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2006-01-17 Penn predicts 20% chip market growth for '06
The return of business spending after a four-year lay off and as a complement to consumer spending is set to boost semiconductor sales in 2006 and send worldwide market growth to 20 percent, according to Malcolm Penn, chief executive of Future Horizons.
2002-06-27 Optical switch supplier Tellium cuts 200 workers
Optical switch supplier Tellium Inc. has announced cutbacks, including plans to lay off 200 of its 534 employees by the end of June.
2012-08-03 ON Semi continues to scale back, cuts more jobs
With its CFO stepping down, ON Semi has announced its plans to lay off additional employees as part of a plan to save $10 million to $15 million each year.
2008-08-15 MIPS to slash 15% of workforce
MIPS Technologies Inc. will lay off 15 percent of its 512 employees following a $103.1 million write off it is taking, mainly against the analog business it recently acquired with Chipidea.
2005-09-27 IBM, amid layoffs, scours globe for IT talent
Even as IBM completes plans to lay off 14,500 workers, Big Blue is continuing to scout for new IT talent and hiring professionals around the world.
2002-06-06 IBM Micro cuts 1,500 workers, adds design division
In a restructuring intended to create a counterweight to Asia's fast-growing foundries, IBM's Microelectronics Division announced June 4 a major push into the high-end foundry business, and said it would lay off 1,500 engineers and technicians from its older manufacturing operations.
2014-01-02 HP cuts additional 5,000 jobs
Having laid off 29,000 workers earlier this year, HP announced that it will lay off 5,000 employees more, trimming the total number of employees by 11 percent.
2014-10-07 HP announces split, adds 5,000 layoffs
As part of its cost management, HP increased by 5,000 the number of people it plans to lay off, bringing the total to as much as 57,000. HP, however, said the additional layoffs are not connected to its decision to split into two smaller companies.
2012-07-25 Cisco systems cuts 1,300 more jobs due to company restructuring
Cisco to lay off 1,300 workers in connection with its on-going restructuring.
2012-11-15 AMD dismisses rumours of its impending sale
AMD last month announced it would lay off 15 per cent of its employees to cut costs while undertaking an aggressive push into embedded markets to counter declining PC sales.
2008-10-03 Rouse future digital input designs
Modern digital input module designs require high-channel count, small form factor, low-power consumption and high data rates. Conventional designs using discrete resistor-diode networks are unable to match requirements due to high-power use and extensive component count. Instead, new innovative circuit designs such as digital input serializers exceed requirements and thus, lay the groundwork for future digital input designs
2012-06-20 Renesas to drop mobile subsidiary
Reports have surfaced that Renesas is considering selling off or closing at least 10 of its 19 domestic manufacturing plants over the next three years
2008-02-25 Flip Ultra camcorder delivers ode to clean design
When engineers at Pure Digital Inc. sat down a couple of years back to lay out their next project, they had many of the typical design criteria in mind: low cost, high quality, size, ease of use and low power
2008-10-10 Analysis: Still a long road ahead for AMD
With one stroke of the pen, AMD deftly improved its cash position, lops off about one quarter of its $5 billion debt, relieves itself of the hefty capital expense and gains a joint venture partner
2010-08-27 Joint Intel, Nokia lab formed for mobile 3D
Intel Corp., Nokia and the University of Oulu kick off the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center in Finland as the latest member of Intel's European Research Network, Intel Labs Europe
2015-08-07 Who wants to buy Marvell's mobile business?
Marvell's search for suitors illustrates a dramatic change in the global smartphone business. Nobody seems winning big. Even for a chip vendor with solid technology, it's tougher to get fair value.
2015-12-09 What drives the new NXP?
If the deal is designed to expand scope, the merged company will not just add new product lines but will also provide access to a new set of customers, building strategies behind the combined products.
2012-01-27 US manufacturing downfall, Asia's gain
According to the Times report, the reason why the jobs for manufacturing consumer devices are gone for good in the U.S. is because the country's manufacturing base has failed to evolve.
2015-12-23 Toshiba lets go of consumer biz amid reorg plan
The Japanese company that makes everything from NAND flash chips to washing machines expects roughly $51.28 billion in sales for its current fiscal year, down from $55 billion last year.
2008-09-19 Tech firms face impact of financial crisis
Out of 30 semiconductor companies tracked by EE Times, only ST managed to squeeze out a positive performance on the equity market.
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.
2005-08-04 Supply chain contrarian
For the record, Bob Swanson, chairman and founder of analog chip maker Linear Technology Corp., doesn't want to give the impression that he's calling his customers idiots.
2004-04-22 Sun shuffles Sparc lineup: Drops two, adds two
Under budget and manpower pressures, Sun Microsystems Inc. has redrawn the road map for its Sparc microprocessor, killing two high-profile CPUs slated for 2005 and adding two others.
2008-11-17 Sun changes course, burning thousands
From the first sentence of the press release, you almost thought they were announcing good news. But then came "As part of this effort, Sun is announcing a global workforce reduction" and the picture became both darker and clearer.
2009-03-03 Striving for wireless glory
St-Ericsson is vying for second in the wireless chip business. It's looking to increase its odds by making the most of a rich portfolio inherited from its three parents.
2012-04-25 ST-Ericsson sacking 1,700, moving processors to ST
The mobile chip joint venture between ST and Ericsson said it would transfer its standalone application processor activities to ST, and announced guidelines for a new strategic direction.
2005-09-05 Sipex to outsource manufacturing to China
Sipex Corp. plans to close its U.S. wafer manufacturing facility and outsource manufacturing to a Chinese company, Sipex said Thursday (Sept. 1).
2004-06-08 Seagate, Sun take steps to cut costs
Seagate Technology and Sun Microsystems Inc. took separate steps to reduce costs.
2009-02-06 Report: TI France workers lament job cuts
According to reports and sources at the company, angry employees at Texas Instrument Inc.'s French subsidiary have held protest in recent days on the job cuts and lackluster severance packages offered by the chipmaker.
2014-07-14 Qualcomm acquires imaging division from CSR
The acquisition by Qualcomm provides a fit with its focus on smartphones where the camera function is becoming primary while the market for digital still cameras is declining.
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