Cadence CEO talks venture capital News & Analysis 10/26/2011 1 comment Collaboration and more semiconductor VC investment is what’s needed to continue innovation in the hi-tech space said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer of Cadence Design Systems in a fireside chat with ARM’s executive VP Simon Seagers at TechCon.
UMC sees utilization falling below 70% in Q4 News & Analysis 10/26/2011 2 comments UMC reported double-digit sales declines in the third quarter on both a sequential and annual basis and said it expects capacity utilization to slip to below 70 percent in the fourth quarter, down from more than 90 percent at the beginning of the year.
ARM, Avnet launch embedded software store News & Analysis 10/26/2011 9 comments Electronics distributor Avnet's Electronics Marketing group and IP vendor ARM Holdings launched an e-commerce store dedicated to selling embedded software from a range of vendors to the embedded design community.
Broadcom joins the party with low Q4 target News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Broadcom became the latest chip vendor to predict a fourth quarter sales decline, as the company turned in a third quarter performance in line with analysts' expectations but called for lower than expected fourth quarter revenue.
First Solar CEO resigns stock sinks News & Analysis 10/25/2011 12 comments News that First Solar CEO Robert Gillette had stepped down sent shares in the company plummeting by 25 percent on Tuesday, in a year where the Arizona-based company’s stocks have already lost over 70 percent of their value.
ARM MPCore gets ThreadX real-time SMP Product News 10/25/2011 Post a comment At the Arm Technical Conference, Express Logic, Inc. announced the availability of its small footprint ThreadX RTOS for ARM’s MPCore multicore processor with synchronous multicore support that preserves real-time responsiveness.
New licensees give ARM strong Q3 News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Microprocessor architect ARM Holdings announced it had seen strong growth in the third quarter despite the global economic downturn thanks to a boon in new customers and an increase in the number chips based on its processor technology shipped.
VLSI confabs call for mutual interest topics News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment The 2012 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits will feature joint circuit and technology focus sessions for the first time, including design in scaled technologies; design enablement; memory technology and design; and 3-D (TSV) and heterogeneous integration.
Samsung, Cadence tout collaboration on SoC News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Executives from Samsung's foundry unit and EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems say their collaboration on Ambarella's new HD digital camera SoC recalls another era before the fabless-foundry model evolved.
TI introduces wireless audio products with USB support Product News 10/25/2011 Post a comment The two SoC solutions in TI’s PurePath wireless audio product family are aimed at delivering uncompressed, CD-quality wireless multichannel and multipoint audio streaming capabilities to consumer applications with USB ports, such as PCs, TVs, set top boxes, game consoles and more.
Jur-ASIC Parts program recreates obsolete and non-linear audio devices News & Analysis 10/25/2011 1 comment JVD Inc, provider of analog and mixed-signal ASIC design, manufacturing and test services, announced its JurASIC Parts Program, a design service that focuses on bringing obsolete and non-linear audio analog ICs back into production to meet the needs of older commercial and military applications.
Wolfson to acquire Dynamic Hearing News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Dynamic Hearing is a leading provider of high quality audio processing software for personal communication devices such as mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets and hearing aids.
Mouser delivers National News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Mouser is now an official distributor for the complete portfolio of National products from Texas Instruments, increasing Mouser's offering of analog products to its global customer base.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.