Broadcom buys Gigle for $75 million News & Analysis 11/22/2010 7 comments Broadcom Corp. has announced that it has agreed to pay $75 million in cash to acquire Gigle Networks Inc., a privately-held company that develops system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for home networking over power lines.
3-D digital video cameras on the horizon? News & Analysis 11/22/2010 14 comments Anticipating an emerging 3-D trend on the digital video camera market, Ambarella has unveiled a 3-D video pre-processor, called S3D, designed to be used with the company’s camera SoCs such as A5 or A7.
Analog Devices AD9278 and AD9279 receiver chips Product News 11/22/2010 Post a comment Octal ultrasound receivers integrate ADI’s data conversion technology to provide high output-referred large-signal SNR, enabling improved sensitivity in diagnostic ultrasound systems while reducing board space up to 40 percent.
Aeroflex IPO raises $232 million News & Analysis 11/22/2010 2 comments Aeroflex Holding Corp. priced its initial public offering of 17,250,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $13.50 per share last week. The company granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,587,500 shares at a 6.25 percent discount.
Sumitomo claims first 6-in. GaN wafers News & Analysis 11/19/2010 2 comments Japan's Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. claims that it has developed the world’s first 6-inch diameter gallium nitride (GaN) substrates to be used for white LEDs.
Report: ARM in Google talks, could oust Intel News & Analysis 11/19/2010 17 comments Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc is in discussions with Google Inc. about ARM processors being used for the GoogleTV initiative, according to Dow Jones reports that quotes ARM president Tudor Brown.
ARM 64-bit CPU coming soon, says report News & Analysis 11/19/2010 13 comments Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc is expected to reveal its plans for processor cores that support 64-bit computing, within the next few weeks, according to an IDG news service report.
PCI-SIG releases PCIe v3.0 specification News & Analysis 11/19/2010 4 comments PCI-SIG, the industry organization responsible for the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) standard for computer expansion cards, has announced the availability of the PCIe Base 3.0 specification.
UK researchers develop a Mars hopper News & Analysis 11/19/2010 1 comment Researchers from the Space Research Center at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, are developing a conceptual design for a Mars hopping vehicle propelled by a radioisotope thermal rocket.
Sandia upgrades supercomputer benchmarks News & Analysis 11/19/2010 4 comments Sandia National Labs has teamed with Intel, IBM, AMD and others on a new graphics-oriented supercomputer benchmark that concentrates on performance when analyzing large-scale but sparse data sets.
Semi book-to-bill dips below parity News & Analysis 11/18/2010 Post a comment The book-to-bill ratio for North American semiconductor capital equipment manufacturers slipped below parity in October for the first time in 15 months, according to the Semi trade group.
Marvell beats estimates News & Analysis 11/18/2010 1 comment Marvell Technology Group reported sales for its fiscal third quarter which were at the high-end of the company's guidance and edged consensus analysts' expectations.
Servers poised to ride 10G Ethernet News & Analysis 11/18/2010 11 comments Server motherboards will sport 10G Ethernet next year, marking the link's long-awaited volume ramp, said engineer and serial entrepreneur Andy Bechtolsheim.
UMC, He Jian terminate merger deal News & Analysis 11/18/2010 3 comments Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) has terminated its acquisition agreement with Infoshine Technology Ltd., the holding company of Chinese foundry vendor He Jian Technology Suzhou Co. Ltd.
Report: Toshiba to close fab next month News & Analysis 11/18/2010 3 comments Toshiba will close one of its oldest fabs next month and outsource some of its chip production to boost profitability, according to a Bloomberg report which quotes the president of company's semiconductor division.
Analog IC market projected to decline in Q4 News & Analysis 11/18/2010 3 comments Fourth quarter analog semiconductor revenue is projected to be roughly $10.3 billion, a decline of 7 percent compared to the third quarter, according to market research firm Databeans.
Five predictions from Applied CEO News & Analysis 11/17/2010 3 comments Mike Splinter, chairman and chief executive of Applied Materials Inc., painted a mixed picture of 2011 after the fab tool giant posted a strong quarter.
FCC chairman under fire at Web 2.0 News & Analysis 11/17/2010 10 comments The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission came under fire in an interview for not accomplishing enough in areas such as Net neutrality.
Trident regains lead in TV chip market News & Analysis 11/17/2010 2 comments Trident Microsystems stormed into the No. 1 position among television video processing chip vendors earlier this year—in part thanks to its 2009 acquisition of assets from NXP Semiconductor, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Samsung's chairman promotes son News & Analysis 11/17/2010 1 comment Lee Kun-hee, chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., has promoted his only son to the position of president at the electronics giant, according to reports.
Lynguent adds members to advisory board News & Analysis 11/17/2010 Post a comment Analog startup Lynguent Inc. said it has appointed Joe Agiato, president of Newlight Asset Partners, and Mike Hill, managing director of learning and organization development for Lam Research Corporation, to its advisory board.
Synopsys unveils DesignWare STAR ECC IP Product News 11/17/2010 3 comments Synopsys Inc. has delivered the DesignWare STAR ECC (Self-Test and Repair Error Correcting Codes) IP as part of its DesignWare STAR Memory product family to help reduce embedded memory transient errors.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.