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Posts tagged “Semiconductors ”

August 2

NCSU lands NSF-backed advanced electronics center

Clse up of a microchip ‚ÄčNorth Carolina State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Tech are forming a center that aims to speed up design and verification of microelectronic circuits and systems, reducing development costs and time-to-market for manufacturers of microelectronic products, especially integrated circuits.

Updated July 15

Premium Lock CEO: $850M deal means LED-focused 'Cree 3.0'

Cree expects to spend the next six months after the sale of its Wolfspeed division to Infineon Technologies closes working through the transition. But by 2017 it will to be on the way to a Cree 3.0 focusing on its LED lighting business, and looking for M&A opportunities, Cree chair and CEO Chuck Swoboda says.

Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss, left, and Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss, left, and Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda

Updated July 15

Premium Lock Cree including huge building as part of Infineon-Wolfspeed deal

Cree is selling a building at the end of its Silicon Drive campus in Durham as part of its $850 million cash sale of its Wolfspeed Power and RF division to Infineon Technologies, the company disclosed at a press conference Thursday morning.

Cree and Infineon execs at press confernece. Cree and Infineon execs at press confernece.

Updated July 15

Premium Lock Cree selling power-radio frequency business for $850M

Wolfspeed Cree is selling its power and radio frequency division to Infineon Technologies for $850 million in cash. Cree had intended to spin off the group known as Wolfspeed as a separate company. Most of Wolfspeed's 600 workers are expected to keep their jobs.

Updated June 9

Premium Lock Lenovo's 3D augmented reality phone pushes new frontiers

Lenovo makes its sensor-filled augmented reality 3D phone official today. Think virtual reality without a headset. Jeff Meredith, the Lenovo exec pushing development of the device packing Google Tango project software, talks with WRAL TechWire about a device that he says "blows away" other smartphones.

Updated June 7

Premium Lock Phononic, Humacyte crack CNBC's 'Disruptor 50' list

CNBC What do Triangle-based entrepreneurial companies Phononic and Humacyte have in common with Uber, Airbnb and 23andMe? They are members of the just-published 2016 CNBC "Disruptor 50" list.

Updated April 20

Premium Lock Inside Intel: Slashing 12,000 workers is key to reboot toward a new legacy

Intel Analysis: Intel is turning from one legacy - a performance relying on chips for PCs - to a new one focusing on "cloud," mobile devices, 3D and other opportunities. As PC sales tumble, Intel is rebooting, and look for the tech giant to stabilize by mid-2017, says Technology Business Research analyst Krista Macomber.

March 22

Premium Lock FBI finds iPhone access?; Andy Grove dies; iMessage vulnerability; it's emojimania!

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog technology news wrapup: The FBI may have found a way to crack that terrorist's iPhone; former Intel CEO Andy Grove dies; researchers find fault in iMessage; and emojimania strikes.

Updated March 2

Premium Lock Hyper deal: Cisco confirms $320M deal for stealth Israeli chip startup

Chuck Robbins looks to be making a huge bet for Cisco's future with a $320 million buy of an Israel-based startup whose chip technology may set the stage for a leap forward in networking called "hyperconvergence." Cisco has committed $640 million on cloud plays in two days.

January 20

Premium Lock 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.

Wolfspeed Wolfspeed

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.

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