U.S.: China boosting cyber war efforts News & Analysis 10/22/2009 Post a comment China's military modernization efforts initially aimed at fielding "networked forces" that can operate throughout Asia are also spurring development of a new cyber warfare capability, according to a government report.
EU project set to make chip cards more secure News & Analysis 10/21/2009 Post a comment Three of Europe's leading chip makers, Infineon Technologies AG, ST Microelectronics and NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH, as well as its largest supplier of chip cards, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH and Gemalto, have joined forces with several other companies and research organizations to develop a high-security chip card platform.
Off-grid charging of mobiles powers a $2.3B opportunity News & Analysis 10/20/2009 Post a comment Up to 500 million mobile users " more than 10 percent of global subscribers - in emerging countries could benefit from the provisioning of off-grid charging solutions such as solar phones or external solar chargers, according to a report from the GSMA.
Nokia wins ruling in 3G patents dispute News & Analysis 10/19/2009 Post a comment Nokia has been exonerated by the U.S. International Trade Commission in the case against InterDigital when the agency confirmed an earlier decision that the Finnish phone maker did not violate some of the King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based wireless IP group's UMTS based 3G patents.
IEF: Pistorio's six tips for today's semi CEO's News & Analysis 10/5/2009 Post a comment Pasquale Pistorio, the driving force behind ST Microelectronics for many years and now honorary chairman of the chip group, gave a bravado and uplifting talk to delegates of the International Electronics Forum in Geneva.
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.