Here are the top ten stories for 2009 as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Tuesday, Dec. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) Ten companies in trouble In May 2009 most companies were in trouble. EE Times chose to analyze the circumstances around a special ten.
2) Anger grows as Spansion files for bankruptcy Back in March Spansion Inc., at the time the world's largest NOR flash supplier, filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11.
3) Ten companies in trouble revisited In September, with the worst of the market collapse behind the industry, EE Times revisited the list it developed four months previously.