Canon still hopes to sell SED TVs in U.S. Blog 5/4/2007 Post a comment Nano-Proprietary, Inc. announced late this week that the jury has reached a verdict in its litigation against Canon, Inc. In its verdict, the jury decided that Nano-Proprietary was due no additional damages beyond
those already received, which includes the right to keep the $5.5 million that it originally received and termination of the original license agreement.
EDA companies net worth may decline Blog 5/3/2007 Post a comment The U.S. Supreme Court held that if a patent protects something that is "obvious" then the patent is invalid. How many patents iheld by EDA companies could be found "obvious" under the new definition of the term?
Patents and Fearmongering Audio DesignLine Blog 5/2/2007 Post a comment Lest anyone think that I don't see problems with all of the patenting systems, I do see problems. The quality of issued patents needs to improve in many art groups substantially.
Reaping the rewards of innovation Blog 5/1/2007 Post a comment Innovation can be measured in many different ways, but the surest indicator of success is cash payback to your company's bottom line. There are 4 "S factors" to getting the job done right: startup costs, speed to market, scale to volume, and support costs.
Firmware is Silicon Blog 5/1/2007 Post a comment Firmware will soon occupy the largest amount of silicon in an IC. Yet EDA companies continue to avoid addressing the problem of firmware design, development and debug in their apporach to system level design.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.