SOI wafer supplier sees cash halved
Soitec has seen cash resources fall by 50 percent as it made net loss that was 80 percent of sales in financial year to end of March 2013.View the full article HERE.
Volkswagen to lead MCU energy benchmark group
Working group extended to establish energy efficiency benchmark for automotive microcontrollers. Volkswagen is to chair group with 11 chip companies contributing so far.View the full article HERE.
Research gap threatens innovation, experts warn
The decline of big corporate R&D groups such as Bell Labs has created a hole in the innovation pipeline said Bill Spencer (pictured) at an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ethernet.View the full article HERE.
Intel outlines 3-D NAND transition
Intel and IM Flash Technologies executive says 2-D NAND flash memory can scale to 10-nm and that 3-D NAND needs to be manufactured with at least 32 layers to be economic.View the full article HERE.
Europe backs FDSOI fabs
A $465 million collaborative R&D project is set to support pilot lines in Dresden and Grenoble for production of fully depleted silicon on insulator manufacturing process.View the full article HERE.
Intel Haswell packs integrated voltage regulator
Integration eliminates as many as seven external third party chips-one of many power improvements driven by competition with ARM.View the full article HERE.
Intel pushes for more research beyond 10-nm
Intel''s director of component research says more varied research is needed to catch the next opportunity beyond conventional silicon.View the full article HERE.
25% of notebooks to feature touchscreens by 2016
Thanks to falling prices and a push from Intel, 2013 is expected to be the start of a booming growth spurt for touch-screen equipped notebooks. View the full article HERE.
Broadcom: Time to prepare for the end of Moore's Law
CTO Henry Samueli says Broadcom is starting to prepare customers for the end of CMOS scaling in the next 15 years, and it is working out plans for 3-D chip stacks.View the full article HERE.
ST''s strategy is a tale of two segmentsStories 1 - 10 of 720
ST tells analysts it is going to report financial results for both its digital and analog business segments for "transparency" but remains committed to exploiting manufacturing technologies it has Crolles, including its FDSOI process.View the full article HERE.