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Posts tagged “Semiconductors ”

January 20

GM buys Sidecar; Twitter disruption; WhatsApp drops fee; $3.56B chip deal

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: GM buys Sidecar; an outage hits Twitter; WhatssApp drops renewal fee; chip firm Microchip Technology buys Atmel in $3.56 billion deal.

January 15

Premium Lock Inside Intel: Chip drives into 2016 with strategic shifts in full gear

Intel Analysis: Intel ends a revenue decline of two straight quarters and slows a drop in operating income with a 2015-ending quarter that shows some investments are paying off, writes Technology Business research Krista Macomber. What bets are delivering? WTW Insiders find out.

Updated December 10, 2015

Premium Lock Red Hat cloud adds Microsoft; Wal-Mart mobile pay; Samsung autonomous drive; Diller's new digital publishing; EU vs. Qualcomm

Bulldog In today's technology roundup: Red Hat adds Microsoft support in cloud; Wal-Mart unveils mobile pay; Samsung moves into autonomous technology; Barry Diller's IAC launches new digital publishing effort; and the EU is taking on Qualcomm.

November 30, 2015

Premium Lock Intel's moves give a major boost to Internet of Things

Intel Analysis: Intel continues to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, with the aim of powering the broadest possible range of customers' IoT solutions, writes John Spooner, director of Internet of Things and Devices Practice at Technology Business Research.

September 7, 2015

Premium Lock Lenovo, others back Intel's new Skylake processors, but will chips give PC industry a needed boost?

Intel Intel aims to reinvigorate the PC business with its new line of Skylake processors. No. 1 PC manufacturer Lenovo already is planning to include Skylake processors in a number of models as WTW reported last week But weak demand and longer life cycles will limit opportunities for its own revenue growth, writes Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research.

Updated September 2, 2015

Premium Lock Cree names spinoff of chip, radio frequency business 'Wolfspeed'

"Wolfspeed," which is in part a tribute to research dating back to the N.C. State days of Durham-based Cree, is the name for the semiconductor and radio frequency business the company plans to spin off as a separate venture in coming months. One of Cree's founders is part of the new group which will be led by Triangle veteran tech executive Frank Plastina. And its tech will be used in the new Air Force F-35 fighter.

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September 2, 2015

Premium Lock New Intel chips a PC boost?; Uber drivers' suit broadens; Amazon video downlaods; Valeant stock falls; Comcast targets millennials

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Intel unveils new chips hoping to give PC industry a boost; Uber drivers win class-action suit in pay fight; Amazon to allow video downloads; Valeant, which is buying Raleigh-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals, sees its stock drop; and Comcast targets millennials with new service.

August 28, 2015

Premium Lock Silicon Valley semiconductor firm buys Raleigh-based Ziptronix for $39M

Ziptronix, a semiconductor firm spun off from RTI International which raised more than $30 million over the years in venture capital, has been sold to a Silicon Valley firm for $39 million. The RTP company has been a pioneer in development of 3-D chip technology.

Ziptronix bonding technology in process. Ziptronix bonding technology in process.

Updated July 23, 2015

Premium Lock Qualcomm, which has chip design group in Triangle, to cut 4,700 jobs

Layoffs        Semiconductor chip firm Qualcomm, which has a design lab focused on mobile devices in Raleigh, is cutting 15 percent of its work force. The company also shakes up its board and mulls splitting into two firms.

Updated July 2, 2015

Premium Lock Inside Intel's big shakeup: What the CEO told his employees

Intel Tech giant Intel shook up its management ranks in a big way Thursday, setting off pre-July 4 fireworks of speculation and reporting. Intel's CEO shared his thoughts with workers in a lengthy letter. The shakeup includes the firm's president - a 28-year Intel veteran - plus the head of Intel's venture unit and two high-profile execs leading efforts in mobile technology.

Updated June 2, 2015

Premium Lock BDSI borrows $21M; Intel's $17B buy; BlackBerry, Typo settle; Avago acquires Broadcom; Google's free storage

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Raleigh-based BioDeliverySciences raises $21 million in new debt; Intel to acquire chip designer Altera; BlackBerry settles with Ryan Seacrist's Typo; Avago pays $37B for Broadcom; and Google offers free storage for photos, videos.

June 1, 2015

Premium Lock Windows 10 in July; tossing $200K Mac; Intel's $17B bid; no nukes in Godzilla game; Silk Road founder gets life

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of the latest news: Windows 10 is coming in July; a $200,000 Apple antique is tossed; Intel makes $17 billion bid for Altera; new Godzilla game avoids nukes; and Silk Road founder gets a life sentence.

Updated May 18, 2015

Premium Lock Cree to spin off power, radio frequency business, hires Frank Plastina to lead it

Cree plans to split into two companies, disclosing plans Monday to spin off its profitable power and radio frequency chip business. It already has hired an executive to serve as CEO - Triangle tech veteran Frank Plastina. The move will help current Cree management to focus on its LED business while at the same time generating capital for the power and RF subsidiary, the company says. Wall Street immediately sent Cree shares up 4 percent.

Frank Plastina  Frank Plastina

May 18, 2015

Premium Lock Cree is spinning off a very profitable if small venture in IPO

Cree's Chuck Swoboda Cree could very well cash in on the proposed spin-off of its Power and RF (radio frequency) businesses. While the group makes up only 6 percent of Cree's annual revenues, its products have a high gross profit margin. And Cree's top exec recently predicted continued growth while LEDs face challenges.

April 15, 2015

Premium Lock The state of Intel: As realignment continues, data center business offsets PC woes

Intel Analysis: Intel's data center business drives corporate profitability amid the firm's ongoing realignment and as PC industry woes drag down chip sales, reports Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.

March 20, 2015

Premium Lock Luxury watch maker Tag Heuer teams with Google, Intel

A closeup of Apple's Watch  ‚Äč Watch out Apple: Swiss company Tag Heuer is developing its own smartwatch with tech rivals Google and Intel.

March 3, 2015

Premium Lock Ikea 'smart' furniture; Aerie's loss; EU modified crop crackdown; $11.8B chip deal; new jet tracking tech

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Ikea launches "smart" furniture; Aerie Pharmaceuticals reports a loss; EU gives members power to crack down on genetically modified crops; Freescale Semiconductor is sold for $11.8 billion; and new technology will track jetliners.

February 10, 2015

Premium Lock Cree a 'Top 50' innovative firm; Clinverse's new software; Yelp goes takeout; Qualcomm's $975M fine; Uber's panic button

Bulldog In today's Bulldog blog wrapup of technology and life science news: Fast Company names Cree a top innovative company; Clinverse adds to its software lineup; Yelp buys Eat24; China fines Qualcomm; and Uber adds a panic button in India.

December 18, 2014

Premium Lock Startup Phononic wraps up a cool funding round topping $40 million

Phononic, which aims to be the Intel of refrigerators, has wrapped up a cool financing round of $44.5 million. The firm has been raising money since last year. Who are the investors? A local hospital, for one.

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Updated October 20, 2014

Premium Lock IBM pays Globalfoundries $1.5B to take over chip group; earnings miss; shares plunge

IBM will make payments to privately held chipmaker Globalfoundries over three years totalling $1.5 billion, but it will take a $4.7 billion charge in the third quarter. Big Blue also released its earnings report, which fell short of Wall Street expectations. Shares quickly fell 8 percent.

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