Prepare for 2010 demand surge, says analyst News & Analysis 1/7/2010 Post a comment Looking forward to 2010 Bill McClean of IC Insights (Scottsdale, Ariz.) observed that both PC and cellphone unit volume shipments are forecast to increase at double-digit rates in 2010 and that this indicates an IC market boom is coming.
TV makers hear video phones ringing at CES News & Analysis 1/7/2010 Post a comment TV makers want to morph the big-screen HDTV into a 3-D capable, Internet-connected video phone, but details on how they will do it were scarce in a series of back-to-back press events before the official opening of the Consumer Electronics Show.
November chip sales up 27.5% on a year ago News & Analysis 1/6/2010 Post a comment November's global market for semiconductors was $21.63 billion, according to "actual" data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization. This was slightly down on the upwardly revised figure for October of $22.19 billion, but exceeded the November 2008 actual sales figure of $16.96 billion by 27.5 percent.
Video: Cool gadgets at CES press preview News & Analysis 1/6/2010 Post a comment A consumer drone that could be the next big thing in gaming, a handhald radar device, broadcast TV on the cellphone and a smartbook were four of the hot new gadgets we saw at CES Unveiled--a loud, crowded cocktail party that marks the beginning of a press tour at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Reporter's notebook: The CES tsunami hits News & Analysis 1/5/2010 1 comment While I slept last night, more than a dozen of the companies fired off press releases about new or improved platforms at the Consumer Electronics Show that could change the way something happens for the average Joe--two days before CES even begins.
Vizio puts 60 GHz in HDTV, Blu-ray drive at CES News & Analysis 1/5/2010 3 comments Vizio Inc. will announce at the Consumer Electronics Show plans to use the 60 GHz chips from SiBeam Inc. in a high definition TV and Blu-ray player that will ship in June a move the startup says is a sign its technology is leading a hotly competitive race to enable wireless video in the home.
Vizio puts 60 GHz in HDTVs, but not Blu-ray drives News & Analysis 1/4/2010 1 comment Vizio Inc. will announce at the Consumer Electronics Show plans to use the 60 GHz chips from SiBeam Inc. in a high definition TV that will ship in June a move the startup says is a sign its technology is leading a hotly competitive race to enable wireless video in the home.
SIA salutes resumption of chip sales growth News & Analysis 1/4/2010 Post a comment Commenting on the three-month average of global chip sales for November, George Scalise, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association, said that year-on-year sales growth had resumed and most markets were showing signs of strength.
Video: What to expect at CES 2010 News & Analysis 1/4/2010 Post a comment In a video preview of the Consumer Electronics Show, editor-at-large Rick Merritt shares his thoughts about what to look for at CES this week including analysis of 3DTV, e-books, smartbooks and wireless video.