Leakage power – it’s worse than you think News & Analysis 5/2/2011 13 comments As the world uses more and more mobile electronic products, controlling power consumption is the primary limiter of scaling semiconductor process technologies and adding features to integrated circuits.
BMW connects MINI drivers to social networks News & Analysis 5/1/2011 3 comments BMW has a reputation for taking the lead when it comes to integrating fashionable consumer electronics functions and gadgets into its vehicles. In particular for its MINI brand, BMW engineers made great efforts to attract zeitgeisty customers and - as its next step - is now offering access to social networks during the ride.
EnOcean now fully interoperable with TCP/IP News & Analysis 5/1/2011 1 comment The EnOcean Alliance, a consortium of companies working to standardize and internationalize energy harvesting wireless technology for green intelligent buildings, announced that its wireless, battery-less energy harvesting sensors and associated control systems are now fully interoperable with TCP/IP.
TriQuint brings GaAs to the masses News & Analysis 5/1/2011 1 comment In 1985, a group of engineers left Tektronix Inc., and founded TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., to pursue gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology for high performance wireless applications.
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.