ASML doubles down on EUV Semi Conscious 10/18/2012 15 comments Considering how much is at stake for ASML in the development of extreme ultraviolet lithography, doubling down by buying Cymer makes sense.
Does Amazon want TI's OMAP? Semi Conscious 10/15/2012 6 comments Firms won't comment on report by Israeli newspaper that they are in advanced negotiations on the sale of the apps processor line.
The new HP way Semi Conscious 8/10/2012 10 comments Another Hewlett-Packard blunder has us wondering if bad acquisitions, layoffs, and scandals are the way of the future for Silicon Valley's original company.
Black Hat goes back to the future Semi Conscious 7/23/2012 1 comment To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the annual Black Hat USA information security conference, organizers are bringing back five speakers from the original 1998 event.
Aart de Geus on job sharing Semi Conscious 5/24/2012 Post a comment Does the fact that Aart de Geus suddenly has company at the top of Synopsys' org chart mean he's laying the groundwork for his retirement?
A peek at Via Tech's $49 Android PC Semi Conscious 5/22/2012 7 comments Taiwanese chip set vendor Via Technologies is hawking a $49 PC system that runs Google's Android operating system and is scheduled to start shipping in July.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times