Concerns raised over Japan tech programs News & Analysis 2/24/2000 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association is raising questions over the Japanese government's multimillion-dollar plan to fund research aimed at busting through fundamental chip technology barriers and reviving Japan's semiconductor industry. The moves could reopen some old wounds in U.S.-Japanese semiconductor trade relations.
Partial cable, DTV agreement reached News & Analysis 2/23/2000 Post a comment The cable industry and TV manufacturers have settled a lengthy dispute over digital TV-cable compatibility but must still resolve copy-protection issues or face a government review.
SRAM standards should drive comms: vendors News & Analysis 2/16/2000 Post a comment A pair of new SRAM standards will help increase sales into the booming communications markets, memory vendors said Wednesday (Feb. 16). JEDEC completed work on a standard packaging and pinout for multi-chip modules that include both SRAM and flash silicon, while a three-company consortium has developed a new, quad-data-rate SRAM design for networking applications.
PC industry group promotes serial interface News & Analysis 2/16/2000 Post a comment The parallel interface ribbon cable, long an internal staple of PCs, may soon be a computing relic. A group of PC industry companies is pushing to develop an industry specification that would drop the parallel interface in favor of a serial design.
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.