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.