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London Calling: Russia must deliver on tech investment
12/10/2012   2 comments
Rusnano, the state-owned nanotechnology investment fund, has been spending oil wealth like a sailor on shore leave. Now its time to show a return on the investment.
Yoshida in China: Probing Apple's U.S. manufacturing gambit
12/7/2012   22 comments
It remains to be seen how much actual work will result from Apple's plan to bring back some production to the U.S. from China. So how do we get from goodwill to jobs?
What were they thinking: Favoring Wall Street
12/7/2012   1 comment
SEC regulation FD (fair disclosure) was put in place to protect the small investor and ensure they had the same information as the big guys. But Facebook seems to have turned that around…
Carrier Wi-Fi, optical net markets are booming
12/7/2012   1 comment
Market watcher Dell’Oro sees continuing growth for small cell basestations, service provider Wi-Fi, 100 Gbit/s Ethernet and wavelength division multiplexing.
Silicon Valley Nation: Dust Networks expands horizons
12/6/2012   3 comments
A year after acquiring Dust Networks, Linear Technology is helping drive down power consumption and expand markets.
SparkFun Electronics to Teach an Eagle PCB Layout Class
12/6/2012   5 comments
Learn how to use the Eagle Layout Editor to create your own custom printed circuit boards (PCBs)
Non-volatile memory development gathers steam
12/6/2012   11 comments
November was a busy month for next- generation non-volatile memory development. A common thread was the hybrid nature of memory solutions in the absence of elusive universal memory.
We should pay for patents by the pound
12/6/2012   13 comments
A modest proposal for cutting through the insanity over who owes what for patent infringement.
Too late to save Nokia?
12/6/2012   42 comments
Nokia's management screwed up royally on several fronts. But it's not too late to save the company.
Stanford names 2012 engineering heroes
12/6/2012   Post a comment
Stanford University has made this year's selection of who it deems the most worthy of being recognized as an engineering hero, from a long list of ex graduates.
Top 10 electronics business deals of 2012
12/5/2012   8 comments
Here are 10 of the most significant technology mergers and acquisitions of 2012.
Industry view: What’s driving SSD growth in the enterprise?
12/5/2012   Post a comment
Latency, big data, and how NAND flash changes programming style.
A look back on 2012: Industry observations
12/5/2012   4 comments
What do the executives of EDA, IP and semiconductor companies think the biggest trends in the industry are? This blog has them all in one place…
Yoshida in China: Nokia TD-SCDMA phones might bite Apple
12/5/2012   5 comments
Unlike Apple, Nokia now has a partnership with China Mobile that gives the struggling mobile maker a shot at future growth.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – December 5th
12/5/2012   Post a comment
ARM, Calypto, D&R, Global Unichip, Kilopass, SIA, Synopsys and Tensilica made the lineup today. See here for their news…
London Calling: At IEDM, heat improves flash memory
12/5/2012   4 comments
A Taiwanese flash memory maker has come up with a way to improve the cycling endurance of flash memory. The results will be reported at the International Electron Devices Meeting.
Dear Electronics Industry, Status of EETimes Print
12/5/2012   17 comments
EETimes.com is committed to being your go-to online community for the global electronics industry.
Silicon Valley Nation: Distracted driving opportunity
12/5/2012   7 comments
Technology and safety regulation won't be in sync for years, but that means interesting telematics design choices in the coming years.
Collaborative advantage: Design impact of 450mm transition
12/5/2012   1 comment
Increased inter-die / edge-to-edge wafer variation and additional edge defects are just one of the additional problems that has to be dealt with in the transition to 450mm wafers…
Synthesis no longer the killer app
12/5/2012   Post a comment
Synthesis was the killer app in the transition to the RTL design paradigm. When a new abstraction emerged, everyone expected that it would again be synthesis that would be the killer app, but as so often happens – they were wrong…
Quantum tornadoes generated on semiconductors
12/5/2012   3 comments
Scientists have found ways to generate tiny twisters on a chip for more precise measurement.
Peter Diamandis revels in doing the impossible
12/4/2012   2 comments
Peter Diamandis’ interest in space exploration culminated when he founded the X Prize Foundation for which he is CEO today.
Yoshida in China: How to win TD-LTE market
12/4/2012   Post a comment
Partnership is the key to winning China Mobile’s TD-LTE market. Those mired in the "not-invented-here" syndrome need not apply.
Renewed interest in the startup visa
12/4/2012   3 comments
The E-2 visa would be for investors that are in the U.S. to "develop and direct" a business.
IEDM targets next-gen memory technologies
12/4/2012   2 comments
This year's International Electron Devices Meeting again focuses on replacement technologies for flash memory and continuing semiconductor scaling.
Jasper Design's Kranen talks biz models, investment
12/4/2012   1 comment
In the second part of our interview with Jasper Design Automation CEO Kathryn Kranen, we talk about business models, global investments and more.
Silicon Valley Nation: What's wrong with Harvard, Penn?
12/4/2012   2 comments
Two Ivy League schools turn out great startups but they never stick around.
Counterfeiting costs lives
12/4/2012   2 comments
Counterfeiting is a problem that has been around for a while, but as forgers of electronic components become more sophisticated, we have to start caring more, and fighting back.
Caption contest: Santa Claus is coming to town!
12/3/2012   3 comments
Have you been naughty or nice? We don't care, as long as you have a great caption for this month's contest!
Why Intel should make chips for Apple, Cisco
12/3/2012   26 comments
Signs point to a shift in emphasis for the world’s biggest semiconductor company from a little less on microprocessors to a little more on manufacturing.
John Goodenough: Li-ion work kick-starts mobile revolution
12/3/2012   5 comments
Physicist John Goodenough has established himself as one of the key figures behind the development of three distinct lithium battery chemistries.
Chinese display suppliers flex muscles
12/3/2012   Post a comment
Chinese display producers seem to be poised to narrow the competitive gap with Taiwan and South Korea.
London Calling: Should Apple buy ST-E or Renesas Mobile?
12/3/2012   9 comments
If it wants to keep up with Samsung, Apple needs LTE/3G/2G modem capability as the next piece of the mobile device jigsaw puzzle.
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