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Solar energy market to grow at a very aggressive rate: Q&A with Gilad Almogy, senior vice president, Applied Materials

Oct 23, 01:10

Despite the rapid decline of oil prices and a slowdown in the semiconductor and FPD (flat-panel display) industries recently, global investment in solar energy has continued to build...

Gilad Almogy, senior vice president, Applied Materials

MEMS mass production to lead to increased foundry outsourcing: Q&A with Siimpel CEO Chee Kwan

Oct 20, 16:48

Increasing global demand for smartphones has resulted in related advancements in handset functionality and increased competition among component suppliers. In August of this year,...

Chee Kwan

Shrunken 65nm process is more competitive: Q&A with Kumi Higuchi, vice president of Elpida Memory

Oct 9, 14:14

Japan-based Elpida Memory has recently come out with a shrunken 65nm process for the production of DRAM chips, which the company claims will be able to compete effectively with the...

Kumi Higuchi, vice president, Elpida Memory

ARM-based MID products to hit the market in 2009: Q&A with Warren East, CEO of ARM

Sep 30, 15:39

ARM Holdings recently held its annual board meeting for 2008 in Taipei, highlighting the importance of the Taiwan market to its long-term business deployment. Digitimes took the opportunity...

ARM CEO Warren East

GPU will continue to grow for another 15 years: Q&A with Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia

Sep 23, 17:11

Digitimes recently had a chance to talk to Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia to discuss recent issues surrounding the chip design giant.

Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia

Semiconductor equipment localization – Don't act like a cry baby: Q&A with Hermes Epitek Archie Hwang

Sep 15, 15:42

One of the most well known local Taiwan providers of semiconductor equipment, Hermes Epitek believes that extending its business presence is a natural extension of its long-term practice...

Archie Hwang, chairman and CEO, Hermes Epitek

Product difference and virtual localization: E-ton general manager talks about Taiwan's PV industry

Sep 15, 12:23

His eyes sparkle when Chin-Yao Tsai, general manager of E-ton Solar Tech, talks fervently about solar energy and in particular the photovoltaic (PV) industry in Taiwan. He has confidence...

Chin-Yao Tsai, general manager, E-ton Solar Tech

Economic takes its spot next to technology: Talking techonomics with Synopsys CEO Aart de Geus

Sep 12, 10:25

For much of the history of the semiconductor industry, Moore's Law was the industry's driver. Though Moore's law remains a strong and vibrant driver today, it has been joined by economic...

Synopsys CEO Aart de Geus

Economic and technology challenges moving to 32nm: Q&A with ATMI

Sep 11, 16:43

As the semiconductor industry addresses the move to 32nm, it is important for players in the industry to acknowledge that the macro market environment it serves is rapidly changing...

Tod Higinbotham, executive VP, ATMI

The state of the semiconductor industry: Q&A with SEMI president Stanley Myers

Sep 11, 16:42

When looking to divine the direction of the semiconductor industry, it makes sense to turn to SEMI, the global industry association serving companies that provide equipment, materials...

SEMI president Stanley Myers

KLA Tencor sees the capex glass as half full

Sep 9, 12:44

Although a global economic recession has cast a cloud over the entire semiconductor industry, leading inspection and metrology tool supplier KLA Tencor expects that the soft capital...

KLA-Tencor

More outsourcing from IDMs implies business potential: Q&A with Global Testing president and CEO Paul Yang

Jul 22, 10:51

While admitting that its sales exposure to IC design houses is relatively high, Global Testing (GT) aims to grow its exposure to IDMs in order to grab more business, especially as...

Global Testing

If you can be number one in China you can be number one in the world: Q&A with Freescale senior VP Henri Richard

Jul 18, 11:23

During the recent Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) in the US, company senior VP, chief sales and marketing officer Henri Richard noted that one of the great pleasures he has had since...

Freescale senior VP Henri Richard

Opportunity and challenge in China semi inspection and metrology market: Q&A with KLA-Tencor China president Su Hua

Jul 15, 12:12

With China being one of the key hubs for semiconductor production and key market for semiconductor sales, leading process control and yield management tool supplier KLA-Tencor believes...

KLA-Tencor China president Su Hua

Rohm & Haas ready for 18-inch wafer and new process migration: Q&A with president of microelectronic technologies James Fahey

Jul 11, 13:50

While number-one semiconductor equipment supplier Applied Materials projects that semiconductor companies will trim their capital expenditure (capex) by 40% in 2008, and some leading...

Rohm & Haas president of microelectronics

From Hollywood to your digital life: Q&A with Dolby marketing vice president Francois Modarresse

Jun 25, 10:45

The "Dolby" logo is deep-rooted in every cinema goer's mind, with the logo signifying a guarantee of a lively audio experience. Dolby Laboratories has also made moves to...

Dolby marketing VP

Q&A with Dennis Chen, chairman of LED chipmaker Huga Optotech

Jun 23, 15:54

While upstream LED companies did not see their revenues grow as much as expected in the first half of this year, LED chipmaker Huga, founded by Inventec and Yulon, maintained growth...

Huga chairman Dennis Chen

No plan for 450mm wafer migration yet: Q&A with Chartered CEO Song-Hwee Chia

Jun 18, 15:00

With Intel, Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) having recently reached an agreement on 450mm wafer production, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing,...

