Agilent plans major upgrade of SoC chip testers News & Analysis 3/28/2002 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- During a series of presentations here this week, Agilent Technologies Inc. gave a sneak preview of plans to upgrade its IC testers for cutting-edge communications semiconductors, system-on-a-chip products and other devices.
Agilent believes its test business is off to strong start in 2002 News & Analysis 3/12/2002 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Propelled by the spread of system-on-chip designs, graphics ICs, and other high-performance products, Agilent Technologies Inc. here is counting on its automatic test equipment (ATE) business to grow faster than the industry average for 2002, according to company executives. That might not be too hard since the entire ATE segment is expected to be nearly flat in 2002.
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.