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2008-11-06 VC funding for chip firms slows down
Semiconductor companies raised $231.6 million in venture capital during Q3, a decrease of 44 percent from Q2 and a year-over-year decrease of 57 percent from Q3 07, according to a new report from GSA trade group.
2007-11-28 Taiwan VC fund bets on Israeli image sensor startup
Taiwan-based venture capital fund CIDC has invested $6 million in Advasense, a startup fabless semiconductor company focusing on image sensors for mobile devices located in Raanana, Israel.
2008-11-25 Startup secures funding despite slowdown
Defying industry and economic trends, fabless IC startup Quantance Inc. has raised $12 million in series B funding from new and existing investors
2008-05-16 Renewable energy basks in VC funding
Venture capital is flowing to firms whose technologies target renewable energy, power generation, storage and distribution markets. The trend will continue as several corporate venture funds and specialized funds are raised to address so-called energy technology.
2010-11-15 MCU startup gets VC funding from ARM, Cisco
New microcontroller developer Ambiq Micro Inc. reports its has received $2.4 million in venture capital funding from ARM Holdings plc, Cisco Inc. and other investors
2010-01-04 Green energy VC funds shift to advanced tech
The green energy sector had been a recipient of growing investments from the VC community until the economic downturn, following which VC investments shrank in 2009
2008-02-07 Dwindling VC funding 'troubling' for semis
The declining interest for venture capital funding in semiconductors could cause engineers and other talent to migrate and seek careers outside the industry, warned Shahin Farshchi, an associate partner with Lux Capital Management
2010-06-09 Docea Power gets $1.5M VC funding for expansion
Docea Power has secured $1.5 million in venture capital to expand the product offering and increase commercial deployment overseas, notably in Asia and the United States.
2011-11-01 Collaboration, VC needed in hi-tech innovation, says CEO
Cadence CEO noted that in 2001, there was about $2.5 billion in private equity flowing into semiconductor startups, while the last couple of years saw only about $1.2 billion.
2008-02-01 Clean tech to get more VC funding
A survey from the National Venture Capital Association predicts that venture capital dollars for clean technology will grow year but semiconductor funding will decline
2009-03-13 Xilinx CEO: no VC comeback for semis
Venture capital funding is in short supply and will not return to the semiconductor industry even after the current recession, according to Moshe Gavrielov, president and CEO of Xilinx Inc
2016-01-29 VC fundraising skyrockets as investments drops in Q4
Dow Jones Venture Source reported that venture fundraising rose 72 per cent from the previous quarter, as 72 U.S. funds raised $8.15 billion while investments fell 11 per cent at the end of the year.
2016-06-23 Thai govt grants tax break for VC firms
In an effort to boost its digital economy, Thai government waives tax for venture capital firmsdirected mainly at technology businesses within the 10 core industries for 10 years.
2016-05-11 Thai gov't grants tax break for VC firms
In an effort to boost its digital economy, Thai government waives tax for venture capital firmsdirected mainly at technology businesses within the 10 core industries for 10 years.
2007-11-13 Russia doubles VC fund for tech startups
VC fund company Russian Venture has said it plans to double the amount of money available for investment in startup companies in 2008, from about $600 million to about $1.2 billion
2009-10-01 French solar market gets partnership, VC boost
Several initiatives have emerged to foster solar energy in France from energy companies, solar cell manufacturer, material and equipment supplier, academic research and VC firms
2009-01-08 Cleantech VC investments hit record high in '08
Clean technology venture investments last year in North America, Europe, China and India totaled a record $8.4 billion, up 38 percent from $6.1 billion in 2007.
2005-06-30 VC-seeking Adiabatic Logic joins ARM community
Adiabatic Logic Ltd, a company formed in 2002 to exploit intellectual property in low-power on- and off-chip communications is in negotiations to raise about #5 million (about $9 million) in venture capital.
2007-01-12 Discretix gets $20M boost from VC groups
Discretix, the Israeli start-up developing co-processors for embedded security targeted at mobile devices, has raised $20 million in third-round funding
2010-01-27 2009 VC investments post 37% y-on-y dip
Venture capitalists dipped in $17.7 billion in 2,795 deals last year, marking the lowest level of dollar investment since 1997, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and NVCA.
2008-09-12 Venture capital veers away from fabless IC firms
Just as Europe was starting to get the hang of entrepreneurial risk-taking with a handful of promising chip startups the prospects for exits through initial public offerings seem to have dried up.
2015-05-28 Solid smartphone base boosts Xiaomi's CE business
Recently, Bin Lin, president and co-founder of Xiaomi, explained how the company plans to expand its product portfolio beyond smartphones and the company's investment strategy.
2013-03-21 EDA industry needs a makeover, says Cadence CEO
Cadence CEO Lip-Bu Tan talks about the lack of start-ups, the rising cost of chip design and the need to reposition the EDA industry for growth at the annual CDN Live event.
2010-11-15 Chip industry faces turning point
Emerging trends could transform the semiconductor sector from a vibrant, innovative engine of the technology economy to a slow-moving purveyor of “me too? products.
2014-01-14 Chip start-ups faced financial blows in 2013
Semiconductor start-ups are struggling financially with venture capital funding, public offerings, and acquisitions falling significantly in 2013, according to the GSA
2010-05-11 Synthesis tool handles complex design verification
NextOp is bridging design and verification with the introduction of an assertion-based verification solution to automatically generate functional coverage properties from testbench and RTL.
2015-10-20 Shanghai opens incubator for More-than-Moore devices
SITRI's goal is to go beyond the process-node driven CMOS technologies that have defined the IC industry for decades and helped propel PC and smartphone market growth.
2012-12-26 Server cooling method attracts U.S. gov't interest
Clustered Systems originally set out to build a supercomputer built around its mesh networking technology but both it discovered that their approach to cooling was far more valuable.
2008-06-20 Navteq announces LBS challenge winners
An application that turns any Nokia smartphone into a hotspot takes the trophy at the 2008 Navteq Global LBS Challenge in Asia Pacific, Navteq announced during the CommunicAsia 2008 show in Singapore.
2005-08-15 Marvell's Sutardja to VCs: Wake up
Sehat Sutardja, chairman, president and CEO of Marvell Technology Group Ltd had a message for venture capitalists during his keynote address Thursday (Aug. 11) - time to wake up.
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