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2007-08-29 Japan fabless firm ups flash programming speed
A Japan-based fabless startup announced it has fabricated what it claims is a novel 4Mbit flash memory technology, which significantly improves programming speed
2004-03-31 Intel said to buy Wi-Fi chip designer Envara
Intel Corp. has acquired Israeli wireless networking chipmaker Envara for about $40 million, according to a local report.
2014-06-25 IBM reaches pivotal moment in chip fabrication
Several analysts and IBM employees opine that the firm should go fablessshed its chip-making business and sell its fabrication plant to GlobalFoundriessaying that the chip giant has under-invested in its two fabs for years now
2014-11-06 How to turn fabless runts into world's largest vendors
In the early 1990s, semiconductor companies that didn't own their own fabs were considered runts. Today at least five of them rank among the world's largest chip vendors. Some of the credit for the shift goes to the sector's trade group, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary soon
2009-03-04 Fabless firms inch up top IC vendor list
Qualcomm Inc. climbed five spots to No. 8 in the world in semiconductor revenue while rival fabless chip vendor Broadcom Corp. leapt six positions to rank 17, according to a list of the top 20 chip vendors by IC Insights
2013-01-08 Fabless firms continue winning streak over IDMs
According to the forthcoming McClean Report 2013, revenues for fabless chip makers grew six percent in 2012 compared to a fall of four percent for so-called integrated device makers (IDMs
2002-07-02 Fabless chip maker alters weapons for VoP battle with TI
Fabless chip supplier Octasic Inc. is looking to angle its way into the voice-over-packet (VoP) market currently cornered by Texas Instruments Inc.'s DSP-based approach
2007-10-25 EDA's big three unready for 3D chip packaging
Without design tools to allow exploration and tradeoffs to be made in 3D layouts, engineers are restricted to design in two dimensions and occasionally stack chips crudely. But without a clear market for 3D design EDA vendors are unlikely to offer tools.
2011-12-21 Chip execs' confidence weakening
Chip executives are seeing less growth in profitability and slow improvements in R&D spending and workforce growth
2013-04-05 China-based fabless firm chases non-Apple market
One of China's oldest fabless chip suppliers, Actions Semiconductors, is often seen as a shrinking player in the diminishing MP3 player market. But under new management, it has proven its resilience
2015-11-20 China's chip acquisitions send ripples across industry
The technologies and IP targeted by China include disk drives, CMOS image sensors, servers, memory chips and advanced semiconductor packaging and test services.
2016-01-21 Can chip vendors set the agenda for the next big thing
Designing a good chip isn't enough. You need a platform and unique software algorithms. More important, you need to prototype a system and develop a business model around it
2013-04-05 Analyst: Three out of top 10 chip vendors profited in 2012
Qualcomm, Broadcom and Samsung are the only three of the top 10 chip sellers that were able to grow sales in 2012, according to Gartner
2012-04-17 2011 fabless IC sales up 4%, Spreadtrum shine in rankings
The top 25 fabless chip companies supplied 80 percent of the $64.9 billion market for fabless IC sales in 2011
2008-08-13 World's first 3D chip technology surfaces
The world's first 3D chip process is ready for licensing from the fabless semiconductor design house BeSang
2002-07-24 West Bay to supply SONET/SDH chip to Group Sagem
West Bay Semiconductor Inc. has announced that it will supply advanced chip for next-generation SDH/SONET to Groupe Sagem
2004-12-16 Wavesat ships WiMax baseband chip
Wavesat announced in Taiwan early this week that it is shipping what it claims is the first WiMax baseband chip
2006-10-27 TV receiver, TV-on-chip enable mobile TV in new apps
Telegent's new TV receiver and TV-on-chip are expected to enable handset manufacturers and carriers to introduce new products with mobile TV, and do it before the holiday season
2011-01-18 TSMC is among chip industry's biggest R&D spenders in 2010
TSMC has joined the ranks of the semiconductor industry's top R&D spenders in 2010. Analysts attribute TSMC's increased R&D spending to the success of the fabless-foundry model and the increase in IDMs migrating to fab-lite models
2012-07-05 Toumaz acquires fabless DAB radio chip firm
Ultralow power wireless technologies pioneer Toumaz Ltd intends to raise about $46 million before expenses to put toward the purchase of Frontier through a placing of 285.6 million shares.
2006-12-14 Tokyo university, Taiwan firms develop 512-core chip
The University of Tokyo recently finished up work on a 512 core chip in collaboration with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Alchip Technologies, a fabless ASIC company also from Taiwan.
2011-01-19 TDKs for analog-intensive BCDMOS chip development
Mentor Graphics and Dongbu HiTek jointly release BCDMOS process technologies which facilitate integration of analog functions, adding high value to IC designs targeting demanding applications.
2011-06-02 Taiwan's chip industry set to be world's largest in 2011
Taiwan's IC market had a YoY growth of over 36 percent in 2010 and is seen to surpass Japan's market this year, becoming the worlds largest IC market.
2002-07-17 SyChip's latest WLAN card to adopt Intersil PRISM 3 chip
SyChip will incorporate Intersil Corp.'s PRISM 3 chip with ZIF architecture into its SD form-factor WLAN card
2007-03-29 Single-chip tuner targets DVB-C STB apps
RF Magic has unveiled a single-chip silicon tuner developed specifically for applications compliant with the DVB-C standard used in Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa
2005-04-14 Singapore's UTAC allies with nine Chinese chip firms
United Test and Assembly Center Ltd (UTAC) said it will work with nine Chinese fabless companies in a deal that marks a new stage in the Singapore-based company's regional expansion plans
2006-07-28 Security solution checks chip design pilferage
Certicom released a security solution to help fabless chip designers protect proprietary IC designs and reduce the problem of illicit surplus chip manufacturing for the gray market
2007-11-19 RF MEMS clears way for software radio on-a-chip
WiSpry is sampling the first integrated RF MEMS, and the company says its forthcoming line of RF-MEMS devices will eventually yield the holy grail of RF: software radio
2007-07-13 Report: MediaTek may buy ADI's wireless chip biz
Reports have surfaced that ADI's wireless chip business is up for sale, and Taiwan's MediaTek is said to be the likely buyer
2006-07-01 Qualcomm's chip chief looks to 4G
Qualcomm Inc.'s Sanjay Jha sat down with EE Times' Loring Wirbel to share QCT's plans for continued domination in 3G and emerging 4G wireless.
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