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.... But Toshiba President Satoshi Tsunakawa has no other choice but to sell off some prized parts if he wants to keep the company afloat and alive. Toshiba is in the process of auctioning off its semiconductor unit, which makes memory chips for smartphones, computers and other electronic devices. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....6m - an increase of more than £300,000. Mr Gardiner, who joined in late 2015 from semiconductor maker CSR, was paid a total of £971,000. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 08:34:11 AM
.... But Toshiba President Satoshi Tsunakawa has no other choice but to sell off some prized parts if he wants to keep the company afloat and alive. Toshiba is in the process of auctioning off its semiconductor unit, which makes memory chips for smartphones, computers and other electronic devices. ...
Drax investors rebel on bosses' pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 04:07:48 PM
....6m - an increase of more than £300,000. Mr Gardiner, who joined in late 2015 from semiconductor maker CSR, was paid a total of £971,000. ...
Samsung profit estimate surges despite Note 7 battery fiasco image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 01:20:49 AM
....In October, the world's largest smartphone maker had to scrap the Note 7 after batteries caught fire and even replacement devices went up in smoke. The strong results are due to Samsung's semiconductor and display businesses. ...
The iPhone at 10 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 02:18:43 AM
....Seven years later, the research was commercialised as a start-up, Siri Incorporated- and it was only in 2010 that Apple stepped in to acquire the results for an undisclosed sum. As for hard drives, lithium-ion batteries, liquid crystal displays and semiconductors themselves - there are similar stories to be told. ...
Skyscanner sold to China's Ctrip in £1.4bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 05:04:39 AM
....Hammond announced £400m of funding for startups to combat the “long-standing problem of our fastest growing technology firms being snapped up by bigger companies, rather than growing to scale”. Anxiety about takeovers from abroad has been fuelled by the £24bn takeover of semiconductor firm ARM Holdings earlier this year by Japan’s Softbank. ...
Strong-arm Apple and tax China bigly: a guide to Trump's possible tech policies image
....“If China does not stop its illegal activities, including its theft of American trade secrets, I will use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes, including the application of tariffs,” he told a crowd in Pennsylvania on 28 June. “President Reagan deployed similar trade measures when motorcycle and semiconductor imports threatened US industry. ...
Samsung sells stakes in four companies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 08:29:10 AM
....Analysts say the recall could cost the company more than $1bn. Samsung sold shares in US chipmaker Rambus and hard drive producer Seagate, Dutch semiconductor firm ASML and Japan's Sharp. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 11:00:39 PM
Intel factory to make ARM-based smartphone chips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 12:29:49 PM
....". Intel first began making processors for other semiconductor manufacturers just over three years ago. ...
ZTE wants the public's ideas for its next smartphone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 03:27:58 PM
....ZTE is China's second-largest telecommunications company, after Huawei. Based in Shenzhen, the corporation is known for its smartphones, but it also makes semiconductors and other products. ...
What is ARM? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of July 2016 03:24:36 PM
.... . ARM doesn't actually manufacture computer processors itself, but rather licenses its semiconductor technologies to others. ...
Brexit: UK tech sector reacts to Leave vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 03:48:49 PM
...."We expect a significant decrease in new incorporations in London in favour of Berlin, as well as an influx of successful London start-ups," said chief executive Christoph Gerlinger. And Mr Priestley thinks that in the event of a Scottish independence referendum that leads to reunification with the EU, it's possible some start-ups could move north of the border, perhaps to rekindle "Silicon Glen" - a 1980s attempt to compete in the semiconductor industry. ...
Imagination Technologies jumps 13% as Chinese firm takes 3% stake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of May 2016 09:04:01 AM
....Apple holds an 8. 3% stake in Imagination, although US semiconductor group Intel sold its remaining shares early last year. ...
ZTE shares tumble as trading resumes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 05:29:18 AM
.... . Based in Shenzhen, ZTE is known for its smartphones, but the company also makes semiconductors and other products. ...
Former Intel chief Andrew Grove dies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 09:38:36 AM
. Andrew Grove, one of the architects of semiconductor giant Intel's success, has died aged 79. ...
