Samsung, LG lead on tablet displays
News & Analysis 5/31/2012 4 comments
Thanks to continued strong sales of Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle Fire, Korean display makers Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and LG Electronics Inc. remained the top suppliers of tablet screens in 2011, with more than 80 percent of all shipments combined, according to IHS iSuppli.
Intel phone debuts in China
News & Analysis 5/31/2012 11 comments
Intel has released another Atom-powered smartphone, this time by Chinese electronics vendor Lenovo Group, which said it will put out an Intel Inside device at CES 2012 back in January.
Freescale pushes wireless recharge
News & Analysis 5/31/2012 15 comments
Freescale Semiconductor's reference designs for recharging tablets and smartphones allow automobiles, airports, coffee shops and other public areas to supply almost invisible recharging stations built into tables, kiosks or nearly any horizontal surface.
Insufficient baseband chip supply hurting LTE smartphone sales
News & Analysis 5/30/2012 9 comments
Since there has been greater than originally expected demand for LTE smartphones and tablets, international vendors are worried that their shipments are not enough to meet demand due to short supply of LTE solution chips from Qualcomm, currently the only provider of integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE baseband chips.
Industrial apps go multi-platform
News & Analysis 5/30/2012 3 comments
Motorola Solutions has crafted a universal app platform for its developers, enabling a single HTML5 app to be deployed on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, Windows CE and Blackberry mobile devices.
Ansys to acquire embedded software firm
News & Analysis 5/29/2012 2 comments
Simulation software provider Ansys said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire France-based Esterel Technologies, a provider of embedded software simulation tools for mission critical applications, for about $53 million in cash.
MEMS wafer maker Okmetic outsources amid SOI push
News & Analysis 5/28/2012 1 comment
Okmetic Oyj a manufacturer of silicon wafers for sensor, semiconductor and solar applications, has begun outsourcing wafer manufacture even as it is expanding its factory at its Finland headquarters to make more silicon-on-insulator wafers.
Intel confirms Ireland for 14-nm silicon
News & Analysis 5/27/2012 24 comments
The Intel wafer fab complex in Leixlip Ireland is set to receive investment to allow it to manufacture 14-nm silicon and beyond, the company revealed in a presentation to analysts on May 10. The investment is expected to be more than $1 billion.
Video: Indy 500 pit boss talks tires
News & Analysis 5/27/2012 Post a comment
We get down and dirty in the pits at the Indy 500, where we learn how 0.5 increments of tire pressure can make or break a race, how many laps a driver can go on one set of wheels, and how far rival tire makers will go to steal another firm's secrets.