EE Times Market Intelligence Unit Debuts 'Venture Capital Scoreboard 2007' Report

In-depth review and analysis of 2007 venture investments

Jun 13, 2008

EE Times' Market Intelligence Unit has released its first investment and finance related report: "EE Times Venture Capital Scoreboard 2007", a detailed review of significant venture investments in the technology space made during calendar year 2007. Prepared under the direction of Peter Clarke, news director of EE Times Europe, the 50-page report focuses on topics including "cleantech" and green technology investments, fabless semiconductor investments, and end-market investments in wireless areas such as WiMax. Covering deals involving companies from 22 different countries, the report compares investments by region, and drills down in detail in several specific areas including Israel and the U.K.

"We have compiled a resource that details the startups and the venture capital funds that are supporting them, and analyzes the trends amongst them from an electronics perspective," Clarke said. "Our staff has broken down the data in ways that are meaningful to audiences in both the semiconductor and OEM communities. Furthermore, we have been sure to cover those emerging industries -- such as solar panel production -- where we know companies are going to be keen to invest."

The report tracks a total of $2.6 billion in 168 transactions over the course of the year. Among the largest recipients of rounds were HelioVolt Corp., an industrial solar manufacturing company that gained $101 million; MobilEye, an automotive subsystem specialist gaining $100 million; and Plastic Logic, a UK-based polymer device company that received the equivalent of $100 million US.

"Access to this type of information is critical for companies charting their investment and development strategies," said David Blaza, vice president, EE Times. "EE Times' mission is to provide decision makers in the electronics business insight into markets and opportunities with the technology and business intelligence they need to make well informed decisions. This report from our Market Intelligence Unit will prove to be an extremely valuable tool."

EE Times Venture Capital Scoreboard 2007 is offered at an introductory price of $300, or $500 with an integrated spreadsheet providing more details on all the companies receiving venture investments in 2007.

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