Chartered

Own brand strategy: Q&A with TPV Group vice president CH Tuan

Jun 10, 11:53

TPV Technology's own monitor brand AOC overtook Samsung Electronics as the number one monitor brand in China in the first quarter of 2008 and TPV aims to ship a total of 11.5 million...

TPV Group vice president CH Tuan

Daily silicon: Q&A with Gary Homan, VP of Hemlock Semiconductor

Jun 10, 10:50

What is going on in the polysilicon industry? It is common knowledge that silicon is the second most abundant element in the Earth's crust (after oxygen) and the third in the planet's...

Interview with Dr. Chii-Ming Yiin, Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs

Jun 10, 01:20

Digitimes recently had the opportunity to interview Taiwan's new Economics Minister Dr. Chii-Ming Yiin, to discuss current issues being handled by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Dr. Chii-Ming Yiin, Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs<br>

Trends in storage, the economy and network: Comments from LSI CEO Abhi Talwalkar

Jun 9, 14:41

LSI was founded in 1981 as an ASIC company that did service functions, which meant basically it turned others companies' IP into silicon. The company did that for more than 20 years,...

LSI CEO Abhijit (Abhi) Talwalkar

Trends in the Wi-Fi industry: An interview with Michael Hurlson of Broadcom

Jun 9, 11:17

Just before Broadcom spoke at the Computex CE Summit on June 4, Digitimes had the opportunity to chat with Michael Hurlson, vice president and general manager for the Home and Wireless...

Michael Hurlson, vice president at Broadcom

Intel is ready for MID challenge: Q&A with Anand Chandrasekher, manager of Intel ultra mobility group

Jun 6, 15:17

With Nvidia recently revealing its Tegra processor for mobile computer products to challenge Intel's Atom platform on MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices), Digitimes took the opportunity...

Anand Chandrasekher, manager of Intel ultra mobility group

Ubiquitous media connectivity: A discussion with Alice Chang, CEO of CyberLink

Jun 6, 01:15

Improvement in PC hardware in recent years has helped spur the development, creation and manipulation of multimedia, especially video. CyberLink is well known for its multimedia software...

Cyberlink CEO Alice Chang

WiMAX is an opportunity for Taiwan to become leading total solutions provider: Interview with John Hsuan, vice chairman of UMC

Jun 5, 15:12

John Hsuan, vice chairman of United Microelectronic Corporation (UMC) and concurrently chairman of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), is a 30-year veteran of the Taiwan IT industry...

John Hsuan, vice chairman of UMC

Profitability more important than ranking: Q&A with UTAC president and CEO JC Lee

May 30, 17:42

Being one of the top-ten IC packaging and testing companies in terms of sales, United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC) stresses the importance of profitability rather than ranking,...

UTAC president and CEO JC Lee

A focused CMOS image sensor maker: Q&A with OmniVision sales VP Ray Cisneros

May 21, 15:29

Despite the CMOS image sensor market undergoing a structural change, as evident in Micron Technology spinning off its CMOS image sensor unit as Aptina Imaging, as well as the rising...

Ray Cisneros, vice president of sales at Omnivision

Distributing NXP ICs is "easy": Q&A with NXP Asia Pacific sales and marketing VP TL Chow

May 20, 11:32

Soon after meeting with distributors in the Asia Pacific region, NXP Semiconductors Asia Pacific sales and marketing vice president, TL Chow met with Digitimes and shared his comments...

NXP Asia Pacific sales and marketing VP TL Chow

Well-positioned for an audio IC boom: Q&A with Wolfson CEO Dave Shrigley

May 16, 15:20

Seeing demand for good quality audio performance penetrating a wide array of consumer electronics, Wolfson Microelectronics, a leading-player in the high-end audio solution market,...

Wolfson CEO Dave Shrigley

Pursuit of a 100% on-year sales growth in 2008: Q&A with PTMD general manager Tom Lei

May 14, 15:21

Despite the price plunge in NAND flash dragging PTMD, a joint-venture between ProMOS Technologies and China Potevio Company on memory card sales, into losses in the first quarter...

PTMD general manager Tom Lei

From ASIC to CSSP: Q&A with QuickLogic Greater China sales director David Kuo

May 12, 17:22

David Kuo, sales director for QuickLogic in Greater China, emphasized that QuickLogic will shift its focus from field-programmable gate array (FPGA) to customer specific standard...

QuickLogic Greater China sales director David Kuo

Pegatron needs more time: Q&A with Denese Yao, spokesperson for Pegatron and Unihan

Apr 29, 15:31

A quarter has passed since Asustek Computer spun-off its ODM business, however, there are still many questions surrounding the roles the two spun-off companies will play in the market...

Denese Yao, spokesperson of Pegatron and Unihan

A "Renaissance" in IC testing and packaging: Q&A with ASE R&D chief officer Ho-Ming Tong

Apr 24, 16:08

Already holding a secure foothold in the flip-chip (FC) IC packaging sector, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) believes that a Renaissance in the testing and packaging industry...

ASE R&D chief officer

Taiwan WiMAX deal with Intel a new beginning: Q&A with Ho Mei-yueh, chairperson of CEPD

Apr 24, 15:23

Ho Mei-yueh, chairperson of Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), helped initiate the development of the WiMAX industry in Taiwan in 2002. Ho played an important...

Ho Mei-yueh, chairperson of Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD)
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