TriQuint Semi cuts jobs News & Analysis 4/30/2012 Post a comment TriQuint Semiconductor cut about 70 jobs in Florida and plans to also cut jobs in Costa Rica as part of a plan to restructure the company's SAW filter manufacturing operations.
Slideshow: USA tech fest packs them in News & Analysis 4/30/2012 3 comments The USA Science & Technology Festival in Washington was filled to the rafters with curious kids and a raft of exhibits, demonstrations and teardowns designed to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and other innovators.
NXP today: 'Practically a Chinese company' News & Analysis 4/30/2012 33 comments Rick Clemmer, NXP’s CEO, said last week, NXP today is “practically a Chinese company.” NXP makes more money in China than in any other single country. Further, the Dutch company employs 8,000 people in China.
Broadcom rolls two-port 100G switch News & Analysis 4/30/2012 2 comments Broadcom brings to Interop 2012 next week its BCM88650, a high-end switching fabric that sports two 100G ports and also can be flexibly used for 10 and 40G nets.
Huawei to give Intel LTE development support in China News & Analysis 4/30/2012 4 comments Intel's aspirations selling chips for mobile equipment have received a boost with the news that Huawei has agreed to work with Intel on the testing and rapid deployment of the time division duplex format applied to Long Term Evolution standard.
2012 chip market to grow 7%, says analyst News & Analysis 4/30/2012 1 comment Growth in the semiconductor market will accelerate in the second half of 2012 and achieve an annual percentage figure of 6 to 7 percent, according to Mali Venkatesan, research manager for semiconductors at International Data Corp.
Heliatek pushes organic solar cell efficiency higher News & Analysis 4/29/2012 4 comments Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), a startup developing organic solar cells, has pushed the record efficiency for organic solar cells higher, achieving an efficiency of 10.7 percent in a 1.1 square centimeter tandem cell. The efficiency was measured by indepdendent test house SGS SA (Geneva Switzerland).
PolyCore upgrades multicore development tool Product News 4/29/2012 3 comments PolyCore Software Inc. (Burlingame, Calif.) has upgraded its Poly-Platform tool to version 2.0 with the inclusion of Poly-Mapper which provides control of memory used for messaging in multi-core software.
Beta rolls MIL-STD-1553 data bus coupler Product News 4/27/2012 1 comment Beta Transformer Technology Corp., a subsidiary of Data Device Corp., has launched the BXC-A-3, MIL-STD-1553 data bus couplers designed for use in systems development, benchtop test and flight maintenance applications.
STC receives "trusted foundry" label from DoD News & Analysis 4/26/2012 2 comments The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Canandaigua, NY has been designated as a Trusted Foundry by the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Microelectronics Agency.
Pixel Qi claims it can beat iPad display News & Analysis 4/26/2012 9 comments Pixel Qi, a developer of reflective liquid crystal displays that can be read in sunlight thereby saving power, has announced that it can produce a screen with higher image quality than the iPad 3 retina screen.
Smartphone sales to grow 17% in 2012, says analyst News & Analysis 4/26/2012 9 comments Mobile phone handset shipments worldwide grew 6.5 percent in 2011 to 1.51 billion units compared with 12 percent growth in 2010, according to Will Strauss principal analyst with Forward Concepts. The market research firm predicts an 11 percent growth rate for 2012 taking unit shipments to 1.68 billion units.
LSI, Xilinx, Cadence beat estimates News & Analysis 4/26/2012 2 comments Chip vendors LSI and Xilinx and design automation software provider Cadence Design Systems reported quarterly results that exceeded analysts' expectations and offered guidance that was also better than expected.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.