Chinese foundries confirm merger News & Analysis 12/29/2011 9 comments Hua Hong Semiconductor and Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing, China's second and third largest foundries, said they completed a merger between the two companies.
Indian chip firm hits rare milestone News & Analysis 12/22/2011 11 comments An announcement by Cosmic Circuits that it has shipped 12 million ICs so far didn't garner a lot of attention internationally, but made waves here because it marks the first time an Indian chip company has attained such numbers.
New York plans $2 billion tech campus News & Analysis 12/20/2011 29 comments New York officials selected Cornell and Israel's Technion as the first partners in a $2 billion effort to build a science and engineering campus rivaling Silicon Valley.
Xilinx opens R&D center in Beijing News & Analysis 12/13/2011 Post a comment Programmable logic vendor Xilinx opened an R&D center in Beijing and consolidated it along with local sales, marketing and application engineering operations into a single site.
Dealer sees hard drive prices ease News & Analysis 12/5/2011 2 comments Prices of hard drives are on the decline following floods in Thailand, but they are not yet at back at historical levels, said an executive with one unauthorized distributor.
Report: Taiwan to offer consumer spending incentive News & Analysis 12/4/2011 9 comments Throughout the first quarter of 2012 the Taiwan government plans to provide its citizens with subsidies for the replacement of old air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines, according to a Taiwan Economic News report.
Freescale files claim against MediaTek, Zoran – again News & Analysis 12/4/2011 1 comment Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) accusing MediaTek Inc., Zoran Corp., and others of patent infringement, the ITC has said by way of an online posting of pending complaints.
Report: Chinese foundries to merge News & Analysis 12/1/2011 4 comments Shanghai Hua Hong NEC and Grace Semiconductor, China's second and third largest semiconductor foundries, have agreed to a merger that is currently awaiting regulatory approval, according to a report by the Reuters news service.
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.