Les salariés de Texas Instrument manifestent News & Analysis 2/4/2009 Post a comment Les salariés de la filiale françaises de Texas Instrument ont manifesté ces derniers jours pour protester contre les licenciements et les indemnités médiocres proposées par le fabricant de puces américain.
Court stays Rambus case against DRAM vendors News & Analysis 2/4/2009 Post a comment The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has stayed coordinated patent infringement cases by Rambus against memory suppliers Hynix Semiconductor, Micron Technology, Nanya Technology and Samsung Electronics following a ruling earlier this month by the Delaware District Court.
Actel posts wider loss, plans job cuts News & Analysis 2/3/2009 Post a comment Programmable logic supplier Actel will cut an undisclosed number of jobs as part of a restructuring plan expected to save the company $6.5 million per quarter by the third quarter of 2010.
Last hurrah for Motorola in phones, says analyst News & Analysis 2/3/2009 Post a comment Another very challenging set of results from Motorola Inc. has set the scene on what must be the troubled company's last attempt at being a major player in the manufacturing of mobile phones, according to a senior City analyst.
Qimonda stops Sandston fab on cost disadvantage News & Analysis 2/3/2009 Post a comment Fighting for survival, insolvent DRAM maker Qimonda has announced it has produced first wafers containing DDR3 Buried Wordline memory chips in 46nm geometries. What seems like good news for the company as a whole in fact is bad news for the company's Sandston fab.
Atmel acquires ZigBee IP Product News 2/3/2009 Post a comment Taking a step into a new market, Atmel Corp. has acquired the ZigBee-based intellectual-property rights from LuxLabs BVI for an undisclosed sum.
Pas d'argent de l'UE pour Qimonda News & Analysis 2/3/2009 Post a comment Le commissaire européen à l'industrie Guenter Verheugen a refusé de dépenser de l'argent de l'Union Européenne pour venir à l'aide du fabricant de mémoires DRAM Qimonda.
Video: Xilinx CEO sees 'programmable imperative' News & Analysis 2/2/2009 Post a comment Moshe Gavrielov, president and CEO of programmable logic supplier Xilinx, makes the case that market and technology forces have finally aligned to create a tipping point whereby FPGAs are displacing traditional ASICs for many applications.
Micron, Mosaid settle patent dispute News & Analysis 2/2/2009 Post a comment Micron Technology will license the patent portfolio of Mosaid Technologies, and Mosaid will acquire 400 Micron patents under the terms of an agreement to settle pending litigation, the companies announced.
December chip sales fell 32.2% year-on-year, says analyst News & Analysis 2/2/2009 Post a comment The three month moving average of global chip sales for December came in even worse than expected, down to $17.4 billion from the $20.9 billion achieved in November and 21.9 percent lower year-on-year, according to Bruce Diesen of brokers Carnegie ASA in Oslo, Norway.
Xilinx lays foundation for 'targeted design platforms' Product News 2/2/2009 Post a comment For the first time, Xilinx is simultaneously launching the next generations of its high-end Virtex and low-cost Spartan FPGAs, billed as the foundation for "targeted design platforms" that the company says will be supported by intellectual property cores, design environments, reference designs and scalable boards and kits offered by Xilinx and third-party partners.
Freescale en pertes de $8 milliards en 2008 News & Analysis 2/2/2009 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor Inc. continue de faire des pertes mais la vraie question est de savoir combien de temps cela peut durer. En 2008, Freescale a perdu près de $8 milliards (environ 6 milliards d'euros).
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.