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Fair business environment necessary: Q&A with Tessera COO Mike Bereziuk

Apr 23, 15:55

Starting from the second half of 2007, Tessera Technologies filed a series of lawsuits with leading semiconductor companies, including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), ChipMOS...

Tessera COO

Hello Mr Chips: Q&A with former Korean Minister of Information amd Communication, Chin Dae-je

Apr 17, 11:04

Few people have enjoyed the success in both the private and public sector that IT maverick Chin Dae-je has had over the past 20 years. After returning to his native South Korea two...

Dr Chin Dae-je, former Minister of Korea's Ministry of Information

MEMS microphone is a business of dedication and diversification: Q&A with Akustica sales VP Michael E Elchik

Apr 3, 16:44

As a leading micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) microphone maker, Akustica has established a solid foothold quickly. Company vice president of sales, Michael E Elchik, attributes...

Akustica sales VP

Pursuit of market share and sales growth to be consistent: Q&A with Freescale sales and marketing senior VP Henri Richard

Mar 28, 10:30

Freescale Semiconductor has built success on its micro-controller unit (MCU) deployment, but the aggressive push from Motorola has prompted concern among market watchers about whether...

Freescale sales and marketing senior VP Henri Richard

Handset demand growth in China promising: Q&A with NXP Greater China VP Stephen Lin

Mar 27, 14:57

Having an early presence in the China TD-SCDMA chip solution market, NXP Semiconductors reiterates its confidence about the penetration of the TD-SCDMA standard in China in 2008 amid...

NXP Greater China VP Stephen Lin

MEMS market growth to beat expectations: Q&A with TSMC mainstream technology business development director George Liu

Mar 21, 15:05

In contrast to the interpretation of marketers that micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) is a niche market/process, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world's...

TSMC mainstream technology business development director George Lin

The prospects for medium-size-panels: Q&A with HannStar Display president David Joe

Mar 18, 15:07

HannStar Display, whose second 3G LCD panel plant has just been taken over by Wintek, has recently been dogged by rumors that it is also seeking to sell off its 5G plant (or 5.3G...

HannStar Display president David Joe

Merger as key to growth: Q&A with GM of analog IC design house GMT

Mar 18, 11:54

The announcement at the end of February that Taiwan analog IC designer Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) had reached a merger agreement with Aimtron Technology shook Taiwan's IC...

Silicon Laboratories expects strong growth in MCU business this year: Q&A with VP Derrell Coker

Mar 14, 01:00

Although analogue-intensive and mixed-signal IC designer Silicon Laboratories entered the MCU (micro control unit) market less than five years ago, the fabless company was able to...

Derrell Coker, Vice President of Silicon Laboratories

Snowstorms spur communications infrastructure demand in China: Q&A with Frank Liang, general manager of Greater China at Broadcom

Mar 13, 01:00

In recent years, Broadcom has seen its sales in China's domestic market grow at an accelerating pace. In order to cater to the demands of its ever-increasing clientele in the China...

Frank Liang, Broadcom general manager of Greater China

China domestic demand still strong: Q&A with NXP regional executive for Greater China, Mike Yeh

Mar 12, 15:13

While seeing demand for electronics in China not being dampen by heavy snows that fell there, NXP Semiconductors has a positive outlook for demand prior to the Olympics Games and...

NXP

Capacity expansion not the sole criteria to judge competitiveness: Q&A with Green Energy president Hurlon Lin, part II

Mar 11, 16:45

After seeing first-quarter 2007 sales dampened by a fire incident in late 2006, Green Energy Technology has not taken a long time to become a leading solar-grade silicon wafer supplier...

Green Energy president Hurlon Lin

Enhanced user experience at core of handset solution: Q&A with TI senior VP of wireless terminals business unit, Greg Delagi

Feb 26, 14:50

Digitimes recently had the opportunity to talk with Greg Delagi, senior vice president and general manager of the wireless terminals business unit of Texas Instruments (TI), to hear...

Greg Delagi, senior vice president and general manager at Texas Instruments (TI)

Configurability, differentiation and margin: Q&A with ARC CEO Carl Schlachte

Feb 22, 11:29

Silicon can today only command value if it contributes directly to a compelling consumer experience - this statement could be categorized as the fundamental principle of ARC International...

ARC CEO

Nvidia talks smartphone plans: Q&A with Michael Rayfield, general manager, mobile business unit

Feb 15, 15:44

Nvidia's recent introduction of the APX 2500 applications processor indicates that the company is getting serious about its offerings in the smartphone market. However, the company...

Michael Rayfield, general manager of Nvidia

TPO Displays aiming for record performance in 2008: Q&A with company CEO William Chang

Feb 13, 15:21

Digitimes recently had the opportunity to interview William Chang, CEO and president of Taiwan-based small- to medium-size panel maker TPO Displays, during which he talked about the...

William Chang, CEO of TPO Displays

More functions not resolution key to advancing digital cameras: Q&A with Casio's "digital camera father"

Jan 24, 10:59

Digitimes recently spoke with Jin Nakayama, general manager for OV Unit of Planning Department under Casio Computer about Casio's development strategies for its digital cameras and...

Casio's digital camera father Jin Nakayama

Providing a start-up platform for equipment localization: Q&A with Applied Materials

Jan 15, 01:00

While the Taiwan government has recently been pushing to increase the localization of semiconductor equipment and component procurement, the world's number-one equipment supplier,...

