Comment: Sparking interest in engineering Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 2/23/2010 Post a comment Intel is behind a $3.5 billion initiative to support investment in U.S.-based growth-oriented industries. The initiative also wants to increase jobs available this year for recent college graduates.
Mid-year slump to limit chip market growth, says analyst News & Analysis 2/23/2010 Post a comment A mid-year slump in the western economy is likely to inhibit consumer electronics spending and hold annual semiconductor revenue growth back at 11.2 percent in 2010, according to Robert Castellano of market research company The Information Network (New Tripoli, Pennsylvania).
X-FAB opens UK branch office News & Analysis 2/23/2010 Post a comment Following the recent sale of its Plymouth silicon fabrication facility to Plessey Semiconductors, X-FAB has established a UK office supporting research and development, customer hotline support and sales
Infineon files DRAM complaint against Elpida News & Analysis 2/22/2010 Post a comment Chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) has announced it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against Elpida Memory Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) seeking to stop Elpida from importing and selling certain DRAMs in the United States.
Teardown: Inside the art of pulse oximetry Teardown 2/19/2010 3 comments Few areas have the ability to turn the cold science of metrology into pure art as quickly as medical diagnostics, and few systems embody the essence of this art as the Radical-7 Signal Extraction Pulse-CO Oximeter from Masimo. We go deep inside to uncover some of the secrets and design choices, that transform a box of ICs into a cutting-edge, life-saving system.
ISSCC, Nvidia shortfall lead weekly story ranking News & Analysis 2/19/2010 Post a comment Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 14, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Feb. 19. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Qimonda R&D equipment up for auction News & Analysis 2/16/2010 Post a comment Approximately 650 lots of automatic test equipment, assembly and packaging and test and measurement instruments formerly used by Qimonda at a site in Munich, Germany, for DRAM R&D are due to go under the hammer on Wednesday Feb. 24.
Intel's Gargini pushes III-V-on-silicon as 2015 transistor option News & Analysis 2/12/2010 Post a comment A presentation prepared by Paolo Gargini, Intel's director of technology strategy, to give to the Industry Strategy Symposium Europe, held in Dublin, Ireland, earlier this week, stressed Intel's progress in adding compound semiconductor layers to silicon as a means of continuing scaling and reducing power consumption.
UMC sees January sales drop 9% sequentially News & Analysis 2/11/2010 Post a comment United Microelectronics Corp., the world's second largest foundry, had January sales of NT$8,600 million (about $268 million), a decrease of 9.25 percent from the December 2009 sales figure of NT$9,292 million (about $290 million).
Intel, Renesas, Toshiba show mobile media chips News & Analysis 2/10/2010 1 comment Toshiba described Wednesday (Feb 10) a novel mobile media processor it is now sampling using stacked custom DRAM, one of a handful of such devices discussed at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
TSMC sees sales drop in January News & Analysis 2/10/2010 Post a comment Foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) said its January sales on an unconsolidated basis, were approximately NT$29.16 billion (about $908 million) a decrease of 4.3 percent from December 2009 and an increase of 134.4 percent over January 2009.
Toshiba mulls $8.9 billion NAND flash fab News & Analysis 2/10/2010 Post a comment Toshiba is planning to build an 800 billion yen (about $8.9 billion) wafer fab to increase its manufacturing capacity in NAND flash memories, according to a number of reports that cited the Nikkei business daily as their source.
SMIC expected to announce capital injection News & Analysis 2/9/2010 Post a comment Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (Shanghai, China) is expected to announce a capital injection from Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Holdings Co. Ltd., an existing investor, at a quarterly investor conference call on Wednesday (Feb. 9).
Hynix, Samsung push NAND flash below 30-nm News & Analysis 2/9/2010 Post a comment Competition is hotting up in NAND flash memory as South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has claimed it has used a 26-nm manufacturing process technology to produce a device with a capacity of 64-Gbits, according to reports. And local rival Samsung has said it is aiming to have a 27-nm NAND flash memory in production in the second quarter of 2010, according to another report.
ISSCC: Intel has edge over AMD, for now News & Analysis 2/8/2010 5 comments Intel Corp. has a significant, if temporary, edge over archrival Advanced Micro Devices based on news and papers emerging here Monday at the International Solid State Circuits Conference where Intel launched a 32nm six core server processor and described an existing x86/graphics chip.
An analyst's 10 reasons to be cheerful News & Analysis 2/8/2010 Post a comment Bill McClean, analyst with IC Insights Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has provided ten reasons that support the idea that 2010 could be between a good and a great year for the semiconductor industry.
MoSys tips memory chips in new silicon drive News & Analysis 2/2/2010 Post a comment MoSys Inc. said it will make memory chips using a novel high-speed interface for a broad range of networking and storage markets as the first of a planned family of standard parts for the company that is expanding beyond its roots as a supplier of silicon cores.
Samsung, Toshiba retain lead in Q4 NAND ranking News & Analysis 2/1/2010 Post a comment The six companies fighting for NAND flash memory market share retained their positions in the fourth quarter of 2009. Samsung and Toshiba led with market shares of 38.6 percent and 3.7 percent respectively, according market research company DRAMexchange.
Full-year chip sales fell 9% in 2009, says SIA News & Analysis 2/1/2010 1 comment Global semiconductor sales were $226.3 billion in 2009, a decline of 9 percent from 2008 when sales were $248.6 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The full-year decline was as had been expected in the last month but much less than had been predicted in the first months of 2009.