Advanced Test Equipment Can Shorten Time To Market For New Fiber Optic Communication Gear News & Analysis 11/21/2003 Post a comment The recent battering of optical network and related stocks, along with those of other technology companies, belies the underlying fundamentals of the communications industry. In the face of financial turbulence and consolidations, the long-term outlook for optical networking remains positive. Capacity expansions for opto devices are being coupled with vigorous cost reduction efforts to help bring down component and system prices, which the industry recognizes as a necessity.
USB Pod Captures/Generates Signals Product News 11/12/2003 Post a comment The 480-Mbit/s speed of Universal Serial Bus v2.0 proves its worth in a diminutive multi-function test pod. Here's a quick and dirty way to leverage USB communications with a lab PC.
What about us? News & Analysis 11/7/2003 Post a comment The consensus is that the chip-equipment industry will be flat in 2003, but the business will rebound and grow in 2004. One indicator is to see what's happening behind the scenes at two vendors--Applied Materials and Varian.
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.