Instrumentation vendors rally around open ATE News & Analysis 9/9/2003 Post a comment Leading suppliers of instruments for IC test have unveiled plans to support an emerging open standard for automatic test equipment (ATE).
GuideTech, Roos Instruments and Wavecrest are working to develop third-party instruments for the open ATE architecture devised by the Semiconductor Test Consortium Inc. Mark LaPedus reports.
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.