Open Kernel Labs bought by defense giant News & Analysis 9/28/2012 Post a comment Aerospace and defense conglomerate General Dynamics has acquired Open Kernel Labs, a 2006 startup that has successfully developed "virtualization software" for mobile phones and broadband devices. The value of the cash transaction has not been disclosed.
X-Fab pledges more money for making MEMS News & Analysis 9/28/2012 2 comments X-Fab Silicon Foundries has said it plans to invest $50 million in its microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) operations, which it will operate under the name X-Fab MEMS Foundry.
IBM images molecular bonds News & Analysis 9/13/2012 8 comments IBM researchers say they have imaged individual bonds between carbon molecules, a technique that could prove valuable in crafting new organic materials.
X-Fab MEMS foundry goes 3-D News & Analysis 9/12/2012 4 comments Germany's X-Fab has announced the availability of a MEMS manufacturing process for 3-D inertial sensors. The company claims it is the first open-platform MEMS 3-D inertial sensor process available directly from a high-volume pure-play foundry.
Researchers claim semiconductors grown on graphene News & Analysis 9/10/2012 Post a comment A group of researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have patented and are commercializing a technology for growing gallium arsenide nanowires on graphene, a breakthrough that could help pave the way for flexible, self-powered electronics integrated into everything from clothing to notepads.
MicroGen backed by Xtrion News & Analysis 9/6/2012 1 comment Belgian holding company Xtrion, the majority owner of X-Fab Silicon Foundries, led an investment round totaling $2.6 million in U.S. MEMS energy harvest company MicroGen Systems.Gen
10 Hot Topics at DESIGN East News & Analysis 9/4/2012 3 comments Come to Boston Sept 17 - 20; get a free show-floor pass or 15% sessions discount to learn the latest in embedded, Android, MEMS, and more.
Printed sensor startup preps pilot line News & Analysis 9/3/2012 1 comment Isorg, a French startup company that can print optoelectronic sensors on plastic and glass surfaces to create novel forms of detection, gesture control and image sensing, has completed the construction of its pilot manufacturing line.
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.