ARM micros rival Freescale's ColdFire News & Analysis 9/28/2010 23 comments Freescale Semiconductor's two new families of ARM- and ColdFire-based microcontrollers bring the price of battery-saving half-watt power consumption down to around a $5.
Teardown finds Cypress, STMicro in new iPod nano News & Analysis 9/27/2010 11 comments Apple's sixth generation iPod nano features chips supplied by Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, Cypress Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic and STMicroelectronics NV, according to a teardown analysis conducted by market research firm iSuppli.
Ultracapacitor firm buys company News & Analysis 9/27/2010 Post a comment Ioxus Inc., a manufacturer of ultracapacitor technologies for military, transportation and alternative energy markets, has acquired Advanced Energy Conversion Inc. (AEC).
Report: Oracle sues Micron News & Analysis 9/27/2010 47 comments Oracle Corp. has filed suit against Micron Technology Inc., alleging that it overcharged Sun Microsystems Inc. for DRAMs, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Industry group opposes FDA proposal News & Analysis 9/27/2010 4 comments A medical electronics trade group said a proposal from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create a Class IIb category of regulated medical devices is too broad and could create unneeded regulatory hurdles.
IBM buys Blade Network News & Analysis 9/27/2010 Post a comment
IBM Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Blade Network Technologies, a privately-held company based in Santa Clara, Calif.
Tech group opposes offshoring bill News & Analysis 9/27/2010 9 comments The TechAmerica industry group has come out in opposition to a draft bill in the U.S. Senate that claims it will end the practice of offshoring jobs.
HD-over-Wi-Fi startup raises $21 million News & Analysis 9/27/2010 28 comments Quantenna Communications Inc., a developer of silicon for wireless networking that adds beamforming to the 802.11n wireless standard to deliver guaranteed bandwidth, has raised $21 million in a Series E round of financing.
Vector processing accelerates QorIQ News & Analysis 9/27/2010 5 comments Freescale has added an AltiVec single-instruction-multiple-data processing unit inside every core inside forthcoming QorIQ chips being readied for announcement next year.
PLX acquires Teranetics in $36M deal News & Analysis 9/24/2010 3 comments PLX Technology, Inc., a designer of PCI bridge and switch chips, has signed a merger agreement to acquire Teranetics, Inc., a developer of physical layer chips for 10 Gbit/second Ethernet over copper.
2D-FFT FPGA IP library for imaging and DSP apps Product News 9/23/2010 1 comment These 2D-FFT library elements from OptNgn are intended for inexpensive, low power sensor data stream processing of convolution and filtering-based applications from video, medical, radar/sonar, and scientific-based real-time sources.
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.