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2002-11-08 Potholes mark ASIC-to-FPGA conversion path
Designers should be aware of several "gotcha's" that can impede designs moving from ASICs to FPGAs, said Mike Dini of The Dini Group.
2008-09-30 PMC-Sierra expands WiMAX RFIC solutions
As WiMAX becomes a "global phenomenon," PMC-Sierra Inc. steps up to help solve WiMAX global spectrum hurdles and help OEMs develop cost-effective WiMAX products to enter the market.
2011-05-17 Pirated software rate in Hong Kong falls 45% in 2010
A study conducted by Business Software Alliance shows that the percentage of pirated software installed on Hong Kong PCs fell to 45 percent in 2010.
2015-04-08 Philippines steps up efforts to develop fast charging battery
A team of researchers in the Philippines is pursuing research and development to boost the energy storage capacity of solar cells and develop a fast charging, high-capacity battery.
2012-02-09 PCM progress report no. 3: New direction with polyamorphic states
Here's a review of Semyon D. Savransky's paper to evaluate a type of nonvolatile memory based on polyamorphous chalcogenide transformations.
2014-09-09 Payments? There's an iPhone for that
Apple is including NFC in iPhone 6a move that turns the smartphones into mobile wallets, and locks users into the tech giant's ecosystem.
2011-04-15 Path to cloud won't be easy
High-tech companies are eager to hop on the cloud bandwagon, but Accenture warns that cloud services would require multiple business and operating models, and new kinds of customer relationships.
2008-03-18 Pan-Europe IC powerhouse in the works?
Former STMicroelectronics executive Joseph Borel has proposed for Europe's top three semiconductor companiesNXP Semiconductors, ST, Infineon Technologiesto consolidate and form a unified European chip powerhouse.
2009-12-17 ON Semi takes over CMD
ON Semiconductor's acquisition of California Micro Devices will strengthen its offering of application specific integrated passive devices.
2007-01-18 NXP withdrawal threatens ST's game plan
NXP's confirmation that it is pulling out of the Crolles semiconductor R&D alliance, is a problem for STMicroelectronics NV and could mean the end of the alliance.
2012-04-18 Nokia knows no recovery
The ex-No. 1 in the mobile handset market has "rested too long on its laurels and failed to provide the innovation the market needed, which in the consumer electronics industry is a major mistake."
2013-05-23 NFC sees tenfold growth, shipments reach 1.2 billion units
Although rapid growth is seen for the technology this year, one of the key challenges NFC faces is developing services and applications that consumers want.
2010-05-24 New Renesas chief shares renaissance roadmap
Yasushi Akao, president of Renesas Electronics said the company's priority is to make hard choices, lay out clear timelines and action plans and do all this in barely three months.
2007-11-27 Network security market expands in China
The sales volume of China's network security market rose 24.3 percent, reaching $240.83 million in Q3 06, reported CCID Consulting Co. Ltd.
2014-07-17 Nest Labs unveils protocol for home IoT
Thread, low-power mesh networking protocol, is one of a growing number of efforts to unify or supply some missing piece for the highly fragmented Internet of Things sector.
2003-01-17 Motorola pare plants, seeks 300mm partner
In 2000, Motorola Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Sector had 27 front-end and back-end manufacturing sites. By the middle of this year, the company will have reduced that number to 10.
2007-09-27 Moto Fone packs a punch of simple, elegant features
Quietly launched in rural India initially, the F3 Fone is aimed mostly at first-time cell users in markets offering low-cost prepaid or monthly service.
2015-04-22 Moore's law and 5G: Out with old, in with the new?
In order for 5G to happen, there needs to be a collective effort to shy away from 20nm CMOS and Moore's law and look toward next generation technology for increased speed and lower power.
2010-11-03 MIPS on the rise
Processor core vendor MIPS Technologies is growing strong, and Sandeep Vij, CEO, MIPS, says greatness can be achieved if a company has "a soul."
2011-08-05 Microsoft gives software to non-profit org
Microsoft Hong Kong has increased its software donation for the TechDonation Program that supports nonprofits such as medical research organizations, private foundations and arts centers.
2004-05-28 Micronas board reduces component count
Micronas launched what it claims as the world's first IDTV reference design for the complete signal processing of digital and analog signals on a single board.
2002-06-19 Materials transitions stalk CMOS scaling
With the transition to copper and low-k interconnects showing just how difficult changes in materials can be, technologists gathered at the Symposium on VLSI Technology to consider a brace of materials challenges?ranging from new gate oxides to SOI and strained-silicon channels.
2011-09-30 Malaysian firm makes Forbes list
The vision inspection firm is among the 14 Malaysian companies on the 2011 Forbes Asia's 200 Best Under a Billion List.
2003-10-01 Mainland's stability hinges on performance of local firms
Mainland China continues to solidify its position as the frontier of the future of commerce as its semiconductor industry thrives; there are still a million new graduates who have no jobs, however, and the dragon of the East needs to come up new opportunities for growth to remedy this.
2007-06-28 Macronix struggles in the face of hostile takeover
A boardroom showdown will finally decide on the fate of Macronix International against Powerchip Semiconductor, which has snapped up enough shares in Macronix to make a bid for a handful of board seats.
2014-09-01 Low price, more functions key to wearables take off
In the early stage, people are buying brands of wearable devices, but it is not going to last long. Apart from lower price points, consumers would want something more from these devices.
2009-12-22 LFoundry to buy Atmel France fab
LFoundry GmbH has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Atmel Corp. for the purchase of the latter's wafer fabrication operation in Rousset, France.
2007-01-31 Jury favors Broadcom in patent case against Qualcomm
Broadcom Corp. announced that a federal jury in San Diego found that the company had not infringed two patents for digital video compression owned by Qualcomm Inc.
2014-05-15 Jedec to re-accept Rambus after 20-year hiatus
Jedec memory standards group is poised to accept Rambus again in the alliance after it resolved lawsuits involving as many as 15 chipmakers that were also members.
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.
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