X Initiative for new IC layout concept expands to 32 companies News & Analysis 1/14/2002 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Nine more companies have joined the X Initiative consortium, which is backing a chip-interconnect concept that allows IC functions to be wired together diagonally for higher performance and lower costs. The group today said its membership roster is now at 32, more than triple the number of companies launching the X Initiative last June.
EDA suppliers notch successful IPOs in dreary 2001 News & Analysis 1/3/2002 Post a comment Investors flocked to initial public offerings by electronic design automation suppliers in 2001, making the IPOs of Verisity Ltd., Magma Design Automation Inc. and Nassda Corp. three of the four best-performing offerings in the United States last year.
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.