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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STM supprime 4500 postes dans le monde News & Analysis 1/28/2009 Post a comment Genève, Suisse -- Confronté a une perte substantielle de 786 millions de dollars US en 2008, STMicroelectronics s'est engagé dans un plan d'économie de plus de 700 millions de dollars en 2009 avec la suppression de 4500 emplois.
IQE sees Q2 upturn as restructuring bears fruit News & Analysis 1/28/2009 Post a comment A trading update from semiconductor wafer supplier IQE plc (Cardiff, Wales) suggests the company will hit forecasts for 2008, with revenues of approximately £60 million, up 20 percent on the previous year, and bring in profits of about £8.4 million, more than double that of 2007.
Video: HP calls for on-chip optics News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment Multicore processors will need to adopt optical interconnects over the next decade to deliver the bandwidth and programmability the computer industry needs, said a researcher from Hewlett-Packard Co.
Groups team for nanoimprint lithography News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment NIL Technology (Copenhagen, Denmark), a leading provider of stamps for nanoimprint lithography, has teamed with IMS Chips for the fabrication of stamps used in electron beam lithography (EBL).
TI cancels planned sale of wireless baseband unit News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. said it was unable to find a buyer willing to pay what it wanted for the wireless merchant base band business and will no longer sell the unit but instead will continue supporting existing customers in-house.
Siemens braves the crisis -- for the time being News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment With strong quarterly figures, German electronics and electro-technics combine Siemens AG (Munich) invalidated the worst downturn fears: The technology provider, a large customer for electronic goods, managed to rise its revenue during the first crisis quarter. However, even Siemens sees dark clouds at the horizon.
ARC secures IP deal for security SoCs News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment Chinese security chip group Synochip has taken a license from ARC International (St Albans, England) to build system on chips that provide security for PCs, flash drives, portable video players and information security and online payment systems.
Microchip: Motor control eval board enhances DSC-based apps Product News 1/27/2009 Post a comment Microchip Technology has introduced the dsPICDEM MCLV motor control development board - along with free motor-control software source code and an enhanced IDE - as a cost-effective method for developing dsPIC-based sensored or sensorless BLDC and PM synchronous motor control applications.
TI to cut jobs 12% as profit sinks 86% News & Analysis 1/26/2009 7 comments Texas Instruments Inc.'s fourth quarter net profit sank 86 percent and revenue fell 26 percent, prompting the company to announce another round of reorganization that it said will result in the elimination of 12 percent of its workforce.
Oerlikon sells chip business units as it refocuses News & Analysis 1/26/2009 Post a comment Diversified technology group Oerlikon (Zurich, Switzerland) is selling its Esec Business Unit to Dutch company BE Semiconductor Industries NV and plans to dispose of its etch business to a management buyout, as it focuses its strategy on growth areas, such as its solar unit.
Infineon wins German Innovation Award News & Analysis 1/26/2009 Post a comment Overshadowed by the Qimonda insolvency and the bleak outlook for the industry, Infineon has won the highly prestigious Innovation Award of German Industry for its single-chip mobile handset platform. The company expects the crisis to significantly influence the handset demand spectrum, conceded Infineon board member Hermann Eul.
Frontier Silicon pushes on digital Touch Radio News & Analysis 1/26/2009 Post a comment Frontier Silicon (Watford, England) has outlined further details of its touch screen user interface DAB radio, dubbed "Touch Radio" that it previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.
Cypress Q4 revenue down 26% News & Analysis 1/23/2009 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor saw its fourth quarter 2008 revenue decline 26 percent sequentially and 20 percent year-over-year as it experienced its lowest book-to-bill ratio since the dotcom crash.
Qimonda en faillite News & Analysis 1/23/2009 Post a comment Le fabricant de mémoires DRAM en difficulté Qimonda, filiale de Infineon s'est déclaré en faillite devant le tribunal de Munich ce vendredi 23 janvier 2009.
Intel, AMD cross swords over foundry venture News & Analysis 1/23/2009 Post a comment An analyst has downplayed the significance of a letter AMD received from arch-rival Intel that asks for a meeting to discuss how AMD's formation of The Foundry Co. may affect long-standing cross-licensing agreements between the two companies.
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.