Intel, IBM to lead $4.4B chip R&D hub in NY News & Analysis 9/27/2011 40 comments A group of semiconductor companies led by Intel and IBM will invest $4.4 billion over five years to create a semiconductor research and development hub in New York to develop next-generation chip technology, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said.
Elpida has 4-Gbit DRAM in 25-nm process Product News 9/27/2011 2 comments Elpida Memory Inc. has said it has completed development of the industry's first 25-nm process 4-Gbit DDR3 synchronous DRAM. The company claims the part is also the smallest 4-Gbit DRAM yet produced.
XP Power VEH series power supplies Product News 9/27/2011 Post a comment Extending XP Power's V-Brand product range aimed at high-volume, cost-sensitive applications, the series consists of 5 power levels, providing 20, 40, 60, 90 or 120 Watt output.
Tower, Presto offer SiGe test services News & Analysis 9/27/2011 Post a comment Specialist foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd, which trades under the name TowerJazz, has announced collaboration with Presto Engineering Inc. to provide engineering services to customers using Tower's silicon-germanium process technology.
Wind River helps Leadcore run Android on ARM News & Analysis 9/27/2011 6 comments Embedded and mobile software company Wind River Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of chip giant Intel Corp., has teamed up with China's Leadcore Technology Co. Ltd. to develop an ARM-based system-on-chip platform for Android smartphones.
More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc News & Analysis 9/27/2011 25 comments As if the solar panel industry needed more bad news, market watcher Solarbuzz said production cutbacks at leading solar module manufacturers has been insufficient to prevent further inventory buildup, resulting in oversupplies growing into 2012 and likely depressing prices further.
Photonics confab presents trends, research results News & Analysis 9/26/2011 Post a comment More than 550 technical presentations by the world’s leading scientists and engineers in the areas of lasers, optoelectronics, optical fiber networks and associated lightwave technologies will gather for the IEEE Photonics Conference 2011 October 9-13 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott hotel in Arlington, VA.
NRC report urges education in science and te News & Analysis 9/26/2011 4 comments The primary drivers of future economic growth and job creation will be innovations largely derived from advances in science and engineering, according to a recently released report issued by the National Research Council.
PMIC startup raises $11 million News & Analysis 9/26/2011 1 comment Quantance Inc., a developer of high-speed power supply management ICs, has announced it has raised $11 million in Series C funding. Investors include TD Fund, Granite Ventures, InterWest Partners and DoCoMo Capital.
Trident to cut 20% of staff to lower costs News & Analysis 9/26/2011 8 comments Trident Microsystems Inc., a provider of chips for TVs and set-top boxes, has announced that it plans to lay off about 275 employees out of a total of 1,275 so that is can lower its financial breakeven point.
Entropic invests $10M in Zenverge News & Analysis 9/26/2011 Post a comment Entropic has invested $10 million in video specialist Zenverge, and plans to start jointly selling chips and working on future integrated devices for home networks.
Report: Intel chooses Ireland over Israel News & Analysis 9/26/2011 11 comments Intel Corp. has chosen its Irish Leixlip campus rather than Fab 28 at Kiryat Gat in Israel, as the location to receive an upgrade to 15-nm production technology, according to a report in Globes, which cited unnamed sources.
Stars align at last for Galileo’s deployment News & Analysis 9/23/2011 8 comments Galileo, Europe’s global navigation satellite system (GNSS), seems like it’s been in the works for years. But the program’s first satellites — expected eventually to be part of a 30 strong constellation — are only now poised for deployment, with a targeted launch date of Oct. 20.
Pioneer of EDA to speak at IEF event News & Analysis 9/23/2011 1 comment Professor Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, of the University of California, Berkeley electronic engineering and computer science department, is one of two keynote speakers added to the program of the International Electronics Forum to be held at the Ayre Hotel, 5-7th October 2011, Seville, Spain.
Amphenol Max M12 data link connector Product News 9/23/2011 Post a comment Designed to withstand high vibration, high temperature and extremely rugged environments, Amphenol's Max-M12 high speed connector meets both IEC 61076-2-101 and SAE J 2839 standards.
Parallelization tool for Tegra to show at ESC News & Analysis 9/23/2011 2 comments Vector Fabrics is planning to demonstrate its vfEmbedded software development tool for parallelizing code operating on the Tegra multi-core processors from Nvidia at the upcoming Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, Mass.
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.