Analyst cuts 2010 chip growth forecast to 32% News & Analysis 9/30/2010 21 comments Market forecaster iSuppli Corp. has decided it should curb its enthusiasm for the global chip market in 2010. The firm says it sees softening demand and rising inventories and has trimmed its forecast to 32 percent.
Tanner EDA reports double-digit growth News & Analysis 9/30/2010 2 comments Tanner EDA (Monrovia, Calif.) has closed fiscal year 2010, ending May 2010, with a 17-percent revenue growth over fiscal year 2009. For the current fiscal year, the company said it anticipates continued double-digit growth.
Renesas aims to gain market share with SoCs News & Analysis 9/30/2010 12 comments Renesas Electronics Corp. has announced measures it says will strengthen the company's system-on-chip (SoC) business for networking and industrial infrastructures that support the cloud-computing era.
Mobile video processor goes 3-D Product News 9/30/2010 20 comments Fabless mobile video chip company Movidius Ltd. has launched the MA1133 video processor as the first chip in its Myriad 3-D range, capable of capturing and manipulating stereo imagery on a mobile phone.
Agilent joins PXI Systems Alliance board News & Analysis 9/30/2010 2 comments Agilent Technologies Inc. has joined seven other sponsor-level member companies on the board of directors of the PXI Systems Alliance. The primary goal of the PXISA is to improve the effectiveness of CompactPCI-based solutions in measurement and automation through use of the PXI specification
Analyst: Cost of CMP slurries skyrocketing News & Analysis 9/30/2010 2 comments The price of slurries used in chemical mechanical planarization in semiconductor manufacturing is going up thanks to a Chinese embargo of rare earth oxides, according to an analyst.
Zarlink sells Swedish campus News & Analysis 9/29/2010 2 comments Canada's Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has sold its Jarfalla, Sweden campus to a company affiliated with the Stendorren group of companies.
Analyst: Four things Nokia needs to do News & Analysis 9/29/2010 20 comments Nokia's new chief executive needs to focus the company on fewer handsets supporting more operating systems and move its headquarters to the U.S., said a veteran mobile systems analyst.
Emcore could lose Nasdaq listing News & Analysis 9/29/2010 Post a comment Compound semiconductor vendor Emcore has been notified by the Nasdaq stock market that it could be de-listed because its stock price has been under $1 per share for 30 consecutive business days, the company said.
Netherlands center posts 20 research jobs News & Analysis 9/29/2010 4 comments A research center in the Netherlands has posted 20 job openings for technical people, particularly for those with experience in advanced lighting technology and body area networks for health and wellness monitoring.
Mega-powerful 3D software only $99! Product News 9/29/2010 3 comments The folks at Alibre have developed an incredibly powerful – yet easy to use – 3D CAD program called Alibre Design that will have you tap-dancing with delight.
Wolfson's WM8325 power management IC Product News 9/29/2010 Post a comment Wolfson is sampling what it says is the highest current monolithic power management IC, which features four programmable DC-DC converters, including one which is capable of delivering up to 2.5A.
Atrenta names new CFO News & Analysis 9/29/2010 Post a comment Atrenta Inc., a provider of early design closure solutions, announced it has appointed Bert Clement as chief financial officer. He reports to Atrenta's CEO, Dr. Ajoy Bose.
New GE VME I/O boards deliver 48 analog/digital inputs/outputs in single 6U VME slot Product News 9/29/2010 Post a comment GE Intelligent Platforms has launched the first in a new family of VME multifunction I/O boards designed specifically to address the problems caused by the growing constraints on size, weight and power in today’s military platforms. Using only a single chassis slot, he VME-6500 6U VME Multifunction I/O Board can deliver the analog and digital I/O capabilities that previously would have occupied four slots, making a significant contribution to substantially enhanced performance and functional den
VME boards suffer market slump News & Analysis 9/28/2010 4 comments The military, industrial and telecom markets for VME single-board computers are all underperforming, according to a report from the Vita trade association.
Continua expands specs, adds Microsoft News & Analysis 9/28/2010 3 comments The Continua Health Alliance has expanded its suite of design guidelines with new personal and wide-area wireless interfaces for home health systems and added Microsoft Corp. as a member.
European bank loans ST $470 million News & Analysis 9/28/2010 42 comments The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a 350 million euro (about $470 million) loan contract with STMicroelectronics NV in support of the company's industrial and R&D concerning next-generation semiconductor circuits.
Cadence defines Cortex-A15 MPCore implementation methodology Product News 9/28/2010 Post a comment Cadence Design Systems Inc. said it is providing an optimized implementation methodology for the new ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore processor. The purpose is to offer mutual customers an immediate access to optimized implementation flow for designing Cortex-A15 MPCore-Based SoCs.
Penn joins board of ATE startup News & Analysis 9/28/2010 3 comments Malcolm Penn, founder, CEO and lead analyst with Future Horizons has joined the board of directors of mixed-signal test tools and services supplier ATEEDA Ltd.
Analyst: Japan's litho firms face extinction News & Analysis 9/28/2010 34 comments With extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) emerging as the main candidate for the production of next-generation integrated circuits Japanese lithography equipment makers look set to fall further behind market leader ASML Holding NV, according to analysts with investment broker Nomura.
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