Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Bob Lacovara
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel commits $200 million to Obama startup plan
Bob Lacovara   2/1/2011 3:08:07 PM
NO RATINGS
SallyF has a point. Well, several, but I'll leave the recreational habits of the current president to her; I understand that he only smokes cigarettes now. But as far as investment initiatives, who is getting what money? Are these firms marketing a valuable property that is just on the cusp of success, needing only a helping hand? Or is the money going to go, with much fanfare, into yet another government-subsidized sinkhole, like windmill farms or solar energy farms covering areas the size of Europe? Or minority fronted companies actually run by the good old boys? Maybe we'll have special e-book readers for feminists. Goofier things happen. For that matter, why are these initiatives needed at all? There's venture capital out there for good ideas: you know the drill: build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. I am waiting, without holding my breath, to see what unfolds here.

markhahn0
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel commits $200 million to Obama startup plan
markhahn0   2/1/2011 5:30:20 AM
NO RATINGS
don't be a jerk.

pixies
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel commits $200 million to Obama startup plan
pixies   2/1/2011 3:03:36 AM
NO RATINGS
Good news, hope this "Invest in America Alliance" can do to the US competitiveness what Semi Tech did to the US semiconductor industry.

SallyF
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel commits $200 million to Obama startup plan
SallyF   1/31/2011 7:46:24 PM
NO RATINGS
What a joke. IBM's money is scheduled to go to 3 companies that would not need a handout from IBM if their products were worth anything. Obama wrote in his autobiography that he spent his college years snorting cocaine, so as an unindicted felon, it is ironic that so many are fawning over his ridiculous attempts to appear serious. Is this affirmative action?

wilber_xbox
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel commits $200 million to Obama startup plan
wilber_xbox   1/31/2011 7:35:21 PM
NO RATINGS
This on top of the Intel's commitment to support the research in US university is good news for both educational institute and industry.

Mark Wehrmeister
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel commits $200 million to Obama startup plan
Mark Wehrmeister   1/31/2011 7:10:17 PM
NO RATINGS
This is great news. Hopefully a large percentage of these funds will go to start-ups in the Portland, OR area where Intel has a large presence and venture capital has traditionally been scarce.

chanj0
User Rank
Manager
re: Intel commits $200 million to Obama startup plan
chanj0   1/31/2011 6:30:50 PM
NO RATINGS
The news is wonderful. With the backing of Intel, the direction of innovation and entrepreneurship may be less blurry. First thing first, what are the industries that need the most support?

Silicon_Smith
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel commits $200 million to Obama startup plan
Silicon_Smith   1/31/2011 6:04:29 PM
NO RATINGS
I think it is a wonderful initiative. Applause for Intel. Much dedication to US, its parent.



EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
2 comments
An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely unfamiliar. ...

Max Maxfield

What's the Best Traveling Toolkit?
Max Maxfield
22 comments
A few years ago at a family Christmas party, I won a pocket knife as part of a "Dirty Santa" game. This little scamp was a Buck 730 X-Tract. In addition to an incredibly strong and sharp ...

Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
10 comments
A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
42 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)