Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, May 24, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, May 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) Researchers warn of flaw in transistor theory Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S have warned of a fundamental flaw in the understanding of transistor noise.
2) Asset strippers circle Qimonda Although May 31 is not a final deadline for DRAM maker to find a buyer for the company as a whole, according to the insolvency administrator, others are sensing the chance to strip the assets of the company one at a time.
3) ST-Ericsson's acquisition of TD-SCDMA pioneer, pays off ST-Ericsson, the joint venture between Ericsson and STMicroelectronics, has been selected by China Mobile to help it develop high-end and low-cost handsets, based on the TD-SCDMA standard. China Mobile is set to work with T3G Technology Co. Ltd. (Beijing, China) which was acquired by ST-Ericsson in November 2008.
4) Opinion: TI is scrambling in microcontrollers Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, once said that each of that company's businesses must be number one or number two in its respective marketplaces. If not, that business would be fixed or sold. That's a pointer as to why Texas Instruments is scrambling, writes Mark LaPedus.
5) Infineon's grey eminence announces his withdrawal The man who hired and fired CEOs at chip manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG, supervisory board chairman Max Kley, has announced his withdrawal from the company.