Opinion: Recalling what's really important Blog 10/23/2001 Post a comment It has been the custom of this column each Christmas to recognize a sampling of the good works of industry Samaritans. But the Sept. 11 calamity compels us not to wait until December to recognize now the everyday charity of so many who died.
Valley View: Keeping technology out of the wrong hands Blog 10/15/2001 Post a comment
When a major new museum opened in Washington, D.C. in 1993, among its exhibits was an IBM D-11 Hollerith card sorting machine, a predecessor to the modern computer. The museum, however, wasn't devoted to technology or science. It was the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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.