Investors hope the Cité de l'Objet Connecté in France will become a hub for designing and building new networked devices. French government agencies are chipping in some initial funding.
The president uses his State of the Union address to call for an expanded high-tech manufacturing base in the US.
After pledging to invest $5 billion on its Fab 42 high-tech manufacturing plant, the chip maker puts the project on hold.
The chipmaker's position as a U.S. high-tech company making big investments in domestic manufacturing is one that's increasingly rare. Andy Grove explains why.
The futuristic Fab 2 integrates robotics manufacturing with 1,000 human workers to build unique solar modules. But can the high-tech expertise compete against cheap labor?
The contract manufacturing business, once just a cheap source of labor for assembling electronic equipment, is undergoing a radical transformation.
Manufacturing executives expect that the high-tech equipment industry will see healthy growth over the next two years, according to a new survey.
Taiwanese high-tech manufacturers are bringing water into drought-stricken areas by truck and making plans for water rationing to ensure that the island can continue to make and export semiconductors and flat-panel monitors. Water is a crucial element for many electronics manufacturers, and Hsinchu Industrial Park, home to plants owned by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., United Microelectronics Corp. and other major electronics companies, has received very little rainfall this year. UMC, the world's second-biggest semiconductor foundry, said it needs to bring in 600 truckloads, or 18,000 gallons, of water a day. If the drought doesn't break by April 10, Hsinchu managers will start rationing. Although a small rainstorm could bring slight relief, the monsoon season, which could bring heavy rains, won't begin until late April or May. Staff writer Joseph Chen reported from Taiwan.
Hurt by the high-tech slowdown, the product-manufacturing software company expects a significant shortfall in earnings and revenue for the third quarter.
Barring further delays, the trial pitting Rambus and Infineon will begin Friday in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Virginia. Jury selection will begin in the morning in Judge Robert Payne's court. Oral arguments will take place starting Monday afternoon with the introduction of the first evidence the next day. Los Altos, Calif.-based Rambus claims that the German memory maker owes it royalties for manufacturing synchronous dynamic RAM, the most common form of memory in PCs today, and double data rate DRAM, a likely successor. Infineon denies the charges. The outcome of the case could have a tremendous impact in the high-tech world. If Rambus wins, the verdict will likely allow it to cement royalty agreements with other manufacturers. If it loses, the value of existing royalty agreements for SDRAM and DDR DRAM with other companies will plummet.