Firms launch mobile broadband awareness campaign News & Analysis 9/29/2008 Post a comment An initiative led by the GSM Association has united 16 IT and wireless service providers--including Microsoft , Dell, Toshiba, Qualcomm and T-Mobile--to drive the adoption of notebook computers with mobile broadband capability.
Nokia, Huawei sign cross licensing accord News & Analysis 9/29/2008 Post a comment Finnish communications group Nokia and its wireless infrastructure joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) have sealed a cross-licensing agreement with China's Huawei covering essential patents for wireless standards.
Meltdown unlikely, says Stanford economist News & Analysis 9/26/2008 Post a comment A general economic slowdown is the most likely result of the current woes on Wall Street, according to a leading economist who would not rule out a small risk of a more general financial meltdown.
Analysts stay cool as Wall Street woes unfold News & Analysis 9/26/2008 Post a comment Analysts remain hopeful the crisis on Wall Street might not have a strong negative impact on the electronics industry, and some are taking a wait-and-see approach on a day when another bank collapsed and a legislative rescue package is still being hammered out.
Opinion: Three ways Wall Street hurts tech News & Analysis 9/25/2008 1 comment The debacle on Wall Street will cool a hot beta market once hungry for the latest high end computer and communications gear, tighten a source of financing that has helped companies soldier through tough times and create a difficult economic climate that will color all markets and initiatives.
ITC to look into patent claims over Nintendo's Wii News & Analysis 9/19/2008 Post a comment The Washington based International Trade Commission will rule over a patent violation claim against games console maker Nintendo brought by a Rockland, Maryland based research company, Hillcrest Labs, which says the hugely successful Wii console violates its IP.
Patent startup gains high profile backing News & Analysis 9/17/2008 Post a comment RPX Corp., a startup in the business of acquiring high tech patents, has gained an undisclosed amount of backing from two large venture capitalists, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Charles River Ventures in a sign the market for buying and licensing patents continues to expand amid rising litigation.
REACH a risk to EU solder supply, warns report Design How-To 9/17/2008 Post a comment A survey has thrown up major concerns that the recently adopted EU REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals ) regulation will disrupt metal and chemical supply to the EU and this could start to cause major disruptions by the end of this year if importers do not begin to take action to deal with the regulation.
Elmos, NEC partner for automotive, industrial projects Product News 9/16/2008 Post a comment Component groups Elmos Semiconductor AG (Dortmund, Germany) and NEC Electronics Corporation (Kawasaki, Japan) have sealed a strategic collaboration deal that will see them jointly developing and manufacturing a wide range of products targeting the automotive and industrial markets.
Pitfalls seen on road to personal health care News & Analysis 9/15/2008 Post a comment The promise of personalized health care based on DNA analysis has yet to be realized due to the technical and market complexities establishing this emerging field, said an executive from Roche Diagnostics at the Biomed Device event in San Jose.
Consortium formed to develop open download standard News & Analysis 9/15/2008 Post a comment Major names in the semiconductor, IT and consumer electronics sectors have combined to form the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), and develop a common set of downloading standards to boost sales of handheld devices and web-based content, such as movies and music.
Germany, Korea eclipse U.S. in solar Design How-To 9/12/2008 1 comment It's a sunnier climate for solar equipment makers in Germany and South Korea than in the U.S., according to presentations from leaders of the three hot spots competing for global investment from the emerging green tech industry.
FDA beefs up its science staff News & Analysis 9/11/2008 Post a comment The Food and Drug Administration is bolstering its scientific capabilities in the face of accelerating technology change and market globalization, said the agency's newly appointed chief scientist in a keynote address at the Biomed Device conference.
NSF sponsors multicore university research News & Analysis 9/2/2008 Post a comment The U.S. National Science Foundation and semiconductor university-research consortium Semiconductor Research Corporation have launched a three-year joint initiative focused on multi-core chip design and architecture.
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.