News & Analysis IC recovery, Canon's struggle and executive migration lead weekly story ranking Peter Clarke9/25/2009 03:00 PM EDT Post a comment NO RATINGSLogin to Rate Tweet Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Sept. 18, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Sept. 25. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article. 1) Positive and negative pointers for the IC market recovery Market signals are mixed for the recovery. 2) Canon struggles in lithography as tool prices soar Canon Inc. is considering ending the development of high-end scanner development, according to sources. 3) Former Freescale executive takes control of ST's automotive IC group Paul Grimme has had to move from Austin, Texas to Milan Italy and he told Bolaji Ojo about the trials, tribulations, motivations and benefits of the move. 4) Slow transition seen for fast USB 3.0 The transition to the 5-GHz Superspeed USB interface may be slower and bumpier than many would hope due to cost, power and support issues. 5) Analysis: Samsung leapfrogs Numonyx in phase-change memory The snail's-pace race to bring phase-change non-volatile memory to market in integrated circuit form has been going on for 40 years and the two leading protagonists Numonyx and Samsung &@151; are only just out of the starting blocks.