China speed vs. China quality Blog 6/27/2012 30 comments Many of my friends, colleagues and readers told me that a flood of comments posted by EE Times community members’ after each of my China stories is more revealing than my reporting.
Slideshow: The last Computex? News & Analysis 6/7/2012 4 comments The Computex exhibit was bustling, but like most exhibitions that compete with the Internet to show the latest gizmos, most of the action at this show remains in the hotel suites where the deals get done.
European report considers 450-mm More-than-Moore fab News & Analysis 6/6/2012 6 comments A report prepared for the European Commission just published discusses the potential role of European authorities in encouraging the creation of both a pilot 450-mm wafer fab to support Europe's chip equipment companies and a volume manufacturing 450-mm plant for a variety of More-than-Moore processes.
Indian gov't hires Accenture to review fab proposals News & Analysis 6/6/2012 6 comments Accenture said it has been selected by India's Department of Electronics & Information Technology to review investment proposals from global technology providers and investors interested in building semiconductor fabs 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.