Will Intel's Drone Chips Fly? Junko Yoshida 5/5/2016 Post a comment Something about Intel’s drone efforts reminds me of Intel’s past stumbles in the mobile SoC market. Is Intel flying into the drone market from the wrong angle?
Intel to Exit Mobile SoC Business Junko Yoshida 5/2/2016 Post a comment As it proceeds with a massive restructuring plan announced earlier this month, Intel will exit the smartphone and tablet mobile SoC business by ending its struggling Atom chip product line. Intel is likely to keep its modem team.
15 Biggest Technology Wins on Kickstarter Hailey Lynne McKeefry 4/25/2016 (1) comment New technology get's people excited. A quick look at the Kickstarter funding platform proves it. Here's a look at the biggest wins, from personal 3D printers and inexpensive computers to smart bicycles and music players.
Samsung Details Foundry Roadmap Jessica Lipsky 4/22/2016 Post a comment Officials from Samsung Semiconductor Inc. detailed the company’s foundry roadmap, which includes expanding FD-SOI production and offering low-cost alternatives to existing FinFET technologies.
Intel Cuts 12,000, 11% of Staff Rick Merritt 4/20/2016 (1) comment Intel Corp. officially cut its PC business loose today announcing a cut of 12,000 employees, 11% of its staff amid a sequential decline in quarterly revenues and profits.
Quakes Hit Japan's IC & Auto Makers Hard Junko Yoshida 4/18/2016 Post a comment Japanese electronics and automotive manufacturers are struggling to assess damages to their manufacturing facilities after a series of earthquakes--as high as 7.3 magnitude on the Richter scale--struck Kyushu, Japan’s southern island.
Delving into the Top 5 Enterprise Labeling Trends Josh Roffman 4/18/2016 Post a comment As labeling has becoming a mission-critical component in the supply chain, especially for those companies that are operating globally, we need to keep an eye on the trends and needs that are driving the optimization and efficacy of labeling.
Sayonara, Japan Semiconductor Inc. Junko Yoshida 4/14/2016 (1) comment The Japanese semiconductor industry’s downfall is undeniable. EE Times went back to Japan and explored what remains of Japanese chip vendors, how Japan Inc. has crumbled and if we grade recent restructuring programs, who comes out on top.
The State of On-Shoring: The Problem of China Jim O'Reilly 4/14/2016 (7) comments China has had a good run as a low-cost manufacturer with decent product quality, but labor costs have risen drastically over the last decade making the country vulnerable to re-sourcing decisions that take into account the logistics costs and risks associated with long pipelines.
5G Work Starts in Earnest Rick Merritt 4/13/2016 Post a comment This week engineers started hearing proposals on everything from radio access technologies to network architectures for 5G cellular standards expected before 2020.
Nanium & UTAC Partners on Wafer Level Packaging & Testing Julien Happich 4/11/2016 Post a comment Europe's primary OSAT company Nanium SA has signed a collaborative agreement with the Singapore-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider UTAC Holdings Ltd (UTAC) to provide a complete turnkey backend solution for Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) solutions.
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