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  • Bluetooth on the move: Q&A with CSR CEO John Hodgson

    Friday 21 October 2005

    Despite initial skepticism from some quarters, Bluetooth has established a growing market presence and continues to assert its viability. One interesting development is the proposed adoption, by the Bluetooth SIG, of Ultra...

  • Configurable processors to go: Q&A with Derek Meyer of ARC

    Monday 17 October 2005

    The configurable IP core is a relatively new phenomenon, but ARC International has been in the business for some seven years now. ARC’s customer base is now at over 100 companies, and for Derek Meyer, SVP of Sales...

  • Lattice defines its role: Q&A with Alex Yang, Lattice Semiconductor

    Friday 7 October 2005

    Lattice Semiconductor International is up against such well known names in field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) as Xilinx, Altera and Actel, but the company launched several new products in 2004 that define it as not...

  • Consumer multimedia and the digital home: Q&A with YU Lee of STMicroelectronics

    Wednesday 21 September 2005

    As a “classical” IDM, with some 50,000 employees, STMicroelectronics is strongly positioned to be a major supplier of electronics for consumer multimedia and the digital home. That’s not to say that “ST”...

  • A different type of TV: Q&A with RPTV maker Inshon

    Wednesday 14 September 2005

    While market research indicates that rear-projection TVs are currently seeing a wave of renewed market enthusiasm, particularly in North America, models were not noticeably in evidence at Computex Taipei, in June. One interesting...

  • The core of the matter: Talking with Tensilica, part three

    Friday 9 September 2005

    The world of embedded computing now sees a myriad devices coming into the market, often complex in their "converged" electronic design. Among the responses from the chip design industry has been the configurable...

  • Philips CEO: Company to increase outsourcing of foundry services

    Thursday 25 August 2005

    During his recent visit to Taiwan, Philips Semiconductors CEO Frans van Houten stated that Philips’ foundry production is currently running at full capacity and the company will increase its outsourcing to fabs in...

  • Q&A with ChipMOS chairman: LCD driver IC testing and packaging ASPs to grow 5-15% in 2H 2005

    Tuesday 23 August 2005

    The leading Taiwan-based LCD driver IC testing and packaging house, ChipMOS Technologies, is confident that the market’s bullish outlook will persist through the end of the year, with average selling prices (ASPs)...

  • Printed TVs at your store soon? Q&A with Ian Chao of CDT

    Tuesday 16 August 2005

    The keenest competition in the global television market is the race for the next generation of flat-panel technology, and leading the charge is the UK-based Cambridge Display Technology (CDT), a pioneer of polymer-OLED...

  • ARM advances: Q&A with ARM VP John Cornish

    Friday 12 August 2005

    ARM (Advanced RISC Machines) continues to turn the soft-IP business model into a success story. Last year saw the company undertake major acquisitions, and this year will see the arrival of a new Cortex applications processor...

  • Talking to Mentor: Q&A with Johnny Chang of Mentor Graphics

    Friday 22 July 2005

    Measured in purely financial terms, Mentor Graphics is not as large as its two nearest neighbors at the top of the EDA industry. Nevertheless, Mentor is an acknowledged EDA leader. The company has managed to consolidate...

  • Xilinx CEO explains company advantages; refutes Altera’s faster FPGA claim

    Friday 8 July 2005

    Crediting its success to its 90nm product segment and multi-foundry strategy with manufacturing partners United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Toshiba, Xilinx expects to see a 61% gross margin for the second quarter...

  • Success the fabless way: Q&A with Faraday

    Wednesday 6 July 2005

    Working closely with foundry UMC, Faraday Technology is generally acknowledged to be Taiwan’s leading design service house. Faraday has seen success in an intensely competitive industry, and the company is determined...

  • Compal president still not sure about health of panel industry

    Thursday 23 June 2005

    When the market was very bullish on panel makers in 2004, Ray Chen, president of notebook maker Compal Electronics and chairman of packaging and testing company International Semiconductor Technology (IST), predicted that...

  • Differentiation is key to success: Q&A with Motorola design director Jim Wicks

    Thursday 23 June 2005

    The introduction of the ultra-slim Motorola V3 clamshell mobile phone has helped Motorola sharpen its brand recognition, and the product is among the top-10 models in all the major handset markets, including China. Jim...

  • Kingston co-founder John Tu reveals secrets to memory success

    Tuesday 21 June 2005

    Founded in 1987, US-based Kingston Technology, the world’s largest third-party DRAM module supplier, used to focus its business on the Europe and US markets. However, John Tu, co-founder and president of Kingston,...

  • Designing for the digital home: Q&A with Kun-shan Lin, VP, Texas Instruments

    Thursday 16 June 2005

    Texas Instruments has a dominant position in digital signal processing (DSP) technology, reflected in its leading role as chip provider to the mobile phone industry, and that places the company in a strong position to compete...

  • Java on the ARM: Q&A with ARM’s Chris Porthouse

    Tuesday 14 June 2005

    In terms of both the installed and the developer base, Java is now the leading software enabler for virtual execution environments, and that means ARM is involved in the enhancement and development of the Java platform...

  • Defining Agere: Q&A with VP John Cummins

    Wednesday 8 June 2005

    A spin-out from Lucent Technologies, Agere Systems offers a wide array of chip solutions that at first glance appear bewilderingly diverse. They include solutions for telecom, mobile telephony, storage and networking. Agere...

  • Kingmax: Hot flash at Computex

    Wednesday 1 June 2005

    DRAM modules are definitely a focus of attention for many industry players and buyers these days. However, the rising place of flash-based memory along with its growing penetration in consumer electronics products such...

  • Soon-to-be TSMC CEO offers viewpoint on TSMC, foundry market

    Monday 30 May 2005

    Although Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its share of the global foundry market slide to under 50% in the second half of 2004, the company has regained over half of the market and expects maintain...

  • Pioneering test at Ardentec: An interview with Dr. CY Lu

    Wednesday 18 May 2005

    Taiwan test company Ardentec Corporation is offering a range of test services that implement on-wafer test and the identification of “known good die.” Using this approach, company CEO and chairman CY Lu hopes...

  • What everyone in the DRAM-module industry wishes to know

    Friday 13 May 2005

    A-Data Technology was founded in 2001 and three years later was named fourth-largest third-party DRAM-module manufacturer by iSuppli. Then, A-Data entered the top-three in the world, on the basis of 2004 revenues, following...

  • Building Albatron, building brand

    Thursday 12 May 2005

    Established in 1984, Chun Yun Electronics was one of many Taiwan-based display and TV set makers until Jack Ko, co-founder of Gigabyte Technology, and his team joined the company to lead it to the motherboard market. The...

  • Tainan Science Park: Odyssey 2020

    Friday 6 May 2005

    The traditional concept of the Science Park – at least as it is understood in Taiwan – is one of putting a number of high-tech companies in one central location, combining them in so-called industry clusters...

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