Samsung becomes fifth DRAM maker to license Rambus SDRAM patents News & Analysis 11/1/2000 Post a comment MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-- Rambus Inc. here today announced it has added Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to its list of DRAM companies agreeing to license patented technologies for SDRAM, double data rate (DDR) memories, and controllers interfacing to those chips. The South Korean memory giant joins Japan's NEC, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Oki in paying extra royalties for those Rambus patents.
S3 becomes 'Sonicblue' with exit from graphics chip business News & Analysis 11/1/2000 Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After shedding its graphics chip set business, S3 Inc. is getting rid of its name and stock ticker symbol as part of a complete makeover of the 10-year-old company. S3 today announced it has rename itself "Sonicblue," and on Nov. 15, it will take on the Nasdaq symbol "SBLU" to emphasize its new focus in digital media and information appliances.
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.