Global averaged chip sales growth slows in March
News & Analysis 5/2/2011 3 comments
The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors was $25.26 billion in March 2011, a 2.5 percent increase from the prior month when sales were $24.65 billion, and an increase of 8.6 percent from March 2010 when sales were $23.27 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Analyst comments on 11 vendors' LTE chips
News & Analysis 5/2/2011 7 comments
Will Strauss, president and principal analyst with Forward Concepts Inc. (Tempe, Arizona) has listed 11 LTE chip developers after Apple's interim CEO Tim Cook said that LTE chips involve too many "compromises in design."
BMW connects MINI drivers to social networks
News & Analysis 5/1/2011 3 comments
BMW has a reputation for taking the lead when it comes to integrating fashionable consumer electronics functions and gadgets into its vehicles. In particular for its MINI brand, BMW engineers made great efforts to attract zeitgeisty customers and - as its next step - is now offering access to social networks during the ride.
TriQuint brings GaAs to the masses
News & Analysis 5/1/2011 1 comment
In 1985, a group of engineers left Tektronix Inc., and founded TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., to pursue gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology for high performance wireless applications.