Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday Nov. 25, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 30. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) Marvell plans to lay off workers in Israel, says report Marvell Technology Group Ltd. is set to lay off between 100 and 200 workers in Israel, according to a report in the Israeli newspaper Globes. The move is part of a plan to cut around 10 percent of Marvell's global workforce of about 5,000 people.
2) Winners and losers spotted in 2007 chip vendor ranking Intel, Sony, Toshiba and Qualcomm are the stars in iSuppli Corp.'s projected IC rankings for 2007.
3) Embedded engineers prefer Linux, says poll About half the embedded systems engineers that read EE Times Europe, are planning to use Linux as an embedded operating system, according to respondents to a poll.
4) Compromise emerging on Galileo sat-nav funding Europe's fledgling satellite navigation project Galileo cleared a major hurdle in its long-running attempts to sort out future funding as EU member states agreed on a compromise deal on the financing of the project.
5) EU a toothless tiger, say panelists How can the German electronics industry persist against an increasingly fierce global competition? During a panel discussion experts from semiconductor industry and venture capital tried to find an answer.