Spansion claims progress in emergence from Chapter 11 News & Analysis 4/2/2010 Post a comment Spansion Inc. has said that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has issued a decision regarding Spansion's reorganization plan that sets aside a number of objections to the plan and provides guidance on the remaining issues.
At least two more WiMax handsets coming in 2010 News & Analysis 4/1/2010 Post a comment At least two more WiMax handsets are expected to emerge this year, according to the company that designed silicon inside the EVO 4G handset recently announced by Sprint, and they will be joined by prototype phones for the Long Term Evolution network that will be demonstrated as early as May by China Mobile.
Smartphones: A new calling for DRAMs? News & Analysis 4/1/2010 2 comments The average amount of DRAM used in smartphones is set to rise by more than a factor of 10, growing to 1.3-Gbytes by 2014, up from 123-Mbytes in 2009, according to iSuppli Corp.
Firms explore electroless plating for solar cells News & Analysis 4/1/2010 Post a comment The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany, N.Y. and Technic Inc. have announced an R&D partnership that is designed to enable critical improvements in manufacturing processes for solar cells.
Europe backs thermally-aware EDA project News & Analysis 4/1/2010 1 comment Europe's big three chip makers STMicroelectronics, Infineon Technologies and NXP are all taking part in a three-year European collaborative research project to try and improve thermal-awareness and thermal effect modeling within IC design.
Konica Minolta selects EVE's ZeBU Product News 4/1/2010 Post a comment Japan's Konica Minolta Technology Center Inc. announced it has licensed ZeBu emulation platform from EVE SA (Palaiseau, France) to accelerate the validation of its image processing LSI designs.
Power management IC vendor files for $91M IPO News & Analysis 4/1/2010 Post a comment Power management IC vendor Alpha & Omega Semiconductor filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering worth about $91 million, according to a report.
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.