Mosaid loses Qimonda IP license deal, but NXP re-signs News & Analysis 4/17/2009 Post a comment Memory IP specialist Mosaid Technologies Inc. (Ottawa, Canada) and NXP Semiconductors BV (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) have extended their patent license deal. However, troubled and insolvent memory maker Qimonda (Munich, Germany) has terminated the six-year patent licensing agreement between the two companies that came into effect July 1, 2006
EU defence, aerospace groups want R&D aid, not bailout News & Analysis 4/17/2009 Post a comment A lobby group representing Europe's defence and aerospace industries has urged national governments to help with more investment in R&D and provide loans for struggling suppliers and contractors, but stressed it does not need bailing out, like some oher sectors.
Micronic, ASML terminate licensing agreement News & Analysis 4/16/2009 Post a comment Micronic Laser Systems AB (Stockholm, Sweden) and ASML Netherlands B.V. have terminated their long-standing license agreement that gives the Dutch lithography gear maker the right to market optical maskless lithography for semiconductor applications based on Micronic's patents.
Bookham, JDSU settle tunable laser IP battles News & Analysis 4/15/2009 Post a comment Optical component manufacturers Bookham and JDSU have settled their long-running legal battles over ownership of intellectual property related to tunable lasers in an out of court deal, according to specialist magazine Compound Semiconductor .
Sitronics sets up Indian subsidiary News & Analysis 4/9/2009 Post a comment Russia's JSC Sitronics group, which includes companies manufacturing communications gear, microelectronics components and systems and IT products, has established a subsidiary in India.
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.