EC clears way for Western Digital, Hitachi deal News & Analysis 11/23/2011 2 comments Hardware manufacturer Western Digital has overcome a major hurdle on its path to purchasing Hitachi GST, with the European Union's competition regulator giving the deal a green light, as long as WD manages to sell off its production operations for 3.5-inch disc drives.
Nanya asks ITC to block Elpida DRAMs News & Analysis 11/22/2011 1 comment Taiwanese DRAM vendor Nanya has said it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Elpida Memory Inc., Elpida Memory (USA) Inc., and Kingston Technology Co. Inc. alleging patent infringement.
HP, Dell top Greenpeace green list; RIM fails News & Analysis 11/11/2011 4 comments Environmental watchdog, Greenpeace, has released the 17th edition of its Guide to Greener Electronics, ranking TV, PC and phone makers on their policies and practices to reduce their carbon footprints.
Thai floods to speed up transition to SSDs News & Analysis 11/11/2011 13 comments The Taiwanese hardware and component channel could be badly hit as a result of the crippling floods in Thailand which have resulted in hard disc drive (HDD) shortages globally, though the move could speed up the transition to solid state drives (SSDs) according to sources.
TSMC sees signs of market turning up News & Analysis 11/7/2011 9 comments Although foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. suffered a third quarter that was down sequentially against its second quarter, the company is starting to see signs of a turn in the market, according to its leading European executive.
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.