Is Renesas Mobile's LTE gambit paying off? News & Analysis 11/29/2012 9 comments It's been a tough year for mobile chip vendors like Renesas Mobile. Without a design win in Apple or Samsung smartphones, Renesas and other have no other volume sockets to go after.
Nuclear space engine demo'd by Los Alamos News & Analysis 11/27/2012 6 comments U.S. researchers have demonstrated the first use of a heat pipe to cool a small nuclear reactor used to power a Stirling engine. The concept could be used to power spacecraft.
Calxeda hires former Cisco exec as COO News & Analysis 11/23/2012 Post a comment A startup pioneering the development of ARM-based processor chips and technology for server computers, has announced that Gopal Hegde has joined the company as chief operating officer. Hegde was previously senior director of engineering at Cisco.
Intel buys U.K. graphics chip team News & Analysis 11/22/2012 3 comments Intel is buying a graphics chip design subsidiary from Creative Technology of Singapore in a move that could result in Intel scaling back its use of graphics cores licensed from Imagination.
Mars Curiosity gets down to science News & Analysis 11/21/2012 8 comments The Mars Curiosity rover has begun its search for evidence of microbial life on the Red Planet. A suite of sensors is delivering samples to an on-board lab for analysis.
Ceva bids for MIPS News & Analysis 11/21/2012 5 comments DSP IP licensor CEVA has offered a competing bid of $75 million in cash for MIPS Technologies in an attempt to outbid U.K. GPU licensing company Imagination Technologies.
Europe plots three pilot wafer fabs News & Analysis 11/21/2012 7 comments A European initiative formed to coordinate research in nanoelectronics has proposed projects for the creation of three pilot fabs, including one for 450-mm diameter wafers.
Sensor Platforms' Ian Chen: Context is king News & Analysis 11/21/2012 3 comments Ian Chen believes a world increasingly stitched together by sensors will provide context for interpretation of all the data.
That's how Ian Chen, executive vice president of Sensor Platforms, views things from his perch, where EE Times has identified him as one of the 40 key technologists to watch in the coming years.
IBM backs Brazilian wafer fab project News & Analysis 11/20/2012 6 comments IBM, Brazilian development bank BNDES and the EBX Group of Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista, are partnering for the construction and operation of a wafer fab in the south of Brazil, according to local reports.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.