New US export rules delay ZTE results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 02:00:01 AM
....ZTE is the second-biggest supplier of telecommunications equipment in China after Huawei. The Shenzhen-based firm is known for its smartphones but also makes semiconductors and other products. ...
China's ZTE faces US restrictions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of March 2016 06:07:23 AM
....ZTE is the second-biggest supplier of telecommunications equipment in China after Huawei. The Shenzhen firm is known for its smartphones, however, it also makes semiconductors, and other products. ...
Arm Holdings geared up for the next technological revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 05:17:17 PM
.... With its hi-tech focus and non-London base, it is the sort of company the government wants at the forefront of the country’s economy. Arm designs the key technology that goes into making chips and then licenses it to semiconductor manufacturers. ...
Samsung hit by slowing smartphone sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 01:39:31 AM
. Samsung Electronics has been hit by falling sales for its smartphones and semiconductors. ...
Arm loses 3% on reports Apple plans iPhone production cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 09:58:31 AM
....Production is expected to return to normal levels by the June quarter. Such a cut to Apple’s shipment numbers will be negative for a number of companies in the semiconductor sector. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of December 2015 12:02:36 AM
....At its Aizu Wakamatsu factory in central Japan, tech firm Fujitsu is applying cloud-based data analytics to the production of low-potassium lettuce and spinach. The operation takes place in a dust-free "clean-room" formerly used for semiconductor production. ...
FTSE climbs for second day ahead of Fed but Arm falls on iPhone concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 05:06:17 PM
....21 on concerns about slowing sales for Apple’s iPhone, which uses the Cambridge company’s designs. There have been growing suggestions that the overall smartphone market is under pressure, while Arm has also been hit by recent disappointing updates from semiconductor group Dialog and graphic chip specialist Imagination Technologies, 22. ...
Imagination Technologies tumbles on 'frankly terrible' half-year report image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 04:06:37 PM
.... . Imagination said its sales of microchip designs to the semiconductor industry had slowed down in the first half of the year on weaker smartphone sales, the shrinking PC market and a build-up of unsold hardware in China. ...
FTSE recovers 100 points but Apple suppliers Arm and Imagination slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 10:01:55 AM
....But some FTSE companies are missing out, notably chip designer Arm which is down 13p at £10. 28 after German semiconductor group Dialog cut its sales forecasts. ...
Toshiba braces for massive losses following accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of November 2015 06:11:25 AM
.... It also has a stake in the nuclear power industry. The company incurred huge losses in its home appliances unit and its point of sale equipment business, according to Japanese media reports, although its semiconductor business is expected to make a profit. ...
Arm bucks microchip industry gloom  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 05:21:27 PM
.... . Analysts said the figures were all the more impressive given an uncertain backdrop in the semiconductor industry that has seen a series of giants warn over falling demand. ...
'Modular' smartwatch BLOCKS takes aim at the Apple Watch image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of October 2015 04:10:22 PM
.... The BLOCKS watch has been created in partnership with Taiwanese manufacturing giant Compal Electronics, which makes laptops for Acer and Lenovo. It also uses components designed by ARM, the semiconductor maker, and US telecoms firm Qualcomm. ...
Samsung surprises with profit forecast image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 01:11:53 AM
. South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics expects its third-quarter operating profit to beat market forecasts on the back of strong semiconductor sales. ...
Former Oxford Instruments and GKN chief returns to City image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 06:35:44 PM
.... . The firm, which employs 100 people, uses technology based on a semiconductor called Cadmium Zinc Telluride, better known as CZT, to produce radiation detection equipment that can identify hazardous emissions, and send data back to an information centre for analysis. ...
Arm boosted by buy note, while Rolls-Royce shrugs off warning talk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of September 2015 09:50:36 AM
....We are initiating coverage of Arm with a buy rating on the shares and a target price of 1,150p. But long term seller of the stock Liberum pointed out that Marvell, a US semiconductor company and Arm licensee, was closing its mobile chip business:. ...
