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2015-08-14 Shake up in cellphone industry spells job losses
While Lenovo is laying-off thousands due to poorly performing Motorola, HTC is aiming to cut operating costs with the same move. Is this part of a larger trend?
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.
2004-11-16 Schulz of Si2 gets jazzed on standards
Steven Schulz's ear for finding harmony amid a cacophony of industry voices may have come from his love of jazz.
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.
2006-01-24 Report: Sony cuts 400 from U.S. TV plant
Sony Electronics is shutting down its television picture-tube manufacturing line in Rancho Bernardo, California, laying off 400, the company announced last week.
2002-07-22 Report of EE shortage stirs 'boom-or-bust' debate
A call for cranking up the number of engineering grads just as U.S. EEs are facing the worst employment picture in years sparked a pitched debate over engineering supply and demand.
2009-04-21 Renesas-NEC merger: a good deal?
Loss-ridden Japan chipmakers NEC Electronics Corp. and Renesas Technology Corp. are reportedly in talks about a merger. Does this deal make sense? No, according to one analyst.
2009-09-18 Questions linger on NEC-Renesas merger
After several delays, NEC Electronics Corp. and Renesas Technology Corp. have finally merged.
2015-07-24 Qualcomm to cut 4,700 employees
Amid an industry slowdown in smartphone growth, Qualcomm forecast its fourth quarter revenue would be down 15-30 per cent from the prior year to $4.7 to $5.7 billion.
2008-10-08 Probable Infineon-Micron DRAM merger surfaces
While Infineon and Qimonda remain mum on negotiations with Micron, news is already spreading about the possible takeover by Micron Technology.
2005-06-08 Platform strategy fuels Wind River rebound
Ken Klein, who took over as chief executive officer of Wind River Systems Inc. 18 months ago, kicked off the company's users' conference here last month in slightly contrarian fashion
2005-05-10 Philips Semiconductors to shed product units
In parallel with a corporate reorganization announced earlier this week, Philips Semiconductors said it is shedding nonstrategic product units, layers of management bureaucracy and overhead costs.
2015-06-16 PC, chip demand in Q2 plunge to almost 20%
Although the iPhone supply chain and the automotive market offer some respite to the industry, chip demand also is weak for tablets, TVs and many Android phones, reported Deutsche Bank.
2009-04-22 Oracle-Sun merger stirs questions on Java's future
Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems marks a strange step back to the future of computer industry that raises questions about the outlook for Sun's hardware, Java software and the database giant itself.
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.
2008-08-20 Opinion: Why Cadence gave up Mentor takeover
Cadence Design Systems Inc. has issued a press release stating that it was abandoning the effort to acquire Mentor Graphics Corp.
2008-10-20 Opinion: Cadence loses 'glory' in expanded markets
The road to hell may have good intentions. Cadence will find out how close it has led to corporate dysfunction.
2015-03-03 NXP, Freescale merger seen to shake industry
The move would make the two companies the world's ninth largest chip maker, which would surpass ST and Renesas at $7 billion each and approach TI at $12 billion, stated IC Insights.
2007-12-17 NXP to boost India R&D operations
Christos Lagomichos, NXP's home electronics division unit general manager, has drawn up a road map for the work that will be done in India.
2008-11-03 NXP seeks leadership in remaining units
NXP Semiconductors announced the restructuring of its manufacturing, R&D and support activities. In an interview, NXP's CEO, Frans van Houten, talked about the causes and consequences of the restructuring measures.
2009-08-14 Not a good time to form a startup?
Is today a good time or a bad time to form a startup? Certainly there are significant risks, but there are always risks.
2002-09-06 Nortel to deploy RPR in China wireless network
China Mobile will deploy Resilient Packet Ring networks to connect Hangzhou with 11 regional cities and within the metropolitan region of Shanghai.
2004-08-24 Nortel restructures, cuts 3,500 more employees
Financial troubles announced earlier this year continue to force communication equipment developer Nortel Networks to make big changes in its operations.
2011-02-16 Nokia-Microsoft pact casts doubt on Finn's leadership
Nokia will make Windows Phone its primary smartphone OS and use Microsoft's smartphone developer tools. It will however struggle to differentiate its products from those of other Microsoft handset OEMs.
2009-04-03 Nokia slashes $5B in contract manufacturing
Nokia Corp. will stop using external companies to assemble its handsets, cutting a whopping $5 billion in contract manufacturing business, according to an estimate from market watcher iSuppli Corp.
2011-04-29 Nokia ditches Symbian, cuts 7,000 jobs
Cellphone giant Nokia has announced plans to transfer its Symbian software activities to Accenture, as well as reduce its global workforce by 7,000 employees by the end of 2012.
2009-03-23 Nokia braves out economic crunch
After years of strong growth and overwhelming domination of the handset market, Nokia Corp. is entering unknown territory as its core product segment matures, leaving it to reorganize and transform operations in the midst of a sweeping recession.
2014-04-22 Nike gives marching orders to 55 FuelBand staff
Nike has laid off 55 employees or about 80 per cent of the engineering team responsible for developing its FuelBand line of wearables. The move is said to be part of a software development push for the Nike Digital Tech.
2015-02-26 Monopoly capitalism could slay high-tech electronics
As an example of monopoly killing technology and evidence of how monopoly in oil industry thwarts fracking technology, the same scenario is also entirely possible for semiconductors and electronics.
2007-07-03 Micron posts $225M loss, drives cost-saving schemes
Even with its cost-cutting efforts, Micron Technology posted a Q3 loss of $225 million, or minus 29 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.3 million.
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