U.S. submits plan to break up Microsoft News & Analysis 4/28/2000 Post a comment The Justice Department and state officials asked a federal judge Friday (April 28) to split monopolist Microsoft Corp. into two competing companies as a final remedy in the two-year-old antitrust case.
Intel backs Chinese Linux News & Analysis 4/28/2000 Post a comment Seven local and overseas Linux developers announced plans to establish technical support centers to be overseen by the China Software Industry Association and backed by Intel Corp.
Matsushita appoints Kunio Nakamura as new president News & Analysis 4/27/2000 Post a comment Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. appointed Kunio Nakamura, 60, as its new president, and distancing itself from the 60-year dominance of the founding Matsushita family. Nakamura replaces Yoichi Morishita, 65, effective in late June.
Report slams U.S. research effort News & Analysis 4/25/2000 Post a comment A report to Congress released Tuesday (April 25) concludes that the Commerce Department's Advanced Technology Program (ATP), long a target of congressional Republicans' concern, is duplicating private sector research and needs to be reformed.
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.