Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, July 26, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, July 31. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) ST, Globalfoundries sign manufacturing contract On Wednesday chip manufacturing services provider GlobalFoundries announced it had signed up STMicroelectronics as its first strategic customer.
2) NXP to focus on high-performance mixed-signal, says CEO Dutch chip manufacturer NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) is going to have a renewed focus on high-performance mixed-signal circuits, according to CEO Rick Clemmer.
3) NXP looks to split off digital TV business Dutch chip manufacturer NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) is looking to make a strategic change in its digital consumer business as part of efforts to focus on high-performance mixed-signal circuits, according to CEO Rick Clemmer.
4) Final curtain falls for Qimonda Insolvent DRAM manufacturer Qimonda AG's Dresden fab, which was put into 'sleep mode' in April, will be switched off for good by the end of the year. In his search for an investor insolvency administrator Michael Jaffe has raised the white flag.
5) GlobalFoundries could be the elusive Eurofoundry, and more If Infineon could be persuaded to follow STMicroelectronics and switch outsourced IC manufacturing to GlobalFoundries in Dresden, we would be some of the way along the path to creating a Eurofoundry that would keep advanced digital CMOS manufacturing in Europe.