Rambus sees higher Q4 sales News & Analysis 1/3/2012 Post a comment Chip technology licensor Rambus raised its sales target for the fourth quarter of 2011, saying it now expects sales for the quarter ended Dec. 31 to be about $83 million.
Report: TVs mature, show small increases in 2012 News & Analysis 1/3/2012 2 comments The TV business is maturing as reflected in global TV unit shipments rising only 0.1 percent in 2011 and expected to rise only 2 percent to 254 million units in 2012, according to the latest NPD DisplaySearch report.
ITC to probe Elpida, Nanya complaints News & Analysis 1/3/2012 Post a comment The U.S. International Trade Commission will launch an investigation based on a complaint filed by Elpida Memory and its U.S. subsidiary against rival DRAM vendor Nanya Technology and its U.S. subsidiary, the ITC said last month.
Transceiver supports NFC capability in cars Product News 1/3/2012 Post a comment Designed for automotive applications, the Melexis MLX90132 is a 13.56MHz, fully integrated, multi-protocol RFID/NFC transceiver IC that supports ISO/IEC protocols 18092, 14443A and B, 15693 as well as 18000-3
Toshiba touted as Elpida white knight News & Analysis 1/3/2012 4 comments Japan's Elpida Memory Inc. could be the first casualty of the DRAM nuclear winter and Toshiba is being discussed as a potential purchaser, according to a report from DRAMexchange, a market research division of TrendForce Corp. (Taipei, Taiwan).
Global chip sales continue to slip in November News & Analysis 1/3/2012 5 comments The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors was $25.13 billion for the month of November 2011, a decrease of 2.4 percent from the prior month when the equivalent sales figure was $25.74 billion, according to the SIA.
TI's LightCrafter senses without touching News & Analysis 1/1/2012 8 comments The next most promising frontier in emerging ubiquitous MEMS applications, structured light illumination, is poised to revolutionize metrology applications by removing the need for touch with MEMS that both micro-miniaturizatize and increase the precision of conventional solutions.
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.