Japan Inc. reportedly moves to block KKR’s Renesas takeover
Report: Japan Inc.’s to block KKR’s Renesas rescue plan
Teardown points to Samsung as builder of iPhone 5 CPU
Teardown points to Samsung as builder of iPhone 5 CPU
Apple A6 processor has landed, sort of
Speculation around the design of the A6 processor at the core of the iPhone 5 has reached a fever pitch in the last few days. All that I have seen so far focuses on particular variants of the CPU and ...
Teardown: Inside Apple
Apple is considered by many to be the leader of the smartphone market. Within five years, the comapny has generated over $150 billion in revenue from the iPhone family of handsets and accessories (acc ...
DESIGN East: Vision guru calls for helping hand with ARM
BOSTON – The father of an open source computer vision library put out a call to ARM developers at DESIGN East here. Gary Bradski, a lead developer for OpenCV, said the library sorely needs optimizatio ...
Could Apple A6 be a
LONDON – There has been speculation as to whether the Apple A6 processor contains a dual-core Cortex-A15 licensed from ARM or a custom dual-core developed by Apple under an ARM architectural license ( ...
ARM TechCon to tip
LONDON – A presentation at the upcoming ARM TechCon exhibition and conference taking place October 30 to November 1 in Santa Clara, California, is set to discuss so-called "big-little" proce ...
Analyst says Apple A6 processor uses custom CPU core
Analyst says iPhone 5 processor uses custom CPU core
Yoshida in China: Whither the neglected 6 billion?
BEIJING – It’s hard to argue against the widely held notion that the weaknesses of China’s fabless companies lies in their inability to go beyond the Chinese market. Put more bluntly, Chinese companie ...
SpaceX booked for October return to space station
WASHINGTON – Space Exploration Technologies Inc. is tentatively scheduled to again deliver cargo to the International Space Station in October, NASA confirmed on Thursday (Sept. 20).[Get a 10% discoun ...
Globalfoundries looks leapfrog fab rivals with new process
Globalfoundries to offer 14-nm process with FinFETs in 2014
Rohm makes smartphone fuel cell
LONDON – Semiconductor and passives company Rohm Co. Ltd. (Kyoto, Japan) has developed a hydrogen fuel cell that can be used to recharge mobile phones and other portable electronic equipment.Fuel cell ...
Students go Googly for top engineering employers
NEW YORK – Google, IBM and Microsoft topped a list of “the most attractive employers in 2012,” according to a global survey of engineering students conducted by Universum, a Stockholm-based company.No ...
Yoshida in China: Whither the silent six billion?
BEIJING – It’s hard to argue against the widely held notion that the weaknesses of China’s fabless companies lies in their inability to go beyond the Chinese market. Put more bluntly, Chinese companie ...
DESIGN East: XPrize calls for Star Trek tricorder
BOSTON – Sponsors of the XPrize put out a hailing frequency to engineers at DESIGN East, calling for them to invent an all-in-one medical gadget like the tricorder from the sci-fi TV series Star Trek. ...
Engineering students vote for the world’s most attractive employers
Engineering students vote for the world’s most attractive employers
Researchers develop printable lasers
LONDON – Scientists from the University of Cambridge have reported a way of making organic lasers using inkjet printing technology. The breakthrough has implications for a wide range of potential appl ...
Globalfoundries to offer 14-nm process with  FinFETs in 2014
Globalfoundries to offer 14-nm process with FinFETs in 2014
Intel
BOSTON – Microcontroller makers and software developers welcomed Intel to the embedded software party following the PC giant’s announcement of a framework for embedded middleware. They agreed with Int ...
Motorola asks ITC to ban Apple products
LONDON – The war between the leading suppliers of personal electronics has escalated as Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has asked for a ban in the United States on a broad set of products from App ...
Design EAST: Mixed reviews for Intel
BOSTON – Microcontroller makers and software developers welcomed Intel to the embedded software party following the PC giant’s announcement of a framework for embedded middleware. They agreed with Int ...
TI extends its Miracast offerings
MANHASSET, NY -- Texas Instruments has enhanced its Miracast system for streaming digital content from mobile devices to larger screens. Today’s Miracast offering is based on OMAP 4 processors and the ...
Design EAST: Sensors needed for medtech devices
BOSTON – Engineers need to develop a new generation of biological sensors to attack genetic causes of cancer. That’s just one of several medical conditions where electronics will play an increasing ro ...
SK Hynix joins EUV metrology research effort
MANHASSET, N.Y. -- DRAM and flash memory chip provider SK Hynix has joined the Sematech consortium's EMI partnership to develop metrology tools used to spot defects in advanced masks needed for ex ...
