GT Solar buys firm News & Analysis 7/30/2010 1 comment GT Solar International Inc., a provider of photovoltaic manufacturing services for the solar industry, has acquired privately-held Crystal Systems Inc.
Earth has enough copper for e-mobility, researchers say News & Analysis 7/30/2010 4 comments The upcoming e-mobility wave could potentially lead to increased demand for metals such as copper, neodymium, and nickel. Research institute Fraunhofer ISI has gotten granular on the question if the geological availability of these raw materials is high enough to support e-mobility. The answer is yes, but...
SiGe Semi files for IPO News & Analysis 7/30/2010 Post a comment RF chip maker SiGe Semiconductor Inc. has filed for an initial public offering of shares of its common stock on NASDAQ under the symbol ''SIGE.''
Benchmark for deep packet inspection News & Analysis 7/30/2010 2 comments The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmarking Consortium is developing a benchmark for measuring the performance of deep packet inspection on network processors.
Analog semiconductor makers join earnings rally News & Analysis 7/29/2010 1 comment Analog chip vendors are mostly joining in the semiconductor earnings rally in recent days, with Maxim Integrated Products, MaxLinear and Monolithic Power Systems reporting profits, while Advanced Analogic Technologies posted a loss.
Motorola Q2 net rises on higher margins News & Analysis 7/29/2010 2 comments Motorola Inc. improved its financial performance during the latest quarter with sales and earnings exceeding analysts’ average expectations although several of the company’s business units continued to experience year-over-year revenue declines.
Home media server embraces car infotainment News & Analysis 7/29/2010 1 comment In a project highlighting the increasing merger between home and automotive entertainment technologies, a consortium explores ways to use home media content in vehicles and mobile devices.
EDA startup Sigasi raises funds News & Analysis 7/29/2010 5 comments Sigasi, a Belgian EDA start-up that develops and markets Sigasi HDT, an Intelligent Development Environment (IDE) for VHDL designers, announced it has raised $800.000 in an initial round of financing.
More fab tool vendors top expectations News & Analysis 7/29/2010 Post a comment More semiconductor manufacturing equipment vendors posted strong quarterly results, with Lam Research, Teradyne and Axcelis Technologies all putting up numbers that exceeded analysts' expectations.
ASMI buys Siemens' SMT business News & Analysis 7/29/2010 1 comment Germany's Siemens AG will sell its assembly systems business--Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems (SEAS)--to ASM Pacific Technology.
MediaTek takes LTE license, partners with Docomo News & Analysis 7/28/2010 2 comments MediaTek, a supplier of mobile phone chipsets, has announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with NTT Docomo covering LTE-PF, a mobile terminal platform. The move is described as the first phase of a strategic partnership.
Foxconn sizzles on Apple patronage News & Analysis 7/28/2010 4 comments Foxconn Technology Group’s share of the contract manufacturing market will increase to 50 percent by 2011 as demand for its services rise from companies like Apple Inc., although margin pressures will remain a major problem for the EMS provider.
FormFactor posts another loss News & Analysis 7/27/2010 Post a comment Probe card maker FormFactor reported strong gains in second quarter sales that exceeded analysts' expectations, but the company notched another loss in the wake of management changes and layoffs.
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.