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VCs still investing in semiconductor technology, but need strategic partners in capital and efficiency

By Paula Doe, SEMI Investors are still looking for differentiated technologies that solve high-value problems in semiconductor manufacturing, or that bring semiconductor technology to disruptive applications in other fields, particularly in the medical and environmental sectors, said the leading venture capitalists gathered at the Silicon Innovation Forum at SEMICON West 2014.  … 
Updated: 4 hours ago

Bigger Batteries And NFC, Everything We Know About The iPhone 6 So Far

There may very well be a day when Apple executives set up an iPhone X rumour publication that consists of nothing but endless, daily, rumours of the next iPhone. They can call it the iPhone Bugle, or iPhone X Times.  … 
Updated: 9 hours ago

Scientists embed nearly perfect InAs crystals into nanowires

Research takes another step towards future multifunctional nanoelectronic devices  … 
Updated: 11 hours ago

Imec demonstrates 28Gb/s silicon photonics platform for high-density, low power WDM optical ...

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Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise after hours

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it aims to get its loss-making Nokia phone unit to break even within two years, helping its stock rise in after-hours trade.  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Microsoft Q4 FY 2014 Financial Results

This afternoon Microsoft held an earnings call to announce the results of their fourth quarter for fiscal year 2014.  … 
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Apple IBM Alliance Is Already Threatened By Start-ups

Apple's partnership with IBM has sent IBM into the kind of fantasy world in needs to avoid, dreams of dominance. In healthcare the partnership is already threatened by start-ups.  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Sizing up the cable industry in Q2 2014

The second-quarter 2014 earnings season is underway and FierceCable is tracking the performance of pay-TV distributors, including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies.   … 
Updated: 3 days ago

250-Person Storage Startup Swiping Customers From EMC, NetApp And IBM

One of the more annoying aspects of being a customer of a big company is the supplier's economic power. After all, that big company has high overhead and unless you have a supplier willing to give you a better deal, you will face a stark choice: pay more for a product that does not give … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun -- and have come up nearly dry.  … 
Updated: 5 hours ago

Up To Speed: Liberty Global's Malone suspects Fox will be only bidder for Time Warner

John Malone, of the Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA) media empire, weighed in on 21st Century Fox's (NASDAQ: FOX) reported $80 billion bid for Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX), saying he doesn't think any other bidders will emerge. Malone cited several advantages Fox enjoys over any potential competitors, including the ability to offer nonvoting stock, according … 
Updated: 9 hours ago

Broadcom cuts 2,500 jobs to exit cellular market

 Broadcom will lay off about 2,500 employees as part of a decision on June 2 to exit the cellular baseband business for which it could not find a buyer.  … 
Updated: 13 hours ago

LM Selected for USAF's Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads – electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions – on commercial satellites. Hosted payloads share satellite launch, propulsion, power and other services, as well as some … 
Updated: 14 hours ago

Broadcom Cuts 2,500 jobs

Broadcom announced plans to cut 2,500 jobs, 20% of its workforce after decided it cold not sell and should exit the cellular baseband business.  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Seagate, Avago subsidiary LSI do not violate Realtek patent-US ITC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Avago Technologies Ltd's LSI and Seagate Technology do not violate patented technology owned by Realtek Semiconductor, the U.S. International Trade Commission said on Monday.  … 
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John Malone buys third hotel in Dublin

Colorado billionaire John Malone is known in most circles as the head of a telecommunications empire, but in Dublin he's fast becoming the man to see about a hotel room. The Irish Times reports Malone is buying the Westin Hotel in Dublin for $87.91 million in a deal expected to close at the end of … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Couragent Set to Raise Growth Capital ...

