TSMC forecasts falling sales in Q3 News & Analysis 7/28/2011 Post a comment Foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has announced that its net income fell in the second quarter and has forecast its revenue will decline by about 7 percent in the third quarter.
ADI invests $70 million in Irish R&D Research 7/27/2011 Post a comment The Industrial Development Agency of Ireland (IDA Ireland) has announced that chip company Analog Devices Inc. is embarking on a 50 million euro (about $70 million) R&D investment program at its Raheen campus near Limerick.
STMicroelectronics collaborates with Soundchip to bring HD-PA to market News & Analysis 7/27/2011 Post a comment STMicroelectronics is to collaborate with Soundchip SA, a Swiss-based electro-acoustics consultancy and originator of the High Definition Personal Audio (HD-PA) Standard, to bring HD-PA to market by applying their respective strengths in audio system and semiconductor technology, product design and industrialization methods, audio software and sales and marketing.
Ultra-low power DAC delivers crystal-clear audio Product News 7/27/2011 Post a comment Wolfson Microelectronics plc has unveiled the company's latest high performance ultra-low power stereo digital-to-analog converter (DAC) which delivers superior audio to portable applications including mobile phones, tablet PCs, wireless headsets, multimedia players and handheld gaming devices.
Audio SoC gives access to DSP cores Product News 7/26/2011 Post a comment Wolfson Microelectronics has announced a single-chip audio processor that could, potentially, replace up to five of its discrete ICs in mobile devices, including mobile phones, tablet PCs and other handheld media devices.
VoIP SLIC promises smaller BoM Product News 7/26/2011 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories is claiming the title of industry's most integrated, cost-effective and power-efficient subscriber line interface circuit (SLIC) solution for voice-over-IP (VoIP) gateways, with its new Si3226x Dual ProSLIC family.
Silicon Labs warns of weak demand News & Analysis 7/25/2011 2 comments Mixed-signal IC vendor Silicon Laboratories reported second quarter sales and profit that handily beat consensus analysts' expectations, but warned that it expects sales to fall in the third quarter due to weak end user demand.
Triad offers 1 million gates plus analog Product News 7/25/2011 4 comments Triad Semiconductor Inc., whose via-configurable arrays offer programmable analog with a microcontroller, has announced the availability of its largest configurable array to date, the VCA-6, with more than one million ASIC gates.
Microsemi offers $549 million to buy Zarlink News & Analysis 7/20/2011 4 comments Analog and mixed signal chip company Microsemi Corp. has announced that it has made a third offer to acquire Canadian mixed-signal chip company Zarlink Semiconductor Inc., this time worth $548.7 million.
Spreadtrum agrees to buy Telegent News & Analysis 7/19/2011 2 comments Spreadtrum Communications Inc. has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Telegent Systems Inc., a developer of software and silicon for the reception of live broadcast television signals.
IDMs to hurt pure-play foundries, says report News & Analysis 7/18/2011 5 comments The offer of foundry services and aggressive spending by integrated device makers (IDMs), including Intel and Samsung, is set to impact on pure-play foundries such as TSMC and UMC, according to Taipei Times, which referenced a report from Fitch Ratings.
Uncertainty clouds Telegent's future News & Analysis 7/15/2011 9 comments Telegent Systems Inc., a vendor of TV receiver chips for cell phones and other mobile devices with engineering resources in China, has closed according to Chinese reports which EE Times has seen in Google translation.
Samsung Foundry tapes out 20-nm ARM test chip News & Analysis 7/12/2011 9 comments Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has said that is foundry chip making business has taped out an ARM processor test-chip intended for manufacture in a 20-nm process with high-K metal-gate technology.
Globalfoundries says New York wafer fab is ready for kit News & Analysis 7/12/2011 6 comments Globalfoundries Inc., the foundry that is majority owned by an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, has said that its newly constructed cleanroom in New York and a cleanroom extension in Dresden have both had the first chip making equipment installed.
Japan hit by magnitude 7.0 aftershock News & Analysis 7/11/2011 4 comments Northeastern Japan suffered an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 on Sunday morning. It gave rise to tsunami warnings, subsequently withdrawn, and is described as an aftershock to 9.0 earthquake of March 11, 2011 that devastated the region.
WSTS: Chip market now shrinking year-on-year News & Analysis 7/11/2011 1 comment Thanks to modifications made to April's actual chip market figures by WSTS, May becomes the second month on the bounce in which the global chip market has been smaller than it was in the same month in the year before.
TSMC posts weak June, Q2 sales figures News & Analysis 7/8/2011 3 comments Net sales in June 2011 for foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. were down on a sequential basis, running against historic trends for the month, which helped produce a weak second quarter net sales figure, although this had been forecast.