Global chip sales fell 2.4% in October, says SIA News & Analysis 12/1/2008 Post a comment The three-month moving average of worldwide sales of semiconductors declined by 2.4 percent in October to $22.47 billion compared to sales of $23.03 billion in October 2007, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.
EVE launches university connection program News & Analysis 12/1/2008 Post a comment Emulation and Verification Engineering SA (EVE), French developer of hardware and software coverification tools, has formed the EVE University Connection program to provide universities with an access to its verification technologies and methodologies.
Avnet to buy distributor in Japan News & Analysis 12/1/2008 Post a comment Avnet, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Nippon Denso Industry Co., Ltd., a Tokyo-based value-added distributor, hoping to double its sales in Japan.
AMD: Fighting the unbeatable foe News & Analysis 12/1/2008 2 comments Advanced Micro Devices pursued rival Intel for years as the two jostled for dominance in the MPU market, but it may be time for AMD to accept its No. 2 position in the sector and distinguish its operations by carefully selecting areas in which to compete.
Salary Survey: Japanese engineers looking reluctantly overseas News & Analysis 12/1/2008 Post a comment More than half of Japanese engineers have not changed employers even once, according to an EE Times Japan survey. But there's growing evidence--albeit anecdotal--that some older Japanese engineers are receptive to moving to China or Korea for a few years to fatten their retirement stash. Others are moving to the United States for permanent stay.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.