GT Solar buys firm News & Analysis 7/30/2010 1 comment GT Solar International Inc., a provider of photovoltaic manufacturing services for the solar industry, has acquired privately-held Crystal Systems Inc.
SiGe Semi files for IPO News & Analysis 7/30/2010 Post a comment RF chip maker SiGe Semiconductor Inc. has filed for an initial public offering of shares of its common stock on NASDAQ under the symbol ''SIGE.''
ASMI buys Siemens' SMT business News & Analysis 7/29/2010 1 comment Germany's Siemens AG will sell its assembly systems business--Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems (SEAS)--to ASM Pacific Technology.
NXP prices IPO to raise $700 million News & Analysis 7/23/2010 2 comments In a reduction of the expected billion-dollar initial public offering NXP has priced its IPO offering of 34 million shares at between $18 and $21 each, to raise between $612 million and $714 million.
Losses at ST-Ericsson hit ST's bottom line News & Analysis 7/22/2010 4 comments Despite losses at ST-Ericsson, STMicroelectronics Inc.'s revenues for the second quarter of 2010 totaled $2.531 billion, up 8.9 percent sequentially and up 27 percent year-over-year.
Battle rages on in RTP market News & Analysis 7/22/2010 1 comment When Applied rolled out its next-generation, laser-based anneal system last year, there were fears among competitors that the company would further dominate the rapid thermal processing (RTP) equipment market.
SanDisk CEO Harari to retire News & Analysis 7/22/2010 2 comments In a major surprise, Eli Harari, founder, chairman and chief executive of SanDisk Corp., will retire from his current positions.
Global smart grid groups News & Analysis 7/22/2010 Post a comment A group of more than 15 countries has created the International Smart Grid Action Network to drive global cooperation on smart electric grids.
Elpida, Spansion ink NAND deal News & Analysis 7/21/2010 1 comment Following its recent move out of bankruptcy, Spansion Inc. posted a drop in sales and announced its long-awaited deal with Japan's Elpida Memory Inc.
Atheros buys China firm News & Analysis 7/19/2010 2 comments Atheros Communications Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Opulan Technologies Corp., a privately-held Chinese fabless semiconductor company.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times