Intel invests in InfiniBand chip developer News & Analysis 3/31/2000 Post a comment Mellanox Technologies Ltd., which develops ICs for the InfiniBand architecture, has raised $25.7 million from Intel and others in a second round of venture funding. The year-old firm earlier received $7.6 million from venture capitalists.
This just in: On Semiconductor to purchase Cherry Product News 3/9/2000 Post a comment ON Semiconductor, the Motorola spin-out, will acquire Cherry Semiconductor Corporation, a subsidiary of The Cherry Corporation. The purchase price is $250 million in cash, subject to regulatory approvals. The acquisition gives ON added strength in automotive and PC power management ICs.
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.