Video: When the fab shuts down News & Analysis 7/30/2008 Post a comment Matt, a young process engineer at the Hynix DRAM fab in Eugene, Oregon, shares his views about the human impact of the Korean company's decision in late July to close its only U.S. manufacturing plant.
Hynix will close 200mm fab in Oregon News & Analysis 7/24/2008 Post a comment Hynix Semiconductor will close within two months a 200mm DRAM wafer fab in Eugene, Oregon, according to local officials speaking immediately after a visit from Hynix chief executive Jong Kap Kim, a move that comes as a reaction to a DRAM market that has been in oversupply for months.
Converged nets drive Brocade, Foundry combo News & Analysis 7/22/2008 Post a comment The proposed $3 billion merger between Brocade and Foundry Networks highlights the trend of business networks trying to consolidate the number of suppliers and technologies they use, increasingly focusing on Ethernet and the push to merge traffic from Fiber Channel storage networks with mainstream Ethernet nets.
Nokia, Qualcomm court case to be Webcast News & Analysis 7/22/2008 Post a comment Nokia and Qualcomm Inc. will again go eyeball-to-eyeball over their bitter and long-protracted patent and licensing dispute in a Delaware Court beginning Wednesday (July 23) , and this time the case will be televised by Courtroom View Network via Webcast.
EC pushes plans to cap European data roaming fees News & Analysis 7/15/2008 Post a comment The GSMA trade group that represents the GSM mobile operators has made a scathing attack on the decision by the European Commission to bring forward legislation by the Autumn that would cap rates for sending SMS and for data roaming across European borders.
U.S. panel focuses on China R&D News & Analysis 7/9/2008 Post a comment A congressional commission established to monitor U.S.-China economic and security issues will probe China's domestic and foreign-funded research and development during a hearing scheduled for July 16.
Analysis: The consequential cost of light touch regulation News & Analysis 7/8/2008 Post a comment Wireless industry consultant Geoff Varrall of RTT (London) has issued a research note strongly critical of the decision by the European Commission to adopt a 'technology neutral let the market decide' position on the split between FDD and TDD channels in the 2.6 GHz extension band. He also queries the WiMAX Forum's strong backing for the apparent regulatory victory.
Indian tech firms eye semi IP business News & Analysis 7/7/2008 Post a comment Indian technology companies facing cost pressures from a global economic slump and domestic competition are seeking a way out by boosting R&D investments to develop semiconductor intellectual property.
Patent pools may flow in wake of latest alliance News & Analysis 7/3/2008 Post a comment Allied Security Trust, a group of 11 high tech companies that have combined their clout to buy, license and sell strategic patents may point the way for more patent pools to come in a maturing market for intellectual property.
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.