Hitachi profit declines News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Japan-based Hitachi Ltd. reported earnings of $319 million on sales of $80.9 billion in its 2005 fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. Net earnings declined 28 percent from fiscal 2004, while sales rose 5 percent.
Microsoft attacked over China piracy rates News & Analysis 4/25/2006 Post a comment Despite recent success for Microsoft Corp. in getting China’s big PC makers to bundle legitimate copies of the Windows operating system, the software giant remains cautious on how long it will take for China to stamp out rampant piracy.
Corning selects Beijing for glass plant News & Analysis 4/24/2006 Post a comment ; Corning Inc. announced Monday (April 24) that it will locate its liquid crystal display (LCD) glass substrate finishing facility, the first on the China mainland, in the Beijing Economic Technological Development Area.
Ericsson profit falls as Marconi is absorbed News & Analysis 4/21/2006 Post a comment Swedish wireless communications company Ericsson posted net earnings of $609 million on sales of $5.2 billion in the first quarter, down from $615 million on sales of $4.2 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Chartered inks deals with Microsoft, IBM News & Analysis 4/20/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor foundry Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing has signed an agreement with Microsoft to manufacture CPUs for the Xbox 360 game consoles, using 65-nm Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) semiconductor technology.
S-LCD expands display capacity Product News 4/20/2006 Post a comment S-LCD Corp., the joint venture between Sony Corp. and Samsung Electronics, is investing about $240 million to expand capacity at its 7th generation fab by 50 percent to process 90,000 panels a month.
ITC ordered to review Energizer patent case News & Analysis 4/19/2006 Post a comment The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued a mandate to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to act again on the three-year-old Complaint filed by Energizer, which claims infringement of its mercury-free alkaline battery patent.
Report: Media firms blast EU broadcast rules News & Analysis 4/18/2006 Post a comment Media and technology companies warned Tuesday that new European Union broadcasting rules could restrict the growth of emerging media formats such as video broadcasts through the Internet and mobile phones, according to an Associated Press report.
Nokia expands China R&D center News & Analysis 4/18/2006 Post a comment Wireless handset supplier Nokia has announced it would strengthen its R&D operations in China, including
expanding its Chengdu R&D Center for developing mobile network infrastructure products.
Report: Japanese military buying Dells News & Analysis 4/17/2006 Post a comment The Japan Defense Agency will buy more than 56,000 desktop and notebook computers from Dell Inc.'s Japanese subsidiary, according to a Bizjournals.Com report quoting the Austin Business Journal.
Maxwell allies with Chinese company on ultracapacitors News & Analysis 4/17/2006 Post a comment Maxwell Technologies Inc. has formed a toll manufacturing alliance with Belton Technology Group, a major Chinese manufacturer of precision components, flex circuits, circuit boards and other products, to produce Maxwell’s Boostcap ultracapacitors and multi-cell modules.
New India semi association forms News & Analysis 4/17/2006 5 comments The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a Silicon Valley-based not-for-profit global organization, has launched a Semiconductor Special Interest Group (Semi SIG) in Hyderabad.
Flextronics sells software business for $900 million News & Analysis 4/17/2006 Post a comment Singapore-based electronic manufacturing services provider Flextronics International Ltd. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its software development and solutions business to an affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), in a transaction valued at $900 million.
Rep. Boehlert urges full U.S. science funding News & Analysis 4/6/2006 Post a comment In testimony before the Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice, and Commerce, House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) called for the U.S. government to fully fund efforts to make the U.S. technologically competitive.
Qualcomm Korea under investigation News & Analysis 4/5/2006 Post a comment Wireless CDMA provider Qualcomm Inc. has reported that the Korean offices of Qualcomm, Korea, Samsung Electronics, LGE Electronics and Pantech Curitel were visited on April 4 by Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) officials seeking information about the business dealings between Qualcomm and the three other companies.
Motorola sells automotive business to Continental News & Analysis 4/3/2006 Post a comment Motorola Inc. has agreed to sell its automotive business to automotive supplier Continental AG for $1 billion in cash, enabling the communications company to focus more on its wireless and broadband communications businesses.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 21 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...