Freescale, Nvidia chase netbook sockets Product News 1/5/2009 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor is trying to drive netbooks to lower price points with a new ARM-based processor while Nvidia wants to ratchet up their performance with a more muscular graphics chip, but one OEM said he does not believe Freescale's Linux-based option will gain much market traction.
NI expecting 11% revenue increase for 2008 News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment National Instruments said it expects to report fourth quarter 2008 revenue of $202 million, down 1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2007 and off 1 percent of the company's low-end guidance provided on Dec. 4.
Report: Startups caught in cash squeeze News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment Established companies are tightening their purse strings when it comes to acquiring venture-based startups and the door to public offerings is essentially closed as startup deals hit significant lows in 2008, according to VentureSource.
European 'averaged' chip sales fell 13.9% in November, says SIA News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment The three-month moving average of European sales of semiconductors declined by 13.9 percent in November to $3.17 billion compared to sales of $3.68 billion in November 2007, averaged on the same basis, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.
Global 'averaged' chip sales fell 9.8% in November, says SIA News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment The three-month moving average of worldwide sales of semiconductors declined by 9.8 percent in November to $20.84 billion compared to sales of $23.12 billion in November 2007, averaged on the same basis, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.
U.K.'s Oxley recruits from El Salvador, India, says report News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment Oxley Developments Co. Ltd. (Ulverston, England), a developer and manufacturer of components and systems for military and commercial applications, is recruiting staff from El Salvador and India, because it cannot find the technical specialists locally, according to the North-West Evening Mail, a local newspaper.
NHL Winter Classic Engineered to Perfection News & Analysis 1/1/2009 Post a comment Thousands of fans will fill the stands when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Red Wings on New Year's Day. Sensors and wireless technologies from Eye on the Ice and Norscan Instruments monitor environmental conditions at Wrigley Field.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.