Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM
News & Analysis 10/31/2011 13 comments
An electronics engineer by the name of Abdel Rahim al-Kib has been appointed Libya’s interim Prime Minister by the country’s National Transitional Council, just a week and a half after former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed by rebels October 20, effectively liberating the country.
Downturn drags on chip equipment sales
News & Analysis 10/29/2011 6 comments
As expected, semiconductor equipment suppliers KLA-Tencor, Novellus Systems and Teradyne reported declines in sales and they expect more of the same in the fourth quarter.
Cadence CEO: Chip execs eye China, India
News & Analysis 10/21/2011 6 comments
Lip-Bu Tan, chief executive at Cadence Design Systems, says semiconductor industry leaders spend a lot of time thinking about China and India, because those markets will see explosive growth in chip consumption.
Pegatron is Apple iPhone maker, says report
News & Analysis 10/18/2011 6 comments
Contract electronics manufacturer Pegatron Corp. has won an order to make 15 million iPhone 4S smartphone from Apple Inc., according to a Taiwan Economic News report that referenced un-named industry sources.
ON Semi to close Japanese fab
News & Analysis 10/17/2011 8 comments
ON Semiconductor will close its Aizu, Japan, wafer manufacturing plant by the end of June 2012, to hone in on more advanced technologies, the company said.
Where are the jobs?
Blog 10/10/2011 111 comments
Where are the jobs? That’s the question of the year. It’s easy to blame the President, the Congress and Wall Street. In some way or another, they’re all complicit.
IEF: Japan can rise again, says exec
News & Analysis 10/8/2011 9 comments
The Japanese semiconductor industry, which has been in decline for more than 20 years, needs to select key technology areas and refocus to rise again, Junshi Yamaguchi, former chairman of chip company Renesas Electronics Corp., told the International Electronics Forum, being organized here.
India promises $35 tablet computer
News & Analysis 10/5/2011 38 comments
The Indian government launched a tablet computer for students priced at a subsidized rate of $35 and made by a hitherto unknown manufacturer, U.K.-based Datawind.