Posts tagged “Semiconductors ”

Updated June 12

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.

May 30

Premium Lock Intel puts PCs on Compute Card; Lenovo is a partner (+ video)

Compute on your fridge? Intel is rolling out its portable "Compute Card" - a credit card-sized device that plugs into PCs, laptops, smart screens and other devices - thus putting a PC in your wallet or purse. And Lenovo is among the partners.

Updated May 25

Premium Lock NCSU researchers find new way to control light with electrical fields

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields.

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Updated May 17

Premium Lock Qualcomm: Apple is pressuring contractors in patent dispute

Qualcomm An escalating battle between Apple and Qualcomm over money and patent rights is drawing in Taiwanese contractors that assemble Apple's iPhones.

Updated May 16

Premium Lock 'Quietly cool:' Phononic cracks CNBC's Disruptor 50 list again

Phononic, the Durham-based startup that's using cutting-edge technology to reshape the cooling and heating industry, returns to the CNBC Disruptor 50 list for a second straight year. Plus: See who else made the list.

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May 4

Premium Lock NCSU researchers develop new 'persistent photoconductivity' tool for bioelectronics

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new approach for manipulating the behavior of cells on semiconductor materials, using light to alter the conductivity of the material itself.

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May 4

Premium Lock Emerging stretchable electronics gaining traction as tech solution

Stretchable Electronics is a term that conceals great diversity. Indeed, it is an umbrella term that refers to a whole host of emerging electronic materials, components and devices that exhibit some degree of mechanical stretchability. Stretchable electronics has been in the making for than a decade, but it up to now it has been mostly a solution looking for a problem. Recent analysis by IDTechEx Research however finds that this is about to change.

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May 1

Premium Lock Inside Intel: Efforts to become lean while maintaining innovation leadership pays off

Intel Intel's efforts to become lean while maintaining innovation leadership pays off, delivering an 8% overall year-to-year growth in 1Q17, says Technology Business Research Analyst Daniel Callahan.

April 28

Premium Lock Apple cuts off payments, Qualcomm slashes expectations

Semiconductor Qualcomm slashed its profit expectations Friday by as much as a third after saying that Apple is refusing to pay royalties on technology used in the iPhone.

Updated April 26

Premium Lock In his own words: Cree's top exec spells out revised strategy

After deciding not to sell its Wolfspeed power business for $850 million when regulators wouldn't approve a deal, Cree Chair and CEO Chuck Swoboda on Tuesday spelled out further revisions of the LED and semiconductor firm's strategy for growth. He announced a joint LED venture with a Chinese firm and pointed out plans to increase capacity for Wolfspeed products. In his own words, he spells out his thinking.

Cree's Chuck Swoboda    Cree's Chuck Swoboda

Updated April 18

Premium Lock Duke breakthrough? 'Spray-on' memory could enable bendable digital storage

USB flash drives are already common accessories in offices and college campuses. But thanks to the rise in printable electronics, digital storage devices like these may soon be everywhere - including on our groceries, pill bottles and even clothing.

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April 12

Premium Lock NCSU researchers make first flexible memory device

For the first time, researchers have been able to deposit an ultra-thin oxide ferroelectric film onto a flexible polymer substrate. The research team used the flexible ferroelectric thin films to make non-volatile memory devices that are wearable and resilient.

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Updated April 3

Premium Lock Cyborgs at work: Employees getting implanted with microchips

What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its workers and startup members with microchips the size of grains of rice that function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand.

Updated February 23

Premium Lock S-t-r-e-t-c-h-a-b-l-e electronics: From labs to reality

Watch out for stretchable electronic components to become an emerging factor in device development across multiple industries over the next several years, says a new report.

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February 17

Premium Lock Cree calls off $850M Wolfspeed sale, will get $12.5M fee

Wolfspeed  Cree on Thursday called off the $850 million sale of its Wolfspeed power business to Germany-based Infineon, citing the companies' inability to satisfy U.S. concerns about security.

Updated February 16

Premium Lock Infineon CEO, board member warn $850M Wolfspeed buy from Cree in jeopardy

Wolfspeed  Infineon warns for the second time in a week- this time in words direct from its CEO and a board member - that the German tech firm's $850 million purchase of Cree's Wolfspeed semiconductor power business might be blocked by the U.S. government due to security concerns.

January 30

Premium Lock Intel's diversification beyond chips is paying dividends

Intel Intel, building on core momentum to become a diverse technology enabler, surpasses expectations by achieving growth in all of its operating groups, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Daniel Callahan.

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