Sharp, Foxconn from LCD venture, say reports News & Analysis 7/18/2011 2 comments Japanese electronics giant Sharp is planning a 50/50 joint venture with contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industries, otherwise known as Foxconn, according to reports that cite a Nikkei as their source.
Samsung, LG fire back at Osram in LED war News & Analysis 7/18/2011 1 comment Samsung LED Co. Ltd. has gone to the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking an injunction against the sale of LED products made by Siemens' Osram subsidiaries. It has also filed a court case in Delaware alleging patent infringement by Osram, according to a Reuters report.
Sicily 'fab' PV plant is its own first customer News & Analysis 7/8/2011 2 comments A building in Catania, Sicily, that was originally constructed by STMicroelectronics to be a 300-mm wafer fab, has been inaugurated as a manufacturing site for photovoltaic panels. And the plant is going to be its own first customer with plans to site a 1-megawatt solar energy farm on the roof of the building that was formerly known as M6.
Solar firm demos flexible military display tech Research 7/4/2011 7 comments PowerFilm Inc., a developer of flexible solar panels, has said it has given a demonstration of a flexible backplane for rollable displays to U.S. government officials. However, the company has not given details of the size, resolution or radius of fold of the backplane.
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.