Intel's ATE order cancellation hits Credence News & Analysis 6/1/2006 Post a comment Credence Systems Corp.’s recent move to exit the flash-memory test market was mainly due to the cancellation of a significant order from one customer: Intel Corp. In doing so, the microprocessor giant canned its internal efforts to procure a next-generation, flash-memory tester.
Europe to crack down on chip tax fraud News & Analysis 6/1/2006 Post a comment The European Commission has laid out plans to combat a specific tax fraud that it says is costing hundreds of billions of Euros a year and is having a major impact on many industries, especially those susceptible to the fraud, such as semiconductors and mobile phones.
Micron, Hynix e-mails indicate price fixing News & Analysis 6/1/2006 Post a comment The global price-fixing conspiracy among memory suppliers took another twist when several online reports said Micron Technology Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. exchanged e-mails that suggest the companies colluded to fix memory chip prices in an effort to hurt Rambus Inc.
India probes ZTE expansion plans News & Analysis 6/1/2006 Post a comment The Indian government has reportedly put a hold on plans by China's Zhongxing Telecom Equipment Corp.'s to enter India's wholesale telecom gear market, citing objections by Indian intelligence agencies.
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.