European groups join 'Fab Club' News & Analysis 5/30/2007 Post a comment Two of the three companies that have joined the Fab Owners Association (FOA) are based in Europe and brings the number of semiconductor and MEMS manufacturing facilities owned by member companies to over 60.
Nokia, Qualcomm extend their patent battles News & Analysis 5/24/2007 Post a comment The war of words and litigation between mobile phone maker Nokia and Qualcomm has intensified with Nokia countersuing the chipmaker for its infringement of six implementation patents used in Qualcomm GSM/WCDMA and CDMA2000 chipsets.
Intel mum on WiMax deal in central China News & Analysis 5/23/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. appears to be pushing ahead with efforts to seed the WiMax market in China, striking a deal with a provincial government in central China that may spread to several other provinces.
Silicon IP vendors angle for advantage in China News & Analysis 5/14/2007 Post a comment In the silicon intellectual-property business, ARM Ltd. may be gaining traction in China, but it remains a challenging landscape for most other pure-play IP companies, which can usually count design wins on a single hand.
European VC activity in high tech falls in Q1 News & Analysis 5/14/2007 Post a comment The level of venture capital invested in high technology companies in Europe fell in the first quarter of 2007 to Euros 1.4 billion ($1.9 billion) from Euros 1.6 billion ($2.1 billion) in the corresponding quarter of 2006, according Library House, a consultancy that tracks the venture capital sector.
Greece opens a door to Balkans News & Analysis 5/3/2007 Post a comment Eyeing emerging markets in the Balkans and neighboring nations, Greece is jockeying to become the development gateway to this vast, untapped market of over 146 million consumers.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.