Couragent Set to Raise Growth Capital With Nation’s First Legal Investment Crowdfunding Deal  The Mobile Scanner Manufacturer’s Registered SCOR Offering Open to Consumer Investors in Five States  … 
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Couragent, Inc. named one of 50 Colorado Companies to Watch

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, in partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation, honored 50 second-stage companies from across the state during the "Colorado Companies to Watch" annual ceremony, held June 22, 2012 in Denver. Now in its fourth year, the program recognizes these growth-oriented companies that account for nearly 39 percent … 
Updated: 1 year ago

Broadcom cuts 2,500 jobs to exit cellular market

 Broadcom will lay off about 2,500 employees as part of a decision on June 2 to exit the cellular baseband business for which it could not find a buyer.  … 
Updated: 13 hours ago

Cisco to invest $30M in 'Internet of Everything' centre in Barcelona

Cisco plans to invest $30 million (€22 million) in a global innovation centre for the "Internet of Everything" (IoE) to be opened in Barcelona in summer 2016.  … 
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Broadcom Cuts 2,500 jobs

Broadcom announced plans to cut 2,500 jobs, 20% of its workforce after decided it cold not sell and should exit the cellular baseband business.  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

CEA-Leti: Monolithic 3D is the solution for further scaling

By Brian Cronquest, Vice President, Technology & IP, MonolithIC 3D Inc. Hughes Metras, Leti’s VP of Strategic Partnerships North America, introduced the lead talk at their SemiconWest 2014 Leti Day about monolithic 3D technology as the “solution for scaling.” Hughes presented the Leti device technology roadmap which showed monolithic 3D (M3D) as an alternative to scaling from … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Broadcom cuts 2,500 jobs to exit cellular market

 Broadcom will lay off about 2,500 employees as part of a decision on June 2 to exit the cellular baseband business for which it could not find a buyer.  … 
Updated: 13 hours ago

Cisco to invest $30M in 'Internet of Everything' centre in Barcelona

Cisco plans to invest $30 million (€22 million) in a global innovation centre for the "Internet of Everything" (IoE) to be opened in Barcelona in summer 2016.  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Broadcom Cuts 2,500 jobs

Broadcom announced plans to cut 2,500 jobs, 20% of its workforce after decided it cold not sell and should exit the cellular baseband business.  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

XMOS Sees Key $26M Investment

UK chip designer XMOS has raised $26.2m from three global chip partners in one of the largest silicon investments this year.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Huawei sales jump 19 percent

Huawei Technologies, the world's second largest telecom equipment maker, has said it will achieve sustainable growth in 2014. The Chinese company…  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun -- and have come up nearly dry.  … 
Updated: 5 hours ago

LM Selected for USAF's Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads – electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions – on commercial satellites. Hosted payloads share satellite launch, propulsion, power and other services, as well as some … 
Updated: 14 hours ago

VCs still investing in semiconductor technology, but need strategic partners in capital and efficiency

By Paula Doe, SEMI Investors are still looking for differentiated technologies that solve high-value problems in semiconductor manufacturing, or that bring semiconductor technology to disruptive applications in other fields, particularly in the medical and environmental sectors, said the leading venture capitalists gathered at the Silicon Innovation Forum at SEMICON West 2014.  … 
Updated: 4 hours ago

Nokia's fortunes brighten on heavy network spending

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia surprised investors with strong quarterly earnings and raised its full-year profit margin forecast as network operators install more powerful systems to cope with surging mobile data traffic.  … 
Updated: 10 hours ago

Broadcom cuts 2,500 jobs to exit cellular market

 Broadcom will lay off about 2,500 employees as part of a decision on June 2 to exit the cellular baseband business for which it could not find a buyer.  … 
Updated: 13 hours ago

Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong China growth

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc posted a smaller-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, but revenue surged 28 percent in greater China despite stiff competition in its third-largest market.  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

EMC activist investor pushes company to spin off VMware, report says

Hedge fund Elliot Management Corp. bought $1 billion in shares of EMC Corp. and is now advocating for the company to break apart through a spinoff of its VMware holding, according to the unnamed sources cited by the Wall Street Journal. Data storage company EMC owns 80 percent of Palo Alto-based software company VMware, a … 
Updated: 2 days ago