ICT industry needs to reduce CO2 emissions, says analyst News & Analysis 4/26/2007 Post a comment The information and communications technologies are responsible for about 2 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, according to research by Gartner Inc. This is about the same as the airline industry, yet gets much less attention from the global environmental lobby.
Semiconductor IP group spun off from Philips News & Analysis 4/25/2007 Post a comment The technology incubator division of Royal Philips Electronics has spun out Silicon Hive, a licensor of processor and related intellectual property, and as part of the deal, New Venture Partners, TVM Capital and Philips have together invested $10 million in the new company.
IP providers cast wary eye on TSMC News & Analysis 4/23/2007 Post a comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is quietly but aggressively laboring to broaden its portfolios of internally developed semiconductor intellectual property and "proven" third-party IP. That has some observers asking whether the company is migrating to a more ASIC-like business model.
Samsung wins in Q1 mobile shipments, says iSuppli News & Analysis 4/23/2007 Post a comment Global mobile-phone shipments in the first quarter of 2007 fell by 12.8 percent sequentially, declining to 253 million units, down from 290.1 million in the fourth quarter, according to market research group iSuppli Corp. The only mobile phone maker in the top five not to have suffered a quarterly decline was Samsung.
$10 handset reportedly in the works News & Analysis 4/11/2007 Post a comment UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is reportedly reaching out to Taiwan contract manufacturers to see if a $10 handset is feasible.
NEDA joins anti-piracy task force News & Analysis 4/10/2007 Post a comment The National Electronic Distributors Association has joined the Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce-led task force formed to fight the growing global problem.
ETSI, AT4 to co-host mobile WiMAX PlugFest News & Analysis 4/10/2007 Post a comment Two of the leading organizations writing and testing for WiMAX Forum Certification in Europe, ETSI and AT4 wireless, are to co-host the third, public mobile WiMAX PlugFest. The event is scheduled for May 13-19, 2007 in Sophia Antipolis, France.
Toshiba sues 17 over DVD patents News & Analysis 4/9/2007 Post a comment Toshiba has gone on the offensive with a lawsuit and a trade complaint claiming 17 companies--including Daewoo Electronics America, jWIN Electronics and Memcorp from the United States--infringe on its DVD patents.
Nokia pays Qualcomm, but IP dispute continues News & Analysis 4/5/2007 Post a comment In the latest twist to the long running patent disputes between Nokia and Qualcomm Inc., the Finnish phone maker said Thursday (April 5) it is paying Qualcomm $20 million for patent licenses covering the second quarter 2007.
Apple at bottom of 'Green Ranking' barrel News & Analysis 4/4/2007 Post a comment Despite its worldly image, Apple ranks at the bottom of Greenpeace's latest "Green Ranking," while Chinese computer maker Lenovo shot up from last place to become the most environmentally conscious electronics maker.
ASML to set up R&D and support center in Taiwan News & Analysis 4/4/2007 Post a comment Semiconductor equipment maker ASML Holding NV is to go ahead with an R&D centre in Taiwan and has signed a contract Wednesday (April 4) with the country's Ministry of Economic Affairs to establish the "Center of Excellence" near Taipei.
Comment: In China, always a quid pro quo Blog 4/2/2007 Post a comment There is an unwritten rule that multinationals must pay a hefty "cover charge" to do business in China. The latest example is Intel Corp., which last week confirmed it will build a $2.5 billion fab in China.
TI's Templeton backs R&D in India, rules out fab News & Analysis 4/2/2007 Post a comment Although the prospect of setting up a manufacturing facility is far from his plans in India, Texas Instruments CEO Rich Templeton is certainly excited about the Indian semiconductor policy that was announced a few weeks ago. And on a visit to the country, Templeton announced a partnership with the Bengaluru--based Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
Not everyone gets mugged in China for IP News & Analysis 4/2/2007 Post a comment Intellectual-property theft in China isn't going away anytime soon. That's the bad news. The good news is that there are still plenty of ways for chip designers and manufacturers like Intel to get in on China's growth without getting mugged.
Apple will sell DRM-free music News & Analysis 4/2/2007 Post a comment Apple Inc. will make available on its iTunes store starting in May the entire digital catalog from EMI Music without any digital-rights restrictions and at a higher encoding quality for a 30 center per song premium.
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.