International Rectifier pays Vishay $30M to settle dispute News & Analysis 7/1/2009 Post a comment International Rectifier Corp. has paid $30 million to resolve a dispute over the sale of its power control systems division to Vishay Intertechnology Inc., ending a feud that boiled over following a hostile acquisition overture from the discrete and passives component supplier.
Via Licensing signals progress with NFC patent pool News & Analysis 7/1/2009 Post a comment The formation of a patent pool for technologies related to near field communications (NFC) is gathering steam with one of the major players in the field, Via Licensing Corporation, signing up Motorola Inc. for its joint licensing program.
IC market 'surge' at hand, says analyst News & Analysis 7/1/2009 Post a comment The second half of 2009 will bring welcome relief to the semiconductor and capital equipment industries, according to market research firm IC Insights, which is predicting strong seasonal strength for electronic system sales, worldwide gross domestic product growth and continuation of an IC inventory replenishment trend that began in the second quarter.
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.