LED maker Seoul raises $248 million News & Analysis 11/25/2009 Post a comment LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. has announced that it and its affiliate company, Seoul Optodevice Co. Ltd., have raised $248 million by way of a share issue.
Academic wins $550,000 prize for blue LED work News & Analysis 11/10/2009 Post a comment The Inamori Foundation (Kyoto, Japan) has presented its 25th annual Kyoto Prize for technology, which includes a gift of about $550,000, to semiconductor scientist Isamu Akasaki for his work developing the blue light emitting diode.
Mitsubishi deal brings professor's LED patent haul to $27 million News & Analysis 11/6/2009 Post a comment Mitsubishi has agreed terms with Professor Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, professor emeritus at Columbia University, New York, over her assertion that Mitsubishi and dozens of other electronics manufacturers in Asia and Europe violated her patents for producing light emitting diodes and laser diodes.
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.