Slideshow: Grenoble is tech R&D hot spot Blog 6/29/2012 8 comments We attended Leti’s Annual Review and toured the Minalogic competitiveness cluster dedicated to nanotechnologies and embedded software in Grenoble, France. The two-day session lifted our spirits.
Google tries 'Made in the USA' Blog 6/28/2012 17 comments Google says it is not making a political statement, but the company's decision to "design and manufacture" the Nexus Q in the U.S. will sound like a call to arms as it stakes out numerous fronts in an intensifying war for market share in the wireless devices market.
Mr. GPS leaves CSR Blog 6/28/2012 6 comments When an executive resigns from a company, it is announced in a dry press release in which it says that Mr. XYZ “is leaving the company for personal reasons to spend more time with his family.”
Turning the speed dial Blog 6/28/2012 3 comments With all the standards activity focused on making all sorts of electrical interfaces run faster and use less power, cost less and enable higher density, is it time to turn the speed dial up on the process?
China speed vs. China quality Blog 6/27/2012 30 comments Many of my friends, colleagues and readers told me that a flood of comments posted by EE Times community members’ after each of my China stories is more revealing than my reporting.
White knight or asset stripper? Blog 6/25/2012 4 comments Reports are coming out of Japan that private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP is being asked to invest in struggling Japanese chip company Renesas Electronics Corp. Potential savior or destroyer; you decide.
What's really missing from the Surface PC Blog 6/21/2012 23 comments While many of the technical reviewers are still undecided about the potential of Microsoft's new ARM and x86-based tablet/PC hybrid because of the limited specifications provided, there are still several glaring issues that many continue to neglect.
All pass filter phase shifters Blog 6/20/2012 Post a comment We're all familiar with low-pass filters, high-pass filters, band-pass filters, band-stop filters and other filter types, but the all-pass filter is perhaps less well known.
Europe asks if it is time for an Airbus of chips Blog 6/18/2012 35 comments Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner responsible for digital matters, used the opportunity of a keynote speech provided to the IMEC Technology Forum, held in Brussels last month, to ask whether Europe should consider the creation of an Airbus of chips.
AMD joins ARM forces Blog 6/13/2012 1 comment Building on yesterday’s announcement with ARM and other ARM partners on GPU Acceleration, AMD announced an even greater partnership with ARM to develop processors using ARM cores.
Verizon gives boost to mobile devices Blog 6/12/2012 2 comments The US carriers have discussed data sharing plans for the past few years, but Verizon finally took the step to implement a plan that will allow users to share data between multiple users and devices.
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.