Arrow names Long to replace Mitchell as CEO News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment Arrow Electronics Inc. has appointed Michael J. Long to replace William Mitchell as CEO of the electronics components distributor, moving ahead with a succession plan approved by the company's board of directors.
Compromise seen on BT broadband build plans News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment Britain's leading network operator, BT, is expected this week to signal that it will push ahead with plans for a fibre-based broadband network covering 10 million British homes, having been given reassurances from the country's comms regulator Ofcom that it will be able to charge rates that should allow it to make a return on the proposed, initial £1.5bn investment.
European chip sales down 33.9% from January '08 News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment The three-month moving average of sales of semiconductors in Europe for January were $2.27 billion , down 33.5 percent on the three months covering August to October, the second biggest fall of the four geographic areas tracked by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics(WSTS) organization.
Global 'averaged' chip sales fell 28.6% in January, says SIA News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors declined by 28.6 percent in January 2009 to $15.33 billion, compared to sales of $21.47 billion in January 2008, averaged on the same basis, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.
Dresden establishes Energy Efficiency Innovation Center Product News 3/2/2009 Post a comment German research organization Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and the Technical University of Dresden have launched the Energy Efficiciency Innovation Center. The research topics cover a broad range from photovoltaics and energy-efficient lighting to fuel cell technology and surface technologies aiming at reducing friction losses for vehicles.
Speicher-Designer flüchten in die Photovoltaik News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment Dem insolventen Speicherchiphersteller Qimonda laufen nach einer Meldung der Nachrichtenagentur AFP die Fachkräfte davon. Die Photovoltaik-Industrie im Nachbarland Thüringen nehme sie mit offenen Armen auf, heißt es.
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.