Xicor becomes fabless, sells California plant to Standard MEMS News & Analysis 10/26/2000 Post a comment MILPITAS, Calif. -- Completing its previously announced plan to become a fabless-IC design company, Xicor Inc. here today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Milpitas wafer fabrication plant and assets to Standard MEMS Inc. for approximately $12.5 million.
Philips files suit against six chip makers over IC-based bus technology News & Analysis 10/2/2000 Post a comment NEW YORK -- U.S. Philips Corp., the subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands, here today filed suit against six chip makers, claiming these companies infringed upon its IC-based bus technology.
The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in New York, claims the following companies infringed upon its so-called inter-integrated circuit bus (I2C) technology: Analog Devices, Cirrus Logic, Cypress Semiconductor, Fairchild Semiconductor, Linear Technology, and Standard Microsystems
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.