Interesting that companies received such a fine for technology that is no longer even used. What exactly was the anti-competitive effect? Did this stop flat screen development or technology advancement? A couple of the companies fined can afford the fees but some, e.g. Panasonic, are in the midst of layoffs and the fees could have the anti-competitive effect of actually eliminating competition. It seems the EC is the biggest anti-competitive body out there.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.