IBM, Toshiba, AMD build "smallest SRAM cell" Product News 12/17/2008 Post a comment Toshiba, IBM and AMD have developed what they says is the smallest functional SRAM cell that makes use of FinFETs. The trio outlined details of the cell at this week's International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco.
MHS Electronics in receivership Product News 12/16/2008 Post a comment MHS Electronics, a privately held electronic component and systems maker near Nantes, France, announced the opening of insolvency proceedings at the Commercial Court of Nantes on Dec. 5, 2008.
Reduced-voltage breakthrough for the SQUIGGLE motor Product News 12/16/2008 2 comments New Scale Technologies and EPCOS AG have successfully created a reduced-voltage version of New Scale's smallest linear SQUIGGLE motor - an ultrasonic piezo motor that use vibrations and friction to generate continuous movement without gears.
MicroEmissive Displays Germany insolvent Product News 12/15/2008 Post a comment The German subsidiary of polymer microdisplay developer MicroEmissive Displays has filed insolvency. The Edinburgh, UK, based parent company has fallen into administration already in November.
Update: Samsung sweeps up photo frame chips Product News 12/15/2008 Post a comment Samsung Electronics is sweeping components found in digital photo frames into a new family of system-on-chip devices, aiming to win sockets from small Asian companies who have supplied less integrated solutions to date.
Digital radio weighs on Imagination's profits Product News 12/11/2008 Post a comment A slowdown in sales in several regions and reduced margins at its Pure digital radio subsidiary saw pre-tax profits decline for the six months to October 31 at Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England), but the company says it managed to grab important licensing deals for its SoC intellectual property during the period.
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.