Panel casts doubt on MEMS for energy harvest Design How-To 3/14/2013 4 comments A panel on energy and MEMS at the MEMS Executive Congress Europe cast doubt on the use of MEMS for energy harvesters but despite this the audience showed themselves to be optimistic about prospects for the technology
ST returns fire over MEMS patents Design How-To 3/12/2013 2 comments MEMS supplier STMicroelectornics has gone to the International Trade Commission in the U.S. seeking an exclusion order against MEMS from rival InvenSense and some products that include these MEMS.
Startup builds 100-Gbps laser in CMOS Design How-To 3/4/2013 6 comments A low-cost tunable laser made in CMOS could transform the architecture of datacenters and the economics of metro and long-haul communications networks, according to its maker, a startup from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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.