Analyst raises forecast on soaring October chip sales News & Analysis 12/1/2009 Post a comment Bruce Diesen, analyst with Carnegie ASA (Oslo, Norway), has raised his forecast for the 2009 chip market, for the second month in a row. Carnegie asserts the market will still be down but the shrink will be less than Carnegie previously predicted.
October chip sales grew fastest in Europe News & Analysis 12/1/2009 Post a comment The European and Americas regions grew fastest according to the October three-month average chip sales released by the Semiconductor Industry Association on Monday (Nov. 30), when compared with the previous month.
X-FAB and Plus Semi agree on sale of X-FAB UK News & Analysis 12/1/2009 Post a comment X-FAB Silicon Foundries Group and Swindon-based Plus Semi have agreed on the sale of X-FAB's wafer fabrication plant in Plymouth, UK, to Plus Semi. A technology license agreement ensures the continuation of the existing operation.
IBM achieves accurate brain simulation News & Analysis 12/1/2009 5 comments IBM succeeds in simulating a human brain with as many neurons as a cat brain in its Synapse project for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, for which it recently received $16.1 million in federal funding.
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.