Denmark beats out U.S. in 'networked' technology News & Analysis 3/30/2007 Post a comment In another indication this week that the U.S is losing its competitive high-tech edge, the country dropped from first to seventh place in "networked readiness" rankings of global economies released this week by the World Economic Forum (WEF.)
China Netcom win boosts A/V codec News & Analysis 3/29/2007 Post a comment China Netcom, one of China's major wired-telecom companies, will implement a homegrown A/V codec in its fledgling Internet Protocol television network this year.
Fake components delay designs in Israel News & Analysis 3/29/2007 Post a comment Israeli designers, fed up with long component lead times, are buying counterfeits from China, sources said. The result is a high failure rate of designs, and lost sales at several companies.
Sonus Networks acquires Zynetix News & Analysis 3/27/2007 Post a comment Sonus Networks Inc. will acquire Zynetix Ltd. for $13 million in cash and stock, giving the soft-switching specialist a new software base in GSM infrastructure products.
Execs upbeat about ICs, China News & Analysis 3/23/2007 Post a comment Semiconductor executives are feeling positive about the near-term prospects for the global IC industry, expecting revenue gains to exceed 10 percent this year, according to a survey from KPMG.
ITC to rule on Microsoft, Alcatel-Lucent IPR spat News & Analysis 3/21/2007 Post a comment Microsoft Corp. and Alcatel-Lucent are embroiled in another patent infringement case and the software giant has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to begin an investigation. It claims the French communications group is infringing on some of its patents related to "unified communications" products.
SanDisk, Hynix plan NAND joint venture News & Analysis 3/21/2007 Post a comment SanDisk Corporation and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. are planning a joint venture to develop and make flash memories and NAND memory systems based on four-bit-per-cell x4 flash technology. The move follows the companies signing a patent cross licensing deal Wednesday (March 21) covering flash memory that ends a long standing dispute.
Qualcomm hits back against Nokia'a accusations News & Analysis 3/20/2007 Post a comment Qualcomm has, not surprisingly, called Nokia's latest legal action against the chip maker, and allegations that its patents are exhausted for use in Europe, as meritless and simply a manoeuvre by the Finnish handset maker to delay judicial determinations that Nokia's GSM handsets infringe Qualcomm's patents.
EU Commissioner slammed for stance on mobile TV News & Analysis 3/20/2007 Post a comment The head of the WorldDMB organization has made a scathing attack on EU Commissioner for Information Society and Media, Viviane Reding, for rejecting out of hand all but the DVB-H version of mobile TV for use in Europe.
Nokia opens another front against Qualcomm in IPR fight News & Analysis 3/19/2007 Post a comment Nokia and Qualcomm have extended their increasingly bitter and complex patent infringement lawsuits against each other with the Finnish phone maker filing complaints against Qualcomm in Germany and the Netherlands over the continuing validity of some of Qualcomm's IP. The move comes just weeks ahead of a deadline for the companies to renew a long standing royalties sharing agreement for W-CDMA technology.
UK firms breaking the law as WEEE directive starts News & Analysis 3/15/2007 Post a comment Some British companies could be breaking the law as from today (March 15) as the Government has failed to consider the impact on business with the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive, a firm closely involved in the scheme has warned.
IBM looks beyond India to Vietnam and China News & Analysis 3/12/2007 Post a comment IBM on Monday announced plans to open new computer services centers in Vietnam and China, and said it will work with Cisco Systems to provide a range of internationally consistent infrastructure support offerings.
U.K companies link for WEEE recycling compliance News & Analysis 3/8/2007 Post a comment Testing house RFI Global Services Ltd is partnering with environment consultancy Environ to deliver what they say is the first approved U.K. Producer Compliance Scheme under the pending waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE ) directive.
Industry coalition calls for export reforms News & Analysis 3/6/2007 Post a comment Responding to proposed export controls on technology shipped to China, an industry coalition on Tuesday called on the Bush administration to strike a balance between U.S. national security and global competitivness.
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.