Milan startup offers radiation hardened SRAM Product News 6/25/2012 3 comments A radiation hardened 512-kbit SRAM designed by Italian fabless chip startup RedCat Devices srl withstands a 15-Mrad total ionization dose. The chip was manufactured for RedCat by foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. in its 180-nm CMOS manufacturing process.
Cypress goes public on offers to buy Ramtron News & Analysis 6/12/2012 5 comments Chip company Cypress Semiconductor has offered to acquire all the outstanding stock of non-volatile memory company Ramtron for $2.48 per share, a 37 percent premium over Ramtron's closing stock price on Monday June 11.
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.