Consumer testing hijacked? News & Analysis 7/27/2007 Post a comment With interoperability issues for digital entertainment systems still dogging the consumer electronics industry, a subsidiary of the chip vendor that invented the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) has seized the opportunity to turn the industrywide problem into a profit center.
DMB group slates EC decision on mobile TV News & Analysis 7/19/2007 Post a comment Members of WorldDMB -- the organization which promotes the adoption and implementation of Eureka 147 based technologies -- strongly criticized, and said they "continue to be mystified" by, the European Commission's unilateral support of DVB-H for mobile television in Europe, apparently to the exclusion of all other mobile TV standards, including those developed by European industry such as T-DMB.
EC set to mandate DVB-H for mobile TV News & Analysis 7/18/2007 Post a comment The European Commission has backed the DVB-H flavor of mobile TV as a standard and has called for member states and the industry to push ahead as fast as possible implementing the technology.
French telematics provider selects Telit's GPRS technology News & Analysis 7/16/2007 Post a comment After having conducted tests at its Trieste-based laboratories, French telematics provider masternaut announced it has selected Telit Communications SpA, Italian supplier of wireless modules for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, for its GPRS data transmission technology.
Philips looks to cut stakes in NXP, LG. Philips LCD News & Analysis 7/16/2007 Post a comment Royal Philips Electronics is looking to sell its remaining 20 per cent stake in NXP Semiconductors and reduce its share in its LG.Philips LCD joint venture to below 20 percent, the company said as it announced greatly increased profits for the second quarter on the back of the sale of its stake in foundry TSMC.
Component orders bounce back, says ECA News & Analysis 7/13/2007 Post a comment Electronic component orders bounced back in June from a small dip the month before, according to the four-to-five week average index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).
European VC investment falls again in Q2 News & Analysis 7/11/2007 Post a comment Venture capital investment into European companies contracted again during the second quarter of 2007 and reached Euros 1.4 billion, down slightly from Q1 and substantially down from the Euros 1.7 billion invested in the second quarter of 2006, according Library House, a consultancy that tracks the venture capital sector.
Toshiba sues German DVD maker over patents News & Analysis 7/5/2007 Post a comment Toshiba Corp. has filed a lawsuit against German DVD replicator EDD Bizz GmbH over alleged infringement of DVD patents. The dispute is being heard in the Dusseldorf Regional Court against both EDD Bizz and its managing director, Denny Holwerda.
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.