Should small business exporters be worried about the Chinese economy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of September 2015 06:00:01 AM
....Meanwhile, Sondrel’s business in China is growing at an impressive rate. It provides consulting services to semiconductor companies from two sites in the country – Xi’an and Shanghai – after opening its first office there six years ago. ...
Arm dips as two key customers plan to link up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of September 2015 10:16:53 AM
.... Both are Arm licensees. There has been a wave of consolidation in the semiconductor space this year, with many of Arm’s leading licensees merging - Qualcomm/CSR, NXP/Freescale, Intel/Altera, Intel/Spreadtrum, Avago/Broadcom, Dialog/Atmel. ...
Imagination Technologies drops 6% after warning of first half loss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 09:12:57 AM
....25p to 243. 25p following a surprise warning it would make a first half loss due to a weaker semiconductor market, especially in emerging markets and in China in particular. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 04:15:00 AM
.... Only last week the company was finding new accounting problems, writing down the value of its nuclear business, its semi-conductor division and its struggling laptop and printers business. But chief executive Masashi Muromachi said he was considering a “bold restructuring” of its semiconductor business by the end of the year. ...
Troubled Toshiba posts $318m loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of September 2015 03:03:55 AM
....The accounting scandal had raised concerns that it was overestimating the value of the business. Chief executive Masashi Muromachi also said that he was considering a "bold restructuring" of its semiconductor business by the end of the year. ...
British companies exposed to fallout from China's market turmoil image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of September 2015 05:30:54 PM
....Nearly half of the 48 stocks Citi reckons are most exposed to China are listed in the US and nearly a third are listed in Europe, with five in the UK. Industry groups with the highest number of stocks exposed include semiconductors, technology, capital goods, chemical and automotive. ...
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 31st of August 2015 07:02:50 AM
.... . The index is home to 30 semiconductor companies, businesses that develop and manufacture micro-chips. ...
Where next for stock markets? These three charts offer clues  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 31st of August 2015 07:02:19 AM
.... . The index is home to 30 semiconductor companies, businesses that develop and manufacture micro-chips. ...
Are Amazon's feedback tactics unusual? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of August 2015 11:13:07 PM
.... . For example: "I am an engineer at the biggest semiconductor company in the world. ...
Sundar Pichai: Meet Google's new CEO image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of August 2015 11:42:13 AM
.... . After studying metallurgical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, he won a scholarship to Stanford University to study materials science and semiconductor physics. ...
Samsung suffers 8% profit drop image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of July 2015 12:41:02 AM
...." . The firm's best performance for the quarter came from its semiconductor department, helping to narrow the profit decline. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 24th of July 2015 10:30:24 PM
....Shares in CSR hit an eight-year high after Qualcomm’s takeover of the chipmaker was given the green light. The US semiconductor giant agreed to gobble up the Cambridge-based company, up 27p at 897p, in October for $2. ...
Does this chart show the US stock market is about to dive?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of July 2015 09:20:09 AM
.... . The index is home to 30 semiconductor companies, businesses that develop and manufacture micro-chips. ...
IBM sees sales fall for 13th straight quarter image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 20th of July 2015 09:54:11 PM
.... . IBM is deep in transition, and has been selling businesses such as low-end servers, cash registers and semiconductors to focus on high-growth areas like security software, cloud services and data analytics. ...
Alent snapped up in £1.35bn takeover by US corporate raider image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 13th of July 2015 09:03:53 AM
.... . Alent manufactures the soldering paste that makes semiconductor chips work in iPhones, LED lighting systems and car software systems. ...
Chip designer Arm slips after disappointing Taiwan Semiconductor results image
....But chip designer Arm has edged won 4p at £10. 41 after disappointing results from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the world’s largest independent semiconductor foundry. ...
Samsung says profits will fall as Galaxy S6 sales disappoint image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of July 2015 02:13:15 PM
.... . At the same time, its semiconductor unit has managed to mitigate some of the slump in the mobile division, posting strong profit growth in the past few quarters. ...
