Executives say the bottom fell out of the bottom Blog 9/28/2001 Post a comment For months, executives from leading semiconductor and chip-equipment makers have insisted that the current IC downturn had hit the bottom in the third quarter, with a probable recovery due in 2002. But now a growing number of Silicon Valley executives do not seem to be sure they are seeing light at the end of the deep downturn tunnel.
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Executive Comment: Look out for system-on-a-chip hype Blog 9/4/2001 Post a comment There's been a lot of talk about how the system-on-a-chip will replace the traditional way of manufacturing individual semiconductors. Some industry experts believe it's only a matter of time before companies like Fairchild, a supplier of high-performance semiconductors, will have to conform to the SoC way of doing business.
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.