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posted in January 2013
Excess chip inventory set to hurt Q1
News & Analysis  
1/25/2013   1 comment
Global economic woes across mutliple sectors drove chip inventory high in 2012 and is set to hurt global chip sales in the first quarter of 2013, according to market analysis firm IHS.
Silicon Valley Nation: What are the most-innovative countries?
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1/23/2013   Post a comment
Few surprises, but the global appetite for protectionism is high, while education, investment are concerns.
Connectors predicted to plug into growth in 2013
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1/23/2013   Post a comment
First stable growth for the market sector since 2008 expected, according to Bishop & Associates.
Yoshida in China: 5 reminders when working at US-Sino firm
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1/23/2013   8 comments
Legend Silicon, once a red-hot China-U.S. startup focused on DTV chips, closed its U.S. operation in late 2011. What went wrong and what did we learn?
India fab decision likely this quarter
Design How-To  
1/22/2013   9 comments
Semiconductor executives are gaining confidence that a long-delayed decision on setting up a wafer fab in India is imminent.
Asian vendors rise as PC sales slump in Q4
News & Analysis  
1/14/2013   1 comment
Lenovo and Asus gained in the fourth quarter, but holiday PC sales declined for the first time in more than five years. Global PC sales fell 6.4 percent in the last quarter, the first such holiday season drop in more than five years with Lenovo and Asus among the few making gains
Five intellectual property trends to watch in 2013
Blog  
1/11/2013   1 comment
Watch for non-practicing entities to extend their reach into medical and automotive industries and a handful of Greater China firms to show IP leadership.
Google edges Apple in 2012 U.S. patent race
News & Analysis  
1/10/2013   3 comments
Google beat Apple by just 15 patents in a neck-and-neck race for U.S. patents granted in 2012.
Dialog saw sales surge in Q4
Design How-To  
1/10/2013   3 comments
Demand for chips to go into smartphones and tablet computers was behind a late surge in sales at mixed-signal chip company Dialog.
Nvidia seen leading in tablets, Qualcomm in phones
News & Analysis  
1/7/2013   7 comments
Revenue growth for mobile applications processors surged 77 percent for tablets and 58 percent for smartphones in Q3, with Nvidia and Qualcomm leading the way.
China said to be planning ASAT test
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1/4/2013   Post a comment
Citing U.S. sources, a science group said China, which has conducted two previous anti-satellite tests during the month of January, may be planning another.
Google to drop patent cases as part of FTC deal
News & Analysis  
1/3/2013   3 comments
A deal between Google and the Federal Trade Commission gives Android competitors such as Apple and Microsoft an edge in ongoing mobile patent wars.
Analyze This: Electronics winners & losers in 2012
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1/2/2013   21 comments
A look back and a look ahead at the top trends in the global electronics industry.


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