CMP to break into four independent companies News & Analysis 2/29/2008 Post a comment United Business Media plc said it is reorganizing its wholly-owned CMP Technology division into four separate businesses in continuation of a restructuring plan to enable the companies better serve their customers.
ST to invest $1.8 billion in Crolles, says report News & Analysis 2/29/2008 Post a comment Shortly after the French government agreed to provide subsidies for STMicroelectronics’ sites in Crolles and in Grenoble (France), the European chipmaker has announced it would invest 1.2 billion euros ($1.8 billion) in Crolles as part of a development program from 2008 to 2012, according to French magazine Les Echos.
French MEMS startup raises $3.8 million News & Analysis 2/29/2008 Post a comment French startup Neosens, specializing in the development of physico-chemical sensors in microsystems technologies, announced it has raised 2.5 million euros ($3.8 million) in a capital financing round led by Sofinnova Partners, Capricorn Cleantech Fund and GALIA Gestion. Existing investors ICSO Private Equity and IRDI renewed their confidence in Neosens.
Tony Johnson - In Memoriam News & Analysis 2/29/2008 Post a comment Tony Johnson, our friend, colleague and mentor, a legend and the creator of the Pan-European electronics media in 1972 when he launched Electronic Product News passed away at the age of 68 "on duty" in Nuremberg where he was attending the Embedded World Conference.
Partitioning: blast from the past News & Analysis 2/29/2008 Post a comment It's "back to the future": Analog computation and signal processing is a better low-power, small-size tactic for severely power-restricted biomedical applications.
Asyst rejects buyout offers News & Analysis 2/29/2008 Post a comment Asyst Technologies Inc. has confirmed that its board previously rejected unsolicited acquisition offers from The Gores Group and Aquest Systems for $5 to $6 per share.
Nvidia-AMD: Deal or no deal? News & Analysis 2/28/2008 2 comments Industry observers are pushing for Nvidia Corp. to acquire troubled microprocessor maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., but such a transaction is fraught with regulatory and other hurdles.
MPEG group sues Amino over patent infringement News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment Set top box specialist Amino Communications (Cambridge, England) is being sued by several companies and academic institutions within the patent licensing group MPEG LA, LLC for infringing Intellectual Property related to the MPEG-2 digital video compression technology.
More on the dismissal of Soitec's COO News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment A week after silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer supplier Soitec SA (Bernin, France) dismissed Pascal Mauberger as chief operating officer of the company, André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, chairman and chief executive officer, comments briefly on the board’s decision.
CSR misses targets, remains cautious on outlook News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment Wireless comms chip specialist CSR plc saw its revenues in the fourth quarter of last year increase to $232.5million from $173.3million in the corresponding period of 2006. For the whole year, sales were $848.6million, up 20 percent from $704.7 million during 2006.
Suppressions de postes chez Asteel News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment Le spécialiste de la sous-traitance électronique et électromécanique Asteel Développement va supprimer 42 postes sur son site de Lannuagat, à Douarnenez, selon le quotidien Ouest France.
ASML, Canon, Nikon tip EUV roadmaps News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment At the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference here this week, ASML, Canon and Nikon jumped out of the starting blocks and separately outlined their respective new roadmaps in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography race.
Ibis seeks buyer amid losses News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Ibis Technology Corp., a provider of SIMOX-SOI implantation equipment, has engaged the investment bank BlueLake Partners LLC for the purpose of assessing ''strategic alternatives'' for the company.
ETSI pushes standards for NFC with mobiles News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Wider adoption of near field communications with mobile phones took a further step forward with the European Telecoms Standardization Institute ETSI's Smart Card Platform Technical Committee approving the specification for the Host Controller Interface.
Nanoident crée une filiale de biométrie dans l'Isère News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment ichien Nanoident AG, spécialisé dans le développement et la fabrication de capteurs d’images à base de semi-conducteurs imprimés, vient de créer une filiale de biométrie, Nanoident Biometrics SAS, à Montbonnot Saint Martin, dans l’Isère.
Mapper Lithography gains funding News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Mapper Lithography has received a subsidy of approximately 3.5 million euros ($5.3 million) from the European Union to enable the further development of its multi-beam machine for maskless lithography.
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.