Applied Materials announces Dickerson will replace longtime boss Mike Splinter.
Both grew spectacularly, with Samsung up 28.9 percent, and Apple up 13.6 percent, while HP and Dell dropped 12.7 and 13.4 percent, respectively.
PBS created its own show called Silicon Valley, which promises to be an informative look back at the start of the semiconductor industry.
The larger high-tech industry employs 6 million people.
IBM is announcing today that it has taken the first real steps toward commercial fabrication of carbon nanotubes on top of a silicon chip.
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Apple and Samsung have many beefs with each other. But for now, it appears, Samsung is still manufacturing the A6 processor inside Apple’s flagship iPhone 5.
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Intel’s decision to get out of memory chips and focus on microprocessors in the 1980s is still paying off. Fueled by strong sales in its core PC chips business, Intel reached its highest overall chip industry market share in more than 10 years, according to market analyst IHS iSuppli.
Micron Technology said yesterday it has appointed D. Mark Durcan to replace chief executive Steve Appleton, who died Friday when the small experimental plane he was piloting crashed at the Boise airport.
Semiconductor industry executives worry that profits and revenue are sinking, and they don’t plan to hire as many people as they did a year ago.
The chip industry is expected to grow only 1.2 percent in 2011, according to a reduced forecast for the world semiconductor market by market researcher IHS.
Broadcom said today it has agreed to buy NetLogic Microsystems for $3.7 billion as part of a move to consolidate its presence in the communications chip market.
Intel is planning a hybrid security technology that will combine software with chip-based defenses.
Applied Materials, the largest maker of chip making equipment, announced what it called a “breakthrough” technology in manufacturing chips that could become critical for continued technological progress in electronics for years to come.
The chip industry is surprisingly bullish in its outlook for 2011, even though it already enjoyed record results in 2010. Typically, a boom year in the semiconductor industry is followed by a bust.
The chip industry is starting to hit the skids, and the dramatic growth it saw in 2010 is likely to be a cyclical peak. In 2011 and 2012, growth is likely to stall, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
The Semiconductor Industry Association held its annual dinner for a thousand industry executives on Thursday night in San Jose, Calif. At the event, the group’s new president, Brian Toohey (left) laid out the industry’s political agenda in the wake of the Republican victories in this week’s national election.
Semiconductor sales are expected to grow 32.8 percent in 2010 to $300.5 billion.
Intel has agreed to make chips for semiconductor start-up Achronix Semiconductor, marking the first time that the world’s biggest chip maker has given another company access to its golden goose, its most sophisticated manufacturing processes.
Despite some headwinds, global sales of semiconductor chips grew, if barely, in August. Chip sales were $25.7 billion, up 1.8 percent from July’s sales of $25.2 billion, according to the chip industry trade group Semiconductor Industry Association. But sales compared to a year ago remain strong, with August sales up 32.6 percent compared to a year ago.
Chipmaker Qualcomm envisions a future where its mobile chips contain radios for every wireless technology—3G, LTE, and others—and phones automatically switch to the fastest network, said Qualcomm executive vice president Steve Mollenkopf. He made the comments at technology news site GigaOm’s Mobilize conference in San Francisco today.
In a sign that ARM Holdings shareholders might be bracing for an acquisition in the near future by Oracle, shares of ARM bounced higher today after Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said his company would be on the hunt to pick up new chip companies to add to its computer hardware portfolio. Ellison made the comment to attendees of the Oracle OpenWorld 2010 conference in San Francisco yesterday.
In a time of other rather dense Intel announcements, the company has now announced that its financing arm Intel Capital invested $30 million in four new tech companies as part of its $200 million Invest in America Technology fund launched in February.
Intel isn’t happy just putting its chips into every imaginable device. It now wants to help developers sell apps that run on the devices its chip powers, too.
Hoping to outdo Intel in the server chip market, Smooth-Stone has raised $48 million to complete development of its ARM-based server chips which consume small amounts of power.