NFC player Inside Secure files for IPO News & Analysis 6/1/2011 2 comments Inside Secure SA, a fabless supplier of near field communication (NFC) chips has filed papers for an initial public offering of shares on the Euronext exchange in Paris, according to reports.
Rusnano draws MEMS firm to Russia News & Analysis 6/1/2011 3 comments Rusnano, the Russian government investment fund for nanotechnologies, has said it is investing $15 million into a $22 million project with MEMS-based timing company SiTime Corp. under which the company will open up a development center in Russia.
AMD rolls Series-9 chipset, shows next APU News & Analysis 6/1/2011 3 comments AMD launched its 9-Series chipset lineup for next-generation PC platforms at Computex in Taiwan, where one of the company's top executives also showed off the next-generation AMD accelerated processing unit, codenamed Trinity.
Global averaged April chip sales show softness News & Analysis 6/1/2011 1 comment The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors for April came in below expectations. Below-seasonal softness was ascribed partly to the aftermath of the March Japanese earthquake.
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.