Japan set to rescue Renesas News & Analysis 10/15/2012 15 comments The Japanese government is poised to rescue struggling Japanese chip company Renesas Electronics through a buyout led by a government investment fund.
ST denies break up rumor News & Analysis 10/12/2012 6 comments STMicroelectronics, Europe's largest chip manufacturer, denied it is breaking up the company after reports surfaced that such a move is being considered.
USB IP core combo pack from DCD Product News 10/4/2012 2 comments Targeted at both FPGA and MCU deployment, Digital Core Design's USB IP core combo pack consists of Audio, Human Interface Device, and Mass Storage platforms.
ST plots wireless MEMS roadmap News & Analysis 10/3/2012 4 comments ST is pushing a system-in-package approach to MEMS which it claims will yield wireless MEMS components by the end of 2013 and the integration of gas sensors in environmental MEMS in 2014.
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.