China link helps MIPS go mobile
News & Analysis 1/4/2011 11 comments
Delivering on its promise to enter the mobile market, MIPS will show off at CES two smartphones. One deploys a MIPS-Based CPU designed by a Beijing-based Ingenic Semiconductor, while the other is using a MIPS core from Actions Semiconductor for media processing.
Samsung trials DDR4 DRAM module
News & Analysis 1/4/2011 Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced the completion of a DDR4 DRAM module using 30-nm class process technology, that is somewhere between 30- and 39-nm.
Intel-GE healthcare JV launches
News & Analysis 1/3/2011 14 comments
A previously announced healthcare joint venture between Intel and General Electric is officially up and running as Intel-GE Care Innovations LLC.
ITC backs Rambus with 34-company probe
News & Analysis 1/3/2011 8 comments
The International Trade Commission has announced that it will launch an investigation into various chips and memory controllers and products that contain them, including PC motherboards, modems, routers and computers, following a complaint filed by Rambus Inc.
November's 'actual' global chip sales slip below par
News & Analysis 1/3/2011 4 comments
The "actual" global market for chips in November, as estimated by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization, was $24.64 billion, up 13.9 percent from the same month a year before and up 1.0 percent from October 2010 sales of $24.40 billion.
November averaged chip sales sag slightly
News & Analysis 1/3/2011 3 comments
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for November was $25.97 billion, down from a revised $26.20 billion in the month before and up 14.4 percent from the same month a year before, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).