15 hi-tech trends in China News & Analysis 12/31/2010 10 comments Market research house RedTech Advisors offers a glimpse at the key themes in China that will play out in 2011 and beyond.
IP trolling firms make more waves News & Analysis 12/31/2010 11 comments It's been a big year for the IP patent--or so-called patent trolling--firms. Acacia, Intellectual Ventures Management, Interval Licensing, Patriot and others made big headlines in 2010.
Intel launches solid-state drive Product News 12/30/2010 26 comments Intel Corp. has introduced to the market a solid-state drive (SSD) that offers 40- and 80-Gbyte memory capacity in a format measuring 51-mm by 30-mm and only 5-mm deep. The unit weighs 10 grams.
Intel shrinks SSD drive Product News 12/30/2010 3 comments Intel Corporation has released the Intel® solid-state drive 310 Series, a solid-state drive (SSD) with Intel® X25-class SSD performance that measures 51mm-by-30mm and 5mm thick.
Top stock picks for 2011 News & Analysis 12/29/2010 6 comments The following article summarizes key technology sector trends and the top stock picks for 2011 from each of the technology analysts at Canaccord Genuity.
Nine predictions for CES 2011 News & Analysis 12/29/2010 10 comments Many at CES will show an iPad-alike, no one will have much to add to 3-D Web TVs, everyone will want to partner in home nets and the AMD/Intel war will take a new turn.
TowerJazz extends fab lease News & Analysis 12/29/2010 Post a comment Specialty foundry vendor TowerJazz has signed an amendment to its existing lease, confirming its right to retain the building that houses its semiconductor manufacturing facility in Newport Beach through March 2027.
Graphics IP startup claims 40 licensees News & Analysis 12/29/2010 12 comments Vivante Corp., a supplier of graphics processing unit (GPU) IP cores, has announced that 40 companies have licensed Vivante GPU cores, and multiple customers having integrated Vivante's GPUs into semiconductor products due to launch in 2011.
Foxconn wants to dominate LCD market News & Analysis 12/29/2010 3 comments Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also known as Foxconn Technology Group, is the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer (CEM). Now, the company wants to dominate another market: LCDs.
Arkados to sell semi business to STMicro News & Analysis 12/28/2010 3 comments Arkados has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell its semiconductor business to STMicroelectronics and expects to complete the transaction in the first quarter of 2011.
Darpa to fund MEMS R&D News & Analysis 12/28/2010 12 comments The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is funding a research collaboration between Singapore's Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and University of Washington’s Department of Electrical Engineering.
Alcatel-Lucent settles bribery case News & Analysis 12/28/2010 4 comments Alcatel-Lucent has concluded its settlements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) following their investigations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Five trends for DRAMs News & Analysis 12/27/2010 14 comments What will happen in the DRAM market in 2011? Here are five trends collected from various reports from analyst C.J. Muse of Barclays Capital:
Seven trends for NAND flash News & Analysis 12/27/2010 10 comments What will happen in the NAND flash market in 2011? Here are seven trends collected from various reports from analyst C.J. Muse of Barclays Capital:
Anaren radio modules target European apps Product News 12/27/2010 Post a comment Anaren integrated radio modules A1101R08A (antenna) and A1101R08C (connectorized) are ETSI-compliant for 865-868MHz. With the new modules, Anaren aims to save time and costs for OEMs marketing a wireless product in Europe.
Cypress fleshes out 65nm SRAM family Product News 12/27/2010 1 comment Cypress Semiconductor reports that new devices deliver industry’s fastest QDR SRAM operating speed of 550 MHz while reducing power consumption by 50 percent.
Sony to invest $1B in sensors News & Analysis 12/27/2010 13 comments Sony Corp. plans to invest approximately 100 billion yen ($1.2 billion) in a newly acquired fab to increase the production capacity for CMOS image sensors.
NXP sells off can tuner operation News & Analysis 12/24/2010 12 comments NXP Semiconductor NV, a chip company that has been undergoing a strategic overhaul and downsizing, after being loaded with debt by private equity buyers has announced that Nutune, a joint venture, has been sold to affiliates of American Industrial Acquisition Corp.
ATMI gets new chairman News & Analysis 12/23/2010 Post a comment ATMI Inc. has announced that Doug Neugold, its chief executive and president, has been elected chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2011.
ITC finds Knowles infringed ADI patents News & Analysis 12/23/2010 Post a comment A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge ruled that Knowles Electronics infringes valid claims from a wafer anti-stiction application patent held by Analog Devices.
Elmos sells packaging unit News & Analysis 12/23/2010 Post a comment Elmos Semiconductor AG is selling the specialty packaging business of its subsidiary, Elmos Advanced Packaging B.V., to an investment company owned by Dutch financial investor Nimbus Hands-On Investors.
Many-core Plurality to benchmark on EEMBC News & Analysis 12/23/2010 2 comments The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) has announced that Plurality Ltd., a developer of many-core processors, has joined the consortium's Consumer Workgroup.
Micron ramps NAND fab without Intel News & Analysis 12/22/2010 6 comments Micron Technology Inc. has begun producing limited NAND wafers at its new 300-mm fab in Singapore, but the company is missing an important piece of the puzzle: Intel Corp.
Roboteq publishes free WiFi Robot Platform Design Product News 12/22/2010 2 comments Roboteq, Inc. has published a WiFi Robot design platform featuring Roboteq’s AX3500 DC Motor Controller and an Intel Atom Processor-based Mini-ITX mainboard. The robot is a battery-operated, 4 wheel-drive unit, built around 1.5 by 2 feet (46cm x 61cm) aluminum frame, with WiFi connectivity and video camera.
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