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2008-05-30 ST's fab targets volume ramp production
STMicroelectronics NV earmarked $500 million in capital expenditure to take its Crolles2 wafer fab manufacturing target of around 5,000 wafers per week to meet its full-building capacity.
2008-01-25 ST to maximize Crolles2 wafer capacity
Alain Dutheil, ST's COO, noted that the total capacity of Crolles2 was 2,500 wafers, adding that this could be raised to 2,800 wafers.
2007-01-29 ST to import CMOS, change Crolles function
STMicroelectronics CEO Carlo Bozotti told analysts that the company would align with "industry leaders" to obtain a 32nm CMOS process for use in its wafer fabs.
2008-09-24 ST talks about domino logic
Engineers at STMicroelectronics have revealed how to use domino logic, a very fast circuit design style utilized in the highest performance custom designs, in an automated framework.
2008-06-05 ST strives to zero in on more markets
STMicroelectronics is gearing toward high-value applications by renewing its efforts in creating analog ICs, MEMS, power semiconductors and proprietary processes fit for energy, healthcare, automotive electronics and multimedia.
2015-01-20 Speed meets power in asynchronous SRAMs
At present, the asynchronous SRAM landscape is divided between two distinct product familiesfast and low power. This article tackles how to bridge this gap between speed and power.
2008-02-22 SOI consortium signs Applied Materials onboard
Applied Materials has joined the SOI Industry Consortium, a group aimed at accelerating silicon-on-insulator innovation into broad markets.
2014-09-18 Smartwatch doubles as IoT device with Bluetooth
A low-power wireless technology, Bluetooth, and an equally low-power ARM-based MCU are seen to make an ideal combination for enabling a smartwatch to also function as an Internet-of-Things device.
2007-04-16 Show mirrors China's rising design status
China continues to lure manufacturers from all over, aggressively honing its design expertise to gain a bigger slice of the revenue pie.
2016-04-12 Severance benefits cause friction in Microchip/Atmel merger
Microchip's CEO blames Atmel's board for failing to communicate about a severance package that left at least one employee charging Microchip is reneging on a promise.
2015-09-21 Sensors drive bullish forecast for ams
The fab lite company recorded about $192 million of revenues during 2Q15, a 60 per cent increase over the same quarter last year, with gross margins in the 54 per cent region.
2011-03-09 SEMI sees stronger fab spending growth in SEA
SEMI has increased its fab tool capex forecast in South East Asia for 2011, predicting that spending on fab projects could reach $47.2 billion this year, above the estimated $38.6 billion spent in 2010.
2008-03-06 Security awareness now critical in embedded apps
The implementation of safety and security features in embedded applications is becoming a key topic as fail-safe and security technologies migrate to applications well away from the traditionally security- and safety-conscious military-aerospace and automotive sectors.
2007-07-17 Rise of mixed-signal SoCs hints at changing analog market
Despite such well-reasoned doubts, market statistics show an analog IP market on the rise. The analog and mixed-signal IP market grew 34 percent in 2006, accounting for 16 percent of the overall design IP market, says Gartner.
2007-05-01 RFID chip uses UHF bands for longer distances
Starport Systems Inc.'s SF7001 single-chip CMOS reader IC will use UHF bands in a design that can operate from NFC distances to several meters.
2007-11-26 RF MEMS switch market to balloon in five years
Market researcher WTC sees the market for RF MEMS switches explode: While in 2006, the total market volume amounted to $5 million globally, the volume will grow to $210 million within only five years.
2008-04-30 Report: Software gap threatens NFC takeoff
While NFC is expected to take off as early as 2010 for mobile payment systems using cellphones, significant pieces of the software infrastructure for this market are missing and silicon opportunities in the technology may be limited.
2010-07-20 Renesas puts bid for world market in high gear
With its acquisition of Nokia's modem business, Renesas makes clear its intention to take the lead in the global mobile technology market.
2012-08-31 Renesas president mum on KKR deal, discusses restructuring plan
Yasushi Akao talks at length about his key strategies in increasing profits for Renesas Electronics. His comments came hours after news spread that private equity firm KKR intends to invest $1.27 billion in the struggling Japanese chip company.
2011-05-24 Rambus buys CRI for $342.5M
Rambus has agreed to buy privately-owned CRI in a deal worth $342.5 million, adding to its portfolio of technology for licensing and expanding the breadth of its breakthrough technologies.
2008-07-16 Qualcomm, IMEC team on 3D tech for wireless apps
Qualcomm announced it is the first fabless IC firm to participate in IMEC's industrial affiliation program (IIAP) on 3D integration.
2008-11-11 Qualcomm steps up to reach top 10 IC suppliers
Qualcomm has devised a 27-percent year-over-year growth rate to jump to ninth place among the largest IC suppliers in the first three quarters of 2008, according to Insights Inc.
2010-03-12 Pulse-CO oximeter takes blood analysis out of lab
Few disciplines can turn the cold science of metrology into pure art as quickly as medical diagnostics. Here's a teardown of the Masimo's Radical-7 Signal Extraction Pulse-CO Oximeter.
2007-05-10 PS3 spurs Sony to IC Insights' top 10 chipmakers list
Sony was spurred by increasing internal transfers for its PS3 game machines, which, according to IC Insights, moved the Japanese supplier into the top 10 ranking for the first time and currently resides in 9th place.
2015-07-14 PLC teardown: Allen-Bradley Micro850 for industrial apps
The PLC is symbolic of the high level of ruggedness configurability, isolation performance and ease of use that keeps PLCs strong in factory automation despite the encroachment of embedded computing.
2014-01-21 Pixelworks, MediaTek target mobile video post-processing
Pixelworks showed off its side-by-side video quality comparisons of mobile devices, with and without display processing, while MeditaTek demonstrated its own picture quality (PQ) engine.
2010-02-01 PHY IP solution eases HDMI 1.4 integration
Synopsys Inc. has launched the high-quality DesignWare HDMI 1.4 transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) digital controllers and PHY IP solutions that are compliant to the standard specification.
2008-05-09 PC cards reveal cost impact of spec revision in handsets
Portelligent's teardowns of two PC cards reveal the impact of higher-speed network found in the latest CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A phones.
2014-09-09 Payments? There's an iPhone for that
Apple is including NFC in iPhone 6a move that turns the smartphones into mobile wallets, and locks users into the tech giant's ecosystem.
2008-08-27 Opinion: ST, Ericsson must decide on new JV's future
STMicroelectronics and Ericsson LM have accomplished the easier task of forming a joint venture (JV) IC and mobile platform business. But ST and Ericsson must now decide the real future of the new business and their continued role in its management.
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