Worldcom — firms face fraud probes News & Analysis 7/1/2002 Post a comment Electronics industry executives are nervously following the multi-billion dollar crisis at Worldcom to see how the investment community comes to define the difference between "aggressive accounting" and concerns about fraud.
Dialog, Sarnoff team up on CMOS imaging News & Analysis 7/1/2002 Post a comment European mixed-signal circuit developer Dialog Semiconductor plc has acquired the CMOS imaging business and associated CMOS Active Pixel Sensor (APS) patent portfolio from Sarnoff Corporation (Princeton, New Jersey).
Dialog, with a base in telecommunications, expects the move to help it address imaging applications in mobile telephony and also in automotive applications, where the Sarnoff technology could be used to to implement night-vision and collision avoidance systems.
Chip sales grow 2.8% in May, says SIA News & Analysis 7/1/2002 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $11.37 billion in May, a 2.8% increase from the $11.07 billion level reached in April, according to a new report from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) here today.
The increase was attributed to the Asia/Pacific market, especially China. In May, worldwide IC sales to Asia/Pacific increased 4.8% from April and now represent 37% of the market, according to the SIA. There was also growth in all chip sectors--except for PCs, according
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.