Nemotek starts wafer level packaging in Morocco News & Analysis 6/16/2009 Post a comment Nemotek Technologie, the Rabat, Morocco-based company readying production of wafer level lenses and cameras , has qualified the first parts at its newly built manufacturing and packaging facility, and expects to start shipping devices in the fourth quarter of this year.
Optical switch maker raises $8 million News & Analysis 6/3/2009 Post a comment Optical switch developer Polatis Inc. (Cambridge, England and Andover MA.) has raised $8 million in new VC funding. The company had previously raised about $23 million in venture capital funding.
UK research targets improved display readability News & Analysis 6/1/2009 Post a comment A multi-disciplinary research and development project led by GE Aviation Systems (Newmarket, England) and backed by the U.K.'s Technology Strategy Board) will deliver information displays with enhanced readability in bright lighting conditions.
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.