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The USA's Rice University has been given a US$16 million fund to develop a new set of tools that can improve the performance of virtually any application running on any microprocessor. The funding came from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as part of its Architecture Aware Compiler Environment Program more
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Nokia is in advanced talks to sell its security-appliances business to a financial investor as it concentrates on consumer Internet services, such as push email. more
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IC Insights' May update to The McClean Report describes the big shakeup in the 1Q08 top 20 semiconductor supplier ranking. There are eight U.S. companies in the top 20 (including three fabless semiconductor suppliers), six Japanese, three European, two South Korean, and one Taiwanese company (IC foundry supplier TSMC) in the ranking. more
IC Insights' May update to The McClean Report describes the big shakeup in the 1Q07 top 20 semiconductor supplier ranking. The first quarter inventory correction in the IC industry helped cause a great deal of movement up and down the list in 1Q07 as compared to the full-year 2006 rankings. A summary of the changes that took place in the 1Q07 ranking, as compared to 2006, are shown below:
- Sony, Hynix, and Toshiba each gained two positions in 1Q07. Spurred by increasing internal transfers for its PS3 game machines, Sony moved into the top 10 ranking and currently resides in 9th place. Hynix moved from 7th to 5th while Toshiba jumped past TI and ST to secure the number 3 ranking.
- In spite of early 2007 DRAM pricing weakness, Micron jumped three places to become the 11th largest semiconductor supplier, only $19 million behind 10th-ranked NXP.
- Another big DRAM supplier, Elpida, gained five positions in the ranking, rising from being ranked 23rd in 2006 to 18th in 1Q07.
- Other companies climbing in the ranking include Qimonda and Qualcomm, each moving up two positions.
- The companies that fell in the 1Q07 ranking include TI, ST, TSMC, Freescale, NEC, AMD, ibm, and Fujitsu. Of these eight companies, AMD fell the furthest and went from being ranked 13th in 2006 to 17th in 1Q07.