Welcome to the beehive Blog 12/22/2004 Post a comment Page Views are a measure of an article's popularity and
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The edge of technology Blog 12/20/2004 Post a comment The Microventures conference, which features hordes of startup CEOs pitching their companies to bored-looking venture capitalists, is a great place to check out the leading edge of chip technology.
Le secteur des semi-conducteurs en pleine évolution est soumis à de nouvelles forces Blog 12/16/2004 Post a comment La décision d’IBM de se retirer des activités PC via la Chine a fait peu de remous chez les observateurs aguerris du secteur de l’électronique. Cela n’a rien de surprenant. Les activités qui concernent les grands volumes n’ont jamais beaucoup intéressé la Silicon Valley et les experts du secteur des semi-conducteurs prédisent depuis longtemps que le PC a déjà atteint son apogée, bien avant que la chute récente de Comdex vienne le confirmer.
Intel optimiste quant aux perspectives technologiques lors de la réunion des analystes Blog 12/13/2004 Post a comment Comme si son entreprise n’avait pas eu sa part de revers ces derniers mois, le président du conseil d’administration sortant d’Intel, Craig Barrett, a exprimé sa confiance et s’est même montré quelque peu suffisant à la conférence d’analystes de la société, qui s’est tenue à New York, le mardi 7 décembre, en annonçant que les atouts technologiques du géant des semi-conducteurs lui permettraient de distancer ses concurrents.
Rebound without the bounce Blog 12/13/2004 1 comment Even as hiring rebounds, 2004 will stand out as a year of recovery that didn't feel like one. For workers, "dry promotions" (with no pay raises) and declining bonuses and benefits took the shine off. But some recruiters say hiring may soar right after Christmas, as comp
But was it all worth it? Blog 12/13/2004 Post a comment This marks my last column in this format. But my tiny fan base will be relieved to know I'll still provide rants and tirades irregularly in EE Times.
IP protection vs. EDA innovation Blog 12/13/2004 Post a comment Did they or didn't they? We're apparently not going to get a court verdict on whether Nassda's founders stole Synopsys trade secrets, and we're left with lingering questions about how to protect intellectual property without discouraging startups.
Bits of wisdom Blog 12/6/2004 Post a comment Often, the answers to life's great mysteries lie right under our noses, and we don't even realize it. Consider the innumerable problems I've been able to solve simply by trolling the EE Times Crosstalk e-mail folder, which has become a magnet for a host of sages willing to share their wisdom-but not necessarily in letters to the editor.
Suppliers are not your partners! Blog 12/1/2004 Post a comment highly respected school of thought teaches that everyone in the supply chain, from the harvester of raw materials to the ultimate consumer, is inexorably linked in an unbroken continuum of mutual dependence and rivalry. If this is true, it means everyone involved in the process is in competition to secure the largest possible piece from a single, fixed-size pie.
Holiday Nightmares Blog 12/1/2004 Post a comment Last night I dreamed I was Santa Claus, which is more than a little odd, since I'm Jewish, thin and not particularly jolly. In the dream, leaders of our industry, candy canes dangling from their mouths, waited in a long line to sit on my lap and tell me what they wanted for the holidays.
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.