|Latest on memory prices|
Prices continue to edge down for both types of memory chips. But NAND will likely stage a price recovery sooner than DRAM.
|Fairchild/ON merger to delay|
According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the parties on Friday requested an extension of the offer to May 12.
|Germany place $1.4 billion subsidy on EV|
The subsidy program, which kicks off in May with rebates for vehicle buyers and plans for 15,000 battery-charging stations, translates into about $300 million of chips by 2019.
|Smartphone cuts into digital camera sales |
During 2010-11, 75 per cent of total camera sales in India was contributed by these point and shoot cameras. But in 2015, this per centage dropped to just 30 per cent, and it is expected fall by 2017, only 10-15 per cent of overall sales would occur from this segment.
|Startup gets DARPA funding on optical co-processor |
'The Optalysys technology is built on the well established principals of Fourier and diffractive optics, but we use them in combination with advanced high resolution microdisplays. We are creating a cost-effective solution that can be scaled beyond the levels of traditional electrical computers.'
|TI profit grew on automotive chips|
TI said strong demand for its automotive semiconductors in the first quarter was driven by infotainment and hybrid electric vehicle and powertrain systems.
|Cypress' T J Rogers to step down|
Rodgers said in a statement that while he is “still passionately interested” in Cypress’ bread-and-butter silicon-based chip products, at 68 years old, it is time to step back from the day-to-day stress of running the semiconductor maker.
|Cypress to acquire Broadcom IoT business|
Cypress Semiconductors' plan to acquire Broadcom Corp.'s Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) business for $550 million. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, the deal entails Cypress' acquisition of Broadcom's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee IoT product lines, along with its intellectual property.
|Inotera posted loss for quarter|
Inotera has announced operating loss of NT$908 million (US$28.1 million) on consolidated sales of NT$10.81 billion for the first quarter of 2016.
|Nanya logs another weak quarter|
Net profits edged 1.1 percent lower to NT$1.85 billion (US$57.12 million) last quarter, from NT$1.87 billion the previous quarter. That meant an annual decline of 70.6 percent from NT$6.29 billion.
|SKHynix to cut Capex for memory production|
"This year's investment will be cut because the company will put its priority on enhancing technology migration rather than expanding its market share," SK hynix President Kim Joon-ho.