Viewpoint: EDA disconnected? Blog 11/25/2008 Post a comment As much as it is every business' prerogative to decide who they should partner with, it is quite disturbing to analyze the implication of the "eviction" action by Cadence Design Systems in removing member companies from its Connections partner program, writes Yatin Trivedi, senior director for strategic industry alliances at Magma Design Automation Inc.
Chips in China: A mixed review Blog 11/24/2008 Post a comment A report issued last week by market researcher iSuppli found there are more than 550 fabless semiconductor companies in China, but at least 100 will disappear within two years.
Dedicated wireless email device looks for market Blog 11/14/2008 Post a comment I would like to see what's inside the Peek. According to the Gadget's review it has a relatively low-performance 100-MHz processor -- presumably from Qualcomm. My guess is that Peek is hitting the $100 price point with no service contract by using older cell-phone chips that Qualcomm can't sell to other customers.
Electronica proves robust under economic cloud Blog 11/14/2008 Post a comment With a decline of almost 8 percent, significantly fewer visitors found their way to Munich for Electronica than in 2006. However, fair organizer Messe Muenchen said it was satisfied that the show had held up well under difficult circumstances.
T-Mobile G1 bests iPhone on teen wish lists Blog 11/10/2008 Post a comment I told my teenage son to review the phones offered by Verizon and Sprint. I was shocked when he immediately said he wasn't interested because he had already decided that his next phone would be a Google or Android-based phone.
VMware acquires Trango Blog 11/10/2008 Post a comment Hidden in a press release is the unannounced acquisition by VMware Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.), provider of virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, of Trango Virtual Processors, French provider of embedded processor virtualization IP, last month.
UWB evolves Blog 11/9/2008 Post a comment Before we close the books on UWB, let's remember that not all start-up companies are expected to survive when a new technology hits the streets.
The network is the real-time processing system Blog 11/5/2008 1 comment The community should embrace distributed common open architectures by providing the architecture and associated technology to enable design of highly scalable, distributed, open architecture, real-time processing systems.
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.