Tower, CMT team for flat panel X-ray detectors News & Analysis 12/19/2007 Post a comment Pure-play foundry Tower Semiconductor, Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), and CMT Medical Technologies Ltd. (Yoqneam, Israel), a provider of advanced X-ray imaging systems for medical diagnosis, are partnering to develop X-ray detectors for medical applications.
Group focuses on camera phone image quality News & Analysis 12/18/2007 Post a comment The 22-member consortium looking to improve the image quality of camera phones is moving into the second phase of its efforts to develop repeatable, robust, test methods for evaluating the metrics associated with image quality -- both subjective and objective.
Outlook is bright for car LEDs News & Analysis 12/14/2007 Post a comment Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will take a more prominent role as an alternative to incandescent light bulbs and halogen and xenon lamps in automotive electronics, according to a new report from IMS Research.
Sensors group raises $37 million in Round B News & Analysis 12/11/2007 Post a comment Fabless semiconductor group SensorDynamics (Graz, Austria), which focuses on micro and wireless sensor products for automotive and industrial applications, has raised Euros 25 million ($ 37 million) in a Series B funding round.
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.