Wednesday, July 25, 2012

IDT Acquires NXP's Data Converter Assets

It is very exciting to see companies adapting and growing to become better for our technology driven world. There are always gaps when providing a service within this high tech analog and mixed signal conductor industry. But, IDT has just narrowed that service gap by acquiring this new data from NXP they have positioned themselves as a very very valuable company within our semiconductor analog world.

IDT delivers essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions. They have acquired NXP's high-speed data converter assets (Alvand Technologies).

By doing this, IDT is in prime position to be the go to for a comprehensive solutions provider for wireless infrastructure. IDT will now be a "one-stop shop" for wireless base stations. (Including radio frequency components, Analog-to-digital converters, digital-to-analog converters… and much much more!) Gaining a competitive and much needed advantage in the technology market place.

Read the full article here

Gary Fowler, Analog Solutions

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Finding a Pot of Gold, Reality Style!

"Silicon Valley" will be it's own Reality show on Bravo this winter. I suppose everything has a "story to be told", even Silicon Valley. The valley for innovative technology and budding entrepreneurs, all looking for their own Pot of Gold in the Valley.

We live in a world of ever changing technology, a constant frenzy of new ideas  & products demanded by the market. I have seen many changes and amazing technology produced in this field over the course of 30 years. So, it comes to no surprise that a reality show would document the shifts in our culture and the brilliant products being born.

Most likely for viewers, the "lives" involved in creating the paths for current and future technology will be interesting to watch. With millions and billions of dollars pouring into this industry, all it takes for these "path makers" is an idea and the right investors to be the next "boom" in technology.

This "Yammer" story is certainly validation for above….
Only the idea counts. When it goes viral, the company can quickly be worth hundreds of millions if not more. Yammer, a social network for companies, started in late 2008. Last month was sold to Microsoft for $1.2 billion, and no one batted an eye. (Featured in this New York Times article about the upcoming "Silicon Valley" Reality Show). Photo by New York Times.

Gary Fowler, Analog Solutions, Executive Technology Recruiter, Semiconductor, Analog

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

6 out of 15 Top Patents in 2011 were Semiconductor Companies

For the first time in history the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will open offices outside of the Washington, D.C. area. These new offices will be in areas that have a strong semiconductor presence (Dallas, Denver, and Silicon Valley).

It is exciting to see so many new patents being granted for our growing industry. However, the Patent and Trademark Office does have over 600,000 pending patent applications. It can take up to three years for the patents to be fully processed and approved. In our industry this can pose a definite challenge, as innovative ideas need to be implemented quickly for our ever evolving technology world.

Gary Fowler, Analog Solutions, Executive Technology Recruiter, Analog, Semiconductor Employees

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mayberry, A Good Place to Live

This is my tribute to Andy Griffith.

I don't know about you, but to me Andy Griffith was an American icon that symbolized all that was good in America. Known infamously as the Sheriff for Mayberry, N.C.

Who didn't want to live in Mayberry? A town representing things that were wholesome and family values found few and far between now.

Read more and see more in this article about this American Icon…

"What made 'The Andy Griffith Show' work was Andy Griffith himself -- the fact that he was of this dirt and had such deep respect for the people and places of his childhood. A character might be broadly eccentric, but the character had an ethical and moral base that allowed us to laugh with them and not at them. And Andy Griffith's the reason for that."

Gary Fowler, Analog Solutions, Executive Technology Recruiter Analog Semi-Conductor Employees