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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
2008-07-09 Industry giants see more businesses in VC
In these cost-cutting corporate times, are electronics industry giants looking to outsource R&D to the venture market?
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
2008-09-16 Cleantech investment boom begins
According to a report by CleanEdge Inc., total revenue of the biofuel, wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and fuel cell markets is expected to top $250 billion within the decade, up from $77 billion last year.
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
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
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.
2009-12-18 Report: VCs to cut back on IC investments in 2010
Clean technology remain hot for VCs but the IC industry is the sector in which most VCs believe there will be a decrease next year according to the National Venture Capital Association.
2009-07-30 Is EDA getting its fair share in IC market?
Top execs reignited the debate of the age-old question of whether EDA gets its fair share of semiconductor ecosystem revenue at the Design Automation Conference, with at least one suggesting that the current recession may be the catalyst for a favorable change
2002-06-04 World needs fewer chip suppliers, analyst says
As if a lousy business climate weren't bad enough, there's more to worry about for semiconductor manufacturers
2006-12-01 Russia tech growth hinges on government push
Russia ranks near the bottom of the ladder among participants in the world's electronics and semiconductor markets, but the country has the technical resources to forge a formidable industry presence
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.
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
2010-11-15 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
2009-08-26 Analysis: Chip startups feel the crunch
It's not the end of the line for semiconductor startups, but opportunities are changing and narrowing. And raising new funds to invest in high tech companies of any kind is getting increasingly difficult
2005-10-17 Intel spies opportunities for China growth
A $200 million investment seeks to pursue technological advancement and opportunitiesnot just in Asia, but worldwide
2014-02-18 Chip start-ups take a nosedive
While venture capitalists recognise the need for innovative chip design, chip development costs have risen to as much as $40 million, yielding big investment losses
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.
2008-01-17 Xilinx's new chief speaks
In this interview with, Xilinx's new chief executive, sheds light on his plans in his first year in office, ponders on where the FPGA industry is heading and shares the best advise his predecessor have for him.
2007-07-27 Will AMD always play catch-up with Intel?
For as long as it has been a microprocessor supplier, AMD has been compelled to review, adjust and adapt its operations and manufacturing direction continually to counter the Intel juggernaut.
2009-06-24 Tough times for IC startups
Top venture capitalists say the costs of bringing a new processor or SoC to market are becoming prohibitive. It's not the end of the line for IC startups, but opportunities are changing and narrowing.
2008-03-03 High hopes for Xilinx's new chief
The search is over. After months of scouting for the best person to take the reins from Willem Roelandts, Xilinx Inc. has appointed Moshe Gavrielov as its new president and CEO. Gavrielov becomes only the third CEO in the company's 24-year history.
2006-02-16 Cirrus returns to its audio roots
With a renewed focus on audio-related markets, Cirrus is going back to its analog and mixed-signal roots.
2005-08-31 China eyes 'creative' industries in IP push
Critics call China's policy of promoting industrial revitalization and scientific and technological innovation technonationalism; others see the sparks of the next Asian Miracle.
2006-07-17 Asia's next tier eyes global role
By global standards, the only thing truly big about Beijing Huaqi Information Digital Technology Co. is its name. Nevertheless, it has big plans. Like dozens of companies across Asia, Huaqi aspires to follow in the footsteps of regional giants like Sony and Samsung to be a household name with cutting-edge technology.
2008-04-01 Achieving analog success through predictability
Linear Technology Corp. CEO Lothar Maier describes the analog chipmaker as "predictable" and even "boring." But Linear is far from dull. In this interview, Maier disclosed that the company considered a private -equity buyout, refocused its product efforts and moved to cut its capital spending.
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