Android, FreeRTOS top EE Times' 2013 embedded survey
News & Analysis 2/27/2013 15 comments
Android has become the most popular third-party operating system for embedded applications according to a survey of engineers – but as they become more familiar respondents may be starting to shy away from the OS for future projects.
Big Data streamlines fabs
News & Analysis 2/25/2013 2 comments
Streamlined analytics in Microsoft's structured query language cut processing time for wafer fab data at AMD by 90 percent plus boost energy efficiency 10-times at Samsung.
App developers to be given Google Glasses
News & Analysis 2/20/2013 6 comments
Google is developing a version of its prototype wearable computer that it will share with application developers in an effort to spread interest and create an ecosystem for the concept.
Slideshow: Google updates fiber offer
News & Analysis 2/18/2013 5 comments
Milo Medin, former cable Internet entrepreneur and head of the Google Fiber program, gave engineers an update on the search giant's progress testing the waters as a carrier.
MEMS market growth accelerating
News & Analysis 2/16/2013 3 comments
Additional MEMS sensor applications will emerge for mobile handsets and camera phones helping to drive MEMS growth towards double-digital percentage annual growth, says market researcher.
SEMI adds startup forum to Semicon West
News & Analysis 2/15/2013 1 comment
Concerned that a lack of funding for startups could jeopardize the fortunes of its members, industry body SEMI has announced a half-day conference called the Silicon Innovation Forum.
Agilent expert explains DDR4 timing
News & Analysis 2/12/2013 Post a comment
JEDEC board member Perry Keller, who's also manager for the digital memory applications program at Agilent Technologies, talked about the latest DDR iteration at DesignCon.
TSMC enjoys sales bonanza
News & Analysis 2/8/2013 6 comments
Taiwanese foundries TSMC and UMC both enjoyed a sequential jump in sales in January but market leader TSMC's sales growth was stellar.