Solar startup aims as shakeout looms News & Analysis 8/17/2009 4 comments An executive setting up a North American sales and marketing arm for 30 of China's solar panel makers says he has landed big deals despite projections of a market shakeout.
DoE gets 400+ proposals for smart grid grants News & Analysis 8/14/2009 Post a comment The U.S. Department of Energy has received more than 400 proposals for economic stimulus grants to deploy smart electric grid systems including a $200 million bid from Duke Energy which partnered with smart meter maker Echelon Corp.
Chip gear sales propel Applied above expectations News & Analysis 8/11/2009 Post a comment Applied Materials exceeded analyst expectations for sales and earnings for the quarter ended July 26, as a sequential increase in semiconductor equipment revenue offset declines in sales of gear used in the production of solar panels and displays.
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.