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2015-10-21 Global semiconductor capital spending to fall 1% this year
Gartner predicts that memory makers will switch 10 per cent of capacity investments from DRAM to NAND in late 2015 and 2016 and will cut back on investments in late 2015 and early 2016
2008-06-11 Freescale hands over MRAM biz to EverSpin
Freescale Semiconductor has announced plans to spin off its fledgling MRAM business, taking an approach executives at the chipmaker believe offers the most optimal way to commercialize a technology being positioned as an alternative to DRAM and flash memory products
2008-09-01 FPGAs qualify for cars, low-power apps
With the entire semiconductor industry in a state of flux and established markets offering little growth, programmable logic (PL) suppliers are exploring new opportunities. One of the promising markets that FPGA and CPLD vendors have been looking into is the automotive sector
2009-02-06 Elpida seeks gov't bailout, mergers
Elpida Memory Inc., the remaining Japanese DRAM manufacturer, is exploring a government bailout, but public funds alone probably wouldn't do the trick
2003-03-25 Electronic components to achieve double-digit growth in '03
According to iSuppli Corp., the modest recovery experienced by the electronic components sector last year has set the stage for stronger growth this year
2004-09-20 DRAM market growth to abate, analysts agree
With another sharp downturn expected within two years, the historically cyclical DRAM industry is grappling with vastly slower market growth rates that promise to change the sector's landscape in the coming years, panelists and an analyst suggested Sept. 13 at a two-day Gartner Dataquest conference here
2013-04-30 Cypress semiconductor readies for 32bit PSoCs
Over the next two years, Cypress aims to expand the amount of memory and the programmable analogue and digital blocks on PSoC 4 by a factor of four or more
2002-09-10 Convergence to introduce "third-era" computing
Silicon will be the driving engine that will bring new capabilities to the computing and communications sector, this is according to Intel president and COO, Paul Otellini, while opening the Intel Developer Forum Fall 2002
2008-08-18 Controller LSI enables high-speed flash storage
TDK Corp. has developed the GBDriver RA8 series of NAND flash memory controller LSI that are compatible with 2KByte/page and 4KByte/page NAND flash memories
2012-06-07 Cloud could ease DRAM woes
The future of the DRAM market will see a transition from PC DRAM to server and mobile DRAM, which are important for the cloud storage sector
2008-09-01 Chip R&D treads shaky ground
Amid continued debate on whether semiconductor R&D is an endangered species or is successfully evolving to adapt to changing realities, Intermolecular Inc. and Semiconductor Research Corp. braved the debacle, with each announcing their own R&D initiatives. Intermolecular reported on a memory R&D pilot line, while SRC described emerging programs in analog, energy, medical and multicore
2014-03-25 Chip design tool delivers tenfold performance boost
Synopsys' IC Compiler II can boost tenfold the throughput of a design exploration flow while using only a fifth of its predecessor's memory
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
2011-04-21 Bandwidth concerns fuel mobile DRAM race
Staggering bandwidth requirements are forcing mobile DRAM vendors to shift to next-gen memory standards. Options abound, but many see wide I/O DRAM technology as the clear frontrunner
2013-12-27 Avnet, SanDisk to expand flash storage solutions
The global distribution deal lets SanDisk leverage Avnet's global scale solutions distribution model, easing the purchase and implementation of SanDisk's solid state storage and embedded flash memory solutions
2008-10-01 Andes facilitates Taiwan SoC design
Driven by strong market demand for portable products, the consumer electronics sector swerves to the Internet-capability route, as touted by Mobile Internet Devices (MID
2009-03-31 Analyst warns of further DDR3 delay
Is the transition to DDR3 delayedagain? If so, this would be another blow for DRAM makers, who are looking for relief amid the memory downturn
2009-02-04 Analysis: What's in store for IBM's chip unit?
IBM Corp.'s recent move to implement job cuts within its semiconductor unit follows a dramatic slump in sales, product setbacks and numerous false starts in the sector
2007-10-31 Air Products to supply nitrogen to Rexchip fabs
Air Products has signed a long-term nitrogen and bulk gas supply deal with Rexchip Semiconductor, the joint venture company between Powerchip Semiconductor and Elpida Memory
2006-09-12 50nm NAND flash tightens market competition
In getting this new device to the market, IM Flash Technologies (IMFT) has leapfrogged leading flash vendors Toshiba and Samsung in process technology. And it has gained an advantage in the NAND flash sector that's invaluable in this cost-sensitive marketplace
2010-03-18 32bit secure processor tailored for smart cards
ARM extends is smart card portfolio with a core based on the Cortex-M0. The 32bit SC000 is targeting the sector traditionally held by 8- and 16bit devices
2010-06-17 Analyst: Acquisitions display expanding EDA view
Recently announced acquisitions in the EDA sector represent the boldest steps yet by large EDA vendors to broaden their focus and emerge from a 'myopic view
2009-02-10 Smart phones keep IC suppliers afloat
With the crisis bleeding out the electronics markets and suppliers, the relative strength of the smart phone market is helping some companies to keep their heads above water and propelling others to impressive growth.
2008-02-05 SIA: Chip sales hit new record with $255.6B in 2007
Global sales of semiconductors grew for the sixth-consecutive year, reaching a record $255.6 billion in 2007, up 3.2 percent from the $247.7 billion reported in 2006, according to SIA.
2010-09-15 Semiconductor spending to grow 122 percent in 2010
Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment expenditure is estimated to approach $36.9 billion in 2010, a 122.1 percent increase from 2009 spending of $16.6 billion, according to Gartner.
2009-03-30 Samsung ups power-efficiency efforts
South Korea chip giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd disclosed a host of "green" products, including the disclosure of a new, low-power DDR3 DRAM device.
2005-10-06 Hynix tips DRAM process roadmap to 60nm
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. outlined its aggressive DRAM process roadmap to keep pace with its rivals, including the development of a 60-nm technology called
2012-08-13 Global mobile DRAM revenue grows 12%
According to DRAMeXchange, the popularity of smartphones and tablets has stimulated mobile DRAM demand growth in Q2, with Koreans taking 77.5 percent of the global market.
2007-06-04 Gartner slashes chip industry outlook
Gartner has lowered its global sales outlook for the semiconductor industry for 2007, citing the continuing fall in DRAM and microprocessor prices.
2008-10-10 Firm cuts IC expenditure projections for '08, '09
Gartner Inc. is expecting that the IC industry capital spending will decline 25.7 percent in 2008 and 12.8 percent in 2009, before growing to 16.7 percent in 2010.
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