Tech news tagged ‘semiconductor’

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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Sicilian Sunshine

I have to say I do miss seeing, and hearing, Pasquale Pistorio on the semiconductor scene. He’s a creator of energy and a force for good in the world…

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Poll: Who Was The Greatest Semiconductor CEO?

The poll of what will succeed silicon produced some interesting comments so we’ve decided to give the poll thing another whirl. Here’s No.2: Who was the greatest chip CEO…

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CTO Of The USA

We haven’t heard much recently about the CTO of the USA, though it was a big talking point just before the US elections. Is this because the President’s choice was Steve Jobs…

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The Best Semiconductor Investment Ever Made

Was Philips’ investment in TSMC the greatest semiconductor investment ever made? Last week Philips said it had sold the last of its shares in TSMC. Was it the biggest single investment coup in chip industry history…

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Budapest To Make Colour TVs

Hungary is to start production of colour television sets. Plans are underway at the United Incandescent Lamp Factory in Budapest to set manufacture in motion, following the experimental start of colour transmission last March using the Secam system. So starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s issue of May 28…

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Microelectronics And Nature by Tsuyoshi Kawanishi

“Microelectronics is not unrelated to nature. Of course, it is not a product of nature, but it is a product created by the natural creativity and inquisitiveness of man”, writes Tsuyoshi Kawanishi, former CEO of Toshina Semiconductor, in his book Chip Management…

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