ISuppli: IC inventories down to appropriate levels News & Analysis 7/20/2009 Post a comment Global semiconductor inventories have declined to appropriate levels following four consecutive quarters of reductions, clearing the way for stockpile rebuilding and higher sales in the second half of the year, according to market research firm iSuppli.
More than 30 fabs to close in '09, says analyst News & Analysis 7/14/2009 Post a comment By the time it's all said and done, more than 30 semiconductor fabs will shut their doors this year as chip companies cut capacity in response to the downturn, according to Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, senior analyst and director of market research for the SEMI trade group.
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.