Chip reverse engineering firms merge News & Analysis 12/9/2008 Post a comment United Business Media Ltd., the publisher of EE Times, has acquired for at least $8 million Sanguine Microelectronics, a semiconductor reverse engineering company based in Shanghai that UBM will merge into its existing Semiconductor Insights group in Ottawa.
Intro to VoIP quality measurements Design How-To 12/7/2008 1 comment This article introduces the objective methods for testing VoIP speech quality. It explains the technical principles of these methods, shows how they are applied, and compares their performance.
Tessera patents not infringed, ITC judge finds News & Analysis 12/2/2008 Post a comment An Administrative Law Judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued an initial determination finding against chip packaging technology licensor Tessera Technologies in its patent infringement action against several wireless semiconductor manufacturers.
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.