October 16, 2000 |
In 1998, the last time the electronics and automotive industries converged in Detroit to ponder what gizmos drivers might want in cars, global sales of in-vehicle communications hardware and services totaled $2 billion. With sales now at $4.2 billion and forecast to rise more than tenfold to $47 billion by decade's end, some of the biggest names in computers and telecommunications are making pitches at this week's newly expanded Convergence 2000 conference. Sun Microsystems Inc.
December 13, 1998 |
Despite fears that the world economy is having a long, bad winter and U.S. semiconductor electronics companies are suffering the chills, the stocks of prominent companies such as Intel, Texas Instruments and Advanced Micro Devices are selling at or near 52-week highs. Prices of semiconductor newcomers such as Broadcom and Rambus are soaring. And electronic manufacturing companies such as Solectron, Jabil Circuit and Flextronics all hit new highs in the last week. What's going on?
September 10, 1998 |
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., the world's largest consumer electronics manufacturer, will close down its computer chip-making operations in the United States by year's end. The move will affect about 340 employees at the Puyallup, Wash., factory of Matsushita Semiconductor Corp., an affiliate of Osaka, Japan-based Matsushita Electric Industrial. Matsushita sells products under the Panasonic, Quasar, National and Technics names.
August 3, 1996 |
In a development that could delay the introduction of a long-awaited consumer electronics technology, Philips Electronics and Sony Corp. on Friday broke ranks with a consortium of eight other electronics giants and announced they will begin licensing their patents for digital video disc systems on their own.
March 13, 1996 |
Electronics Firms Launch Manufacturing Initiative: A group of leading companies that includes AT&T Corp., Compaq Computer Corp., Electronic Data Systems Inc., General Electric Co., IBM Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Motorola Inc. will announce in Los Angeles today a public-private partnership aimed at improving the nation's electronics manufacturing capabilities.
January 5, 1996 |
The consumer electronics industry is constantly searching for hot new products that might rival the VCR or the CD player in sales. But most recent efforts to establish new mass-market products have been a bust. * CDI: Philips' Compact Disc-Interactive, launched in 1991, was supposed to usher in the multimedia revolution. But the machine was clunky, expensive and late, and it lacked good software--the perfect recipe for failure.