Sony establishes mobile display unit Product News 3/31/2005 Post a comment Sony Corp. established ST Mobile Display Corp. (STMD) on Thursday (March 31) as its second low temperature polysilicon thin-film liquid crystal display production base to boost panel production.
SMIC loan quest stalled, says report News & Analysis 3/29/2005 Post a comment The chairman of Shanghai-based chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) said Tuesday it is looking elsewhere to borrow money to buy manufacturing equipment while the U.S. government holds off approving a $769 million loan, according to an Associated Press report.
NEC America appoints new CEO News & Analysis 3/25/2005 Post a comment NEC Electronics America Inc. announced Friday (March 25) the appointment of Yuichi Kawakami as its president and chief executive effective April 1, succeeding current president and CEO Toshio Nakajima.
Atmel prevails in Agere patent infringement suit News & Analysis 3/23/2005 Post a comment Atmel Corp. announced Wednesday (March 23) that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled the company did not infringe on any patents belonging to Agere Sytems Inc., related to semiconductor processes.
Near-term PC sales to slow, says IDC News & Analysis 3/23/2005 Post a comment Despite strong year-end 2004 growth, a delayed recovery in Japan and a cautious outlook in the U.S. have led market research firm IDC to downgrade its expectations for worldwide PC shipments in 2005
Semi fabs unaffected by Kyushu earthquake News & Analysis 3/22/2005 Post a comment Although a Magnitude 7 earthquake that attacked Kyushu island in the southern part of Japan Sunday killed one and injured more than 500, semiconductor fabs were back in operation on Tuesday (March 22).
UMC gerät in die Mühlen der taiwanesischen Justiz Product News 3/22/2005 Post a comment Die Animositäten zwischen Festlandchina und Taiwan wirken sich auf die Halbleiterherstellung aus. Taiwan versucht, die Chinesen von der neuesten Technologie fernzuhalten. Aber nicht alle Halbleiterhersteller sind davon begeistert. Jetzt erschüttert ein Wirtschaftskrimi die Chipszene Taiwans.
Japan trade group offers partnering to U.S. companies News & Analysis 3/17/2005 Post a comment The Japan External Trade Organization, a Japanese government entity that promotes trade and investment relations between Japan and other nations has extended the registration deadline for their business partnering program from March 18 to April 12.
Huaya to license MIPS processor for DTV products News & Analysis 3/16/2005 Post a comment Huaya Microelectronics Ltd., a Shanghai-based supplier of custom video chips, announced Wednesday (March 16) it would license the MIPS32 4K SMIC.18 hard core from MIPS Technologies to develop digital television (DTV) products for the China market.
After Wipro, Infosys now gets bomb threat News & Analysis 3/15/2005 Post a comment Less than a week after Wipro Technologies received a bomb threat which turned out to be a hoax, another Bangalore-based software firm, Infosys Technologies, received a bomb threat around midnight on Monday (March 14).
Deutschland liefert Tsunami-Warnsystem News & Analysis 3/14/2005 Post a comment Deutschland wird ein Tsunami-Warnsystem an Indonesien liefern, das zu wesentlichen Teilen auf Entwicklungen des Geoforschungszentrums Potsdam beruht. Kernstück des Systems ist ein Sensornetz mit Geophonen, Pegelmessgeräten und bojengestützten Druckmessgeräten; die Daten werden über Satelliten verknüpft.
"China wird schon bald den Chipmarkt dominieren" Product News 3/4/2005 Post a comment Große Worte nimmt der Chef des chinesischen Halbleiterherstellers Grace Semiconductor in den Mund: Zou Shichang ist fest davon überzeugt, das China die weltweite Chipherstellung dominieren wird – und zwar schon bis zum Jahr 2010.
Sonus Networks opens Bangalore center News & Analysis 3/3/2005 Post a comment Sonus Networks Inc. said it is opening a software development and regional support center here to focus on developing VoIP applications, especially in software design and quality assurance.
India's C-DoT teams with software radio partner News & Analysis 3/2/2005 Post a comment India's Center for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) has tied up with Vanu Inc. to introduce Vanu's Anywave Software Radio GSM base station technology as a component in wireless access and broadband solutions for rural communication needs in the country.
Tessera files patent suit against Infineon, Micron News & Analysis 3/1/2005 Post a comment Tessera Technologies Inc. said Tuesday (March 1) it has filed a patent infringement suit against Infineon Technologies AG and Micron Technology Inc., charging the companies infringed upon Tessera's IP for packages used to house memory and other semiconductor devices.
MIPS establishes China subsidiary News & Analysis 3/1/2005 Post a comment MIPS Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday (March 1) it has entered the China market with the establishment of a local subsidiary, MIPS Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
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.