Micron puts 34-nm NAND chips in mass production News & Analysis 6/30/2009 Post a comment Micron Technology announced mass production of NAND flash memory chips using 34-nanometer (nm) process technology. Micron also said its subsidiary, consumer memory product provider Lexar Media, would deliver flash memory cards and USB flash drives based on the 34-nm devices.
Rambus lowers revenue target News & Analysis 6/23/2009 Post a comment Memory technology licensor Rambus lowered its revenue target for the quarter ending June 30, saying it now expects sales of between $26.7 million and $27.2 million.
SanDisk files suit against LSI News & Analysis 6/22/2009 Post a comment SanDisk has filed a complaint against LSI asking for a declaratory judgment of non-infringement of several patents held by that company. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court, also alleges libel against LSI and requests damages.
UPDATE: B'com, Toshiba win sockets in iPhone 3GS Teardown 6/19/2009 Post a comment Teardowns of the third generation Apple iPhone reveal a more integrated—and probably lower cost--handset thanks in part to new design wins for Broadcom and Toshiba that caused one analyst to quip the 'S' in the iPhone 3GS may stand for savings.
Hot papers at 2009 VLSI Technology Symposium Blog 6/11/2009 1 comment Hot papers from this year's VLSI Technology Symposium include three nonvolatile memory advancements: Toshiba' BiCS Flash, Samsung's vertical-stacked transistor structures and Hitachi's PCRAM. Two papers on advanced logic processes include: Intel's" High-k/Metal Gate Stacks" and IBM's "32nm SOI CMOS with Highk/ Metal Gate."
Rambus drops some claims against Nvidia News & Analysis 6/8/2009 Post a comment Memory technology licensor Rambus has asked an administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission to terminate the investigation of Nvidia on four of the nine patents that Rambus claimed Nvidia infringed in an ITC complaint filed last year.
A first look inside the Palm Pre Teardown 6/7/2009 Post a comment A new multi-touch display controller from Cypress Semiconductor is one of few surprises inside the modular design of the Palm Pre handset, according to a teardown by Portelligent.
Netbook hopefuls dive into Computex News & Analysis 6/2/2009 Post a comment On the opening day of Computex, a handful of semiconductor companies announced new chips and software for netbooks and other mobile systems but software issues surrounding Adobe Flash and Linux still dog some of the mobile designs, and one underscored the cloud still hanging above the computer industry.
Micron selling majority stake in sensor unit News & Analysis 6/2/2009 Post a comment Micron Technology has reached an agreement to sell a majority interest in its imaging solutions business, Aptina Imaging, to a pair of private equity firms, the company said. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
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.