Chinese foundries confirm merger
News & Analysis 12/29/2011 9 comments
Hua Hong Semiconductor and Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing, China's second and third largest foundries, said they completed a merger between the two companies.
Indian chip firm hits rare milestone
News & Analysis 12/22/2011 11 comments
An announcement by Cosmic Circuits that it has shipped 12 million ICs so far didn't garner a lot of attention internationally, but made waves here because it marks the first time an Indian chip company has attained such numbers.
New York plans $2 billion tech campus
News & Analysis 12/20/2011 29 comments
New York officials selected Cornell and Israel's Technion as the first partners in a $2 billion effort to build a science and engineering campus rivaling Silicon Valley.
Xilinx opens R&D center in Beijing
News & Analysis 12/13/2011 Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Xilinx opened an R&D center in Beijing and consolidated it along with local sales, marketing and application engineering operations into a single site.
Dealer sees hard drive prices ease
News & Analysis 12/5/2011 2 comments
Prices of hard drives are on the decline following floods in Thailand, but they are not yet at back at historical levels, said an executive with one unauthorized distributor.
Report: Taiwan to offer consumer spending incentive
News & Analysis 12/4/2011 9 comments
Throughout the first quarter of 2012 the Taiwan government plans to provide its citizens with subsidies for the replacement of old air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines, according to a Taiwan Economic News report.
Freescale files claim against MediaTek, Zoran – again
News & Analysis 12/4/2011 1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) accusing MediaTek Inc., Zoran Corp., and others of patent infringement, the ITC has said by way of an online posting of pending complaints.
Report: Chinese foundries to merge
News & Analysis 12/1/2011 4 comments
Shanghai Hua Hong NEC and Grace Semiconductor, China's second and third largest semiconductor foundries, have agreed to a merger that is currently awaiting regulatory approval, according to a report by the Reuters news service.