Posts tagged “Semiconductors ”

August 8, 2012

Premium Lock Semiconductor firm Coventor names IBM exec as CTO

Coventor Dr. David Fried, who is credited with 45 patents, will help the Cary firm expand its 3-D fabrication technology.

Updated August 7, 2012

Premium Lock LED maker Cree's income surges but profits plunge

Earnings    Cree reports fourth-quarter income grew to $306.8 million and an annual total of $1.16 billion. However, profits drop for the quarter by 4 percent and for the year plunge 42 percent.

July 18, 2012

Premium Lock Bad news for tech sector? Intel cuts sales forecast

Intel Corporation "The macroeconomic environment's really a little weaker than we saw when we began the year," Intel Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith tells Bloomberg news.

July 9, 2012

Premium Lock RTI spinoff Ziptronix licenses chip tech for cellphone app

Ziptronix The deal involves the use of the firm's 3D semiconductor stacking technology in a cellphone application.

July 6, 2012

Premium Lock Intel's fight over $1.3B fine in EU involves Lenovo

Intel Intel is fighting a massive fine from the European Union and says part of the case which involves supposed payments to Lenovo to cut chip maker AMD out of deals is baseless.

June 26, 2012

Premium Lock Cree settles patent suit, lands cash settlement

Cree The Durham-based company prevails in a patent fight with SemiLEDs. The settlement calls for a cash payment and the import of SemiLED products in the U.S.

Updated June 26, 2012

Premium Lock Durham-based semiconductor firm Nitronex is sold

Private investment fund Gaas Labs, which focuses on communications semiconductors, says it has acquired Nitronex.

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May 16, 2012

Premium Lock Chip maker AMD takes new direction under former Lenovo exec

Rory Read, who left the world's No. 2 PC maker to take over as CEO at AMD, is redirecting the chip maker's future toward more flexible, not just more powerful, processors.


April 17, 2012

Premium Lock Intel 1Q earnings fall 13 percent, meet Street

Intel The world's largest chipmaker said Tuesday that profits fell 13 percent in the latest quarter while operating expenses rose and sales were flat. However, these results beat analyst expectations and the California company is forecasting an increase in revenue throughout 2012.

Updated April 17, 2012

Premium Lock Where is tech going? Tuesday's earnings could shed light

Earnings from IBM, Intel, and Cree on Tuesday look to point which way the technology industry will be heading this year in the Triangle and across the globe.

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March 12, 2012

Premium Lock Durham semiconductor startup Sarda lands IDEA Fund as investor in $3M round

Sarda The venture capital firm follows up on a $36,000 grant its not-for-profit arm NC IDEA Fund awarded Sarda last June. Sarda, which was co-founded by two chip industry veterans, focuses on improving energy efficiency and reducing the size of power components in mobile devices.

Updated February 17, 2012

Premium Lock State of the tech economy: PC hardware, software, chip sales update

High-tech economy A look at how selected companies providing computers, components, services and related software are faring.

Updated February 7, 2012

Premium Lock Chip breakthrough: NCSU researchers improve performance 20%

Semiconductor technology The team develops a technology that enables graphics processing units and central processing units to collaborate on a single chip. On current chips mounting GPUs and CPUs operate separately.

January 17, 2012

Premium Lock Cree misses Street on revenues, earnings; shares tumble 7 percent

Earnings The Durham-based light emitting diodes and chip technology firm reports revenues under analysts' expectations. Earnings miss by a penny. CEO says "business environment remains challenging."

Updated January 10, 2012

Premium Lock New $4.6B plant begins producing chips for IBM

IBM Big Blue blog: GlobalFoundries Inc. and IBM announced a deal Monday to manufacture chips at the new GlobalFoundries plant in N.Y. Plus:

December 13, 2011

Premium Lock Intel tells data center customers they can turn up the heat

An IBM data center By using new software and hardware to get a more detailed picture of what's hot and what's not, data centers can spread work around to different computers to keep them cool - evn at 100 degrees, Intel says. But will customers listen?

Updated December 5, 2011

Premium Lock Tar Heel Traveler profiles NCSU semiconductor pioneer

Jayant Baliga Jay Baliga, a professor who invented a semiconductor chip that has transformed society, seemed born for engineering greatness. He recently was honored for his achievements with a National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

November 23, 2011

Premium Lock Lenovo turns ThinkPad Tablet into globetrotter with Qualcomm chip

A ThinkPad Tablet By adding Qualcomm Gobi, Lenovo says its ThinkPad Tablet will operate across multiple carriers and technologies.

November 21, 2011

Premium Lock State of tech sector: What PC, chip, services earnings report are saying

Microchip IBM, Lenovo, Apple, EMC, Dell, Intel, AMD, Microsoft, others provide a snapshot of the IT sector's heatlh.

November 17, 2011

Premium Lock iPhone No. 1 with workers; HP plans ultrabook; Meebo IM reaches 250M; AOL execs bail; Intel's supercomputer chip

Bulldog Bulldog blog: iPhone tops BlackBerry in enterprise survey; HP takes on Apple with ultrabook; Meebo now reaches 250 million uniques a month; Intel packs supercomputing power in a palm-sized chip.

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