Intel's ATE order cancellation hits Credence News & Analysis 6/1/2006 Post a comment Credence Systems Corp.’s recent move to exit the flash-memory test market was mainly due to the cancellation of a significant order from one customer: Intel Corp. In doing so, the microprocessor giant canned its internal efforts to procure a next-generation, flash-memory tester.
Europe to crack down on chip tax fraud News & Analysis 6/1/2006 Post a comment The European Commission has laid out plans to combat a specific tax fraud that it says is costing hundreds of billions of Euros a year and is having a major impact on many industries, especially those susceptible to the fraud, such as semiconductors and mobile phones.
Micron, Hynix e-mails indicate price fixing News & Analysis 6/1/2006 Post a comment The global price-fixing conspiracy among memory suppliers took another twist when several online reports said Micron Technology Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. exchanged e-mails that suggest the companies colluded to fix memory chip prices in an effort to hurt Rambus Inc.
India probes ZTE expansion plans News & Analysis 6/1/2006 Post a comment The Indian government has reportedly put a hold on plans by China's Zhongxing Telecom Equipment Corp.'s to enter India's wholesale telecom gear market, citing objections by Indian intelligence agencies.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.