LED-backed LCD TVs on healthy growth path News & Analysis 9/1/2010 Post a comment LCD TV panel makers are targeting aggressive growth for LED panel shipments, with plans to reach 40 percent LED penetration in Q4’10, and to exceed 50 percent in Q2’11, according to the latest DisplaySearch report.
Automating static timing analysis process Product News 9/1/2010 Post a comment EMA Design Automation announced TimingDesigner 9.25 with enhanced Automerge functionality, which the company claims, dramatically decreases the time required for performing interface timing analysis.
Lyrtech makes financial progress News & Analysis 9/1/2010 Post a comment Lyrtech Inc. (Quebec City, Canada) which specializes in digital signal processing technologies and supplies a range of DSP-FPGA development platforms has reported a net profit of $0.1 million for the second quarter of 2010.
GlobalFoundries shows 28-nm AMS design kit Product News 9/1/2010 1 comment GlobalFoundries is making a 28-nm analog/mixed-signal design flow development kit available to customers, the company said at the opening of its Global Technology Conference in Santa Clara, California.
Purdue pump uses body heat to deliver drugs News & Analysis 9/1/2010 4 comments Purdue University researchers have developed a pump for drug-delivery patches that might use arrays of "microneedles" to deliver a wider range of medications using the body's heat to transfer the drugs.
Freescale forms joint lab with Chinese automaker News & Analysis 9/1/2010 1 comment Engineers from Beiqi Foton Motor and Freescale Semiconductor will work together to integrate Freescale microcontrollers and sensors into automotive control systems for the powertrain, chassis, safety and "green" aspirations of the Chinese automakers.
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