Fusion-io ratchets up server speeds for IBM, others News & Analysis 3/1/2011 3 comments Fusion-io has scored a couple of OEM deals that take the IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second), a common benchmark for hard disks, solid state drives, and other computer storage devices, into the Terabytes per second region.
ADI ups ante in high-precision MEMS gyros News & Analysis 3/1/2011 6 comments Analog Devices has invented a quad-differential MEMS gyroscope sensor that harness four separate MEMS elements to cancel out the effects or noise, vibration and excessive linear acceleration.
Australian fab obtains U.S. accreditation News & Analysis 3/1/2011 Post a comment The U.S. Defense MicroElectronics Activity (DMEA)-a unit of the Pentagon's Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering-has awarded Australia's Silanna Semiconductor with the Accreditation of Trust.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Timesí 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.