Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 12:27

Brazil’s semiconductor plant safe

Written by Nick Farrell



Exit of Batista not a problem

Construction of Brazil's first semiconductor plant shouldn't be significantly delayed by the exit of investor Eike Batista, the head of Brazil's national development bank.

 

Batista started to flog his stake in SIX Semicondutores, a joint venture started in 2012 IBM and BNDES, follows the meltdown of his industrial group owing to financing difficulties. SIX is in talks with Argentina's Corporacion America to buy at least part of Batista's 33% stake. BNDES President Luciano Coutinho said that at the worst any delay would be two or three months.

The plant is expected to start output in 2015, and will produce application-specific integrated circuits, or ASICs. These chips require less initial investment than general-purpose chips, and have a less risky market. Two-thirds of the chips will be sold in Latin America, while the rest will be exported Europe and Asia.

Last modified on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 12:35

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments