China's IPTV future still unclear News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment The recent cancellation of an IPTV trial in Beijing by one of the country's major telecom operators is the latest indication that unclear government policy still plagues IPTV in China.
India to auction 3G spectrum News & Analysis 9/27/2006 Post a comment The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended that spectrum for 3G services be auctioned, ending speculation it may be given away free. The base price for regional licenses is $17 million maximum and lower for regions expecting less business.
Report: Huawei reconsiders India plans News & Analysis 9/21/2006 Post a comment China's Huawei Technologies will abandon its application to India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to implement local manufacturing of CDMA-based terminals, according to an India press report.
Russia to fund military electronics News & Analysis 9/21/2006 Post a comment As Russia embarks on a plan to invest about $1 billion over the next five years to establish a domestic electronics base, Russia's military is expected to be a primary customer.
India designates WiMax frequencies News & Analysis 9/18/2006 Post a comment India's Department of Telecom (DoT) has short-listed four frequency bands to allocate spectrum for WiMax services. The frequencies include 2.5 to 2.69 GHz, 3.4 to 3.6 GHz, 2.3 to 2.4 GHz and 700 MHz.
Private equity cracks industry News & Analysis 9/15/2006 Post a comment If anyone had any doubts that the electronics industry has fundamentally changed, those went out the window when news broke that two private-equity firms were interested in taking Freescale Semiconductor Inc. private.
Elcoteq buys Romania plant from Andrew News & Analysis 9/14/2006 Post a comment Global manufacturing services provider Elcoteq SE has agreed to acquire Andrew Corp.'s plant in Arad, Romania, for $19 million. Elcoteq also signed a long-term manufacturing agreement with Andrew.
Dell to build PCs in India News & Analysis 9/14/2006 Post a comment Computer maker Dell Inc. will set up a plant in a special economic zone in Sriperumbudur near Chennai in southern India's Tamil Nadu, where it will start building desktop computers the first half of next year.
Canon to inspect copiers after fire reports News & Analysis 9/13/2006 Post a comment Canon Inc. joined the ranks of consumer electronics companies issuing warnings on possibly defective products, announcing it would inspect and replace parts in 1.87 million personal copiers due to fire risk concerns, according to online reports.
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.