GT Solar buys firm
News & Analysis 7/30/2010 1 comment
GT Solar International Inc., a provider of photovoltaic manufacturing services for the solar industry, has acquired privately-held Crystal Systems Inc.
SiGe Semi files for IPO
News & Analysis 7/30/2010 Post a comment
RF chip maker SiGe Semiconductor Inc. has filed for an initial public offering of shares of its common stock on NASDAQ under the symbol ''SIGE.''
Welcome to the changing face of digital signal processing
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 7/29/2010 3 comments
The world of DSP has undergone a massive shift, from the use of well-defined, math-oriented architectures to a more holistic approach that looks at the problem and selects any combination of available architectures, DSP, RISC or FPGA, to solve it. We've changed our approach too, to help you navigate these new waters more effectively.
More fab tool vendors top expectations
News & Analysis 7/29/2010 Post a comment
More semiconductor manufacturing equipment vendors posted strong quarterly results, with Lam Research, Teradyne and Axcelis Technologies all putting up numbers that exceeded analysts' expectations.
ASMI buys Siemens' SMT business
News & Analysis 7/29/2010 1 comment
Germany's Siemens AG will sell its assembly systems business--Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems (SEAS)--to ASM Pacific Technology.
Report: Renesas plans massive layoffs
News & Analysis 7/28/2010 3 comments
Amid plans to embrace foundries, Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp. reportedly plans to cut nearly 10 percent of its workforce, or about 5,000 jobs, by year's end.
MediaTek takes LTE license, partners with Docomo
News & Analysis 7/28/2010 2 comments
MediaTek, a supplier of mobile phone chipsets, has announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with NTT Docomo covering LTE-PF, a mobile terminal platform. The move is described as the first phase of a strategic partnership.
FormFactor posts another loss
News & Analysis 7/27/2010 Post a comment
Probe card maker FormFactor reported strong gains in second quarter sales that exceeded analysts' expectations, but the company notched another loss in the wake of management changes and layoffs.
ARM reports sales, profits up in Q2
News & Analysis 7/27/2010 3 comments
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc reported increased sales and profits in its second quarter. The company said it would increase its dividend by 20 percent and observed that it had increased market share in all target markets.
The evolution of phase-change memory
Design How-To 7/26/2010 18 comments
At a time when traditional electron storage memories are beginning to encounter difficulties, phase-change memory is ready for "prime time" as a next-generation nonvolatile memory. Here's why.