National Semiconductor News
4 states see double-digit jobless rates in Jan.
Four states — California, South Carolina, Michigan and Rhode Island — registered unemployment rates above 10% in January, and the national rate is expected to hit double digits by year-end. The U.S. Labor Department's report on state unemployment, released Wednesday, showed the increasing damage
All the World in a Wristwatch
It Might Seem Tiny and Insignificant, but It Tells a Lot About the Tech World
Tech giants rush to solar power
Semiconductor companies are rushing into the solar power business faster than a Pentium-driven computer, promising to turn a niche form of renewable energy into a mass-market product. Since May, computer powerhouses Intel intc , IBM ibm and National Semiconductor nsm have barreled into solar
US Agency to Investigate Semiconductor Patent Complaints
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to investigate complaints by two U.S. companies that 18 other...
Silicon Insider: Don't Forget the Microchip
An unexpected -- and surprising -- announcement by Apple Corp. on Wednesday serves as yet one more reminder that in the digital age, it all comes down to chips. Other than the occasional earnings announcement from Intel, you don't hear much about the semiconductor industry these days. Thirty years
FTC Settles Ethernet Patent Dispute
Negotiation will protect consumers from higher prices, after a firm tries to hike license fees.
Silicon Insider: Making a Smart Exit
Failure Is an Inherent Part of the Business World Because Big Reward Comes Only With Big Risk
Silicon Insider: The Nonexistent Tech Monopoly
Question: When is a merger a monopoly? Answer: When the government says it is. You may have thought the answer was "when the consumer suffers." But that wouldn't be correct, especially in high tech. And that lesson is about to be learned by XM and Sirius satellite radio in the weeks ahead as the