Sidense files to nix rival's patents News & Analysis 11/2/2010 2 comments Sidense, a licensor of one-time-programmable fuse-based memory intellectual property, has petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate one-transistor memory patents that rival Kilopass has attempted to assert against it.
Imagination to support CellMath on PowerVR Product News 11/2/2010 Post a comment Imagination Technologies Group plc has signed an agreement with Forte Design Systems Inc. to extend its use of CellMath Optimizer EDA tool with current generation PowerVR graphics cores and to allow Imagination to distribute and support the design software.
Wanted: Processor guru for Huawei News & Analysis 11/2/2010 Post a comment China telecom giant Huawei is seeking a processor guru to whittle the wide variety of processors it buys down to two or three architectures from close partners.
EDA startup targets debug, validation News & Analysis 11/1/2010 Post a comment An EDA startup spun out of research at the University of British Columbia came out of stealth mode promising to deliver a breakthrough technology for post-silicon debug and validation.
Trident, Zoran square off on video IP News & Analysis 11/1/2010 6 comments IP specialists Trident Microsystems and Zoran are set to square off on a video technique called frame interpolation. Warning: You could be their next lawsuit target.
Researchers claim superior 'quantum tunneling' News & Analysis 11/1/2010 4 comments Researchers at Oregon State University claim to have perfected a better method for "quantum tunneling" using metal-insulator-metal architecture, potentially paving the way for faster, lower power and cooler running electronics,
Elpida posts profit, sees DRAM price erosion News & Analysis 11/1/2010 1 comment Japan's Elpida Memory reported strong year-to-year gains for the second quarter and first six months of its fiscal year, but the company experienced sequential sales decline between its first and second quarters due to eroding DRAM selling prices.
Chinese RF startup files for IPO News & Analysis 11/1/2010 3 comments Fabless RF and analog chip company RDA Microelectronics Inc. (Shanghai, China) has filed an F-1 prospectus form for a $100 million initial public offering of stock with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
Wi-Fi sales up, but ASPs shaky News & Analysis 11/1/2010 2 comments Global sales of Wi-Fi gear exceeded 18 million units in the second quarter 2010, up six percent over the first quarter, but average selling prices slid one percent.
DNA detection startup signs Roche News & Analysis 11/1/2010 1 comment DNA Electronics Ltd., a fabless chip startup that offers real-time nucleic acid detection, has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Basel, Switzerland) to develop a semiconductor-based DNA sequencing system.
Narda Coupler Product News 11/1/2010 Post a comment A compact 90-deg. hybrid coupler from Narda meets military shock and vibration requirements.
Ceva signs for gesture-recognition News & Analysis 11/1/2010 1 comment DSP intellectual property licensor Ceva Inc. has teamed up with EyeSight Mobile Technologies Ltd., a developer of touch-free interface technologies for consumer electronics.
Plasma sets get 3-D passing grade, barely News & Analysis 11/1/2010 Post a comment Consumer Reports evaluated fourteen 3-D TV models and found that plasma TVs are better at displaying 3-D images than LCD sets, primarily because they exhibit less ghosting, or double images that appear even when wearing 3D glasses.
September chip sales up, says ESIA News & Analysis 11/1/2010 Post a comment The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for September was $26.42 billion, up 2.9 percent compared with the previous month and up 26.2 percent compared with the same month a year before, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association.
Analyst: September chip sales rise News & Analysis 11/1/2010 Post a comment The three-month average of global chip sales for September is set to be $26.5 billion, slightly up from $25.7 billion for August, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
MIPS CEO: ‘Companies need to have a soul’ News & Analysis 11/1/2010 26 comments In a sharp contrast to a year ago, the Wall Street loves MIPS. Share holders love them. Even the media seems to be in love. But MIPS CEO believes that’s not enough: “Companies need to have a soul.”
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.