Full-year chip sales fell 9% in 2009, says SIA News & Analysis 2/1/2010 1 comment Global semiconductor sales were $226.3 billion in 2009, a decline of 9 percent from 2008 when sales were $248.6 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The full-year decline was as had been expected in the last month but much less than had been predicted in the first months of 2009.
Nujira starts to roll out Coolteq.L silicon News & Analysis 2/1/2010 Post a comment Nujira Ltd. (Cambridge, England) has said it intends to demonstrate the world's most efficient RF power amplifier for 3G/4G at Mobile World Congress which takes place in Barcelona, Feb. 15 to 18. The demonstration is based on Nujira's Coolteq.L silicon.
D&R launches IP_SoC 2010 World Tour News & Analysis 2/1/2010 Post a comment Design & Reuse SA (D&R), a global collaboration network for sharing system-on-chip design resources, announced it is exporting its IP-SoC conference and exhibition concept to the world.
Rumor mill: B'com, Cavium eye Teknovus acquisition News & Analysis 2/1/2010 1 comment Chatter in the rumor mill says Broadcom Corp. or Cavium Networks may be about to acquire startup Teknovus Inc. for its passive optical networking technology, just as Marvell is expected to roll out its first PON products this week.
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.