TSMC forecasts falling sales in Q3 News & Analysis 7/28/2011 Post a comment Foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has announced that its net income fell in the second quarter and has forecast its revenue will decline by about 7 percent in the third quarter.
Barcelona selected to host MWC through 2018 News & Analysis 7/22/2011 4 comments Barcelona in Spain has been selected to host the Mobile World Congress exhibition from 2012 to 2018, according to the GSM Association Ltd., the industry body which organizes the event. The award is said to be worth 3.5 billion euro (about $5 billion) to the city in terms of spending and increased trade.
SMIC appoints chair, CEO; shares resume trading News & Analysis 7/15/2011 5 comments Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has announced that Wenyi Zhang has been appointed chairman of the board of directors and acting CEO. Trading in shares in the company, listed on the Hong Kong and New York stock exchanges has also resumed.
WSTS: Chip market now shrinking year-on-year News & Analysis 7/11/2011 1 comment Thanks to modifications made to April's actual chip market figures by WSTS, May becomes the second month on the bounce in which the global chip market has been smaller than it was in the same month in the year before.
Wave good bye to airplane tickets Blog 7/8/2011 39 comments Peter Clarke has noticed plane tickets getting steadily more expensive. He reckons it is just the beginning and ponders the personal, societal and business changes that are going to come as flying returns to being something for the wealthy few. How would that change the electronics and semiconductor industries?
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.