Exar cuts forecast amid downturn News & Analysis 12/26/2008 Post a comment Exar Corp. (Fremont, Calif.) projects that the December 2008 quarter revenue is expected to be between $25.5 million and $27.0 million, down approximately 7 percent to 12 percent below guidance issued on Oct. 30.
Spreadtrum cuts jobs, lowers forecast News & Analysis 12/26/2008 Post a comment China's Spreadtrum Communications Inc. has taken a number of measures to reduce its costs, including downsizing its headcount by approximately 15 percent from the third quarter level.
Toshiba to expand battery production Design How-To 12/24/2008 Post a comment Toshiba Corp. said that it will construct its second dedicated production facility for its so-called SCiB battery line. SCiB--or Super Charge ion Battery--is Toshiba's rechargeable, rapid charge battery technology.
Micron posts wider loss, cuts capex News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Memory supplier Micron Technology reported a net loss of $706 million, or 91 cents per share, on revenue of $1.4 billion for the first quarter of the company's fiscal 2009, which closed Dec. 4.
Notebooks surpass desktops in strong quarter News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Amid strong PC sales, global notebook PC shipments exceeded desktop sales on a quarterly basis for the first time ever in the third quarter of 2008, according to iSuppli Corp. forcing the market watcher to increase its 2008 PC estimates half a point.
DRAM spot prices rebounding, firm says News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Spot prices for DRAM chips are on the rebound thanks to production cuts by several vendors, and the spot price for 1-Gbit DDR 2 667-Mhz parts may reach $1 again in the first quarter of 2009, according to DRAMeXchange, a DRAM clearing house.
Silicon Labs : Ethernet clock IC eases frequency conversion Product News 12/23/2008 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories has expanded its Any-Rate precision clock family with the Si5315, a jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC that meets or exceeds the performance, integration, frequency and jitter requirements for the 1G and 10G Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) market.
MKS cuts jobs, reduces salaries News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Fab-tool, sub-systems supplier MKS Instruments Inc. (Andover, Mass.) has cut its global workforce by 10 percent and implemented other cost-cutting measures.
XMOS offers free audio code for processors Product News 12/23/2008 Post a comment Multicored processor vendor XMOS Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England) has developed source code for a range of digital audio applications including Ethernet AVB and USB 2.0. The company plans to demonstrate hardware versions of the applications at the 2009 NAMM conference.
Analyst warns of 'solar market eclipse' in 2009 News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Global revenue for photovoltaic panels is expected to plunge by 19 percent in 2009, following eight consecutive years of growth, as a massive oversupply causes prices to drop, according to a forecast by market research firm iSuppli.