Rolls-Royce issues profit warning as new CEO takes the helm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of July 2015 08:17:15 AM
.... Sales fell for the first time in a decade in 2014, with the company the subject of a Serious Fraud Office investigation into corruption allegations. East ran ARM Holdings, the semiconductor and software design company, for 12 years until 2013. ...
Tech titans are ready to eat mobile operators’ lunch image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 28th of June 2015 03:42:08 PM
.... . Apple has the patents to make it happen and is understood to be in discussions with semiconductor manufacturers about including the necessary hardware in forthcoming models. ...
Japan's Nikkei hits 15-year high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 01:44:43 AM
....Shares in Toshiba were up 0. 9% despite a local report that its semiconductor and personal computer businesses had been affected by accounting problems, which could lead the tech firm to revise down its profits. ...
Imagination Technologies jumps on bid hopes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of June 2015 05:21:31 PM
.... Microchip designer Imagination Technologies is the most recent company to fall victim to speculation, after analysts at Liberum said it could now become an acquisition target for, among others, Apple. The speculation comes as the semiconductor industry is undergoing heavy consolidation; there have been 479 deals agreed in the past 12 months worth a total of $121bn (£79. ...
Intel seals $17 billion deal to buy Altera image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 1st of June 2015 04:06:31 PM
.... . This is the second major acquisition in the semiconductor market in the last week – on Thursday, Avago Technologies agreed to pay $37bn for Broadcom, a record in the semiconductor industry. ...
Imagination Technologies jumps on takeover talk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of June 2015 09:41:32 AM
....We previously didn’t see Imagination as an acquisition target due to its prior shareholder structure (Intel, Apple key shareholders). However, given Intel’s sell down, the consolidation in the semiconductor sector and Imagination’s material discount to its peer group we believe it could now be a target. ...
FTSE hit by economic survey data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of June 2015 08:33:56 AM
....The government also said it would extend its plan to sell off shares in the bank to the end of the year, and that it would launch a sale to retail investors within the next 12 months. In the FTSE 250, shares in semiconductor firm Imagination Technologies rose more than 6% on rumours that it could be a bid target. ...
Chip maker Avago buys rival Broadcom image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 28th of May 2015 01:36:49 PM
. Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn (£24bn). ...
Have Brits stopped inventing things? Or are we just bad at turning ideas into companies? image
.... These companies have also become very good at partnering with academic institutions, individual researchers and even other companies. Nearly 130 of every 10,000 patents in the semiconductor space has been filed by Samsung in partnership with a university or other academic institution. ...
Leading light Plessey and a British electronics revolution image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of May 2015 06:13:00 PM
.... The way it has developed out of Cambridge has given it significant cost benefits over rivals. ”Standard semiconductor production still makes up £10 million of Plessey’s £10. ...
Rolls-Royce's incoming chief executive admits 'playing the Welsh card' image
....”. East, who was chief executive of the multinational semiconductor and software design company ARM Holdings, was speaking at a discussion about the Welsh diaspora at the Hay festival in Wales. ...
As the UK has discovered, there is no postindustrial promised land image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of May 2015 12:25:47 PM
.... These days it is a dominant maker of high-­precision lenses for key scientific, medical, and industrial applications. This includes so-called steppers – photo-­optical machines that print circuit patterns on semiconductors. ...
Car insurance shares motor higher image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 1st of May 2015 07:50:13 PM
.... . Finally, Pure Wafer, which recycles semiconductors, leapt 50½p to 107½p after announcing an insurance claim following a fire at its Swansea facility in December had been settled. ...
FTSE ends week on positive note as miners and Lloyds lead the way image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of May 2015 03:49:42 PM
.... It blamed a drop in the number of insolvency appointments in the first quarter, with corporate insolvencies down more than 11% compared to the previous year. But Pure Wafer, which provides reclaim services to semiconductor manufacturers, surged 88% to 107. ...
Arm Holdings sales beat estimates thanks to success of new handsets image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of April 2015 06:49:22 AM
.... . Arm is being buoyed by a surge in smartphones that take advantage of its more powerful architecture for 64-bit semiconductors found in newer devices, such as Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung's S6, which went on sale this month. ...
