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2009-08-12 IDT goes fabless, signs on TSMC
Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) is joining fabless bandwagon. As part of the plan, IDT will shut down its fab in Oregon and will transfer the production to TSMC.
2016-05-10 IDT ex-CEO recalls battle with hedge fund investor
Ted Tewksbury, ex-CEO of IDT talked about how he fought back against hedge fund investor Starboard Value for about a year and half, as well as his take on the future of the US chip industry.
2014-03-07 IBM, Lenovo deal opposed by China employees
The staged demonstration has so far suspended IBM's production for four days straight.
2014-04-28 IBM ventures into open hardware in 'desperation'
IBM's Power8 technology performs well but lacks the volume to secure a foothold in a market dominated by Intel and ARM architectures, according to a veteran server analyst. He believes that the company's open hardware move is "driven by desperation more than hope."
2005-03-22 IBM to reportedly lay off 500 in Sweden
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), said it would lay off about 500 workers in Sweden, nearly 9 percent of its work force in the country, according to an Associated Press report.
2014-10-21 IBM strikes historic fab deal with GlobalFoundries
The deal is sweeter in several respects for GlobalFoundries than anticipated, but the foundry will have its hands full sorting out technical details of the implications for its roadmap. Just what impact the move might have for IBM's slumping Power Systems server business is still unclear.
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.
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.
2006-10-11 IBM lays off 400 engineering jobs in U.S.
IBM is reportedly laying off about 400 U.S.-based engineers who have been working on the development of components for one of IBM's most important hardware products.
2009-01-30 IBM faces workers' fury over more job cuts
IBM Corp. has cut more workers, including within its chip, research and other units, causing anger and friction inside the computer giant.
2014-03-03 IBM competition spurs Watson-based app development
The IBM Watson Group has launched an app-building competition using the Watson technology to analyse, and discover answers and insights to complex questions from massive amounts of disparate data.
2005-10-20 IBM acquires DataPower Technology for XML acceleration
IBM Corp. has acquired DataPower Technology (Cambridge, Mass.), removing from the field one of the last independent startups in XML acceleration.
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.
2009-01-13 How will Tan lead Cadence's resurgence?
Cadence's board appointed one of its own to the top job, saddling him with the daunting task of leading Cadence's resurrection.
2009-05-06 Handset shipments drop 13% in Q1 09
Handset vendors shipped 245 million cellphones worldwide in Q1 09, down a huge 13 percent from 282 million units a year earlier, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics.
2009-02-05 Glowing in EDA negativity
It seems that lately if you want to be considered an authority on the EDA industry you must be negative about it, in fact you must say the most pessimistic thing you can muster.
2015-07-02 GlobalFoundries acquires IBM's chip manufacturing business
GlobalFoundries will be IBM's exclusive semiconductor processor technology provider for the next 10 years. The deal could expand GlobalFoundries' current capacity by more than 10 per cent.
2004-12-29 Global chip industry to drop by 9.6 percent in 2005
According to "The Global Market for Equipment and Materials for IC Manufacturing," an article published by the Information Network, the IC industry will reach more than 53 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) growth for 2004 but will decline by 9.6 percent in 2005 and 5 percent in 2006.
2009-02-03 Fujitsu streamlines fab operations
Fujitsu has consolidated its fabs amid losses in its chip unit, combining three its six-inch wafer facilities, into one line and four eight-inch wafer lines into three.
2015-06-26 Freescale-NXP sees potential in secure IoT MCUs
The NXP CEO hopes to combine its security expertise and success in automotive infotainment with Freescale's broad MCU portfolio to create a range of chips for connected devices.
2008-11-04 Freescale to slash 10% workforce amid losses
Freescale has announced it would cut about 10 percent of its workers after charges dragged the firm to a $3.37-billion loss in Q3.
2010-04-21 FormFactor shifts jobs to Asia
FormFactor Inc. has slashed its headcount by about 106 employees and announced plans to continue to shift U.S. jobs to Asia.
2009-02-12 Five ways to beat IC scaling roadblocks
Intel senior fellow and director of process architecture Mark Bohr listed five major stumbling blocksor challengesfor the 32nm node and beyond.
2002-08-27 First-mile wireless critical to optical rebound
Any chance for a return to growth for the optical components industry lies in new applications and technologies in the first mile, said the former chief executive of JDS Uniphase.
2002-03-21 Fiorina claims victory in HP-Compaq merger vote
Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina declared victory by a "slim, but sufficient margin" in the shareholder vote on HP's proposed merger with Compaq Computer Corp., while dissident HP board member Walter Hewlett said the vote was "too close to call."
2005-01-27 Finisar, Infineon revise deal to include only optical transceivers
Finisar Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG have agreed to a revised deal under which the U.S. company is acquiring Infineon's loss-making fiber optic transceivers business, but Infineon retains its parallel optics and fiber operations.
2010-01-06 Fearless IC forecasts for 2010
2010 is just beginning to unfold in the electronics industry and there is already uncertainty in the air. EE Times' Mark LaPedus offers his chip forecasts and other prediction for 2010.
2009-04-24 Fab tool vendors post poor Q1 results
Results from fab tool vendors including Cymer, Lam, MKS and Novellus separately posted horrible results for the quarter. And it could get worse before it gets better.
2009-01-16 Fab tool execs brace for longer downturn
Fab tool vendor executives have warned that the current IC downturn will be long and painful, causing more consolidation in the market and stress in the supply chain.
2015-07-02 Ericsson sacks R&D, supply employees
The official motivation was the decline of 2G and leapfrog over 3G from operators switching to 4G. The main reason is flat sales and significant loss of business to Huawei.
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