Silicon Labs, Quintic settle infringement suit News & Analysis 8/26/2010 Post a comment IC vendor Quintic has agreed to a patent licensing and royalty deal that provides the company with a limited license to Silicon Laboratories' international portfolio of FM radio patents under the terms of a patent infringement litigation settlement between the two companies, Silicon Labs said.
Analyst: Samsung likely to pass Intel in ICs News & Analysis 8/26/2010 24 comments South Korea's Samsung Electronics is on track to catch Intel in semiconductor revenue and will most likely become the No. 1 chip vendor by the middle of this decade, according to an industry analyst.
Report sees 255M Web-ready TVs sold in 2014 News & Analysis 8/26/2010 3 comments Connected TVs and other networked digital home devices will grow to sales of more than 650 million units worldwide in 2014, signaling a gradual decline for DVDs and new opportunities still being defined.
Mentor teams with GlobalFoundries on DRC News & Analysis 8/26/2010 1 comment Mentor Graphics has announced it has been working with GlobalFoundries to create the Graphical Design Rule Manual (GDRM) that helps IC designers debug layout design rule violations in chips intended for manufacture by foundry.
Graphene fabrication gets a boost News & Analysis 8/26/2010 2 comments U.S. researchers claim supercomputer simulations found that electron radiation prevents crosstalk between monolayers of graphene during fabrication.
China's Godson vector, 28nm News & Analysis 8/25/2010 31 comments A chief architect of China's microprocessor initiative described an ambitious set of new Godson CPUs including a server chip with vector processing and plans to leapfrog to a 28nm process for the next generation.
IBM describes Power7 supercomputer News & Analysis 8/25/2010 5 comments IBM engineers sketched out plans at Hot Chips for a petaflops-class supercomputer built from as many as 64,000 Power7 processors and delivering a terabit/second of optical links to the system's main processor boards.
Applied flows into flowable CVD News & Analysis 8/24/2010 2 comments As expected, Applied Materials rolled out a new chemical vapor deposition technology, said to tackle the gap-fill challenges in advanced chip designs.
Huawei smart memory chip News & Analysis 8/24/2010 5 comments Huawei Technologies has described a smart memory chip that is part of an emerging class of devices networking giants are designing to create smaller, faster line cards.
Xelerated extends 100GE broadband reach News & Analysis 8/24/2010 1 comment On the heels of extending its HX family of network processor units to accommodate 100 Gbit/s of Ethernet traffic Xelerated is now sampling its AX family of programmable Ethernet switches.
M'soft, IBM describe Xbox 360 250G chip News & Analysis 8/24/2010 3 comments Automated design tools were the big hero behind the design of the 45nm integrated processor inside the latest Xbox 360 250G videogame console, based on a talk from Microsoft and IBM at Hot Chips.
Report finds no increased cancer risk at Greenock fab News & Analysis 8/24/2010 5 comments Workers at a National Semiconductor wafer fab in Greenock, Scotland, were not at an increased risk of contracting cancer, according to a research study conducted by the U.K. government's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Lantiq offers VDSL2 chipset on 65-nm News & Analysis 8/24/2010 Post a comment Lantiq Deutschland GmbH, the wireline chip spin-off from Infineon Technologies AG, has introduced a 65-nm chipset for carrier linecards supporting the global VDSL2 and ADSL/2/2+ standards.
Intel, Nokia 3-D interface lab News & Analysis 8/24/2010 3 comments Intel and Nokia are jointly investing in a small academic research lab to study future 3-D user interfaces and user experiences for mobile devices.
Applied invests in solar inspection firm News & Analysis 8/23/2010 Post a comment A group of investors, including Applied Materials, have backed BT Imaging, a supplier of luminescence-based inspection and quality control systems for the photovoltaic manufacturing industry.
Mindspeed 26-core basestation DSP News & Analysis 8/23/2010 1 comment Mindspeed described a new family of SoCs for cellular basestations that use as many as 26 processor cores to compete with a host of vendors including Texas Instruments and Freescale.
ARM7 40-bit, virtualization News & Analysis 8/23/2010 1 comment ARM Ltd. is developing extensions to the ARMv7 architecture for virtualization and 40-bit addressing, tipping two of the new advances it will put into its next0generation Eagle core expected later this year.
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.