Venture capitalist urges EDA innovation News & Analysis 12/16/1999 Post a comment The EDA industry is crying for respect from the venture capital community, but it has to earn it, according to venture capitalist Andy Rappaport, who gave a sobering keynote to semiconductor and EDA executives here at the Design Closure seminar.
Robison Leaves Cadence for AT&T News & Analysis 12/15/1999 Post a comment Shane Robison, president of the Design Productivity Group at Cadence Design Systems Inc., announced he will be leaving Friday (Dec. 17) to join AT&T, where he will be president of Internet Technology and Development for AT&T Labs.
Aspec sells libraries and services business News & Analysis 12/10/1999 Post a comment Hoping to ride the momentum that has sent its stock from pennies to almost $5 a share, Aspec Technology Inc. said it is selling its physical libraries and services business to focus on being a tools provider.
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.