ITC to review determination against Tessera News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment The U.S. International Trade Commission will review an initial determination by an administrative law judge which found that wireless semiconductor manufacturers did not violate patents held by Tessera Technologies, according to a statement issued by Tessera.
MagnaChip scraps IPO bid News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment South Korea's MagnaChip Semiconductor has dropped its bid for an initial public offering in the U.S., citing unfavorable market conditions.
Cadence CTO moving on News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment Ted Vucurevich, a longtime executive at Cadence Design Systems and the company's chief technology officer for the past several years, confirmed that he is leaving the EDA vendor.
Tzero readies mobile UWB chip Product News 1/30/2009 2 comments Startup Tzero Technologies hopes 2009 will be the year ultrawideband establishes a foothold and sketched out plans for a new mobile chip that is the latest part of its two-pronged strategy.
Integrated bi-directional OVP device protects portable electronics Product News 1/30/2009 Post a comment ON Semiconductor has introduced the industry's first integrated bi-directional device, with positive and negative (+/-) overvoltage protection (OVP) for cell phones, MP3/4, PDAs and GPS systems, and overcurrent protection (OCP) for portable accessories such as FM transceiver, load speakers and flash modules.
Conexant reports loss, job cuts News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment Fabless semiconductor vendor Conexant Systems has eliminated approximately 140 jobs--or 11 percent of its work force--as part of a cost-reduction plan expected to save the company about $4 million per quarter.
AMCC CEO to step down amid revenue decline News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment Applied Micro Circuits Corp. President and CEO Kambiz Hooshmand will step down on June 1 after the company reported a $274.5 million fiscal third quarter net loss due largely to a $264.1 million non-cash write-down of goodwill.
Beyer: Freescale can weather 'pessimistic' industry scenario News & Analysis 1/30/2009 1 comment Ten months into his tenure as chairman and CEO at Freescale Semiconductor Rich Beyer says he is positive about the company's prospects and sees it emerging from the current "miserable" downturn a stronger competitor despite a raft of problems, debts and liquidity concerns.
ST, Qimonda, Intel lead weekly story ranking News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 25, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Jan. 30. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Trowbridge set to become chairman of Renesas Europe News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment Renesas Technology Europe, subsidiary of Japanese semiconductor company Renesas Technology Corp., has announced that Tsutomu Miki has been appointed to become chief executive officer of Renesas Technology Europe Ltd. on April 1, 2009. Current CEO Matthew Trowbridge is due to take up the position of chairman of Renesas Technology Europe from that date and remain a director of the company.
STM garde la confiance des brokers News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment La société de courtage Nomura Securities a réduit ses estimations et ses objectifs de cours pour STMicroelectronics NV, mais reste confiant sur le long terme malgré un diminution estimée du chiffre d'affaire de 25 à 30 pourcent pour 2009.
Low cost, small chip integrates GPS, Bluetooth and FM transceiver News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment CSR has launched BlueCore BC7830, which claims to be the smallest GPS combination device designed for mobile handsets. Measuring a mere 11mm² in silicon size, the BC7830 includes GPS, Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, FM transmit and receive technologies and support for Bluetooth low energy all on a single chip.
Jobs go at RS as distributor reorganizes News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment Global distribution group Electrocomponents plc, which trades in the U.K and most of Europe as RS Components, is laying off 340 permanent staff, releasing 90 temporary agency staff but is also creating 150 positions as it reorganizes the way it does business.
Exec calls for laser diode foundry News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment The photonics component business needs to adopt a foundry model to deal with an over capacity in laser diode manufacturing, according to a panel of senior executives from laser component makers at Photonics West here.
Army boosts flexible display research Product News 1/30/2009 Post a comment Researchers at Arizona State University developing display technology have renewed an R&D contract with the U.S. Army for an additional five years at ASU's Flexible Display Center.
Chartered cuts 600 jobs, posts loss News & Analysis 1/29/2009 Post a comment Amid a loss, a reduction in capital spending and a poor outlook, Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. is reducing its worldwide workforce by approximately 600 people, or about 8 percent of its total employment.
Video: Christensen on disruption in health care News & Analysis 1/29/2009 Post a comment Health care will follow the model of the computer industry, creating waves of disruption with increasingly de-centralized systems and services, according to business guru Clayton Christensen who is spending time lobbying lawmakers to help make it come true.
U.K. foundry ceases supply to Zarlink News & Analysis 1/29/2009 Post a comment Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has taken proactive measures to protect wafer supply, following MHS Electronics UK Ltd.'s advice that it is likely to cease wafer supply to Zarlink from the analog foundry in Swindon, U.K.
NEC shuts fab line, post loss News & Analysis 1/29/2009 Post a comment NEC Electronics Inc.'s U.S. unit will close its 6-inch wafer fab line at its manufacturing facility in Roseville, Calif. by the end of March 2010.
Analysis: Broker, EC keep faith with STMicroelectronics News & Analysis 1/29/2009 Post a comment Brokerage firm Nomura Securities has sharply reduced its estimates and share price targets for STMicroelectronics NV, but remains upbeat about the long term outlook for the chipmaker despite the hefty decline expected in Q1 and 25-30 year-on-year decline for all of 2009.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times