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Startups Without Borders
10/13/2015   Post a comment
International expansion is no longer a long-range goal for a fledgling startup.
10 Wearables That Want to Change the World
10/12/2015   3 comments
Unicef, ARM and frog teamed up to ask electronics designers worldwide to think creatively about how wearable technology could change the way people solve some of the world's biggest problems.
Infineon Sets Up Second Factory in China
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10/12/2015   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies plans to get closer to its Asian customers as it invests $300 million in its second factory in China, seemingly unconcerned about the country's slowing growth.
IoT Net Gets Boost in Europe
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10/12/2015   Post a comment
The wireless M-Bus running in a 169 MHz band is getting a boost from smart city planners in Italy deploying 25,000 nodes this month.
Chip Market Decline Gathered Pace in August, says ESIA
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10/10/2015   Post a comment
Gartner revised its forecast, calling for chip sales to decline due to weakness in PCs, smartphones and tablets.
Dresden's Chilling Evening Stroll
10/8/2015   4 comments
After a visit to the Semicon Europa exhibition this week, I see Dresden as a home of high tech and of some scary protests reminiscent of the 1930s.
India Scores Support of Silicon Valley Giants
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9/29/2015   Post a comment
U.S. tech giants have committed to participate in Digital India and Smart Cities projects after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Silicon Valley on Saturday (Sept. 26).
India Could Tap Tesla for Solar Battery Solution
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9/28/2015   2 comments
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a visit to Tesla Motors to seek a viable solution to power storage problems that have been hounding solar electricity planners in the country.
Samsung Opens Silicon Valley Home
9/24/2015   2 comments
Samsung’s new San Jose office towers over its sprawling Silicon Valley neighbors.
Foxconn Plants New Seeds in India
9/21/2015   Post a comment
Foxconn is expanding its presence in India, pledging billions of dollars to build more R&D and manufacturing facilities there.
Apple Seen Splitting 14/16nm Orders Among Foundries into 2016
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9/17/2015   5 comments
Apple, the world’s largest buyer of chips made with leading process technology, is likely to divvy up its orders for 14/16nm products this year and next as part of a strategy to gain pricing power over foundry suppliers such as Samsung and TSMC.
EE Times Silicon 60: 2015's Startups to Watch
9/8/2015   2 comments
EE Times adds 30 recently formed companies to its Silicon 60 list for 2015.
Engineering Job Market: Passion Helps Land the Job
News & Analysis  
9/7/2015   10 comments
Engineers: show your passion and pray for capital investment. Adecco's head of US Engineering and Technology division talks about the job market today of engineers.
How to Design for Regulatory Approval
9/3/2015   Post a comment
A consultant reviews what engineers need to consider about getting products through regulatory approvals.
Flextech Guru Helps U.S. Stretch
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9/3/2015   2 comments
The head of a new initiative to give the U.S. a lead in flexible hybrid electronics talks about the technology, markets and politics of the $165 million effort.
E-waste Eludes EU’s Enforcement Efforts
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9/1/2015   Post a comment
Europeans recycled only 35% of electronic waste properly in 2012. The rest was either illegally dumped or traded, according to a two-year study put together by the United Nations University and INTERPOL. What has gone wrong?
Drone Highways: Europe Wants to Get on the Road
8/25/2015   1 comment
Amazon is upping its game for dedicated space for drone delivery, and Europe seems eager to play along.
Google Android One Lands In Africa
8/20/2015   Post a comment
Google broadens its low-cost Android One service with the African rollout of its Infinix HOT 2 smartphone.
China Startup Offers Non-Volatile FPGAs
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8/19/2015   2 comments
Gowin Semiconductor Corp., a startup formed and backed to produce FPGAs has announced the availability of a non-volatile family of devices.
Taiwan May Ease Rules on Chip Investments in China
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
The Taiwan government may soon ease regulations to help local chipmakers get a bigger slice of the semiconductor business in China.
Aricent Buys SmartPlay for $180M
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8/10/2015   1 comment
Aricent will create a design group focused on the semiconductor industry with the capabilities it acquired from SmartPlay for an estimated $180 million.
China's Stock Market Plunge & the Electronics Industry
8/6/2015   Post a comment
Big changes in China's stock markets aren't the end of the world. They may signal a new direction for electronics OEMs in terms of outsourcing choices, though.
An Operator's View of 5G
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8/5/2015   1 comment
The Telecommunications Industry Association surveyed 58 operators globally on the future of 5G cellular, and found that the next-generation technology will begin rollout in Asia and require great effort from network operators.
Expansion of Information Technology Agreement Big Deal for Semiconductor Industry
8/3/2015   Post a comment
The recent ITA deal is a huge shot in the arm for the global economy and the semiconductor industry, eliminating tariffs on more than $1 trillion in global yearly sales of tech products.
Indian Fab Project Hires Former GloFo Exec
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8/3/2015   7 comments
Indian foundry fab will be located near Indore in Madhya Pradesh. The company reports that talks are moving the project forward on all fronts including: funding, technology and customers.
UMC Cuts Expectations for 28nm Ramp on Weaker Demand
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7/29/2015   Post a comment
United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), the world’s second-largest foundry, said its ramp of 28nm process technology will slow as the outlook for demand is likely to remain weak until the first half of 2016 while the chip industry works its way out of an inventory correction.
