Agilent acquires test IP supplier for network systems applications News & Analysis 9/1/2000 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced it has completed a previously announced acquisition of privately-held Digital Technology Inc., which supplied intellectual property (IP) for testing of network systems. The spin-off from Hewlett-Packard Co. did not release financial terms of the acquisition.
TI to expand presence in San Diego after buying Dot Wireless News & Analysis 9/1/2000 Post a comment DALLAS -- Texas Instruments Inc. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Dot Wireless Inc., a San Diego-based supplier of system architecture and protocol software for third-generation (3G) cellular phones and wireless devices. TI said it will establish a wireless technology center in San Diego, where Dot Wireless is based, and it expects to expand in the area as it develops new wireless products.
Tundra to buy chip-layout specialist Quadic for $45M News & Analysis 9/1/2000 Post a comment Tundra Semiconductor Corp. announced plans Thursday (Aug. 31) to acquire Quadic Systems Inc., an analog chip developer and design-layout specialist based in South Portland, Maine. Tundra said the purchase will help it reduce development time for high-speed interconnect technology in communications-chip applications.
Micro-ASI buys EPI to expand advanced IC-packaging capabilities News & Analysis 9/1/2000 Post a comment DALLAS -- Micro-ASI Inc. here has announced the purchase of EPI Technologies Inc., a nearby supplier of patented known-good-die (KGD) processes and volume testing capability for bare-die products. The acquisition gives five-year-old Micro-ASI a wider range of technologies for advanced chip packaging services, said company officials, who did not release financial details of the purchase.
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.