Applied Materials

Persistent technology advancement to enable growth to beat industry average: Q&A with KLA-Tencor Taiwan GM

Jan 10, 16:02

With the semiconductor industry seeing a slowing of growth in recent years, equipment suppliers are being exposed to challenges stemming from capital expenditure (capex) trims by...

KLA-Tencor Taiwan GM

NXP-GloNav consolidation synergy to materialize as new solution to launch soon: Q&A with NXP EVP of mobile and personal business unit

Jan 7, 15:49

Following the acquisition of the US-based global positioning system (GPS) fabless company GloNav in late...

Marc Cetto, EVP and General Manager of Business Unit Mobile and Personal at NXP

Braving the storm in the NAND flash market: Q&A with 3S general manager Hu Ting-chung

Dec 25, 16:27

For Solid State System (3S), a relatively late comer to the NAND flash controller IC sector, it may be the worst of times to list on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market when...

3S general manager Hu Ting-chung

Eyeing the China market: Q&A with David Sheu, chairman of equipment supplier Spirox

Dec 12, 16:31

David Sheu, chairman and CEO of Taiwan-based equipment supplier Spirox, expects spending by Taiwan's semiconductor players for 2008 to fall, chiefly because of reduced investment...

Spirox chairman David Sheu

Penetrating the Japan network-equipment market: Q&A with Toru Okubo, managing director of D-Link Japan

Dec 11, 12:03

Taiwan-based network-equipment vendor D-Link has been promoting its own-brand products worldwide for over 10 years. It now holds a 23.8% share in the SOHO and SMB (small and medium...

Toru Okubo, managing director of D-Link Japan

Gearing up for PV industry: Q&A with Applied Materials SVP Mark Pinto

Dec 5, 16:29

Applied Materials on December 4 held a forum in Taipei on the photovoltaic (PV) industry during which Digitimes had the opportunity to interview Mark Pinto, the company's senior vice...

Applied Materials SVP Mark Pinto

Freeing your phone: Q&A with Sean Moss-Pultz, president of OpenMoko, Part I

Dec 4, 14:47

Google's announcement of Android in early November brought a lot of press to the idea of an open handset platform. Such an idea, however, is not new and OpenMoko is one company that...

Sean Moss-Pultz, president of OpenMoko

LED refrigeration lighting: Q&A with Ledtech chairman Frank Liu

Nov 27, 01:00

Taiwan's LED production value will reach NT$93.2 billion by 2010, and the region will account for 14% of the global LED market, according to Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research...

Ledtech Electronics chairman Frank Liu

Solar energy business an imperative: Q&A with CMO president Jau-Yang Ho

Nov 26, 17:13

Apart from continuously growing its core business, Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), a Taiwan-based LCD panel maker, now is expanding into the solar energy market and expects to volume...

CMO president

Treating every customer like Intel: Q&A with Tower CEO Russell Ellwanger

Nov 23, 15:39

Israel-based Tower Semiconductor recently opened a representative office in Taiwan to step up development of the Asia-Pacific market. Digitimes recently talked to Tower CEO Russell...

Tower CEO Russell Ellwanger

Talking LCD TVs: Q&A with ViewSonic America president Matt Milne

Nov 22, 11:40

Although LCD monitor demand remains strong, with global shipments expected to increase 30% this year, annual growth will begin to drop off starting next year, with DisplaySearch forecasting...

Q&A with ViewSonic America President Matt Milne

The Eee PC is an extra profit line: Q&A with Jonney Shih and Jonathan Tseng, CEO and president of Asustek

Nov 20, 17:09

Asustek Computer's recent launch of the low-cost Eee PC has prompted a wide range of opinions across the market. Some say the Eee PC sacrificed too many functions and performance...

Jonney Shih, CEO of Asustek

Aiming high: Q&A with Mike Yeh, NXP regional executive for Greater China

Nov 20, 14:18

More than a year after it was spun off from Philips, NPX has become the second-largest semiconductor player in the Greater China region. Digitimes recently talked to Mike Yeh, NXP's...

Mike Yeh, NXP regional xecutive for Greater China

No conflict in handset chip market share and profitability: Q&A with STMicroelectronics COO Alain Dutheil

Nov 15, 16:57

By strengthening ties with number-one handset vendor Nokia in 3G handset chip solutions in...

STMicroelectronics CEO

Differentiation the fundamental profit driver: Q&A with Rambus CEO Harold Hughes

Nov 8, 16:40

As a leading memory licensing company that focuses on competitive-edge technologies that meet high-performance memory requirements, Rambus stresses the significance of differentiation,...

Rambus CEO Harold Hughes

Advent of pocket devices means opportunities for everyone: Q&A with Qualcomm UMTS product manager Mohit Bhushan

Oct 23, 15:06

With feature-phones drawing more consumer attention helped along by high-profile products such as Apple's iPhone and the speculated gPhone from Google, chipmakers for 3G and 3.5G...

Qualcomm UMTS product manager Mohit Bhushan

Acquisition of FCI bearing fruit: An interview with Silicon Motion president Wallace Kou

Oct 17, 16:09

Silicon Motion, which has made its name designing flash controller ICs, lays strong emphasis on its technological strength and service that constantly has landed it opportunities...

Silicon Motion president and CEO Wallace Kou
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