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posted in September 2006

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CEO: Private equity trend could expand fabless model
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
While the success of private-equity buyouts in the semiconductor arena remains to be seen, one executive said it will likely push companies still holding onto fabs to go fabless.
Points of interest
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
First stop: HP, where Patricia Dunn has been "fired" for instigating an investigation that used "pretexting" to figure out which board members might be talking to the press. Back up--she wasn't fired. She'll be demoted from chairwoman to board member come January. That's punishment? Are you kidding me? That's a slap on the wrist. The leaker,

Go-it-alone Fujitsu eyes allies
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9/18/2006   Post a comment
Fujitsu Ltd. is resolutely independent. Two years ago, as the rest of the industry scrambled for partnerships to defray the onerous development costs at 65 nanometers, Fujitsu was spending a billion dollars to develop the process all by itself. That investment began paying off last week as the company announced it has 10 customers engaged in 65-nm designs.

Ahead of the mainstream
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9/18/2006   Post a comment
Chappell Brown snuck up on people. An award-winning EE Times editor for more than 20 years and a nimble-minded mathematician, Brown was quiet and reserved, speaking softly when he chose to speak at all. But when he did speak and when he wrote, everyone noticed. His knowledge of advanced technology was among the deepest and broadest in the industry, and it came through in the thousands of articles he wrote over the course of his career and in a Web site on analysis,, that he developed
Seagate experience may hold clues
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9/18/2006   Post a comment
For a glimpse at how private-equity buyouts might work in the semiconductor sphere, look no further than Seagate Technology Inc.

Private equity cracks industry
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9/15/2006   Post a comment
If anyone had any doubts that the electronics industry has fundamentally changed, those went out the window when news broke that two private-equity firms were interested in taking Freescale Semiconductor Inc. private.
Chappell Brown, longtime EE Times editor, recalled as gentle, intelligent writer
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9/14/2006   Post a comment
Chappell Brown, a mathmetician who served as an EE Times editor for more than 20 years, passed away Sunday, Sept. 10 after a brief but indomitable battle with cancer. He was 60.
Lone wolf Fujitsu considers 45-nm partnering
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9/13/2006   Post a comment
Fujitsu Ltd., which has resolutely remained independent in its process development, is opening the door a crack to partnering on 45-nm manufacturing.
Don't look the other way
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9/4/2006   Post a comment
Do you really want to do business in a place where employees in an industry that is a key element of society are regularly harassed, jailed and attacked? I refer to journalists working in China. Too often, in our pell-mell rush to embrace that country's burgeoning market and ingratiate ourselves to it, we overlook things we shouldn't.

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