Google expands its venture-funding role in India Product News 10/29/2007 Post a comment Search giant Google Inc., describing the Indian market as hamstrung by a dearth of early-stage venture capital, announced two more pacts here that aim to give it more breadth in the venture funding of companies in the country.
Strong growth seen in September chip sales News & Analysis 10/29/2007 Post a comment Global chip sales surged by 5 percent in September, to $22.6 billion from the $21.5 billion recorded in August, the fastest increase so far this year, following an excellent August, according to figures from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.
Japan wants more foreign investors News & Analysis 10/19/2007 Post a comment In order to maintain an economic and technology leadership position, it's imperative to be aware and mindful of trends, developments and events shaping the global market. Silicon Valley is no longer the center of the universe. To that end, EE Times vice president and editorial director Richard Wallace recently conducted an email interview with Tadashi Izawa, the incoming president of JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization).
Intel invests $11 million in Jordan Valley Semiconductors Product News 10/16/2007 Post a comment Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, is the sole investor in a $11 million round of funding into Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. In return, Intel Capital will receive a significant stake in the Israeli company. Jordan Valley has been developing tools for semiconductor metrology based on X-ray technology for over 12 years and holds offices in the Middle East, U.S., Europe and Asia. Applications engineering, customer support services and marketing are located in Austin, Texas.
CEOs neglect patent portfolios, says M'soft exec News & Analysis 10/16/2007 Post a comment High tech CEOs are failing to manage their companies' intellectual property portfolios properly at a time when that business is increasingly about building collaborative relationships and less about selling patents for revenue, said Marshall Phelps, senior vice president of intellectual property at Microsoft Corp. in a keynote at the annual Licensing Executive Society meeting.
EDAC hosts seminar on export controls News & Analysis 10/15/2007 Post a comment Kritzer, the Director of the U.S. government's Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, will address a broad range of issues related to technology transfer at an Oct. 18 seminar in San Jose.
ZigBee PRO standard gets the all clear News & Analysis 10/12/2007 Post a comment The ZigBee Alliance has approved the ZigBee PRO profile stack that adds advanced features and greater flexibility to the original specification, particularly related to ease-of-use and support for larger networks.
Global IC socket demand to grow at 8.5% CAGR News & Analysis 10/8/2007 Post a comment Market research group Bishop and Associates is predicting that the global IC socket business will increase to $2,844.4 million by 2011, up from $1,888 million last year , representing a five-year CAGR of 8.5 percent.
OM Group expands electronic chemicals operations News & Analysis 10/8/2007 Post a comment OM Group is buying Rockwood Holdings Inc's electronics materials business for about $265 million in cash, excluding its operations in France , which is subject to a put option for an additional price of about $50 million.
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.