TI's Templeton backs R&D in India, rules out fab News & Analysis 4/2/2007 Post a comment Although the prospect of setting up a manufacturing facility is far from his plans in India, Texas Instruments CEO Rich Templeton is certainly excited about the Indian semiconductor policy that was announced a few weeks ago. And on a visit to the country, Templeton announced a partnership with the Bengaluru--based Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
Color STN display drivers target mobile handsets Product News 4/2/2007 Post a comment Leadis announces sample availability of two color STN driver ICs aimed at mobile handset displays. The LDS195, a 262K color driver with integrated controller, supports 128 (RGB) x 160 resolution displays, and the LDS194, a 65K color driver with integrated controller, supports 98 (RGB) x 70 and 98 (RGB) x 64 resolution displays.
ClearSpeed set to raise £20 million in share placing News & Analysis 4/2/2007 Post a comment Parallel coprocessors and accelerator board developer ClearSpeed Technology (Bristol, England) is planning to raise £20 million($39 million) in a share placing on the AIM market in London following the announcement of full year results that saw pre-tax losses for the year ended December 2006 widen to £11 million ($21.5 million) from £7 million ($13.7 million) the previous year.
ARC buys Teja to speed multicore development News & Analysis 4/2/2007 Post a comment ARC International plc. is buying, for $5 million, the bulk of the assets of Teja Technologies Inc., which specializes in multiprocessor and networking software. ARC says the U.S. firm's technology would speed the development of its VRaptor multiprocessor architecture.
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.