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Politics Muddy Toshiba Bidding

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:01:00 EDT

As the second round of bidding for Toshiba's coveted memory business draws near, the opaque process is exposing a deep schism of interests in Japan among politicians, bureaucrats and bankers. But did anyone ask what engineers want?

Faster Networks Push Interface Development

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:01:00 EDT

Rambus' memory and interface portfolio, including its recently launched 56G SerDes PHY, is being guided by long-reach backplane requirements for 400 GB Ethernet applications, as well as 5G wireless networks

Qualcomm: Apple's Real iPhone Competitor

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:00:00 EDT

Apple has identified who its toughest foe is and is taking action.

Apple Stops Royalties to Q'comm

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:00:00 EDT

Qualcomm reduced its quarterly revenue forecast by $500 million, charging that Apple has stopped paying it royalties on mobile devices such as iPhones.

It's Time for OEMs to Get Augmented!

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:00:00 EDT

A few technologies are reaching a level of maturity that will likely change the way we work, the way we innovate, the way we make, and the way we run the factories and supply chains that we operate.

Bozotti to Remain CEO as ST Elevates Heir Apparent

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:01:00 EDT

European chip maker elevates heir apparent to deputy CEO.

'Cypress 3.0' Strategy Bearing Fruit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:01:00 EDT

New CEO's plan to target markets growing faster than the overall semiconductor industry yields record quarterly sales.

Intel Boosts CapEx 20%

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:45:00 EDT

Intel will boost capital spending 20 percent this year and next to ramp 3D NAND and 3DXP memories, it said reporting quarterly financial gains.

Samsung Lifted by Strong Memory Chip Sales

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:20:00 EDT

Best ever quarterly profit for semiconductor division helps South Korean electronics giant shake off Galaxy 7 recall fiasco.

Micron Makes Mehrotra Next CEO

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:01:00 EDT

Micron named flash co-inventor and former SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra as its next chief executive, effective May 8.

7 Steps to Move Manufacturers to Industry 4.0

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:00:00 EDT

Every function and activity in manufacturing has data behind it that should be leveraged to improve processes across the organization that will help it achieve smart factory status.

UMC Sees Weakening Demand at 28nm

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:35:00 EDT

United Microelectronics Corp., Taiwan's second largest foundry, said that the ramp of its most advanced technology node has slipped for a third time under strong competition.

NXP Reference Design Integrates Alexa Voice Control Into Appliances

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:45:00 EDT

NXP Semiconductors has partnered with Amazon to make Alexa voice-recognition hardware and software available as a reference design for integration into other devices, part of a wave of chip makers looking to cash in on the success of digital assistants in hopes that OEMs will begin incorporating voice recognition and command capabilities in other products.

Businesses Set High Expectations For AI

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:15:00 EDT

Most companies agree that AI will enhance the capabilities of people in the future, according to Fujitsu.

Automotive Strength Drives TI's First Quarter Sales

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:35:00 EDT

Chip firm posts double-digit revenue growth on the strength of automotive and industrial sales.

Baidu Battles Google in Robo-Car Derby

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:01:00 EDT

Baidu's plan to "open up" its autonomous driving platform to others surprised many auto industry watchers. One analyst described it "a bit of a moon shot." But he thinks China is the right place to try this out.

Solid State Batteries Aim to Top Li-ion

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:41:00 EDT

Self-powered chips, for up to a 10-year lifetime, or cell phones that recharge in 15 minutes are in the near future due to solid-state Li-Ion batteries from Ilika.

Fab Tool Billings Reach 16-Year High

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:01:00 EDT

Semiconductor equipment billings hit their highest level since 2001 in March, according to the SEMI trade organization.

IoT Security: What We Need Next

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:11:00 EDT

Do we need a group to certify that IoT products support some baseline security and privacy standards? If so, what are the standards and who is the group?