Calxeda hires former Cisco exec as COO
News & Analysis 11/23/2012 Post a comment
A startup pioneering the development of ARM-based processor chips and technology for server computers, has announced that Gopal Hegde has joined the company as chief operating officer. Hegde was previously senior director of engineering at Cisco.
Ceva bids for MIPS
News & Analysis 11/21/2012 5 comments
DSP IP licensor CEVA has offered a competing bid of $75 million in cash for MIPS Technologies in an attempt to outbid U.K. GPU licensing company Imagination Technologies.
Europe plots three pilot wafer fabs
News & Analysis 11/21/2012 7 comments
A European initiative formed to coordinate research in nanoelectronics has proposed projects for the creation of three pilot fabs, including one for 450-mm diameter wafers.
IBM backs Brazilian wafer fab project
News & Analysis 11/20/2012 6 comments
IBM, Brazilian development bank BNDES and the EBX Group of Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista, are partnering for the construction and operation of a wafer fab in the south of Brazil, according to local reports.
Chip firms ranked by Q4 guidance
News & Analysis 11/19/2012 3 comments
The market for semiconductors in the fourth quarter of 2012 will be up 0.5 percent sequentially giving rise to annual market fall of 2.5 percent compared with 2011, according to market analysis firm Semiconductor Intelligence.
Infineon cuts workers hours ahead of downturn
News & Analysis 11/16/2012 6 comments
Reinhard Ploss, incoming CEO at Infineon, said the German chip maker is reducing hours for some employees and postponing or cancelling projects as part of attempts to weather a forthcoming "economic storm."
Electronica: Micron memory to skip a node
News & Analysis 11/15/2012 3 comments
Micron Technology is looking at a so-called 2X-nm process manufacturing node for its next generation of phase-change memory. This will be a production node at roughly the same minimum geometry that Micron is investigating for the introduction of vertical-NAND flash memory.