Tech news tagged ‘semiconductor’

Altair Gets $25m

Altair Semiconductor, the LTE chip-set specialist, has raised $25 million from existing backers: Bessemer, BRM, Giza, JVP and Pacific Technology…

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Fable: The Great Man And The Great Engineer

There was once a great man, a former Navy officer, who left a great electronics company because its management chose to invest in a consumer finance operation rather than ICs…

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Wireless is Top-Spending IC Area

Wireless will lead IC spending this year growing by 13.5% to $69.6 billion, says IHS Of the other six major IC application areas, five will show growth of up to 6.5% and one will decline 1.7…

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ST Considering Break-Up

STMicroelectronics is considering breaking itself up, reports Bloomberg. It is thought that the profitable analogue business will be split from the loss-making digital business, while the ST-Ericsson joint venture will be sold – probably to Samsung…

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Toon Takes Over As XMOS CEO

The last of the ‘big, bold, hairy’ West Country semiconductor plays – XMOS – has got a new CEO – Nigel Toon…

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Bold, Hairy, Audacious Plays Falter

There were three ‘bold, hairy audacious plays’ on the UK semiconductor scene, to quote Icera’s founding CEO Stan Boland – Icera, PicoChip and XMOS…

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Top Ten (And Next 10) Semi Companies 2011

Here, according to IC Insights, are the top twenty semiconductor  companies measured by 2011 revenues and their precentage growth or decline on the 2010 numbers…

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