Here are the top five online news stories for the week beginning Sunday Sept. 23, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Sept. 28. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) Bosch breaks ground for wafer fab Bosch has started construction of a wafer fab at its site in Reutlingen, Germany. Production, due to start in 2009, is set to be used predominantly in automotive electronics.
2) Nokia's Ferrari phone is priced at 18,000 euros The luxury unit of Nokia has started selling a phone designed jointly with Ferrari for about 18,000 euros (about $25,400) at its stores in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore, it said on Thursday.
3) Flextronics to close French plant, says report Singapore-based electronic manufacturing services provider Flextronics International Ltd. plans to close its plant at Chateaudun, France, according to an Agence France Presse report.
4) Moore reflects on his Law On what Intel billed as the 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit, Gordon Moore, the company's founder and chairman emeritus, took to the stage at the Intel Developer Forum for an informal reflection on everything from cubicles to ecology and including his eponymous law.
5) CSR CEO Scarisbrick steps down CSR plc, the fabless company that has risen on the strength of its sales in Bluetooth communications chips, has announced that Joep van Beurden, currently CEO of NexWave Inc. will replace CEO John Scarisbrick from Nov. 1, 2007.