. (Cambridge, England) has said it intends to demonstrate the world's most efficient RF power amplifier for 3G/4G at Mobile World Congress which takes place in Barcelona, Feb. 15 to 18. The demonstration is based on Nujira's Coolteq.L silicon.
D&R launches IP_SoC 2010 World Tour News & Analysis 2/1/2010 Post a comment Design & Reuse SA (D&R), a global collaboration network for sharing system-on-chip design resources, announced it is exporting its IP-SoC conference and exhibition concept to the world.
Rumor mill: B'com, Cavium eye Teknovus acquisition News & Analysis 2/1/2010 1 comment Chatter in the rumor mill says Broadcom Corp. or Cavium Networks may be about to acquire startup Teknovus Inc. for its passive optical networking technology, just as Marvell is expected to roll out its first PON products this week.
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.