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Back in the Driver’s Seat on Global Trade
Blog  
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
News & Analysis  
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   24 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
Blog  
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
Blog  
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
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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
Blog  
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
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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
Blog  
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
Blog  
4/29/2015   7 comments
The demise of UK's indigenous electronics sector continues apace. Here's another sign of the downhill trend.
Nokia, AlcaLu Leapfrog Huawei
News & Analysis  
4/15/2015   4 comments
Wireless is the likely target of layoffs after Nokia bid $16.6 billion for Alcatel-Lucent to create the world’s second largest telecom vendor.
Power Electronics Market Surges
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4/15/2015   Post a comment
The power electronics market is recovering after several tough years and will continue to expand, according to analysts at French research firm Yole Developpment. The power market will surpass 17 billion Euro by 2020, largely driven by electric and hybrid vehicles – which require power modules and new business integration methods.
Taiwan Chipmakers Prepare to Transport Water as Drought Worsens
News & Analysis  
4/10/2015   4 comments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest chip foundry, and other chipmakers on the island say they are prepared to ship water supplies to their fabs here if drought conditions worsen.
IoT Snags $25M in Europe
News & Analysis  
4/1/2015   3 comments
EuropeCPS aims to spend $25 million over three years helping companies create designs for the Internet of Things using boards from Intel, STMicro and others.
Patent Suits Have Global Impacts
Blog  
3/26/2015   1 comment
Companies found guilty of patent infringement, even those under an injunction, may be permitted to carry out some global activities, according to a recent court decision.
Drones Eyed for Aid Missions
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3/25/2015   Post a comment
About a dozen volunteers have formed The Syrian Air Project in an effort to find a way to use drones to deliver medical goods and food to civilians under siege.
Patent Filings: Who Made the Cut for Top 50?
News & Analysis  
3/19/2015   5 comments
We often measure the technology prowess – of a nation, a company – by the number of international patents filed and granted. China’s Huawei Technologies was the top applicant for international patents in 2014, according to a WIPO report.
Asian Share of Global Fab Capacity May Top 69% by 2019
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3/2/2015   Post a comment
Asia is expected to account for a new record, nearly 70% of the world's fab capacity, by 2019, according to a new report from IC Insights.
Europe's Road to 5G Another Hot Topic at MWC
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2/20/2015   Post a comment
As Mobile World Congress approaches, what is the reality underlying the hype of 5G? And will Europe's aspirations be met?
Two Ex TI-ers Invest $1B in India's First Analog Fab
India Chip Chat  
2/16/2015   12 comments
US-based chip manufacturing company Cricket Semiconductor is setting up a $1 billion fab in India.
Singapore to Help India Boost Semiconductor Manufacturing
India Chip Chat  
2/11/2015   Post a comment
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association signs a memorandum of understanding with Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association to establish and develop trade and technical cooperation between both the countries.
Sony to Ramp CMOS Image Sensor Production
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2/3/2015   Post a comment
Sony is spending in FY15 on image sensor production to meet smartphone demand and reinforce its number one position, while closing down an IC development site.
China Clouds Chip Outlook
News & Analysis  
2/2/2015   3 comments
The SIA reported semiconductors grew at a respectable 9.9% rate in 2014, but its new CEO is headed to China to address trade policies raising concerns.
Tizen Phones Selling in India Compete with Android One
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2/2/2015   Post a comment
Samsung is introducing their second Tizen OS smartphone, the Z1, initially just for the Indian market.
Chinese Walls and Back Doors
Blog  
1/29/2015   15 comments
Qualcomm and U.S. industry are the losers as China’s antitrust regulators help build a new wall around China's semiconductor industry.
Patent Law’s Global Grey Areas
Blog  
1/28/2015   1 comment
Patent law has unresolved grey areas when it comes to patent infringement liability for transactions handled outside the U.S., say two experts.
Are TSMC, UMC Affected By Taiwan’s Water Shortages?