Fab lite, fewer startups to fuel doubling of IC growth rates
Fab lite, fewer startups to fuel doubling of IC growth rates
China Fabless: Why is GigaDevice chasing the no-growth$3 billion NOR flash market?
China Fabless: Why is GigaDevice chasing the no-growth$3 billion NOR flash market?
Cypress grabs Ramtron, at last
LONDON – After several rejections, Ramtron International Corp. (Colorado Springs, Colorado) Wednesday (Sept. 19) agreed to be acquired by Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (San Jose, Calif.) for $3.10 per s ...
Intel exec Maloney to retire
2012-09-20 05:02:31Intel exec Maloney to retire
SAN FRANCISCO—Sean Maloney, a veteran Intel executive who is currently an executive vice president and chairman of the Intel's China subsidiary, plans to retire in January after 30 years with the ...
Teardown: Inside the Kindle Fire HD
On Sept. 6, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stood in front of a packed house and fired his latest shot across the bow of Apple’s battleship. It was approximately one year to the day since Amazon surprised the i ...
Cowan tips chip market growth for 2013
LONDON – The global chip market will contract by 0.5 percent in 2012 and then increase by 7.7 percent in 2013, according to market analyst Mike Cowan.Cowan has updated his linear regression analysis ( ...
London Calling: Lego supercomputer, meet Arduino mopho
London Calling: Lego supercomputer, meet Arduino mopho
Global chips sales slipped in August
LONDON – Worldwide semiconductor sales on a three-month average basis were likely $24.4 billion in August, unchanged from the $24.40 billion posted by World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization ...
Teardown slideshow: Inside the Kindle Fire HD
On Sept. 6, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stood in front of a packed house and fired his latest shot across the bow of Apple’s battleship. It was approximately one year earlier that Amazon surprised the indus ...
Snapdragon S4 processor goes embedded
LONDON – Intrinsyc Software International Inc. (Vancouver, British Columbia), a product development company that helps other companies develop smartphones and tablet computers, is offering an embedded ...
Kilopass details smaller footprint memory bit cell
Kilopass details smaller memory footprint bit cell
Spreadtrum CFO shows company
Yoshida in China: Defending your company against short sellers
Think electronics manufacturing is on life support? Think again
Think electronics manufacturing is on life support? Think again
DESIGN East: Futurist tells engineers to embrace change
Design East keynoter tells engineers to think different
Slideshow: Sights and sounds of an IndyCar race
FONTANA, Calif.--Technology deep dives, trackside insights, scorching heat, pictures, memories and a spectacular race that saw the season's points leader crash early and later return to the track ...
DESIGN East: IoT will be huge--maybe sooner than later
BOSTON – The Internet of Things is real, it’s in its infancy and it will be huge—there are just a few big hurdles yet to clear standards and security. That was the conclusion of three panelists spe ...
Yoshida in China: Defending your company against short sellers
Yoshida in China: Defending your company against short sellers
Xilinx acquires wireless backhaul IP provider
Xilinx acquires Estonian wireless backhaul IP company
Whether F1 or IndyCar, clever engineering is key
FONTANA, Calif.--For automotive engineers, the Formula One seriescan be like romping through a candy store with not credit limit. After all, it costs a single team about $400 million a seasonto operat ...
AMD CFO Seifert steps down
2012-09-18 17:02:30AMD CFO Seifert steps down
SAN FRANCISCO—Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) said Monday (Sept. 17) that its chief financial officer, Thomas Seifert announced his resignation after three years with the chip maker. Seifert's r ...
Fab tool vendor Brooks cuts 10% of workforce
SAN FRANCISCO—Brooks Automation Inc., a provider of automation tools used in semiconductor manufacturing and other industries, said Monday (Sept. 17) it expects to cut about 150 jobs in an effort to r ...
Group takes shortcut to development of electronic brain
Group takes shortcut to development of electronic brain
PLX preps PCI Express fabric amid server debate
SAN JOSE, Calif. – PLX Technology is developing a variant of its PCI Express switches to act as a fabric for a variety of servers and network appliances. The effort is one of several proposals to expa ...
Predictable semiconductor cycle ahead?
Despite the increasingly negative predictions of semiconductor forecasters, predictable change in the semiconductor industry comes from monitoring capital investment. From this, we can predict the sup ...
Slideshow: Ten things to see in the rise of LTE
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Long Term Evolution, the next big wave in cellular networks is getting switched on around the globe. The fourth-generation network is bringing plenty of interesting changes worth tr ...
China Fabless: Resurgent Spreadtrum looks to expand
SHANGHAI, China – Spreadtrum Communications has emerged as one of China's hottest fabless companies, along with RDA Microelectronics, prompting talk here of a potential merger between the two. Fue ...