Sharp Corp. in the fourth quarter of 2006 was toppled from the top spot in the global LCD-TV market, falling to fourth place, down from first in the third quarter, according to a new market share ranking from iSuppli Corp.
Intel Corporation researchers have developed a programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single, 80-core chip not much larger than the size of a finger nail while using less electricity than most of today's home appliances.
With record 2006 sales and a continuing momentum of design wins in January, Tevet Process Control Technologies has established its presence within the highly competitive semiconductor metrology market.
NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Renesas Technology Corp., Fujitsu Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Sharp Corporation, and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, have announced that they plan to jointly develop a next-generation mobile phone platform1 for dual-mode handsets supporting HSDPA2/W-CDMA (3G) and GSM/GPRS/EDGE (2G). Development of the platform is targeted to complete during 2008.
Corning Incorporated announced that its board of directors has approved a capital expenditure plan of $160 million to further expand its capacity to manufacture large size glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCD) at its facility in Shizuoka, Japan.
Rim Semiconductor Company has completed a representative agreement with Axellence, launching sales and marketing programs in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, and Switzerland.
EV Group (EVG) announced it has formed a collaborative product development partnership with GenISys for the development and marketing of a simulation platform for advanced mask aligner lithography processes.
Front-end engineers at SEMATECH will combine planar CMOS approaches with new channel materials to develop effective transistors for the 22 nm half-pitch technology generation – but will continue to investigate FinFET devices as an alternative approach.
Wind River Systems, Inc. has announced a new collaboration with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to enable Wind River’s Linux-based device software platform and Wind River Workbench development tools, including Wind River Workbench On-chip Debugging tools, on TI’s OMAP2430 applications processor for handsets and personal digital assistants (PDAs).
Forza Silicon and Tower Semiconductor have announced that they are expanding their relationship to design and produce mixed signal and image sensor chips utilizing Tower's process and design technology capabilities.
A future marred by stronger storms, rising sea levels and a dramatic increase in global temperatures unless stronger efforts are made to reduce carbon emissions is depicted in the new report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But with today's business models generating tremendous strain on the environment, how can free-market capitalism be reconciled with the need for more sustainable business practices?