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2010-08-02 Renesas streamlines 5,000 jobs
Renesas Electronics Corp., the merged entity of the former NEC Electronics Corp. and Renesas Technology Corp., announced plans to construct a strategic "fab network" including outside foundries and to streamline about 5,000 jobs in its bid to become profitable by 2011.
2011-01-26 Renesas cuts costs, consolidates Kochi facility
Renesas Electronics Corp. will cut costs by increasing its Kochi facility's manufacturing efficiency. Aside from consolidating the fab, it will lease part of the space to Sumitomo Electric Industries.
2012-06-27 Renesas asks $620M from private equity firm
The investment represents around the amount the struggling Japanese company needs for a $1.3 billion cash injection for its restructuring plans.
2015-06-09 Rejoinder to 'China and India have lost their lustre'
Last month, a writer engaged by Cliosoft said that China and India have lost their lustre as Vietnam is poised to overtake them. In this rejoinder, Rohit Girdhar at Infineon, begs to differ.
2009-05-11 Ramtron cuts foundry ties with Fujitsu
Amid loss, ferroelectric RAM maker Ramtron International Corp. is dumping one of its foundry partners&$8212;Fujitsu Ltd.
2008-05-07 Qualcomm, Foxlink to build mirasol fab in Taiwan
Qualcomm and Foxlink have partnered to build a dedicated fabrication plant at Lungtan's Science Park in Taoyuan, Taiwan to manufacture next generation mirasol displays.
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.
2015-11-06 Q'Comm reports dismal sales, smartphone decline to persist
The market dynamics hit Qualcomm especially hard especially because it is still suffering from the loss of a design win in top-tier smartphones from Samsung.
2004-07-27 Power-One, Artesyn report mixed earnings results
Power supply companies Power-One Inc. and Artesyn Technologies Inc. reported second-quarter sales gains as the power suppliers continued to benefit from the industry recovery.
2015-08-18 Poor smartphone sales cause Lenovo, HTC job cuts
HTC and Lenovo have recently confirmed they would lay off workers as part of different restructuring plans in the face of slowing handset sales.
2002-05-16 Plexus to streamline operations
EMS provider Plexus Corp. has revealed plans to consolidate its Neenah, Wisconsin, manufacturing operations and close down its New Product Introduction center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2002-08-20 Photronics terminates photomask operations
Photronics Inc. plans to streamline its operating cost structure by reducing its North American work force and terminating its photomask manufacturing operations.
2003-09-08 Philips to invest up to $300M in India
Philips Electronics announced it would expand its operations in India with new investments totaling as much as $300M.
2002-11-12 Philips announces plans for Albuquerque facility shutdown
Royal Philips Electronics has announced its plans for the phased closure of its semiconductor fabrication operation in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the end of 2003.
2008-03-10 Philippine EMS firm brings 'sophistication' to manual assembly
Four years after Filipino engineer Francis Ferrer started EMSCAI, the EMS firm has succeeding in its goal to match China on cost, at the same time it has developed a value proposition unequaled by its low-cost rivals: quality and productivity.
2002-11-21 Pericom to increase outsourcing activities
Pericom Semiconductor Corp. has announced the company's restructuring agenda, resulting from the decision to outsource more manufacturing and support-related activities to Asia-based subcontractors.
2002-10-23 PDA market to experience growth beginning 2003
While growth in the PDA market has remained unremarkable this year, In-Stat/MDR expects conditions to improve in the coming years.
2002-09-04 Parthus to reorganize IP product line
Parthus Technologies plans to streamline two product lines to improve the company's financial performance and enhance technology and market focus.
2010-02-08 Panel tackles outsourcing tradeoffs
A panel discussion at the DesignCon 2010 conference centered on the evolution of the IC outsourcing modeland its implications.
2011-05-03 Panasonic shaves 17,000 jobs, plans reorganization
The Japanese electronics giant will cut 17,000 jobs over the next two years, review overlapping businesses within the group and consolidate or transfer them to outside companies.
2013-08-14 Palomar opens Asia facility for demonstrations, training
The new facility supports more high-accuracy wire bond and die attach demonstrations on automated bonders, as well as contract manufacturing for complex hybrid applications.
2009-12-15 Osram Malaysia LED fab starts full production
Osram Opto Semiconductors has completed the installation at its LED chip production plant in Penang, Malaysia.
2002-04-24 Optimax plans to build offshore factory in Shanghai
Polarizer supplier, Optimax Technology Corp. has announced their plan to set up an offshore factory in mainland China this year.
2002-11-08 Oplink to expand manufacturing services, streamline operations
Oplink Communications Inc. has announced its plans to further expand its integrated Optical Manufacturing Service capabilities to better serve customers with optical modules, subsystems, and custom solutions.
2015-06-01 Opinion: Vietnam gives China, India a run for the money
Setting up a design centre in Shanghai or Bangalore is not financially viable, says Majeed Ahmad. With China and India losing their "lustre," Vietnam has become a cost-effective location with a growing talent pool.
2014-04-03 Onshoring grows popularity in the U.S.
There are a number of factors that could prompt companies to bring their businesses back home such as risk management, labour costs, and intellectual property protection, to name a few.
2007-07-11 On Semi expands Philippine manufacturing plant
ON Semiconductor announced that it will expand its production facility in the Philippines with the construction of an additional building to adjoin the existing 68,250m?-facility later this year.
2008-01-15 Oerlikon Solar expands in Asia with Singapore facility
Oerlikon Solar is boosting its presence and proximity to customers in Asia with a new facility in Singapore planned to be completed within a year and will initially employ approximately 100 people.
2008-10-31 NXP's 150mm fab in France is up for sale
NXP Semiconductors is selling its Integrated Passives Device business (IPD) and related operational 150mm semiconductor manufacturing facility in Caen, France.
2008-04-22 NXP steps out of Philips' shadow
NXP has instituted a major reorganization plandubbed Business Renewal Strategythat is fast reshaping NXP into the antithesis of the company established by Philips Electronics NV.
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