SRS Labs exiting semi business News & Analysis 3/1/2006 Post a comment SRS Labs plans to divest of its Hong Kong-based semiconductor business, Valence Technology, to focus more attention and financial resources on its licensing business.
Fujitsu licenses Moore Processor Patent portfolio News & Analysis 3/1/2006 Post a comment Fujitsu has licensed the intellectual property protected by the Moore Microprocessor Patent portfolio from Alliacense, the subsidiary created last year to administer the portfolio on behalf of owners Patriot Scientific and TPL Group. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Skyworks pushes BiFET process for handset designs News & Analysis 3/1/2006 Post a comment Wireless chip maker Skyworks Solutions, Inc. will make its gallium arsenide based products on a proprietary bipolar field effect transistor (BiFET) process technology that the Woburn, Mass.-based company says will give it a competitive edge when bidding for contracts from mobile handset makers.
Boost regulators extend battery packs Product News 3/1/2006 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology’s SiP12502/3 boost converter ICs are designed to maximize the power available from single- and dual-cell NiMH or alkaline battery packs. Working from an input down to 0.85 volt and delivering up to 500 mA, they provide up to 85 percent DC/DC conversion efficiency for cordless phones to medical diagnostic tools.
Crosspoint switch routes video signals Product News 3/1/2006 Post a comment Intersil Corp.'s video crosspoint switch is said to be the first of its kind integrating four separate 16 x 16 crosspoint switches to create a 32 x 32 matrix (or two 32 x 16 switches).
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.