Analyst sees upside in 2H11 chip market
News & Analysis 8/31/2011 1 comment
Semiconductor Intelligence LLC, a consultancy formed by analyst Bill Jewell, sees some positive signs for the electronics economy in the second-half of 2011, but has nonetheless reduced its global chip market growth forecast for 2011 to 4 percent from a previous forecast of 9 percent.
Electric vehicles to boost analog IC demand
News & Analysis 8/30/2011 10 comments
The market for semiconductors used in electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles is expected to quadruple between 2011 and 2018, reaching $2 billion, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
Dongbu tips specialty foundry processes
News & Analysis 8/29/2011 1 comment
South Korean chip builder Dongbu HiTek announced the availability of a pair of specialized 180-nm process technologies for creating analog, power, and mixed-signal chips.
Ten tips for debugging MCUs
Design How-To 8/25/2011 2 comments
With increasing complexity of microcontrollers and circuits, debugging is becoming increasingly important. But which diagnosis and debug functions are really needed and what is unnecessary?
The lowdown on Telegent: Split three ways
News & Analysis 8/25/2011 Post a comment
Telegent did not crash and burn. The startup which distributed $100 million among shareholders and employees was a "success," say former managers and Reed Hundt, the ex-FCC chairman who served as a Telegent board member.
On Semiconductor NCN1188 link switch
Product News 8/18/2011 Post a comment
ON Semiconductor introduced the NCN1188, which is claimed to be the industry's first 3:1 high speed USB switch with the capacity to support the new Mobile High Definition Link interface standard for HD video and digital audio.
ADI misses targets, sees further decline
News & Analysis 8/16/2011 7 comments
Chip vendor Analog Devices reported sales and profit for the quarter ended July 31 that fell short of analysts' expectations, with the company's CEO expressing concern about growing uncertainty about the global economy
ARM, EDA CEOs to debate for Globalfoundries
Research 8/11/2011 1 comment
Warren East, Lip-Bu Tan and Aart de Geus – the CEOs of ARM, Cadence and Synopsys respectively – have agreed to take part in a panel discussion at the second annual Globalfoundries Global Technology Conference on Tuesday, August 30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
SMIC swings back to loss
News & Analysis 8/11/2011 Post a comment
Chinese foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has tipped back into the red reporting a net loss of $3.8 million on revenues of $352.4 million in the second quarter of 2011.
UMC's July sales down 18% on 2010
News & Analysis 8/9/2011 Post a comment
July sales for foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) were NT$8,809 million (about $300 million) down 4.1 percent on June sales and down 18.6 percent on UMC's July sales in 2010.
SMIC appoints TSMC veteran as CEO
News & Analysis 8/5/2011 6 comments
Foundry chip company Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has appointed Tzu-Yin Chiu as CEO with immediate effect. The appointment of Chiu should resolve uncertainties that began as a result of the death of former chairman Jiang Shang Zhou.
Indian chip market to grow 15% in 2011
News & Analysis 8/1/2011 2 comments
The 2011 Indian semiconductor market is going to be worth $8.2 billion, up 15.5 percent compared to $7.1 billion in 2010, according to an EE Herald report that references market research company Gartner as its source.