IBM's Watson goes to college News & Analysis 1/31/2013 4 comments A general-purpose version of the IBM Watson supercomputer that won on the game show Jeopardy will be installed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Intel's 450-mm wafer spend starts in 2013 Design How-To 1/24/2013 6 comments Intel has set a capital expenditure budget of $2 billion in 2013 related to the construction of the company's first development facility for 450-mm diameter wafers. The core capex was maintained at about $11 billion.
Imprint litho firm claims 450-mm first News & Analysis 1/18/2013 8 comments An imprint lithography machine from Texas-based Molecular Imprints has been used for full patterning of 450-mm diameter wafers. The company claims the machine could shorten the transition to 450-mm wafer processing by two years.
London Calling: A northern light startup Blog 1/3/2013 3 comments The far north has the aurora borealis and, in the winter, a need for controllable lighting. So it should be no surprise that a Finnish cluster of expertise is developing around the topic of solid-state illumination.
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.