Couder named president, CEO at Bookham News & Analysis 7/12/2007 Post a comment Optical components and modules group Bookham, Inc. has tapped Alain Couder as president and chief executive officer, succeeding Peter Bordui, who has been acting president and chief executive officer since the departure earlier this year of Giorgio Anania following disappointing results and a major reorganization at the company.
IMEC cleared of all blame in court case News & Analysis 7/9/2007 Post a comment Research organization IMEC vzw (Leuven, Belgium) has been cleared in the Dallas County District Court in the U.S. of any wrongdoing in a long running dispute with shareholders of Rose Research about the licensing of optoelecronics technology.
Equity groups pay $1.2 billion for ECI Telecom News & Analysis 7/2/2007 Post a comment Israeli communications equipment manufacturer ECI Telecom Ltd. is being acquired for about $1.2 billion in cash by affiliates of the Swarth Group, an investment vehicle controlled by Shaul Shani, and funds that have appointed Ashmore Investment Management Limited as their investment manager.
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.