Freescale, Nvidia chase netbook sockets Product News 1/5/2009 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor is trying to drive netbooks to lower price points with a new ARM-based processor while Nvidia wants to ratchet up their performance with a more muscular graphics chip, but one OEM said he does not believe Freescale's Linux-based option will gain much market traction.
NI expecting 11% revenue increase for 2008 News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment National Instruments said it expects to report fourth quarter 2008 revenue of $202 million, down 1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2007 and off 1 percent of the company's low-end guidance provided on Dec. 4.
Report: Startups caught in cash squeeze News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment Established companies are tightening their purse strings when it comes to acquiring venture-based startups and the door to public offerings is essentially closed as startup deals hit significant lows in 2008, according to VentureSource.
European 'averaged' chip sales fell 13.9% in November, says SIA News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment The three-month moving average of European sales of semiconductors declined by 13.9 percent in November to $3.17 billion compared to sales of $3.68 billion in November 2007, averaged on the same basis, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.
Global 'averaged' chip sales fell 9.8% in November, says SIA News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment The three-month moving average of worldwide sales of semiconductors declined by 9.8 percent in November to $20.84 billion compared to sales of $23.12 billion in November 2007, averaged on the same basis, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.
U.K.'s Oxley recruits from El Salvador, India, says report News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment Oxley Developments Co. Ltd. (Ulverston, England), a developer and manufacturer of components and systems for military and commercial applications, is recruiting staff from El Salvador and India, because it cannot find the technical specialists locally, according to the North-West Evening Mail, a local newspaper.
NHL Winter Classic Engineered to Perfection News & Analysis 1/1/2009 Post a comment Thousands of fans will fill the stands when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Red Wings on New Year's Day. Sensors and wireless technologies from Eye on the Ice and Norscan Instruments monitor environmental conditions at Wrigley Field.
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.