Dell reorgs amid slumping profits News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment Computer maker Dell Inc. has reorganized management around four global divisions amid declining profits and slowing revenue growth in the shakeup that includes the loss of two fairly recent additions to Dell's executive ranks.
Infineon counterclaims in Volterra patents dispute News & Analysis 12/19/2008 Post a comment Infineon Technologies AG and Primarion, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Infineon Technologies North America Corp. have filed a counterclaim against Volterra Semiconductor alleging fraud on the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office, as well as for antitrust violations.
Rankings: A peak inside China's chip industry Product News 12/5/2008 Post a comment A recent report from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers provides a rare glimpse inside China's semiconductor industry, offering a ranking of 29 indigenous Chinese chip firms with 2007 revenue greater than $30 million, according to the firm.
SEMI sees chip gear down 28% in 2008 News & Analysis 12/2/2008 Post a comment The market for semiconductor capital equipment will decline by nearly 28 percent in 2008 and another 21 percent in 2009, according to a year-end forecast by the SEMI trade group.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.