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A fab success

WHEN he founded Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in 1987, Morris Chang recalls, “Nobody thought we were going anywhere.” Back then …

Wall Street

Apple’s move away from Samsung for chips should boost foundry fortunes

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Apple(s AAPL) hasn’t officially dumped rival and partner Samsung as the manufacturer of chips for its mobile devices just yet. …

Abu Dhabi's ATIC to invest up to $10 billion in U.S. chip plant | Reuters

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Investment Co (ATIC) plans to invest up to $10 billion over the next two years in GlobalFoundries’ upstate New York semiconductor factory, its chief executive said on Friday.<p>ATIC owns unlisted GlobalFoundries, having completed a buyout of joint …

Semiconductors - A Crazy Industry

The global semiconductor industry exceeded $300 billion in sales for the first time ever in 2013, spurred by consistent, steady growth across nearly all regions and product categories.<p>Last year’s semiconductor revenues came to $305.6 billion, an increase of 4.8% over 2012′s total of $291.6 …

No technical barriers seen for 450mm | Pete's Posts Blog

Paul Farrar, general manager of the G450C consortium, said early work has demonstrated good results and that he sees no real barriers to implementing …

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More than any other industry, the semiconductor business is defined by rapid technological change. As a result, a constant and high level of …

GlobalFoundries ready to move computer-chip machines into new space - Albany Business Review

Feb 19, 2014, 7:13am EST<p>GlobalFoundries Inc. is poised to install nearly $2 billion in equipment into an addition tacked onto its computer-chip …

The release today of the SEMI World Fab Forecast update reveals a 20 to 30 percent projected increase in semiconductor fab equipment spending in 2014.

The release today of the SEMI World Fab Forecast update reveals a 20 to 30 percent projected increase in semiconductor fab equipment spending in …

Intel 450mm Delayed Until 2023

Last week I attended the SPIE Advanced Technology Conference. There were a lot of interesting papers and as is always the case at these conferences, …

The Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came to Rule the World

This is a story about ARM Holdings, the mobile technology company. But before it gets going, here are a few things you need to know: <b><br>1.</b> ARM is a …

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There’s water in them thar planets – five massive “hot Jupiters” spied by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

How Cities Are Using Data To Save Lives

From Denver’s schools to Baltimore’s stretched budget, cities are creating major urban policy wins that are powered by cold, hard data.<p>Baltimore reached the lowest infant mortality rate the city has ever recorded in 2012. Denver Public School students saw test scores improve by 14% in reading and …

How to Always Be Getting Smarter | Inc.com

As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe that emailing our users about how fun our games …

Neuroscience

Google+ is automatically creating your own year in review video

If you're anything like us, the thought of sifting through mountains of media to create a year in review video is more than a little intimidating. However, it just got a lot easier for some Google+ members. The social network is now using Auto Awesome to create year in review clips for anyone who …

Hubble Spots Water Plumes on Europa

The geysers could make it easier to search for life under the ice.<p><b>Geysers spew water from the tiger-striped south pole of Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa, suggest observations from NASA's Hubble space telescope.</b><p><b>If the existence of the plumes can be confirmed, they will perhaps allow future space</b> …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

The Complete List: All the New Netflix and Hulu Releases

It's an all too familiar situation: You went to the grocery store to make sure that your fridge was stocked for this snowstorm, but now you're stuck …

Intel's big CES news: Computers that run both Windows and Android

Plenty of computers makers have tried and failed to bring Windows and Android together, but that’s not stopping Intel from trying.<p>Intel is planning to announce a new push next week at CES for computers that run both Windows and Android, sources tell the Verge.<p>The initiative, internally dubbed “Dual …

Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest question mobile app developers usually ask themselves is, 'how do I reach out to my customers?' Or, 'do my customers even want the app that I'm building?'<p>Building an app that brings traction and generates wealth requires that …

Customers

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themselves. Despite our best …

Purported Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Tab Pro 12.2, Tab Pro 10.1, Tab Pro 8.4 and Tab 3 Lite models receive Bluetooth certification

Samsung will soon flood the market with new tablet models, according to recent reports and leaks, introducing for the first time ever devices that will get a “Pro” moniker, as well as larger tablets with screen sizes measuring 12.2-inches.<p>We have already heard that the company is getting ready to …

Galaxy Note

Google acquires Bitspin, makes its stylish Android alarm app free to celebrate

Bitspin is probably most well known for its swish Timely alarm app on Android, and it seems that Google likes how the Swiss team is doing it, because it's just acquired them. "For new and existing users, Timely will continue to work like it always has," noted the Bitspin team in their announcement …