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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.