Royal Philips chief executive plans to divide and conquer image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 18th of April 2015 03:30:31 PM
.... . “Light is one of the basic areas that will give you comfort but it is undergoing a technological revolution in moving from conventional lighting to semiconductor-based lighting, and as it does that it is becoming intelligent with the transition from analogue to digital. ...
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 30th of March 2015 11:29:44 AM
....Arm Holdings gained 2. 5% to 1106p following a rebound in semiconductor stocks in late US trade on Friday, after a report that Intel Corp was in talks to buy rival Altera Corp. ...
HP seals biggest deal since Autonomy disaster image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of March 2015 07:02:08 PM
.... Separately, Dutch computer chip maker NXP has unveiled an $11. 8bn takeover of American peer Freescale Semiconductor, which will create a $40bn powerhouse in the semiconductor market. ...
ARM unveils greener microchips that could speed up smartphones image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of February 2015 12:09:57 AM
.... . Rather than making its own chips, ARM licenses its processor technology to other semiconductor companies, including Qualcomm and Samsung, as well as to Apple. ...
Tech deals are at dotcom boom levels - but there's no bubble, says EY image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of January 2015 04:15:43 PM
...." . The report said the largest investments came in the "Internet of Things", and semiconductors for various connected devices. ...
Samsung reports first annual profit decline in three years image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 8th of January 2015 09:44:57 AM
.... . Analysts said Samsung's smartphone business, which contributed two-thirds of its profit in the last two years, continued to struggle but improvements in its semiconductor division helped the company rebound from the third quarter. ...
Meet the first lady of graphene, turning harmful gases into the wonder stuff image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of December 2014 03:12:40 PM
.... Stronger than steel, yet light, the material conducts electricity and heat. It has been used for a wide variety of applications, from strengthening Novak Djokovic’s tennis racket to building semiconductors. ...
Apec summit: Chinese trade pact plan backed by leaders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of November 2014 08:25:28 AM
....US Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters in Beijing that the deal could lead to the "swift conclusion" of wider talks on global cuts in technology tariffs. This could lead to a drop in the price of products such as GPS devices, semiconductors and medical equipment. ...
Record number of UK start-ups move to Hong Kong to cash in on mainland China opportunities  image
.... Dr Niek van der Duijn Schouten, another StartmeupHK semi-finalist, moved to Hong Kong from Cambridge in 2009. His firm Redisem, a semiconductor company, designs and supplies low-cost, energy-efficient chips which increase the power supplies of laptops and phone chargers. ...
Croda rises amid revived bid hopes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 30th of October 2014 06:39:44 PM
.... . In a research note entitled “the dream has become a nightmare”, Nick James of Numis cut his recommendation on the microchip designer to “reduce” and voiced concern about whether Imagination would claw back ground at semiconductor group Mediatek, a key customer. ...
ARM disappoints on royalties but predicts reacceleration in smartphone market image
....5pc on Tuesday morning. The stock is down nearly 9pc in the last month on broad concerns the semiconductor industry could be in for tougher times as the smartphone boom cools off. ...
IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to take chip unit image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 20th of October 2014 02:27:01 PM
.... After months of on-again, off-again talks, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty struck a deal to jettison what has been a drag on earnings. Globalfoundries, owned by an investment arm of the government of Abu Dhabi, is taking on the unit to tap the expertise of its engineers in the fundamentals of semiconductor design and manufacturing. ...
Warren Buffett: First Tesco, now IBM hits Sage of Omaha's pocket image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 20th of October 2014 01:04:59 PM
....IBM said it no longer expected to achieve its 2015 earnings target after weaker spending by clients resulted in an unexpected drop in quarterly earnings and revenues. The IT giant also said it would hive off its loss-making semiconductor business to the contract chip maker Globalfoundries, paying the company about $1. ...
IBM pays $1.5bn to offload chip unit as profit falls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of October 2014 10:57:04 AM
....The disposal of the unprofitable chip making business is the latest step by Ms Rometty to sharpen this focus. IBM said the sale would enable it to "focus on fundamental semiconductor and material science research, development capabilities and commitment to delivering future semiconductor technologies". ...

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