Eye-catching CES gadgets, Part 1 News & Analysis 1/5/2011 25 comments CES gadgets that you shouldn’t miss include: a robotic telescope; a video snow goggle; personal energy generator using kinetic energy; a mobile digital TV receiver device for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Startup offers FAT32 for Android, Linux Product News 1/5/2011 2 comments Tuxera Inc., a provider of computer files systems that are compatible with the Windows operating system, has announced a GPL-compliant FAT32 replacement package for Android- and Linux-based systems.
ARM, NDS team on OTT delivery News & Analysis 1/5/2011 3 comments Digital rights management and conditional access software company NDS Ltd. has announced that it has entered into a partnership with processor IP licensor ARM Holding plc to enable the delivery of content and services to internet-connected TVs using NDS' Infinite TV.
Samsung to boost investments News & Analysis 1/5/2011 6 comments The Samsung Group plans to increase its overall ''investments'' to 43.1 trillion won ($38.3 billion) in 2011, up 18 percent over last year, according to Reuters.
Trident warns of sales shortfall News & Analysis 1/4/2011 1 comment Citing order push-outs and cancellations from TV OEMs, Trident Microsystems Inc. warned Tuesday (Jan. 5) that sales for the fourth quarter of 2010 fell short of the company's previously disclosed sales target.
U.S. needs converged R&D play in life sciences News & Analysis 1/4/2011 4 comments The United States should capitalize on the trend of convergence of life, physical, and engineering sciences to foster the innovation necessary to meet the growing demand for accessible, affordable health care.
Micron offers SSDs up to 512-Gbyte Product News 1/4/2011 8 comments Memory chipmaker Micron Technology Inc. has announced several solid-state drives based on the company's 25-nm NAND flash memory technology and ranging in capacity from 64-Gbyte to 512-Gbyte. The drives will be available in 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch form factors.
DRAM price collapse continues, says iSuppli News & Analysis 1/4/2011 7 comments The price of DRAMs and DRAM modules continued to decline in December and nothing is likely to prevent the slide continuing for at least another six months, according to market research firm iSuppli.
China link helps MIPS go mobile News & Analysis 1/4/2011 11 comments Delivering on its promise to enter the mobile market, MIPS will show off at CES two smartphones. One deploys a MIPS-Based CPU designed by a Beijing-based Ingenic Semiconductor, while the other is using a MIPS core from Actions Semiconductor for media processing.
Samsung trials DDR4 DRAM module News & Analysis 1/4/2011 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced the completion of a DDR4 DRAM module using 30-nm class process technology, that is somewhere between 30- and 39-nm.
LCD TV revenues to fall News & Analysis 1/4/2011 10 comments LCD TV shipments will rise from 190 million units in 2010 to 215 million in 2011, although an increase in the rate of average selling price (ASP) erosion will lead to the first ever revenue decline in the LCD TV category, according to DisplaySearch.
Intel-GE healthcare JV launches News & Analysis 1/3/2011 14 comments A previously announced healthcare joint venture between Intel and General Electric is officially up and running as Intel-GE Care Innovations LLC.
SRI swallows Sarnoff News & Analysis 1/3/2011 3 comments SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, has completed the integration of Sarnoff Corp.
Troubled Vimicro divests IC lines News & Analysis 1/3/2011 2 comments Loss-ridden chip maker Vimicro International Corp. of China has entered into a definitive business restructuring agreements to divest certain non-core business lines and land use rights.
TowerJazz finally gets fab grant News & Analysis 1/3/2011 Post a comment After a long dispute, specialty foundry vendor TowerJazz said that the Israeli Investment Center Committee has approved grants of up to 150 million shekels ($42 million) to the company.
ITC backs Rambus with 34-company probe News & Analysis 1/3/2011 8 comments The International Trade Commission has announced that it will launch an investigation into various chips and memory controllers and products that contain them, including PC motherboards, modems, routers and computers, following a complaint filed by Rambus Inc.
November's 'actual' global chip sales slip below par News & Analysis 1/3/2011 4 comments The "actual" global market for chips in November, as estimated by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization, was $24.64 billion, up 13.9 percent from the same month a year before and up 1.0 percent from October 2010 sales of $24.40 billion.
November averaged chip sales sag slightly News & Analysis 1/3/2011 3 comments The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for November was $25.97 billion, down from a revised $26.20 billion in the month before and up 14.4 percent from the same month a year before, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).
Lantiq rolls G.hn home net chips News & Analysis 1/3/2011 Post a comment Lantiq rolled out the industry's second family of home networking chips complaint with the new ITU G.hn standard to drive data over powerline, coax or twisted pair networks.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 13 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...