Drones’ Agenda: New Spectrum
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7/20/2015   2 comments
As the term unmanned aerial vehicle suggests, drones are supposed to fly autonomously. And there’s the rub. Unresolved questions are: a) how drones can maintain a reliable communication link with the ground, and b) if so, what communication spectrum is available.
China Bids $23B for Micron
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7/13/2015   9 comments
Tsinghua Unigroup bid $23 billion for Micron in a deal that would put China at the forefront of the memory chip business but face close scrutiny from U.S. regulators.
Toshiba Execs in Firing Line, Accounting Probe Nears End
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7/13/2015   1 comment
Toshiba Corp. has issued a statement saying that no executive resignations have been decided with regard to accountancy practices that are under an investigation that is expected to report is conclusions mid-July.
Indian Wafer Fab Will be Specialty Foundry
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7/10/2015   3 comments
Cricket Semiconductor – a company set up with the purpose of building and operating $1 billion analog and power semiconductor wafer fab in India – will operate as a specialty foundry, according to Lou Hutter, one of two former Texas Instruments executives who formed the company.
Drop in Foundry Sales Sends a Warning Signal
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7/10/2015   3 comments
For the first time in more than three years, the world's two biggest foundries have posted negative monthly revenue figures at the same time.
TSMC Urges Taiwan to Solve Long-Term Power Supply Issues
News & Analysis  
7/8/2015   5 comments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest chip foundry, has urged the Taiwan government to solve a long-term power supply issue that could impact TSMC as soon as five years from now.
Heisenberg's Principle Applied to Indian Wafer Fabs
7/7/2015   Post a comment
Will the curiously-named Cricket Semiconductor be going the same way as two previously-touted wafer fabs for India: into a state of uncertainty in position and momentum?
Could India's Analog Wafer Fab be Moving South?
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7/3/2015   Post a comment
Cricket Semiconductor, a company set up with the purpose of building and operating $1 billion analog and power semiconductor wafer fab in India has been in talks with state government of Telangana, according to a report in the New Indian Express.
Back in the Driver’s Seat on Global Trade
6/29/2015   Post a comment
The Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is a major victory for free trade and the semiconductor industry, says CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association.
China's SMIC, Q'comm in 14nm Deal
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6/23/2015   3 comments
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. formed a joint venture with Huawei, Qualcomm and Imec to develop a homegrown 14nm node ready for mass production by 2020.
Xiaomi 1, Qualcomm 0
News & Analysis  
6/11/2015   4 comments
The shift of momentum in smartphone market couldn’t have been more explicit: Qualcomm named its former executive as the new China chairman, while Xiaomi announced it hired Qualcomm’s China chief as its new senior vice president.
Engineering Shortage Persists
Engineering Job Market  
6/8/2015   25 comments
Lower engineering salaries means managers should brace themselves for the revolving door, especially when 3-7—year itch kicks in.
Avago/Broadcom Create Patent Powerhouse
6/8/2015   2 comments
With their proposed $37 billion merger, Broadcom Corp. will strengthen Avago Technologies’ patent position significantly in sectors such as mobile, the data center and the Internet of Things.
Intel/Qualcomm: The Last Big Move
5/29/2015   8 comments
In the chip game, two big dominoes are waiting to fall.
NXP Agrees to RF Power Business Sell-Off
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors strikes deal to sell its RF power business to Jianguang Asset Management Co. Ltd (JAC Capital) to appease regulators.
Chips Make Change in Emerging Markets
5/28/2015   Post a comment
The chief executive of ARM challenges engineers to put today's technologies to use in developing markets.
SoC From Russia With MIPS
News & Analysis  
5/27/2015   7 comments
Baikal Electronics of Russia, announced its T1, the first chip to use MIPS Warrior cores, will take on Broadcom and others in WiFi routers and home gateways.
Waving the Flag
5/26/2015   2 comments
Economic espionage in the electronics industry is really the issue?
Mao Zedong & Little Red Internet
Engineering Investigations  
5/21/2015   12 comments
Linking Internet leaders like Jack Ma with Chairman Mao
EEs Wanted for High Speed Rail
News & Analysis  
5/14/2015   25 comments
A June seminar in Silicon Valley aims to prepare engineers to participate in California’s high-speed rail project, the first in the nation.
Startup's Search Engine Matches Experts to Projects, Globally
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
French startup ideXlab has developed a very specialized search engine, one that shifts through patents, academic papers, specialized industrial databases and even social networks to establish expert profiles and match them to your projects.
China Advantage Wanes for OEMs
5/2/2015   2 comments
Once the clear winner for OEMs in terms of low-cost manufacturing, China may soon be less compelling for electronics OEMs.
RCA Taiwan Workers’ Victory: Too Little, Too Late
4/30/2015   4 comments
Taiwanese workers win settlement against famously defunct U.S. electronics company, RCA, for exposure to hazardous chemicals in 1970s.
Arris Sets Pace in Set Top Boxes
4/29/2015   7 comments
The demise of UK's indigenous electronics sector continues apace. Here's another sign of the downhill trend.
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