Nistica snags first-round funding News & Analysis 5/24/2006 Post a comment Three executives with roots in Lucent Bell Labs and Photoris Inc. have launched a new company, Nistica Inc., which has received Series A funding. William Cadogan, former chairman of ADC Communications, has been named chairman of Nistica.
Optical encoders tout smallest package Product News 5/21/2006 Post a comment Avago Technologies claims to introduce the industry's smallest reflective incremental optical encoder. Available in a surface-mount lead-free package, the AEDR-8400 encoder measures 3.00 x 3.28 x 1.262-mm.
Intel to phase out Giga chip line News & Analysis 5/12/2006 Post a comment Struggling Intel Corp. will halt future development of optical physical-layer products developed by Giga A/S, a Copenhagen company Intel acquired in 2000 for $1.25 billion.
Avanex narrows loss News & Analysis 5/8/2006 Post a comment Photonics product supplier Avanex Corp. posted a net loss of $10.2 million, or 6 cents per share on sales of $40.1 million in its third fiscal 2006 quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $18.9 million, or 13 cents per share on sales of $40.3 million in the year-ago quarter.
Bookham books narrower losses in Q3 News & Analysis 5/5/2006 Post a comment Bookham Inc. posted losses of $48 million for its third quarter ended April 1 on revenues up 7 percent to $53 million. The company said it expects fourth-quarter sales in a range of $52 million to $55 million.
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.