Carbon Design releases latest SoC Designer News & Analysis 11/3/2008 Post a comment EDA tool vendor Carbon Design Systems has begun volume shipments of the latest version of SoC Designer, the tool for creating and analyzing SoC designs that it acquired from ARM in July, the company said.
NXP, Renesas extend NFC licensing deal News & Analysis 11/3/2008 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors and Renesas Technology have extended their licensing agreement on NXP’s Mifare contactless in a move expected to build momentum for advanced payment and Near Field Communication (NFC) offerings in contactless infrastructures.
Germany's industry suffers from engineering bottleneck Product News 11/3/2008 Post a comment While the current economic downturn is a serious challenge for the German electric and electronics industry, the engineering bottleneck could have an even stronger impact on the competiveness of corporate Germany, a study from industry association VDE says.
SolFocus and EMPE Solar sign largest CPV deal in EU News & Analysis 11/3/2008 Post a comment Concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar energy solution provider, SolFocus, has signed a $103 million agreement with EMPE Solar to install over 10 megawatts (MW) of CPV solar energy projects in several sites across southern Spain by the end of 2010.
Silicon plants 10G Ethernet on motherboard News & Analysis 11/3/2008 Post a comment Mellanox Technologies and Teranetics have teamed up to create what they claim is the first chip to bring 10 Gbit Ethernet over copper to server motherboards, the ConnectX ENt, hoping to accelerate what to date has been a sluggish uptake for the high speed link.
NFC Forum seeks competition entries News & Analysis 11/3/2008 Post a comment The NFC Forum has opened the call for entries for its annual competition to find the best Near Field Communications product of the year as well as The Most Innovative NFC Research Project of the Year 2009.
Wavecom says Gemalto's offer still inadequate News & Analysis 11/3/2008 Post a comment Wavecom SA has again rejected the unsolicited tender offer by Gemalto S.A. to acquire all the outstanding shares of Wavecom, suggesting said Gemalto's offers are insufficient and not in the best interest of the company, its shareholders and employees.
EU researchers develop optical firewall News & Analysis 11/3/2008 Post a comment In response to future network security bottlenecks, researchers from the EU-funded WISDOM project are developing an optical firewall capable of analysing data on fibre optic networks at speeds of 40 gigabits per second.
First public European trial of NFC interoperability News & Analysis 11/3/2008 Post a comment StoLPaN, the pan-European consortium driving adoption of NFC near field communication), has announced details of the first public trial of NFC that will integrate this emerging contactless technology in the Dolomite skiing resorts of North East Italy.
Europe drives smart sensor adoption Product News 11/3/2008 Post a comment Europe represents the largest and fastest growing smart sensors market and is projected to be worth $2.1 billion by 2010, according to Global Industry Analysts' latest report.
Survival of the Fittest? News & Analysis 11/3/2008 Post a comment These are extraordinary times to say the least. The global financial crisis has everyone in a panic and of course that results in the requisite finger pointing.
High-voltage hype charges up foundries News & Analysis 11/3/2008 Post a comment Despite steady growth in the analog arena, a shakeout is looming in the analog foundry sector amid an IC downturn, a potential price war and fears about intellectual-property theft in China.
DSCs provide real-time control options Product News 11/3/2008 Post a comment Digital signal controllers give real-time control apps what they need: the convenience and interrupt response of a microcontroller with the computational abilities of a digital signal processor.
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