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2013-08-21 Micron foresees next-gen dense flash chips
New technologies signal a bunch of change in the memory industry and companies with the right scale will have the ability to invest in bigger R&D ventures, Micron President Mark Adams explains.
2009-04-17 Microchip seeks to 'elbow out' MCU rivals
Having failed to acquire Atmel Corp., Microchip Technology Inc. hopes to expand or "elbow out" its product linesand its rivalsamid a growing crisis in the MCU and overall IC supply chain.
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.
2012-11-09 Merritt: Are systems engineers a vanishing breed?
EE Times' Rick Merritt tackles the lack of young systems engineers at Hewett-Packard and the lack of youth in other OEMs.
2015-10-28 Mergers in tech industry sees no sign of stopping
The tech industry has sent out tens of thousands of pink slips in the past year related to a mix of mergers, market slowdowns and corporate woes.
2009-01-22 Memory makers should consolidate, drop bailouts
Semiconductor analysts at the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) urged memory makers to consolidateand forget about the proposed bailoutsin an effort to restore profitability and sanity in the sector.
2008-02-05 Maxim to fold Dallas fab, exit RF biz
Maxim Integrated Products has announced the ramp down and eventual closure of its wafer fab in Dallas, Texas, and its decision to stop funding R&D for its handset RF transceiver line.
2009-03-31 Magma CEO optimistic on analog push
Despite challenging times for his company and the industry as a whole, Magma Design Automation Inc. chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan remained upbeat about new products and the company's inroads in analog EDA.
2015-01-15 Lion gets lesson from crouching tiger, slackening dragon
Learning from the experiences of the Celtic Tiger and the Chinese Dragon, the Make in India Lion should focus on boosting domestic demand by implementing free market policies.
2007-04-12 Lenovo plans new consumer business unit
China PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd announced its plan to set up a new consumer business unit, according to a Reuters report.
2007-04-23 Lenovo global workforce reduction to reach 1,400
PC manufacturer Lenovo announced it is cutting 1,400 positions worldwide, including 20 percent of the workforce at its global headquarters in the U.S.
2015-10-27 Lam Research, KLA-Tencor deal raises some questions
Lam Research's proposed $10.6 billion acquisition of KLA-Tencor is generally getting a thumbs up from analysts as one of the good deals amid this year's flood of semiconductor mergers.
2012-02-09 Japan Inc. swims in troubled seas
The merger of Panasonic, Fujitsu and Renasas may salvage the weaker players of the three (Fujitsu and Panasonic) to survive for several more years through government handouts. But the move threatens the potential winner (Renesas Mobile) with a reduction to irrelevancy in the already very competitive mobile SoC market.
2008-11-21 iSuppli: Setbacks in some China IC firms linger
More than 550 fabless semiconductor companies are competing in China today, but about 100 of them will close shop within the next two years, according to iSuppli.
2009-02-16 iSuppli: no great expectations for EMS/ODM
Conditions in the global electronics contract manufacturing business are continuing to deteriorate due to the recession and the weakening high-tech industry, prompting iSuppli Corp. to further cut its short- and long-term growth expectations for this volatile industry.
2008-12-19 iSuppli warns of inventory surplus in chip market
iSuppli warned the semiconductor market of a flood of excess inventory that could further depress sales in 2009 as equipment manufacturers across the high-tech industry severely slash component demand amid a downturn in end demand.
2009-01-27 Is Sony a bellwether for Japan Inc.?
The worry for investors is that the problems Sony faces aren't unique to the Japanese tech giant.
2016-04-21 Intel's post-PC plan to take a short-term hit
The semiconductor giant marks the beginning of the end for the PC era, and shifts its investments in microchips that power data centers and Internet connected devices.
2014-11-20 Intel weds mobile, PC business units
Scheduled to take effect in early 2015, the merger will streamline the tech giant's business and turn around the dismal mobile financial results, which recorded a $1 billion operating loss in the third quarter this year.
2006-09-08 Intel to help promote innovation at Indian universities
Intel's technology entrepreneurship initiative is designed to promote innovation and research at Indian schools as well as transform the country's high-tech business sector.
2016-04-20 Intel to cut 12,000 jobs, shift investments for revenue growth
Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, says it will restructure itself to focus on "high-growth areas," including the IoT, data centre and memory and connectivity businesses.
2009-01-23 Intel succumbs to job cuts, fab shutdown
After declining to post revenue forecast for Q1, Intel Corp. has announced that it will close two fabs and three IC assembly factories.
2006-08-11 Intel sells media and signaling biz
Media processing hardware/software vendor Eicon Networks has agreed to buy the assets of Intel's media and signaling business for an undisclosed amount.
2006-05-09 Intel reorg brings fabs in flash group
Intel disclosed that it will bring its NOR flash memory fabs and memory process technology development effort within the company's flash memory group.
2006-07-21 Intel lowers forecast after Q2 dip
Intel lowered its 2006 forecast after a 10 percent decline in sales and a 35 percent plunge in earnings from the previous quarter.
2009-10-13 Intel hires ex-Freescale Toulouse engineers
Intel Corp. has confirmed that it is hiring a team of 53 3G system integration engineers from Freescale's cellular products group based in Toulouse, in the South of France.
2002-08-29 Intel forming home networking industry group
Intel Corp. will announce the details of a cross-industry working group on home networking at the Intel Developer Forum next month.
2005-08-09 Infineon closes central R&D unit
Infineon Technologies AG is closing its central R&D division here, saying its research and development activities will now be spread over several departments in order to be "closer to the product."
2003-07-14 India's tech industry defends H-1B, outsource roles
Fearful that the U.S. will restrict the use of outsourcing services or limit the number of H-1B visas granted to immigrant workers, India's Nasscom is doing some proactive damage control.
2015-04-02 Impact of semiconductor industry on macroeconomic cycles
A business model for the semiconductor industry is imperative that takes into consideration the macroeconomic cycles, and also to avoid a huge unemployment during economic downturns.
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