Content posted in May 2012
Asahi Glass to demo 0.1mm glass laminate at SID
News & Analysis 5/31/2012 4 comments
At next week’s Society for Information Display exhibition manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials AGC will showcase carrier glass on which to laminate its 0.1 mm-thick ultra-thin glass for next-generation displays and various other applications.
Andes Takes Embedded Cores to Japan, Korea
News & Analysis 5/31/2012 Post a comment
Emboldened by reports of an uncertain future for MIPS Technologies, Andes Technology will take its embedded cores to the Japan market this fall. Andes CEO Frankwell Lin says its a "small move for us."
Samsung, LG lead on tablet displays
News & Analysis 5/31/2012 4 comments
Thanks to continued strong sales of Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle Fire, Korean display makers Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and LG Electronics Inc. remained the top suppliers of tablet screens in 2011, with more than 80 percent of all shipments combined, according to IHS iSuppli.
Intel phone debuts in China
News & Analysis 5/31/2012 11 comments
Intel has released another Atom-powered smartphone, this time by Chinese electronics vendor Lenovo Group, which said it will put out an Intel Inside device at CES 2012 back in January.
Freescale pushes wireless recharge
News & Analysis 5/31/2012 15 comments
Freescale Semiconductor's reference designs for recharging tablets and smartphones allow automobiles, airports, coffee shops and other public areas to supply almost invisible recharging stations built into tables, kiosks or nearly any horizontal surface.
Insufficient baseband chip supply hurting LTE smartphone sales
News & Analysis 5/30/2012 9 comments
Since there has been greater than originally expected demand for LTE smartphones and tablets, international vendors are worried that their shipments are not enough to meet demand due to short supply of LTE solution chips from Qualcomm, currently the only provider of integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE baseband chips.
Teledyne acquires LeCroy
News & Analysis 5/30/2012 4 comments
Military and aerospace specialist Teledyne Electronic Technologies has acquired Lecroy Corp., expanding its portfolio of analytical instrumentation products.
Industrial apps go multi-platform
News & Analysis 5/30/2012 3 comments
Motorola Solutions has crafted a universal app platform for its developers, enabling a single HTML5 app to be deployed on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, Windows CE and Blackberry mobile devices.
Ansys to acquire embedded software firm
News & Analysis 5/29/2012 2 comments
Simulation software provider Ansys said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire France-based Esterel Technologies, a provider of embedded software simulation tools for mission critical applications, for about $53 million in cash.
MEMS wafer maker Okmetic outsources amid SOI push
News & Analysis 5/28/2012 1 comment
Okmetic Oyj a manufacturer of silicon wafers for sensor, semiconductor and solar applications, has begun outsourcing wafer manufacture even as it is expanding its factory at its Finland headquarters to make more silicon-on-insulator wafers.
Intel confirms Ireland for 14-nm silicon
News & Analysis 5/27/2012 24 comments
The Intel wafer fab complex in Leixlip Ireland is set to receive investment to allow it to manufacture 14-nm silicon and beyond, the company revealed in a presentation to analysts on May 10. The investment is expected to be more than $1 billion.
Video: Indy 500 pit boss talks tires
News & Analysis 5/27/2012 Post a comment
We get down and dirty in the pits at the Indy 500, where we learn how 0.5 increments of tire pressure can make or break a race, how many laps a driver can go on one set of wheels, and how far rival tire makers will go to steal another firm's secrets.
Renesas cuts 14,000 jobs; fab sale to TSMC
News & Analysis 5/26/2012 10 comments
Renesas Electronics Corp. plans to eliminate up to 14,000 jobs, while selling the company’s leading system-chip fab in Yamagata to TSMC, according to a report in Nikkei, Japan’s economic newspaper.
ST's priorities: Sustain analog, expand into digital
News & Analysis 5/25/2012 3 comments
The loss a key customer Nokia resulted in a $1 billion loss for STMicroelectronics. ST executives explained this week how they plan to make up for the setback.
If it wasn’t for the pesky $1 billion loss of business from a “significant customer” recently ST Microelectronics might be a much better financial and strategic shape.
High-G MEMS help detect concussions
News & Analysis 5/24/2012 8 comments
Analog Devices has crafted a MEMS sensor that is says can help detect concussion symptoms when they happen, giving doctors time to administer preventative therapies.
Inertial measurement unit integrates accelerometer, gyro
News & Analysis 5/24/2012 10 comments
Bosch Sensortec said it has integrated an inertial measurement unit with a three-axis accelerometer and a three-axis gyroscope into the smallest package yet available for consumer-grade applications such as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras.
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