MagnaChip scraps IPO bid
News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment
South Korea's MagnaChip Semiconductor has dropped its bid for an initial public offering in the U.S., citing unfavorable market conditions.
AMCC CEO to step down amid revenue decline
News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. President and CEO Kambiz Hooshmand will step down on June 1 after the company reported a $274.5 million fiscal third quarter net loss due largely to a $264.1 million non-cash write-down of goodwill.
Video: HP calls for on-chip optics
News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment
Multicore processors will need to adopt optical interconnects over the next decade to deliver the bandwidth and programmability the computer industry needs, said a researcher from Hewlett-Packard Co.
Cypress Q4 revenue down 26%
News & Analysis 1/23/2009 Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor saw its fourth quarter 2008 revenue decline 26 percent sequentially and 20 percent year-over-year as it experienced its lowest book-to-bill ratio since the dotcom crash.
Infineon brings enhanced functionality to ultra low-cost handsets
Product News 1/20/2009 Post a comment
A few weeks ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Spain), Infineon has announced a new generation of its Ultra Low Cost (ULC) handset platform along with a highly integrated one-chip solution for this type of handsets. The device marks Infineon's changeover to external foundry production as a consequence of its fab-lite strategy.
In a stampede toward PC TV, 'programmable broadband' emerges
Design How-To 1/19/2009 5 comments
In a stampede toward the PC-TV market, the mobile TV industry's debate is now on whether to embrace CrestaTech's "programmable broadband" solution using the increasing horsepower on multi-core CPU cores or go with a dedicated hardware for hybrid TV receiver launched by Telegent Systems.
Plenty of DTV converter boxes left, study finds
News & Analysis 1/17/2009 Post a comment
If the switchover from analog to digital television broadcast doesn't happen as scheduled Feb. 17, it won't be for lack of digital-to-analog converter boxes, according to a study by market research firm Digital Tech Consulting.
Teridian Semi joins Green Grid
News & Analysis 1/15/2009 Post a comment
Teridian Semiconductor said it has joined The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.
Backplane tutorial: RapidIO, PCIe and Ethernet
Design How-To 1/14/2009 1 comment
RapidIO, PCIe, and Ethernet each offer unique benefits. We explain how each technology works, and examine its strengths and weaknesses. We also show why RapidIO is often the best choice for embedded systems.
60 GHz gains traction at CES
News & Analysis 1/12/2009 1 comment
Sixty gigahertz wireless and Multimedia over Coax showed the most traction at the Consumer Electronics Show while ultrawideband options scrambled for sockets and powerline backers rallied around a new standard.
Marvell pictures GHz ARM in photo frames
Product News 1/8/2009 Post a comment
Marvell Technology is pushing its Sheeva ARM9 core to GHz levels in the first of a family of integrated processors aimed at consumer and embedded systems, the PXA168 debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show in Web-connected digital photo frames.
SMT sub-miniature connectors include single and two-row-versions
Product News 1/7/2009 Post a comment
Erni Electronics has expanded its 0.8mm MicroStac SMT connector series to include a 10- (single row) and 54-pin (dual row) version. The MicroStac advantage is based on a patented hermaphroditic design, a special design requiring only one part number which enables reduced logistic and inventory costs for board-to-board applications.
HDMI gears up for home network role
Product News 1/7/2009 1 comment
The High Definition Multimedia Interface officially throws its hat in the ring of contenders for a home networking physical layer today with plans for a next-generation of HDMI that will include support for high bandwidth bi-direction traffic capable of handling compressed video.
India: All paths lead upwards
News & Analysis 1/7/2009 Post a comment
It's portion of a $250 billion semiconductor market is marginal, it has only two fabless startups, its innovation record as measured by the number of patents granted is dismal, it suffers from a dearth of Ph.Ds and high attrition rates, what talent it does have is undisciplined and it let China dominate completely in systems manufacturing. But the outlook is good.
Wireless LAN powers supermarket of the future
Design How-To 1/2/2009 2 comments
Startup Altierre is offering a wireless LAN system for supermarkets and large retail operations that promises to save time, money and paper by enabling employees to dynamically change price and advertising displays throughout a store with a few key strokes.
European 'averaged' chip sales fell 13.9% in November, says SIA
News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment
The three-month moving average of European sales of semiconductors declined by 13.9 percent in November to $3.17 billion compared to sales of $3.68 billion in November 2007, averaged on the same basis, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.