Groups debut multicore API, benchmarks News & Analysis 3/31/2008 Post a comment Efforts to improve techniques for programming and measuring multicore processors take three small steps forward as the annual MultiCore Expo where the Multicore Association will announce it has completed work on a standard applications programming interface for communications and started work to define a standard for embedded virtualization and a related group will show the first fruits of its efforts to define a benchmark for multicore CPUs.
TCL group takes majority stake in GSPK Circuits News & Analysis 3/31/2008 Post a comment GSPK Ltd has sold its printed circuit board manufacturing subsidiary GSPK Circuits Ltd to the TCL group, the Ware , England-based company that already is a major supplier of PCBs through operating companies Daleba Electronics Ltd and DK Thermal.
Ricor acquires InnerSense News & Analysis 3/31/2008 Post a comment Ricor Cryogenic & Vacuum Systems Ltd., a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, has acquired InnerSense Ltd. for an undisclosed price.
Chip sales decline 4.9 percent in February News & Analysis 3/31/2008 Post a comment The three-month moving average of global chip sales came in at $20.14 billion for February, up 1.5 percent from the corresponding month last year, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), and in line with normal seasonal patterns for the industry.
MIT solar startup aims to beat coal on price News & Analysis 3/28/2008 1 comment Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Ely Sachs has said he plans for a startup company called 1366 Technologies (Lexington, Mass.) to develop an improved silicon-based solar cell that can beat coal on cost efficiency.
Kill Qimonda, ST strike lead story ranking News & Analysis 3/28/2008 Post a comment Here are the top six online stories for the week beginning Sunday, March 23, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, March 28. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Workers protest over site closures, jobcuts in Brittany News & Analysis 3/28/2008 Post a comment About 300 people gathered yesterday (March 27) in the streets of Douarnenez, in the French region of Brittany, France, to show their discontent over successive restructuring plans in the local electronics industry, according to French press reports.
ST, Soitec, INPG réveillent les vocations scientifiques à Grenoble News & Analysis 3/27/2008 Post a comment Désireux de susciter des vocations scientifiques et technologiques, les sociétés STMicroelectronics et Soitec, en collaboration avec l'INPG, ont déployé le programme "High Tech U" du SEMI auprès d'élèves de seconde du Lycée Mounier et du Lycée du Grésivaudan, situés dans l'agglomération grenobloise.
Researchers study ageing of alloys News & Analysis 3/27/2008 Post a comment After having directly monitored the process that accelerates the ageing of alloys, a team of researchers stated that the presence of certain defects in alloys accelerates the separation of their components. Their work could help anticipate the lifetime of electronic components.
Research opens door to manipulating electron spin News & Analysis 3/27/2008 Post a comment Physicists in the U.S. and Israel have found that the spin of an electron in a carbon nanotube interacts with the electron's orbit. The finding means researchers will have to change the way they read out or change spin, but offers a new way to manipulate the spin, by manipulating the orbit.
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.