ARM micros rival Freescale's ColdFire News & Analysis 9/28/2010 23 comments Freescale Semiconductor's two new families of ARM- and ColdFire-based microcontrollers bring the price of battery-saving half-watt power consumption down to around a $5.
Teardown finds Cypress, STMicro in new iPod nano News & Analysis 9/27/2010 11 comments Apple's sixth generation iPod nano features chips supplied by Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, Cypress Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic and STMicroelectronics NV, according to a teardown analysis conducted by market research firm iSuppli.
Ultracapacitor firm buys company News & Analysis 9/27/2010 Post a comment Ioxus Inc., a manufacturer of ultracapacitor technologies for military, transportation and alternative energy markets, has acquired Advanced Energy Conversion Inc. (AEC).
Report: Oracle sues Micron News & Analysis 9/27/2010 47 comments Oracle Corp. has filed suit against Micron Technology Inc., alleging that it overcharged Sun Microsystems Inc. for DRAMs, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Industry group opposes FDA proposal News & Analysis 9/27/2010 4 comments A medical electronics trade group said a proposal from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create a Class IIb category of regulated medical devices is too broad and could create unneeded regulatory hurdles.
IBM buys Blade Network News & Analysis 9/27/2010 Post a comment
IBM Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Blade Network Technologies, a privately-held company based in Santa Clara, Calif.
Tech group opposes offshoring bill News & Analysis 9/27/2010 9 comments The TechAmerica industry group has come out in opposition to a draft bill in the U.S. Senate that claims it will end the practice of offshoring jobs.
HD-over-Wi-Fi startup raises $21 million News & Analysis 9/27/2010 28 comments Quantenna Communications Inc., a developer of silicon for wireless networking that adds beamforming to the 802.11n wireless standard to deliver guaranteed bandwidth, has raised $21 million in a Series E round of financing.
Vector processing accelerates QorIQ News & Analysis 9/27/2010 5 comments Freescale has added an AltiVec single-instruction-multiple-data processing unit inside every core inside forthcoming QorIQ chips being readied for announcement next year.
PLX acquires Teranetics in $36M deal News & Analysis 9/24/2010 3 comments PLX Technology, Inc., a designer of PCI bridge and switch chips, has signed a merger agreement to acquire Teranetics, Inc., a developer of physical layer chips for 10 Gbit/second Ethernet over copper.
2D-FFT FPGA IP library for imaging and DSP apps Product News 9/23/2010 1 comment These 2D-FFT library elements from OptNgn are intended for inexpensive, low power sensor data stream processing of convolution and filtering-based applications from video, medical, radar/sonar, and scientific-based real-time sources.
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.