Posts tagged “Semiconductors ”

Updated January 25

Premium Lock Cree stock surges after Street beat; Wolfspeed spinoff nears

Cree logo   Cree beats Wall Street expectations on revenues and earnings, sending its stock up nearly 6 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Durham LED giant also says it's moving closer to selling off its Wolfspeed power technology business.

January 18

Premium Lock Tech news: FTC sues Qualcomm; Cary firm picks Fla. for new jobs; Wolfspeed's auto power; SalesJam returns

Bulldog Note to our readers: The Bulldog wrapup of technology news, which has been a staple of WRAL TechWire for years, is taking on a new look. We are expanding it to incorporate Triangle and regional headlines, not just news from The Associated Press and other wires. In effect, the Bulldog will become the new home for other occasional WTW posts such as Triangle Headlines. No one publication in the Triangle can adequately cover all the tech and life science news that's happening daily - well, make that hourly. The Bulldog, which draws its name from an old newspaper term for early editions and from WTW Editor Rick Smith's late bulldog Roxie, will attempt to bring you a daily wrapup of highlights

Updated November 16, 2016

Premium Lock Cooling tech startup Phononic adds another $40M to financing

Talk about a cool deal. Durham solid-state cooling technology startup Phononic is adding a whopping $40 million to its latest round of financing. The $71-million round is the biggest for a N.C. startup this year.

A sample of Phononic technology A sample of Phononic technology

October 14, 2016

Premium Lock IBM, Google, others form coalition seeking faster servers, target Intel

IBM, Google and several other tech industry leaders have formed an alliance seeking to boost data center server performance - and, in the future, PCs - as demand grows for processing power. They will take on Intel, which isn't a member.

OpenCAPI aims to boost processing power OpenCAPI aims to boost processing power

Updated October 5, 2016

Premium Lock RTI sells semiconductor tech group to Florida firm

RTI International  RTI International is selling its semiconductor technology group as well as a building that houses the unit's operations in RTP to Florida-based Micross Components.

September 7, 2016

Premium Lock NCSU, Intel researchers speed up PC core-to-core communications

Close up of a microchip Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Intel Corporation have developed a new way to significantly accelerate core-to-core communication. Their advance relies on hardware to coordinate efforts between cores for multiprocessor operations.

September 7, 2016

Premium Lock Cree's top exec Swoboda lands 11.6% compensation increase

Cree's Chuck Swoboda    Cree's chairman, chief executive officer and president received a 11.6 percent increase in total compensation in the company's 2016 fiscal year due to an increase in stock awards and non-equity incentive plan compensation, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Updated September 6, 2016

Premium Lock AT&T, Qualcomm to test controlling drones over cell network

Drone deliveries to your house or business may have become more likely today with news that AT&T and chip maker Qualcomm are going to test controlling drones over AT&T's cell network.

August 2, 2016

Premium Lock NCSU lands NSF-backed advanced electronics center

Close 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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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.

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