AMD appoints former Lenovo exec CEO News & Analysis 8/25/2011 27 comments AMD's board of directors appointed as CEO Rory Read, a longtime IBM exec who most recently was president and chief operating officer at PC vendor Lenovo Group.
The lowdown on Telegent: Split three ways News & Analysis 8/25/2011 Post a comment Telegent did not crash and burn. The startup which distributed $100 million among shareholders and employees was a "success," say former managers and Reed Hundt, the ex-FCC chairman who served as a Telegent board member.
Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO News & Analysis 8/24/2011 42 comments Steve Jobs, the visionary and iconic leader who twice led Apple to prominence, resigned as CEO of the company he co-founded in 1976, alluding to lingering health issues.
Applied posts strong Q3, but sees Q4 decline News & Analysis 8/24/2011 1 comment Applied Materials, the largest supplier of semiconductor production equipment, delivered strong quarterly results that beat analysts' expectations but warned that it expects a sequential sales decline of 15 to 30 percent in the current quarter.
Embedded systems gaining secure footing News & Analysis 8/24/2011 5 comments Today's embedded system designers optimize mainly for performance and footprint, but with the rise of Internet-enabled devices, security has become the third leg of the embedded design process.
Micronas inks foundry agreement with X-Fab News & Analysis 8/24/2011 1 comment Analog/mixed-signal semiconductor foundry X-Fab Semiconductor Foundries and automotive sensor and IC supplier Micronas Semiconductor announced a strategic partnership by which X-Fab will manufacture Micronas products using its 0.18-micron high-voltage CMOS process with embedded flash.
Patent suit targets Intel, Freescale, Marvell News & Analysis 8/24/2011 29 comments A company going by the name Power Management Systems LLC filed a complaint earlier this week in U.S. federal court charging that semiconductor vendors Intel, Freescale Semiconductor and Marvell Technology Group market chips that infringe upon a U.S. patent controlled by Power Management Systems.
IDC: Server demand to slow after strong Q2 News & Analysis 8/24/2011 2 comments Demand for servers remained high in the second quarter, but weakening macroeconomic conditions throughout the world are likely to take a toll on server demand later this year, according to market research firm IDC.
PCB production grew 19% in 2010, says IPC News & Analysis 8/23/2011 2 comments Worldwide production of printed circuit boards grew 19 percent in 2010 compared to 2009, reaching nearly $55 billion, according to a new report by IPC, an industry trade group.
Students win Synopsys design competition News & Analysis 8/23/2011 2 comments University of Rochester students Bin Ma and Dustin Moore were named winners of the 2011 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition, sponsored by EDA and IP vendor Synopsys.
Intel's solar spinoff files for bankruptcy News & Analysis 8/23/2011 32 comments Spectrawatt, the solar cell manufacturer that was originally spun off from Intel in 2008, has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code, according to multiple reports.
IHS: 300-mm manufacturing set to double News & Analysis 8/23/2011 1 comment Semiconductor manufacturing using 300-millimeter wafers will see production nearly double from 2010 to 2015 as chip producers increasingly employ them for older, more mature products, according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Osram sues Samsung, LG in South Korea News & Analysis 8/23/2011 Post a comment German high-tech lighting manufacturer Osram and its subsidiary, Osram Opto Semiconductors, filed multiple lawsuits in South Korea against companies controlled by LG Group and Samsung, claiming that the companies are infringing core Osram patents.
Silicon Labs tips TV tuner for China News & Analysis 8/23/2011 Post a comment Analog and mixed-signal IC maker Silicon Laboratories introduced a new silicon TV tuner chip designed to offer the optimal balance of performance and affordability for TV makers in China and Taiwan.
Jedec readies DDR4 memory spec News & Analysis 8/22/2011 6 comments The Double Data Rate 4 memory chip standard will include three data width offerings, differential signaling, data masking and a new termination scheme, according to the Jedec Solid State Technology Association, the standards developer that creates the DDR standards.
Panel PC targets self service environment Product News 8/21/2011 Post a comment The panel PC features gigabit Ethernet, 801.11 b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth connectivity as standard, has built-in webcam and microphone and features a choice of either single touch resistive or multi-touch capacitive touchscreens.
WiMAX subscriptions surpass 20 million globally News & Analysis 8/21/2011 4 comments The WiMAX Forum has announced that WiMAX technology has broken the 20 million global subscriber mark. This significant milestone comes among reports from operators around the world reporting dramatic subscriber growth.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...