HDTV SoCs provide 10-bit video quality processing Product News 10/1/2007 Post a comment Genesis Microchip has launched Douglas, its third generation HDTV SoC family that provides 10-bit video quality processing, picture-in-picture channel processing, dual HDMI/HDCP 1.3a inputs, improved 3D Y/C TV decoder, and full DVB-T support.
Toshiba to make CMOS camera modules Product News 10/1/2007 Post a comment Japan's Toshiba Corp. said that it plans to boost its competitiveness in the CMOS image sensor sector by bringing in-house the currently outsourced production of CMOS camera modules.
Vector opens subsidiary in Korea Product News 10/1/2007 Post a comment Vector Informatik has opened an office in the Seoul. With the move, the company intents to allow for the growing importance of Korean automotive suppliers in the world market.
Ceramic antenna line debuts Product News 10/1/2007 Post a comment Ethertronics is offering ceramic antennas that are well-suited for powering multi-RF technology electronic devices, including GPS- and Bluetooth-enabled gadgets.
Nokia Siemens divests R&D workers to IBM Product News 10/1/2007 Post a comment Nokia Siemens Networks continues its strategy to 'carve out and lease back' R&D resources. The latest move is the sale of research and development activities for VoIP and Media Gateways to IBM.
European chip market reverses downtrend Product News 10/1/2007 Post a comment Strong demand for ASSPs, cellphone image sensors and microprocessors helped to lift sales in the European semiconductor market in August. The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) attributes the upturn to an improved inventory situation.
TI unveils fastest-ever DSP Product News 10/1/2007 Post a comment Texas Instruments is boosting the speed of its TMS320C6455 DSP from 1 GHz to 1.2 GHz, giving it the fastest single-core DSP on the market. Despite the speed increase, the price of the chip remains unchanged at $245, so the extra speed is essentially "free."
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.