Agilent posts $1.6 billion loss on flat sales News & Analysis 8/18/2003 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. reported sales of $1.468 billion in the third quarter of 2003, flat from $1.467 billion in the second quarter of this year and up 1 percent from $1.456 billion in the like period a year ago.
Challenges Confront RFIC, WLAN Testing News & Analysis 8/8/2003 Post a comment Like the prices of any
products that compete largely in the consumer market, those of wireless devices
such as LANs and cell phones are being squeezed constantly. That, in turn, means
relentless downward price pressure on RF ICs. One of the most important ways to
keep their costs down is to achieve the lowest possible test cost.
Aeroflex buys Racal wireless group News & Analysis 8/1/2003 Post a comment Aeroflex buys Racal wireless group
August 1, 2003 (9:54 a.m. EST)
WAYNE, N.J. " Aeroflex will acquire Racal's Wireless for $38 million in cash and a deferred payment of up to $16.5 million in either cash of Aeroflex common stock.
Racal builds wireless testing solutions for evaluating both handset and infrastructure performances. The company's product line includes testers for R&D, standards conformance, production, installation, field services and network optimization.
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.