Outsourcing helps, not hurts U.S. economy, says trade group News & Analysis 10/31/2005 Post a comment Global outsourcing of U.S software and IT services has benefitted the domestic economy by improving wages, encouraging investment and spending, and ultimately by increasing the number of jobs, according to a study by the Information Technology Association of America.
Court OKs Mosaid request to appeal Infineon case News & Analysis 10/31/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor IP supplier Mosaid Technologies Inc. has announced that U.S. District Judge Fogel has issued a stipulation and order granting the company the right to appeal the court judgement in its patent dispute with Infineon Technologies AG.
Nokia unveils DVB-H broadcast solution News & Analysis 10/31/2005 Post a comment Nokia Inc. has announced a commercial service management solution for DVB-H services, the Nokia Mobile Broadcast Solution 3.0, that supports the broadcasting of different types of digital content such as live TV, radio and video clips over DVB-H networks to mobile devices.
Qualcomm: Claims to EU have no merit News & Analysis 10/28/2005 Post a comment CDMA technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. said the allegations of withholding intellectual property made to the European Commission by six rivals are factually inaccurate and legally meritless.
Industry groups seek to stem IP violations in China News & Analysis 10/26/2005 Post a comment The office of the U.S Trade Representative has initiated a special process under World Trade Organizaion rules to probe China’s intellectual property enforcement (IP) efforts. The Semiconductor Industries Association (SIA) applauded the move.
Ericsson plans R & D center in India News & Analysis 10/24/2005 Post a comment Swedish telecom firm Ericsson plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in India, setting up an R & D center in India, expand its existing manufacturing facilities, and build a global distribution center.
R&D spending surges in Singapore News & Analysis 10/21/2005 Post a comment Singapore witnessed a significant increase in research and development spending in 2004, with electronics and precision engineering firms accounting for much of the growth, a government report released Oct. 19 stated.
SEMI warns of looming R&D gap News & Analysis 10/18/2005 Post a comment A funding shortfall for semiconductor manufacturing R&D could reach $9 billion by 2010 if current technology and economic trends continue, an industry group warned.
MEMC wins European patent hearing News & Analysis 10/18/2005 Post a comment MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. has announced today that the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office (EPO) has upheld the granting of a European patent on defect-free silicon for wafers of 200mm or greater.
iSuppli raises PC forecast News & Analysis 10/14/2005 Post a comment Market research firm iSuppli Corp. has boosted its growth forecast for 2005 year PC unit shipments to 10.3 percent, from 8.2 percent previously, due to robust first-half sales and strong demand for mobile computers.
AMD set to launch German expansion News & Analysis 10/13/2005 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices will open its 300-mm Fab 36 in Dresden, Germany, with AMD President Hector Ruiz and outgoing German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder among the speakers.
Nokia, China Putian team on 3G venture News & Analysis 10/13/2005 Post a comment Wireless communications company Nokia and telecom equipment provider China Putian have signed an agreement to set up a joint venture to focus on R&D, manufacturing and sales of 3G network solutions for TD-SCDMA and WCDMA technologies.
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.