Rare earth scarcity gauged by DoE
News & Analysis 12/21/2010 5 comments
The anticipated study by the U.S. Department of Energy concludes that rare earth scarcity is critical to the growth of clean energy technologies.
Google asks partners to pause Google TV
News & Analysis 12/20/2010 12 comments
Google Inc. has asked consumer electronics companies that were preparing to launch TVs running the Android-based Google TV to put their plans on hold while it improves the software, according to a New York Times article.
Intel, McAfee deal raises EU concern: report
News & Analysis 12/20/2010 4 comments
Intel Corp.'s proposed $7.68 billion acquisition of security software vendor McAfee Inc. could run into opposition from European Union anti-trust regulators, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Patent firm pursues DRAM, FPGA companies
News & Analysis 12/8/2010 13 comments
Intellectual Ventures Management LLC, a patent holder and administration group founded by Nathan Myhrvold, a former CTO of Microsoft Corp., has taken action on multiple fronts alleging patent infringement. In semiconductor industry the firm is pursuing two memory chip makers and three FPGA vendors.
Rambus sues six top chip makers
News & Analysis 12/2/2010 12 comments
Rambus Inc. has filed multiple suits asking courts to bar imports of a wide range of chips—and systems using them--from Broadcom, Freescale, LSI, MediaTek, Nvidia and STMicroelectronics it claims infringe its patents.