Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, April 20, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, April 25. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) Qimonda cuts jobs, posts $767M loss Amid another huge loss for the quarter, German DRAM maker Qimonda AG has cut its workforce by about 10 percent and slashed its R&D costs
2) Infineon acknowledges Qimonda sales talks Infineon CEO Wolfgang Ziebart acknowledged that the company is in talks to sell Qimonda. However, he ruled out negotiations with private equity investors.
3) ST confirms growth forecast for 2008 STMicroelectronics NV said it was convinced that figures on the company's growth published by Finnish daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat "are the result of a misunderstanding." The European chipmaker confirmed its growth forecast.
4) Qimonda, Elpida to share technology, consider manufacturing Qimonda AG and Elpida Memory, Inc. have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for a technology partnership for the joint development of DRAMs. The companies said the sharing of technology could be a precursor to joint manufacturing.
5) Group touts graphene transistor advance Researchers at the University of Manchester (England) have unveiled what they claim is the smallest transistor made, measuring one atom thick and ten atoms across.