Corning sees 1Q earnings below prior estimate News & Analysis 1/24/2001 Post a comment Corning Inc. said it sees "some softness" ahead in the first half of 2001, throwing cold water on news the company closed the final quarter of 2000 with a 52% jump in revenue and strong increase in pro forma profits.
Laser power boosted by coating News & Analysis 1/11/2001 Post a comment Aegis Semiconductor, a year-old US start-up, has found a way to boost the power management capabilities of optical lasers by using a thin-film semiconductor coating.
Agilent's chip sales surge following split from HP News & Analysis 1/5/2001 Post a comment Though sometimes overshadowed by a $7 billion sister operation for test and measurement equipment, Agilent Technologies Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Group is quickly carving out a position as one of the few chip makers with the know-how to be a leading player in communications.
Electronics industry confronts a challenging year News & Analysis 1/3/2001 Post a comment The year 2000 was exceptional for the electronics industry in many ways. It opened with fears of a Y2K crash, then the sector's revenue, stock value, and capital investments soared to lofty heights before plunging late in the 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.