Philips keeps options open after Adelante sale News & Analysis 7/23/2003 Post a comment Philips Semiconductor executives are downplaying speculation that the Adelante Technologies DSP core unit will be folded back into the parent company after selling the spin-off's key design tool technology to ARM Ltd.
AmberWave gets credit from GE Technology Finance News & Analysis 7/22/2003 Post a comment AmberWave Systems Corp., a supplier of strained silicon technology, said Tuesday (July 22, 2003) that GE Technology Finance, a unit of the GE Structured Finance, has recently expanded its existing line of credit to AmberWave.
TransChip rolls out a single-chip CMOS imager News & Analysis 7/18/2003 Post a comment Israeli start-up TransChip is targeting mobile handset vendors seeking to upgrade cellphones to popular camera phones with a single-chip CMOS image sensor that integrates image processing and compression along with LCD controller functions.
TTPCom to demo UWB circuit at IEEE meeting News & Analysis 7/17/2003 Post a comment TTPCom Ltd. (Cambridge, England) is planning to demonstrate MAC media access control technology aimed at ultrawideband (UWB) systems on the fringes of the IEEE 802.15 standards meeting next week in San Francisco.
Gartner quantifies back-end led 2003 spending revival News & Analysis 7/8/2003 Post a comment Market research company Gartner Inc. is forecasting 2003 to be a growth year in capital expenditure with equipment for packaging and assembly scoring a 26 percent rise over 2002 and wafer fabrication equipment scoring a more modest 9 percent growth.
Intel buys Canadian network chips start-up News & Analysis 7/8/2003 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. has bought Vancouver-based West Bay Semiconductor Inc. for cash, Intel announced Tuesday (July 8, 2003) while keeping the amount secret and not disclosing other financial terms.
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.