Canon shuffles responsibility for semi equipment News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment Canon and its independent marketing arm, Canon Marketing Japan, announced they have reached a basic agreement to transfer Canon Marketing Japan's semiconductor equipment-related business to Canon, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
Patent office again finds in favor of MMP portfolio News & Analysis 9/16/2009 Post a comment The US Patent Office has again affirmed the validity of US’336, the most widely recognized patent in the Moore Microprocessor Patent (MMP) portfolio jointly owned by Patriot Scientific Corporation and the TPL Group (Cupertino, Calif.)
Rambus ups guidance for third quarter News & Analysis 9/16/2009 Post a comment Memory technology licensor Rambus Inc. (Los Altos, Calif.) has revised upwards a revenues guidance issued in June and now expects sales for the third quarter to be between $27 million and $28 million rather than between $22 million to $25 million.
Indian 3G auction set for December News & Analysis 9/14/2009 Post a comment India is set to stage its long-awaited auction of 3G wireless spectrum on Dec. 7, followed by bidding for EVDO and WiMax spectrum two days after completion of 3G auctions.
EC set to decide on long-running Qualcomm probe News & Analysis 9/10/2009 Post a comment Antitrust regulators in the European Commission are understood to be considering setting up a special panel to unravel the long-drawn out case pending against wireless chip group Qualcomm concerning patent royalty payments.
Polymer Vision may hit the screens again Product News 9/10/2009 Post a comment On-line reports in the Netherlands suggest that Polymer Vision has been bought from the administrators by an Asian based company, and that it will continue to work on launching foldable e-paper display devices.
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.