Samsung reportedly launches major restructuring News & Analysis 1/16/2009 Post a comment South Korean giant Samsung Electronics has restructured its businesses into two groups, a Device Solution unit--including semiconductors and LCDs--and a Digital Media & Communications unit including consumer products such as cell phones and TVs, according to various reports.
DRAM revenue fell 20% in '08, says iSuppli News & Analysis 1/8/2009 Post a comment DRAM vendors engaged in a dangerous game of chicken in 2008, spending big to increase capacity in an effort to take market share and daring competitors to blink first, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp. Nobody won.
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.
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.
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.