PwC sees China growth despite IP fears News & Analysis 1/12/2012 1 comment Some companies are standing on the sidelines of growth opportunities as China tries to expand its markets and technical clout, said a PriceWaterhouseCoopers executive.
ITC votes to investigate MediaTek News & Analysis 1/8/2012 1 comment The United States International Trade Commission has voted to begin an investigation into allegations that certain ICs being imported into the US infringe patents held by Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
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.