Spansion Plays Hardball With Patents News & Analysis 12/10/2013 Post a comment Spansion is turning up the heat on anyone misusing its technology without getting consensus from the company, sending letters to a list of memory companies and non-memory end-users, warning them on potential patent infringement.
Supreme Court to Hear Patent Case News & Analysis 12/9/2013 6 comments In a huge step toward patent reform, the Supreme Court has agreed to take on the question of software patents in the case of Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. The case will decide whether software is an abstract idea, which are not covered by patent law.
'Jury Still Out' on Microsoft/Nokia Combo News & Analysis 12/4/2013 7 comments Microsoft purchased Nokia's devices and services division Dec. 2 for just over $7.17 billion. The acquisition could lead to more apps, faster computers, and improved mobile devices, according to analysts.
Sony May Buy Renesas Fab News & Analysis 12/4/2013 11 comments Sony is considering the purchase of a chip fab from Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas, with plans to expand CMOS image sensor production at a cost of $96 million. Sony already has around 30 percent of the CMOS image sensor market.
Bluetooth Smart Gets Smarter News & Analysis 12/4/2013 11 comments The latest Bluetooth spec update will improve consumer usability and developer access while paving the way for new devices. Bluetooth 4.1, builds on the current low power consumption model to produce data that’s more visible on mobile devices, improve usability with increased coexistence support for LTE and data exchange, and empower developer innovation.
Stanene May Be Better Than Graphene News & Analysis 12/3/2013 13 comments Move over graphene. A new material called stanene combines the best properties of a room temperature superconductor with the ease of fabrication of metal deposition with tin instead of copper.
IBM Wins Gordon Bell Prize News & Analysis 11/25/2013 5 comments World's most complex simulation of cloud cavitation collapse was awarded the prestigious Gordon Bell prize at Supercomputer 2013 (SC13, Nov. 17-22, Denver).
Apple Buys 3D Depth Sensor Company for $345M News & Analysis 11/25/2013 12 comments Apple has confirmed the purchase of israeli motion sensor tech developer PrimeSense for approximately $345 million. PrimeSense’s technology could be used in an iTV or next generation Apple TV as well as future iPhones and iPads.
China Investigates Qualcomm News & Analysis 11/25/2013 19 comments Qualcomm Incorporated Monday disclosed that China's National Development and Reform Commission, which regulates prices, has begun investigating Qualcomm regarding compliance with the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law.
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers News & Analysis 11/25/2013 9 comments The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 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 ...