Startup turns on global TV for notebooks Design How-To 5/28/2008 Post a comment Startup Mirics Semiconductor is gearing up two chips aimed at letting a notebook computer receive and playback any digital terrestrial TV or radio signal using a wide multiband receiver chip along with demodulation software that runs on a host x86 processor.
VC investments in Europe rebound in Q1 News & Analysis 5/14/2008 Post a comment Venture capital investment in European companies rebounded during the first quarter of 2008 to Euros 1.4 billion, compared with Euros 1.26 billion in the last quarter, but the picture is patchy, with cleantech investments falling substantially.
ARM cleared in MMP patent appeal case News & Analysis 5/13/2008 Post a comment ARM Holdings plc has won a significant round in the long running legal dispute with Technology Properties Limited, Inc. and Patriot Scientific Corporation over the Moore Microprocessor Patent (MMP) portfolio, with the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirming that the Cambridge, England based company's products do not infringe the patent.
Intel a winner in Swedish 2.6GHz auction News & Analysis 5/12/2008 Post a comment Intel was one of the main winners in the second European 2.6GHz spectrum auction, in Sweden, which raised SEK 2.1 billion (about $350 million) after a grueling 112 rounds of bidding over 16 days.
Consulting firm settles H-1B discrimination case News & Analysis 5/2/2008 1 comment The U.S. government fined a consulting firm $45,000 for placing online job ads for computer programmers that said only H-1B visa holders should apply, in a case that is just the tip of an iceberg of H-1B abuses, according to a lobbying group that filed the original complaint.
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.