Would the Chinese buy MIPS? Engineering Pop Culture! 4/13/2012 15 comments A number of Chinese companies have made use of the MIPS architecture. Would one or more of them be interested in buying MIPS Technologies Inc. and taking royalties from Broadcom, Cavium, Cisco and others? Would they be allowed to do so?
The Ballad of the Cosworth Vega Engineering Pop Culture! 4/12/2012 11 comments Dave was showing off his new limited edition Vega with a Cosworth racing engine, dual overhead cams and computer controlled fuel injection, when...
Ready for the Microchip MASTERs? Blog 4/11/2012 Post a comment Registration is now open for the 16th annual Microchip Worldwide MASTERs Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona from August 8 through 11.
Drones: A hazard to your health? Military & Aerospace Blog 4/11/2012 24 comments Mid-February, President Obama signed a new FAA re-authorization bill that allows the use of drones into commercial U.S. skies. Here, Robert Dewar, AdaCore’s CEO, explains that it’s time to take security seriously and to let people know that the technology to do this currently exists.
Future of mobile devices to be debated at FWS 2012 Blog 4/8/2012 1 comment A panel debate on the future of mobile devices will bring together leading authorities on human interfaces, application processors, location technology, wireless standards, graphic cores, and device design to determine how the mobile device will change during the next five.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.