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Apr 28, 2017
Intel Boosts CapEx 20%
Amid a brightening semiconductor market, Intel nudged its 2017 revenue forecast up slightly, buoyed in part by a slight rise in PC prices. It also boosted its annual capital equipment budget to $12 billion, a level it expects will continue into 2018, in part to support ramping 3D NAND and 3DXP memories. For its first quarter, the x86 giant reported revenue of $14.8 billion and net income ...
EE Times
Qualcomm issues profit warning, blames Apple
Qualcomm Inc. sharply cut its profit forecast, saying it no longer expects any patent-licensing revenue from the iPhone in the current quarter as a result of its increasingly ...
Market Watch
Intel's revenue misses estimates as data center growth slows
Intel Corp reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue due to an unexpected slowdown in growth at its data center business, on which the world's largest chipmaker ...
Samsung Lifted by Strong Memory Chip Sales
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced its highest quarterly profit in three years, boosted mainly by the strength of the company's memory chip business. Samsung's ...
EE Times
Micron Makes Mehrotra Next CEO
Micron Technology, Inc. named former SanDisk CEO and co-inventor of NAND flash Sanjay Mehrotra as its president and chief executive officer, effective May 8. He succeeds ...
EE Times
7 Steps to Move Manufacturers to Industry 4.0
Many organizations are facing the challenges that come with digital transformation. For those in manufacturing, the task is to keep pace with the fourth industrial ...
EE Times
Mathematic Model Helps Predict Markets That Will Drive Semiconductor Growth
Which markets will drive semiconductor growth in the coming years and for how long are key questions that Wally Rhines, CEO of Mentor, a Siemens Business, strove to ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Wear Down Your Virtual Prototype
Just when you think you know all variations of embedded software development you are exposed to another domain of unique and interesting challenges. This happened ...
Semiconductor Engineering
UMC Sees Weakening Demand at 28nm
United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), Taiwan's second largest foundry, said sales of its most advanced technology node have slipped for a third time under strong competition ...
EE Times
Nanya to ramp 20m process output
Nanya Technology will start making 20nm chips in small volume in the third quarter, and will expand output to 30,000 wafer starts per month by the fourth quarter ...
SPIL posts profit drop in 1Q17
IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported net profits of NT$996 million (US$33.1 million) for the first quarter of 2017, down 64.8% sequentially ...
UMC expects flat performance in 2Q17
United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, when the foundry chipmaker's capacity ...
SMIC reportedly hires former TSMC R&D exec
Speculation has emerged that Mong-song Liang, formerly a senior director of R&D at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) advanced modules technology ...
Press Releases
Unisem Q1'17 Results
Unisem (M) Berhad announced results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2017 (1Q17). Unisem recorded a consolidated revenue and net profit of approx. US$81.0 million ...
Gore's Microwave/RF Solutions Surpass U.S. Army Flight Qualifications for Critical Aircraft Survivability Equipment
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) announced that GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies and GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies for military aerospace applications have ...
W. L. Gore & Associates Inc.
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