Alcatel-Lucent sells Avanex stake Product News 10/30/2007 Post a comment Alcatel-Lucent announced it has sold its remaining shares in Avanex Corp., supplier of integrated photonic subsystems, integrated optical modules and passive optical components, to the Pirelli Group. The transaction amounted to €33.4 million($48.1 million).
Qimonda relaunches Aeneon brand Product News 10/30/2007 Post a comment Memory maker Qimonda has announced to re-position its Aeneon brand. Instead of no-name PCs, Aeneon will be associated with channel sales. The Qimonda brand will be connected to B-to-B and contract markets, explains the company.
Panasonic intros next-gen Blu-ray player Product News 10/30/2007 Post a comment Panasonic has announced the introduction of the DMP-BD30, which the company calls the next generation High Definition 1080p Blu-ray Disc player. The DMP-BD30 is the first standalone Blu-ray player to be introduced with Final Standard Profile, which adds a variety of new and enhanced features to the Blu-ray arena and one that separates the Panasonic Blu-ray player from the rest of the field.
Memory tester targets multi-chip packages Product News 10/30/2007 Post a comment The T5781 test system from Advantest offers high test speeds of 533-Mbits/s for next-generation MCPs, devices that combine multiple memory types, including NAND, NOR and DRAM, in a single package.
US equity firm acquires Sagem Communications Product News 10/30/2007 Post a comment Seeking to refocus its activities into aeronautics, French electronics, communications and defense group Safran announced it is in discussions with private equity group The Gores Group LLC (Los Angeles, California) to sell its Sagem Communications division. The transaction amounts to €383 million($552 million).
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.