|Samsung reports earnings decline|
On the positive end, a boom in Samsung's high-margin chip sales helped offset the downturn in its mobile business. Its semi-conductor division's operating profit jumped almost 36% in the final quarter of 2014.
|U.S. unemployment dips|
265,000 Americans filing initial claims last week — the lowest amount since April of 2000.
|Freescale start to turn around|
Partly, as the results of the company's earnings statement, Freescale stock price took a dramatic leap from 26.35 (previous close) to 31.16 at the close Wednesday (Jan. 28).
|Synopsys offers most cost efficient NVM IP|
The NVM IP promises to deliver more than 5X the density compared to lower bit-count NVM solutions and offers 40ns access time, providing fast read times and real-time computing.
|Spansion and Macronix settled |
In the agreement, the companies have granted certain rights under the disputed patents to each other. The settlement allows both companies to direct their full attention and resources to continuing to innovate and to serve their customers' needs.
|51% profit boost at SK Hynix|
Revenue advanced 21 percent over the cited period to 17.1 trillion won, and its operating profit also jumped 51 percent to 5.1 trillion won over the cited period, all reaching record-high levels, the company said.
|Microsoft profit fell|
Currency shifts against the strong U.S. dollar also crimped profit in the fiscal second quarter, ended Dec. 31. Microsoft gets almost three-quarters of its revenue from overseas, but a significant amount of that is still in U.S. dollars.
|Lattice to buy Silicon Image|
We are excited to move forward with Silicon Image and confident we will be able to drive higher revenue and earnings growth, through the benefits of better economies of scale and material cost synergies.
|Flash arrays are catching on|
The market grew significantly faster than we expected. It was clear throughout last year that adoption was accelerating beyond initial forecasts. The worldwide HFA and AFA segments will reach $10.0 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively, in 2014.
|A not so known IoT application|
Imagine a city with thousands of trash cans, all connected to a central point, providing live information on which ones need emptying, where more bins are needed, and even if the inside is getting hot and smelly.
|Big question mark on previling wage laws|
Prevailing wage laws require laborers on public works projects to be paid at the average wage — including benefits and overtime — of workers within that particular area. The Davis-Bacon Act has mandated such standards on federal projects since 1931.