News & Analysis  
1/27/2015   2 comments
Rainfall in Taiwan is at the lowest level since 1947. Are foundries in Taiwan ready?
China to Write $10B Check for Chips
News & Analysis  
1/14/2015   3 comments
China is expected to invest about $10 billion on its semiconductor industry this year, according to a foundry exec who hopes to get a big chunk of the money.
Patents Strategy Shift Predicted
News & Analysis  
1/13/2015   7 comments
Companies are expected to shift slowly from patent strategies based quality, not quality given a handful of new factors, an intellectual property expert says.
Google, Apple Rise in Patent Ranks
News & Analysis  
1/12/2015   4 comments
Google entered the list of top 10 winners of US patents in 2014, trailing Qualcomm but ahead of Apple, according to a report issued by IFI Claims Patent Services.
China Grabs 9 Spots in Fabless 50
News & Analysis  
1/8/2015   2 comments
China grabbed nine spots among the Top 50 fabless semiconductor suppliers last year, an indication of its fast pivot into a new chip strategy, said market watcher IC Insights.
Top Robots for Farmers for 2014
Slideshow  
1/2/2015   14 comments
Over 60 agricultural robots are in-the-field today, either commercially or in testing for release in 2015-2016. Here are 27 of the top contenders for the autonomous robotic ag of the future.
China, India Drive Cellular Growth
News & Analysis  
12/23/2014   20 comments
China deployed huge numbers of TD-LTE base stations last year and India led the world in growth in cellular packet microwave systems, according to analysts at Dell'Oro Group.
G.fast Now on Fast Track
Blog  
12/16/2014   3 comments
Chip vendors are gung-ho about G.fast, the standard that promises data delivered in 1 Gbit/s over existing cooper.
Will Qualcomm's China Investment Pay Off?
News & Analysis  
12/15/2014   8 comments
Qualcomm is vulnerable in China, and the company knows it. It remains to be seen, however, how its $150 million PR gambit to invest in China's mobile ecosystem will actually pay off.
FDA Tackles Security, Software
News & Analysis  
12/4/2014   3 comments
The FDA is working on guidelines for security in medtech devices, as well as ways to harmonize with international agencies on how it regulates software that acts as a medical device.
Korea, France Join Forces on Driverless Cars R&D
News & Analysis  
11/28/2014   13 comments
Driverless cars, wearables, and digital medical devices will be the focus of R&D projects jointly conduct by Korea and France, reports newspaper Korea Joongang Daily.
Your Part in the Recovery
Blog  
11/25/2014   7 comments
Engineers and innovators are central to the slow but ongoing economic recovery, a top economist told a recent gathering of semiconductor executives.
MediaTek Plans $49 Million Investment in China's Chip Fund
News & Analysis  
11/25/2014   2 comments
Taiwan’s largest chip designer has announced it will invest $48.9 million in a Chinese government fund as the company aims to sharpen its competitive edge in the world’s largest cellphone market.
Not-Spots Now... Really?
Blog  
11/13/2014   3 comments
The Battle of Britain: Political attempts to stamp out the not-spot run afoul of the Home Office.
China, US Strike Tech Trade Deal
News & Analysis  
11/12/2014   6 comments
Negotiators from China and the US strike a preliminary agreement to end tariffs on as much as $1 trillion in annual sales of high-tech goods including semiconductors.
Qualcomm: More Trouble Ahead
Blog  
11/7/2014   14 comments
If Qualcomm reported a good fourth quarter and cheery guidance for the next quarter and fiscal year, why did its share price plummet?
China Owes Us, Qualcomm Says
News & Analysis  
11/5/2014   18 comments
In an otherwise glowing quarterly financial report, Qualcomm said China device makers are not reporting hundreds of millions in sales to avoid royalties.
Chinese Startup Halves Cost of SSD
News & Analysis  
11/3/2014   16 comments
Sage Microelectronics is shipping an SSD controller IC capable of up to 5 terabytes on a single PCB with a standard 2.5 inch form factor.
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