Big jump seen in RFID News & Analysis 12/1/2003 Post a comment Embraced by Wal-Mart and others, radio frequency identification technology will more than double its market size in five years, a study predicts. The RFID market will jump from $1.4 billion annually this year to as much as $3.8 billion in 2008, according to a study by Allied Business Intelligence Inc. What a surprise! Chuck Murray reports.
CMOS image sensors claim CCD luminance News & Analysis 12/1/2003 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. plans to use its process expertise to become the world's leading supplier of CMOS image sensors by 2007, overtaking entrenched Japanese suppliers by developing higher-resolution sensors and selling them into new applications in the automotive, medical and robotics markets.
SST to enter flash data storage market News & Analysis 12/1/2003 Post a comment Silicon Storage Technology Inc. plans to jump into the flash data storage market in 2005 in a big way with a 2Gbit NOR chip, to be co-developed with Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. of Taiwan.
DRAM plumbs a soggy bottom News & Analysis 12/1/2003 Post a comment Abundant DRAM supplies and lower-than-anticipated demand in the holiday selling season are continuing to exert downward pricing pressure on both the OEM contract and spot markets.
FDEC sees relief in steady growth News & Analysis 12/1/2003 Post a comment The UK's electronic component market is predicted to grow 3% next year following a contraction this year of 8% according to the Association of Franchised Distributor of Electronic Components (AFDEC). Distribution sales to the industrial sector will also grow 3% following a fall of 6% this year. Both markets are predicted to grow 5% in 2005.
IC makers gear up for new tire pressure monitor rule News & Analysis 12/1/2003 Post a comment The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration could be on the verge of issuing a regulation that would put a microprocessor in every new tire, paving the way for semiconductor makers to provide automakers with 80 million chips a year.