The larger significance of the merging of Taiwan’s “M Brothers” may have escaped the notice of some western observers.
China’s exports are in the midst of a short term slump, and longer term its chip makers need education on how to use global distribution, according to Avnet China's Frederick Fu (shown).
Semiconductor design is the bottleneck in today’s mobile networking juggernaut, says Hossein Moiin (shown), head of technology and strategy at Nokia Siemens Networks.
ARM servers will take off when solid 64-bit processors and software stacks are available, but it’s too early to tell who will be the winners and losers.
When China fabless chip company Spreadtrum tanked after going public in 2007, investors brought in a reluctant Leo Li (shown) to turn it around. With a little luck, Li has the company back on track and looking to expand globally.
Emboldened by reports of an uncertain future for MIPS Technologies, Andes Technology will take its embedded cores to the Japan market this fall. Andes CEO Frankwell Lin (shown) says its a "small move for us."
So far, modest sales have greeted the latest mobile systems from Asustek, its Windows 7 and Intel Sandy Bridge ultrabook (left) and Android/Nvidia-based Transformer.
Cadence CEO Lip-Bu Tan (shown) says EDA companies must expand their focus beyond design software to offer IP while working more closely with foundries to ensure that chip designs reach the systems market sooner.
Bill Dally (shown), Nvidia’s chief scientist calls for a 3-D memory champion, more U.S. spending on computer research and an Ethernet alternative for data centers.
The U.S. does not need a dominant position in photovoltaic cells or modules to have a sunny spot in the growing solar market, according to a round of interviews conducted in and around a recent Silicon Valley solar conference.
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