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2009-05-05 Will netbook's appeal last after downturn?
As consumers' incomes dwindle, they are looking into buying low-cost netbook PCs, driving global shipments up by 68.5 percent in 2009 and by a whopping 2,424 percent in 2008, according to iSuppli Corp.
2009-02-17 Who's immune to the global downturn?
More than a year after the U.S. economy officially slid into recession, high-tech companies are suddenly discovering they're not immune to the now-global downturn.
2009-03-09 VDC: Embedded processors defy downturn
More than 10 billion embedded processors, including CPUs, DSPs, FPGAs and MCUs, shipped in 2008, and should reach 10.76 billion units in 2009 according to VDC Research Group Inc.
2009-04-23 TSMC invests in R&D despite downturn
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd remains cautiously optimistic about the IC industry and vowed that it will continue to invest in R&D despite the downturn.
2005-02-01 Tool vendors dispute report of downturn in ESL
Did the emerging ESL tools market take a
2001-06-16 Taiwan's design foundries thriving despite downturn
A design house merely designs an IC; a design foundry provides total solutions from embedded IPs to complex tasks of time-to-market SoC design, production and testing services.
2015-11-13 Strong performance allows SMIC to defy chip downturn
SMIC, China's largest foundry, said its capacity is fully utilised, and aims to develop a range of specialised versions of its most advanced 28nm process technology for such applications as RF.
2009-04-29 Startup Cswitch battles IC downturn
After making a big splash in 2006, configurable chip startup Cswitch Corp. is going through rough waters amid the IC downturn.
2002-09-20 Silicon materials market unaffected by electronics downturn
Kline & Co. Inc. reported that despite a general slowdown in the electronics industry the market for consumables in silicon-based semiconductor manufacturing registered over $3.8 billion in 2001 with 2002 being expected to register about the same level of sales.
2004-08-31 Shifting gear to survive downturn
CEO Roland Pudelko narrates how Dialog Semiconductor shifted its focus and survived the downturn.
2007-03-26 Semicon foundries fret over the downturn
The first quarter of 2007 is expected to deliver a more-than-seasonal decline in revenue, with no real recovery in fab utilization rates. This discouraging turn of events has left foundries to wonder what went wrong, how long the bad times will last and whether this snafu will recur.
2008-07-17 Samsung 'downturn' rumors surface
Rumors that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd this week pushed out its fab-tool orders sent shockwaves at the Semicon West Trade Show, putting vendors in a somber and gloomy mood.
2009-05-08 RFID market to enjoy 11% growth despite downturn
Positive signs are beginning to appear and forecasts suggest that even with the ailing automotive vertical included, the RFID market should see 11 percent growth between 2009 and 2010.
2009-04-23 PV downturn to shape more mature supply chain
The severe downturn global photovoltaic (PV) market could have a positive outcome for the worldwide solar industry, yielding a more mature and orderly supply chain when growth returns, according to iSuppli Corp.
2008-06-06 Pricing for NAND flash devices hits severe downturn
Gartner said inventories continue to plague the market, and cost reductions cannot come fast enough as all vendors migrate to finer-process geometries. This includes Intel and Micron, which recently launched a 34nm, 32Gbyte NAND flash memory device.
2009-11-11 PLDs find bright spots in downturn
Altera president and CEO John Daane said that the current IC industry downturn created a good opportunity for the programmable logic device (PLD) segment.
2009-02-18 Nokia finds opportunities in downturn
Admitting that the mobile communications sector would certainly be impacted by the global downturn, Nokia Corp. CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo nevertheless stressed there are also opportunities out there, notably in the services sector.
2004-03-18 Next downturn not far away, analyst says
The semiconductor industry's return to profitability probably will be short-lived, as a coming slowdown in consumer and IT upgrade spending are conspiring with capacity additions to create another recession in 2005, a top industry forecaster said Monday (March 15, 2004).
2009-05-07 Netbook, MID shipments defy economic downturn
Ultramobile devices that include netbooks, mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and ultramobile PCs (UMPCs) are predicted to see considerable uptake in 2009 and 2010, albeit the slow economy.
2009-06-26 Nanotech feels downturn sting
The economic recession is draining demand in several nano-enabled product market segments, and is eroding growth along the entire value chain, from nanointermediates to nanomaterials.
2007-11-12 Microchip navigates through market downturn
The best antidote to the market downturn, according to Microchip CEO Steve Sanghi, is to prepare the company to withstand any unexpected shocks while pushing forward with plans for revenue growth and margin improvements.
2012-12-17 MediaTek riding high despite market downturn
MediaTek's aggressive efforts in the mobile chip market this year resulted in ten-fold increase in shipments but it needs to maintain its momentum well into 2013.
2010-04-23 Malaysia RFID market defies downturn
Malaysia RFID market reached approximately $9.5 million in 2009 and is anticipated to further grow to roughly $33.8 million by the end of 2016 with a CAGR of 19.8 percent.
2009-03-06 Litho woes: R&D gap, downturn
It was a triple-whammy for lithographers at the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference as the industry continues to be plagued by an R&D gap, technology delays, and, of course, the lousy economy.
2005-02-22 Infineon's memory strategy: invest during downturn
Executives of Infineon Technologies' North America operations said its plan to ramp up a new 300mm fab here is part of a simple strategy: bigger wafers, smaller die size, maximum capacity utilization and continuing investment in its memory technology during a downturn.
2005-01-03 Industry may face another downturn
Six months ago, researchers say that the IC industry in 2005 will be very strong, with about 15 to 20 percent growth. Today, nobody is claiming that finding anymore.
2009-06-15 Freescale won't go fabless despite downturn
Freescale Semiconductor general manager EMEA Steve Wainwright explains why the company will never go fables despite the current market conditions.
2009-03-18 Freescale enters debt-swap to cope with downturn
Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s top executives are hinging the company's survival and ability to prosper through the ongoing recession on a series of actions the IC vendor has taken in recent months, the most important of which is a multibillion-dollar debt swap.
2004-10-14 Foundries face inventory correction, then downturn
Prospects for a long upturn in the silicon foundry business have been cut short by the sudden IC inventory correction phenomenon followed by a possible downturn in 2005.
2008-10-17 Firm boosts strategies amid economic downturn
Renesas has announced it will aggressively boost efforts in its international business and expand its MCU share despite shaky economic conditions that may delay its lofty goals.
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