ST opens up 28-nm, 20-nm FDSOI with GlobalFoundries News & Analysis 6/11/2012 Post a comment Chip vendor STMicroelectronics has announced that it has signed up GlobalFoundries to be an additional source of devices made using 28-nm and 20-nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) technology. As part of the same deal ST is opening up the FDSOI process to let the foundry offer the process to other customers.
Mindspeed enters comms processor fray News & Analysis 6/11/2012 7 comments Mindspeed injected a handful of new cores into its second-generation Comcerto family to create a comms processor to compete with giants such as Broadcom and Freescale.
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.