NAND revenue to fall further, iSuppli says News & Analysis 10/31/2008 Post a comment Worldwide NAND flash memory revenue, which routinely expanded by triple-digit percentages in the late 1990s and early 2000s, will fall by 14 percent in 2008 and decline another 15 percent in 2009, according to a revised forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
Mosaid, Powerchip settle patent litigation News & Analysis 10/29/2008 Post a comment Memory IP provider Mosaid Technologies said it has settled its patent infringement litigation with Powerchip Semiconductor and signed a patent license agreement with the Taiwanese provider of memory chips and foundry services.
Ex-Faraday exec named Kilopass CEO News & Analysis 10/27/2008 Post a comment Non-volatile memory IP provider Kilopass Technology named former Faraday Technology executive Charlie Cheng to the position of CEO, replacing Bernie Aronson, who is retiring.
Low stock values impede M&A deals, analyst says News & Analysis 10/13/2008 Post a comment The depressed stock valuations that are making more firms seem like attractive acquisition targets could also stifle merger and acquisition activity as shareholders and management teams are likely to reject offers viewed as opportunistic, according to an analyst.
Updated: Micron to cut workforce, production News & Analysis 10/9/2008 Post a comment Micron Technology will cut its workforce by about 15 percent and reduce the production of its NAND flash joint venture with Intel as part of a restructuring of semiconductor memory operations, the company said.
Canadian MRAM developer targeting sensor apps News & Analysis 10/6/2008 Post a comment MRAM developer Micromem Technologies has established a New York office for its U.S. subsidiary as part of a strategic plan to focus on magnetic sensor opportunities independent of the magnetic RAM market, the company said.
ProMOS cutting production capacity News & Analysis 10/3/2008 Post a comment Taiwanese DRAM vendor ProMOS Technologies will shut down a 200-mm fab as planned as part of an initiative to cut overall manufacturing capacity by 10 to 15 percent in the fourth quarter.
Analysis: Micron tightens belt after big loss News & Analysis 10/2/2008 Post a comment Micron Technology announced some token cost control measures after reporting a $1.6 billion loss for its fiscal year ended Aug. 28, but conceded that it faces ongoing challenges in a memory market plagued by oversupply and price degradation.
Analyst: PC demand slipping broadly News & Analysis 10/1/2008 Post a comment PC demand started falling in emerging markets including China in mid-August and has been on the decline globally most of September, adding a major economic headache for the electronics industry to the existing U.S. financial worries, according to one market researcher.
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.