CMOS timing startup raises $2.3 million News & Analysis 2/2/2012 3 comments EoSemi Ltd. (Congleton, England), a developer of CMOS replacements for quartz oscillators, has announced it has secured a $2.3 million (£1.5milion) second tranche of funding.
TSMC plans 3-D IC assembly launch early in 2013 News & Analysis 2/2/2012 7 comments Leading IC foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. plans to announce 3-D IC assembly service as a general offering at the beginning of 2013, according to Maria Marced, president of TSMC Europe.
U.S. probes Qualcomm's foreign business practices News & Analysis 2/2/2012 2 comments Qualcomm reported record quarterly results that beat analysts' expectations, but revealed the the U.S. Dept. of Justice has begun a preliminary investigation into the company's compliance with law governing foreign business practices by U.S. companies.
Plextor SSD offers high performance Product News 2/1/2012 Post a comment Plextor has released its M3 Pro Series solid state drive (SSD) with enhanced sequential and random read/write speeds and with features such as 24nm Toggle Flash and firmware updates.
New versions of Wi-Fi expected to boost tablets News & Analysis 2/1/2012 4 comments Chip makers and consumer electronics manufacturers are working to improve the tablet user experience within the home, turning to newer versions of Wi-Fi to improve connectivity and the ability to stream content from tablets to TVs, according af Broadcom executive.
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.