Tech news tagged ‘chip company’

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Siemens To Lead Wafer Transition

With all the talk about the move to 450mm wafers, it is intriguing to recall how the last wafer transition – from 200mm to 300mm – was managed…

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Fable: The App Which Saved A Chip Company.

Way back in the mid 1970s the semiconductor division of a major electronics company lost $28 million in one year – not much these days but big for an industry whose total revenues in 1975 were slightly under $4 billion…

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Fable: When Wrong Is Right.

On the Tuesday before the 1994 Thanksgiving holiday in America a camera crew turned up at a chip company…

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Sod Off Wall Street.

The important thing is the health of the industry, not the convenience of analysts and certainly not the titillation of journos…

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Fable: Fortune’s Fickle Finger Of Fate

32 years ago a big company paid $380 million for a chip company. It seemed a bargain when, the following year, the chip company had sales of $370 million. But then things went wrong…

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Fable: The Genius Who Was Ousted

The inventor of the EEPROM left Intel to co-found a chip company in Silicon Valley and then left that company to found his own start-up…

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The End of The World Is Not Nigh

Barron’s has a very apposite take on the chip industry – if it wasn’t for the fact that the end of the world is nigh, chip CEOs would be optimistic…

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Fab Sahara

Maybe there’s a psychological synergy between chip-making and earthquakes. Semiconductors is an unpredictable business, while people in seismically active areas live with uncertainty – and  Silicon Valley spawned in an earthquake zone…

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