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21-06-2013 Chip making equipment market to bounce back in 2014
Following on from falls across many areas of semiconductor capital spending in 2013 the market is going to jump in 2014, according to market research firm Gartner.View the full article HERE. Read more >
20-06-2013 North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts May 2013 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.08
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20-06-2013 Sean Maloney joins the board of SMIC
Chinese foundry has appointed Sean Maloney, who had been tipped as a possible CEO of Intel, as an independent non-executive director.View the full article HERE. Read more >
20-06-2013 10GBase-T gains traction, but still too power hungry
The twisted pair version of 10G Ethernet is on the rise, but high power consumption will dampen some future growth potential. View the full article HERE. Read more >
20-06-2013 Imagination profit drops on R&D spend
Despite strong growth in customers' units shipped and revenues, profit declined at processor licensor Imagination in the 2013 financial year as it spent on R&D. View the full article HERE. Read more >
19-06-2013 Rockchip tablet SOCs use both Mali, PowerVR graphics
Chinese fabless chip company adds PowerVR GPU to its tablet system-chip offering. View the full article HERE. Read more >
19-06-2013 Intel's budget supercomputer diversifies
Intel's Xeon Phi coprocessor families offer something for every supercomputer user, from high-end systems to workstations to embedded systems. View the full article HERE. Read more >
19-06-2013 Bluetooth Arduino project seeks funds
Engineers from Michigan are trying to raise $80,000 for Bluetooth-enabled Arduino boards that will allow smartphones to be used to control project hardware.View the full article HERE. Read more >
18-06-2013 AMD touts trio of 2014 server chips
AMD has given some details on its 2014 portfolio of processors for enterprise and data center servers.View the full article HERE. Read more >
18-06-2013 Small cells gaining traction in cellular nets
AT&T, Vodaphone and other carriers are rolling out their first small cell deployments thanks in part to advances in backhaul and baseband SoCs.View the full article HERE. Read more >
17-06-2013 Intel eDRAM attacks graphics in pre-3-D IC days
Intel shared insights into its eDRAM technology, expected to challenge discrete graphics sockets in high end notebooks this year.View the full article HERE. Read more >
17-06-2013 Toshiba, TSMC report ROMs with multi-level cells
Toshiba, TSMC both reported multi-bit per memory cell ROMs at the Symposium on VLSI Circuits held in Kyoto, Japan, last week.View the full article HERE. Read more >
17-06-2013 Smartphone demand makes Spreadtrum guidance soar
Demand for smartphone chips from Chinese fabless chip vendor causes it to provide a major uplift to Q2 sales guidance.View the full article HERE. Read more >
15-06-2013 AMS marks down 2013 revenue on order delays
Austrian analog IC and sensor vendor has lowered its growth estimate for 2013 because certain customers are pushing orders out. The company has also lost its CEO who has stood down.View the full article HERE. Read more >
14-06-2013 Mellanox adds Danish firm to buying spree
High-speed interconnect provider adds to offering with plan to acquire Denmark's IPtronics for its optical transceivers.View the full article HERE. Read more >
14-06-2013 Nokia, Qualcomm invest in array camera startup
Pelican Imaging has secured $20 million in funding from Qualcomm Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners and current investors.View the full article HERE. Read more >
13-06-2013 ST, Bosch in dead heat for MEMS market lead
Market watcher IHS iSuppli branded InvenSense the most successful MEMS startup ever in its latest report on the MEMS market. View the full article HERE. Read more >
13-06-2013 DARPA kicking off Virtual Robotics Challenge
The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency is staging a competition among 18 teams trying building more advanced search and rescue robots. View the full article HERE. Read more >
12-06-2013 Broadcom hits tera-ops with comms processor
Broadcom's former NetLogic group leapfrogged rival Cavium by sampling the first comms processor to handle a trillion operations per second.View the full article HERE. Read more >
12-06-2013 Intel processor outperforms Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung
Market research firm publishes benchmark tests of Intel's latest application processor, the Z2580 CloverTrail, and compares it with competitors' ARM-based offerings.View the full article HERE. Read more >
12-06-2013 Image sensors go organic
Sensor startup and established plastic display firm claim to have created the first conformable organic image sensor on plastic substrate.View the full article HERE. Read more >
12-06-2013 Hynix settles with Rambus, takes license
Hynix will pay Rambus about $240 million in a deal that settles all litigation between the two firms. View the full article HERE. Read more >
12-06-2013 TSMC's sales stay strong in May
May chip sales at leading foundry chip maker came off the booming levels seen in April but were still up 17.2 percent over 2012.View the full article HERE. Read more >
12-06-2013 AMD tips 5 GHz gamer CPU, filling Haswell hole
Intel failed to field an overclocked x86 for gamers with its Haswell launch last week, a gap AMD says it will fill with a 5 GHz part this summer.View the full article HERE. Read more >
11-06-2013 MEMS startup wins strategic investment
While many bemoan a lack of investment capital for fabless chip companies, firms involved in the microelectromechanical systems sector continue to get funded.View the full article HERE. Read more >
11-06-2013 SEMI Reports First Quarter 2013 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures; Billings US$ 7.31 Billion
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10-06-2013 Altera tips plans for 20, 14nm FPGAs in 2014
Stratix 10 FPGAs made in Intel’s 14nm process will sample early next year, packing up to four million logic elements and running at a GHz.View the full article HERE. Read more >
08-06-2013 DRAM makers turn to new process for sub-nm cells
Buried metal wordline with fin-shape access transistors has the potential to overcome predictions that DRAM memory cells would hit a scaling wall at 30 nm. Some forecasts have predicted that DRAM memory cell... Read more >
08-06-2013 Sensor network designs win IoT contest
A wireless door lock sensor, a universal LED driver for streetlights and an energy-harvesting current sensor won an Internet of Things contest.View the full article HERE. Read more >
08-06-2013 Silicon Labs makes IoT play with Energy Micro buy
Mixed signal and wireless company has persuaded serial entrepreneur Geir Forre to flip his microcontroller startup for up to $170 million as they set off together in pursuit of the Internet of Things market.Vie... Read more >