Toshiba sues Italian DVD maker in patent dispute News & Analysis 12/28/2007 Post a comment Toshiba Corp. has filed a patent-infringement suit against Italian DVD disc replicator ACME SpA in a Milan court. The suit alleges the Italian company is manufacturing and selling DVDs without a license either from Toshiba or the DVD6C Licensing Group that acts as a one-stop shop for DVD patents from nine companies.
Microsoft hits back in mobile browser wars News & Analysis 12/17/2007 Post a comment Microsoft said it would strongly defend itself against complaints to the European Commission by mobile browser group Opera Software that it is illegally handicapping competition, and stressed it would not willingly unbundle Internet Explorer from its Windows browser.
Greenpeace urges console makers to play the game News & Analysis 12/14/2007 Post a comment Nintendo's Mario, Microsoft's Master Chief and Sony's Kratos, and friends, are just not doing enough for the environment, so lobbyist group Greenpeace is urging their fans to write to the games console makers to make the machines more eco-friendly.
ITU promises to do its bit at climate change conference News & Analysis 12/14/2007 Post a comment The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is attempting to alert delegates at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Bali, Indonesia, to the role being played by the global electronics and communications industry in both causing and potentially lessening energy use.
India rolls out nanotech initiative News & Analysis 12/6/2007 Post a comment India's national nanotechnology program is rolling out as the first of three Institutes for Nano Science and Technology is inaugurated under the federal government's $250 million national initiative in support of nanotechnological research.
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.