15 hi-tech trends in China News & Analysis 12/31/2010 10 comments Market research house RedTech Advisors offers a glimpse at the key themes in China that will play out in 2011 and beyond.
IP trolling firms make more waves News & Analysis 12/31/2010 11 comments It's been a big year for the IP patent--or so-called patent trolling--firms. Acacia, Intellectual Ventures Management, Interval Licensing, Patriot and others made big headlines in 2010.
Top stock picks for 2011 News & Analysis 12/29/2010 6 comments The following article summarizes key technology sector trends and the top stock picks for 2011 from each of the technology analysts at Canaccord Genuity.
Nine predictions for CES 2011 News & Analysis 12/29/2010 10 comments Many at CES will show an iPad-alike, no one will have much to add to 3-D Web TVs, everyone will want to partner in home nets and the AMD/Intel war will take a new turn.
TowerJazz extends fab lease News & Analysis 12/29/2010 Post a comment Specialty foundry vendor TowerJazz has signed an amendment to its existing lease, confirming its right to retain the building that houses its semiconductor manufacturing facility in Newport Beach through March 2027.
Graphics IP startup claims 40 licensees News & Analysis 12/29/2010 12 comments Vivante Corp., a supplier of graphics processing unit (GPU) IP cores, has announced that 40 companies have licensed Vivante GPU cores, and multiple customers having integrated Vivante's GPUs into semiconductor products due to launch in 2011.
Foxconn wants to dominate LCD market News & Analysis 12/29/2010 3 comments Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also known as Foxconn Technology Group, is the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer (CEM). Now, the company wants to dominate another market: LCDs.
Arkados to sell semi business to STMicro News & Analysis 12/28/2010 3 comments Arkados has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell its semiconductor business to STMicroelectronics and expects to complete the transaction in the first quarter of 2011.
Darpa to fund MEMS R&D News & Analysis 12/28/2010 12 comments The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is funding a research collaboration between Singapore's Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and University of Washington’s Department of Electrical Engineering.
Alcatel-Lucent settles bribery case News & Analysis 12/28/2010 4 comments Alcatel-Lucent has concluded its settlements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) following their investigations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Five trends for DRAMs News & Analysis 12/27/2010 14 comments What will happen in the DRAM market in 2011? Here are five trends collected from various reports from analyst C.J. Muse of Barclays Capital:
Seven trends for NAND flash News & Analysis 12/27/2010 10 comments What will happen in the NAND flash market in 2011? Here are seven trends collected from various reports from analyst C.J. Muse of Barclays Capital:
Sony to invest $1B in sensors News & Analysis 12/27/2010 13 comments Sony Corp. plans to invest approximately 100 billion yen ($1.2 billion) in a newly acquired fab to increase the production capacity for CMOS image sensors.
NXP sells off can tuner operation News & Analysis 12/24/2010 12 comments NXP Semiconductor NV, a chip company that has been undergoing a strategic overhaul and downsizing, after being loaded with debt by private equity buyers has announced that Nutune, a joint venture, has been sold to affiliates of American Industrial Acquisition Corp.
ATMI gets new chairman News & Analysis 12/23/2010 Post a comment ATMI Inc. has announced that Doug Neugold, its chief executive and president, has been elected chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2011.
ITC finds Knowles infringed ADI patents News & Analysis 12/23/2010 Post a comment A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge ruled that Knowles Electronics infringes valid claims from a wafer anti-stiction application patent held by Analog Devices.
Elmos sells packaging unit News & Analysis 12/23/2010 Post a comment Elmos Semiconductor AG is selling the specialty packaging business of its subsidiary, Elmos Advanced Packaging B.V., to an investment company owned by Dutch financial investor Nimbus Hands-On Investors.
Many-core Plurality to benchmark on EEMBC News & Analysis 12/23/2010 2 comments The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) has announced that Plurality Ltd., a developer of many-core processors, has joined the consortium's Consumer Workgroup.
Micron ramps NAND fab without Intel News & Analysis 12/22/2010 6 comments Micron Technology Inc. has begun producing limited NAND wafers at its new 300-mm fab in Singapore, but the company is missing an important piece of the puzzle: Intel Corp.
Analyst downgrades Xilinx after sales warning News & Analysis 12/22/2010 2 comments Xilinx was downgraded by a Wall Street analyst after the firm cut its sales guidance for the fiscal third quarter due to weaker than anticipated sales to a few large wireless communications customers.
Teledyne buys Dalsa in MEMS play News & Analysis 12/22/2010 4 comments Moving into MEMS and other markets, Teledyne Technologies Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dalsa Corp. for $336 million.
NXP sells off sound division for $855 million News & Analysis 12/22/2010 15 comments NXP Semiconductor NV, a chip company that has been undergoing a strategic overhaul and downsizing led by CEO Rick Clemmer, has agreed to sell its Sound Solutions business line to Dover Corp. for $855 million.
LG to spend $12-bn to turn electronics around News & Analysis 12/22/2010 4 comments LG Group plans to spend about 70 percent of a planned capital expenditure and R&D budget of 21 trillion won (about $18 billion) in 2011 on its electronics businesses including smartphones, tablet computers and flat panel displays, according to reports.
Zarlink invests $5 million in timing firm News & Analysis 12/22/2010 Post a comment Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has announced it has invested $5 million in Multigig Inc., a fabless chip company that provides clock generation and timing products for the wired and wireless communications markets.
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.