NI TestStand 4.1 offers multicore support Product News 5/27/2008 Post a comment National Instruments has released NI TestStand 4.1, the latest version of the company's test management software, which now helps engineers develop faster test systems with multicore processor support.
Applied and others invest in SunEdison Product News 5/27/2008 Post a comment SunEdison LLC, North America's largest solar energy services provider, has closed $131 million of private equity and $30 million of debt financing from various investors, including Applied Materials Inc.
Freescale rolls mobile media processor Product News 5/27/2008 Post a comment In the wake of its acquisition of Sigmatel, Freescale Semiconductor is rolling out its i.MX37, a applicaitons processor using new video and imaging blocks to attack high end media players and navigation systems and the first in a series of applications processors targeted at specific market segments.
OmniVision adopts backside illumination technology for CMOS imager Product News 5/27/2008 1 comment OmniVision Technologies, Inc., together with Taiwan Semiconcutor Manufacturing Corp. , developed a novel sensor design that adopts backside illumination (BSI) technology. OmniVision's competitors such as Micron Technology and MagnaChip, however, have been also granted patents related to BSI.
GDDR5 enters picture for next-gen graphics Product News 5/23/2008 Post a comment A high-speed memory interface is emerging to feed the next-generation graphics controllers expected to ship as early as June from Advanced Micro Devices and rival Nvidia Corp. Parts are expected initially to deliver a whopping 4 Gbits/second per pin, scaling to as much as 7 Gbits/s per pin.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times