Changing business models and emerging technology/market segments that could impact your business
Rambus says its MicroLens patterning technology, illustrated here, enables better light distribution and control—along with higher efficiency—than rivals’ approaches for LED backlighting of LCD TVs and for LED-based environmental lighting.
Rambus, widely known for its hardball legal tactics in the memory chip business, may turn out to be a godsend for inventors armed with big ideas but few resources to protect their intellectual property and advance their creations for broad market adoption.
A lively roundup of what we've heard on the street and what it means for you
Surveying the landscape of both critical and non-traditional industry segments
Too bad the medical electronics industry can’t cure the uncertainty that ails it. Staff and procedural changes at the FDA have the medtech sector’s collective gut in a twist. As the butterflies spread, VC funds that had already shown a delicate stomach for medtech investment are further souring on the industry.
Tracking the hottest industry startups and gauging their chances for success
SiliconGate, a two-year-old startup in Porto, Portugal, specializes in designing and licensing power conversion and management cores. It has ties to Chipidea Microelectronics, the successful analog and mixed-signal IP startup that was sold to MIPS Technologies in 2007 for about $150 million.
Crunching the numbers and discerning trends on varied segments of the global electronics industry
Microsystems demand in health care applications could triple in the next five years, to $4.5 billion. As the landscape for the supply chain and industry players takes shape, we foresee a much bigger role for China.
We identify and dissect the up-and-comers, the established firms hitting their stride, and the companies in crisis
Taiwanese fabless chip vendor MediaTek defied gravity during last year’s recession, growing by more than 20 percent in a year when the wider semiconductor industry declined by roughly 10 percent. But 2010 has been a different story: The wireless chip vendor that some have called the Qualcomm of Asia is believed to have returned to more modest, 6 to 8 percent growth, compared with estimates of a stellar 30 percent for the chip sector at large.
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