Electronics manufacturer Sandisk is facing a legal fight over its use of popular MP3 compression technology.
Sources at chipset makers speculate that Intel intends to attract a number of graphics talent with high salaries and preferential welfare benefits at the same time the vendor reportedly is scheduled to soon announce a layoff of 10,000-20,000 employees.
The unit price of AMD Turion 64 X2-based notebooks is on average about $150 less than an Intel Core 2 Duo (Merom)-based notebook, according to product portfolios that notebook vendors have offered.
Royal Philips Electronics announced on September 5 that it will invest in setting up a high-power LED production facility in Singapore.
Samsung Electronics, which was known as a chief advocate of the MultiMediaCard (MMC) format, is said to land microSD card orders from Nokia, according to industry sources considering this as a proof of relatively poor sales of MMC cards.
Quanta Computer president Michael Wang stated that the company has set a 12-month shipment goal of 10 million notebooks for the $100 laptop project, initiated by the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) research initiative, starting from when actual shipments kick off at the end of the first quarter, 2007.
Spansion has a confident outlook for NOR flash in 2006 and anticipates the NOR flash market will be stronger than that for NAND flash, said company executive vice president and chief operating officer Jim Doran.
Intel has taken up an approximate 10% stake in InComm after the controller IC design house joined the Intel-advocated Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) working group in July, according to industry sources.
The failure of SMIC to comply with the terms of a cross-licensing agreement between the China-based foundry and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has led TSMC to claim damages of $130 million in the Superior Court of the State of California, according to TSMC.
Sony's target shipment volume of four million PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles by the end of this year is likely to be cut to two million units because volume production is not set yet, according to sources in Taiwan's game console manufacturing industry.
AU Optronics (AUO) will be the top maker worldwide this month for 32" LCD panels, with the company estimating it will ship 400,000 units, while LG.Philips LCD and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) will place second and third with 360,000 and 320,000 shipments, respectively, according to industry sources.
More than 565 million high-frequency RFID tag ICs were shipped in 2005, according to ABI Research.
Qimonda and Winbond Electronics today announced that they have signed an agreement to expand their existing cooperation on the production of standard memory chips (DRAMs).
Japan-based Ricoh on August 24 filed legal proceedings at a US District Court in Wisconsin against Quanta Storage and Asustek Computer, two leading makers of optical disc drives (ODDs) in Taiwan, for infringing on four of its patents related to CD-RW and DVD+RW formats, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced filing a lawsuit against Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) in a California court, alleging that the company is in breach of a 2005 settlement with TSMC and that SMIC continues to misappropriate TSMC's trade secrets.
Sony NEC Optiarc, a joint venture (JV) that combines Sony's and NEC's optical disc drive (ODD) businesses, will launch its first product, a 18x DVD burner (called the AD-7170A), next month, and the company will manufacture it at its own plant in Malaysia, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
With the peak season coming, panel makers plan to raise prices for monitor panels in the range of $5-12, according to the makers.
Samsung Electronics has notified its clients that it will raise its NAND flash contract prices in the beginning of September, according to other NAND flash makers.
Microsoft has issued an open invitation to the Mozilla to bring both its Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail application into the Windows fold.
Just as DSL customers were set to see their monthly bills drop due to the technology being excluded from the Universal Service Fund, Verizon has announced it will impose new fees on its subscribers that largely negate any savings.