Posts tagged “Semiconductors ”

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.

November 16, 2011

Premium Lock NCSU lands $1.5M grant from Intel to develop a 3D-based chip

Semiconductor N.C. State Researchers aim to develop a three-dimensional chip structure with the goal of boosting energy efficiency. They aim to have a prototype by 2014.

November 4, 2011

Premium Lock Former IBM, Lenovo exec Rory Read's first big move at AMD: 1,400 layoffs

AMD The ex president of Lenovo says the chip maker will cut 12 percent of its workforce while also shifting products to faster growing markets.

November 3, 2011

Premium Lock Tech briefs: Digitalsmiths, Viamet, SciQuest, Clinipace, Ziptronix

Tech briefs Digitalsmiths adds video discovery tool; Viamt names chief medical officer, SciQuest lands new client; Clinipace promotes an exec; Ziptronix reports chip distortion advance.

October 26, 2011

Premium Lock Semiconductor material could boost biomedical implants

Cell growth on GaN Researchers at N.C. State and Purdue find that gallium nitride is non-toxic and is compatible with human cells.

Updated October 20, 2011

Premium Lock 'It's a sell, sell, sell' for Cree shares - Stock dives 12%

Shares in the light emitting diode and semiconductor technology company fall 12 percent - the most in nine months - after Cree said earnings and gross margin this quarter will be below analysts' estimates.

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Updated October 18, 2011

Premium Lock Cree quarterly revenues up slightly but profits fall sharply

The light emitting and semiconductor technology firm reports revenues of $269 and earnings of 25 cents per share after one-time expenses and other items.

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October 18, 2011

Premium Lock Intel tops Street expectations for revenues, earnings

Intel The numbers are likely to provide some comfort for investors jittery about the weak state of the global computer market. But they don't change the underlying dynamics likely to keep PC demand depressed.

Updated September 29, 2011

Premium Lock AMD, under new CEO Rory Read from Lenovo, cuts forecast

Rory Read The disclosure Wednesday is an inauspicious start for AMD's Read, who was lured away from Lenovo Group last month to lead AMD at a difficult time for the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company and its industry.

September 28, 2011

Premium Lock IBM, Intel team up to create $4.4B next-generation chip hub in New York

Semiconductor The state of New York helps fund the effort with $400 million investment in a university nanotech center. Governor says the initiative will create and preserve nearly 7,000 jobs.

Updated August 31, 2011

Premium Lock RTI spinoff Ziptronix signs tech licensing deal with Sony

The deal involves patents for use in bonding technology that enhances digital imaging.

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

August 26, 2011

Premium Lock AMD looks for rebound under Lenovo, IBM exec Rory Read

Read, who joined Lenovo when it bought IBM's PC division in 2005, is tasked to turn around chip maker.

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August 19, 2011

Premium Lock Semiconductor firm Nitronex raises $2M in debt offering

Nitronex The Durham-based company hopes to raise another $3.5 million, according to an SEC filing.

August 5, 2011

Premium Lock Semiconductor firm HexaTech closes on $3.1M, wants another $1.1M

HexaTech The venture capital backed startup, which has been funded locally by Intersouth Partners and NCIDEA, is commercializing technology developed at NC State.

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