IBM's Watson goes to college News & Analysis 1/31/2013 4 comments A general-purpose version of the IBM Watson supercomputer that won on the game show Jeopardy will be installed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
TI doubles memory in new MSP430 MCUs Product News 1/30/2013 Post a comment MSP430F66xx devices provide more memory, analog integration, and device scalability for blood glucose meters, home automation, activity monitors, and low-power wireless applications.
Sub-2.3ms latency wireless guitar jack claimed better than wired Product News 1/30/2013 Post a comment With a sub-2.3ms latency, Dutch developer Systec Designs claims its 'stageClix' wireless guitar jack - which employs Nordic RF technology - is the lowest latency digital wireless audio adapter of its kind available in the world and is actually superior in many ways to a traditional hard-wired guitar-to-amplifier cable link.
DAC delivers high-quality audio in small package Product News 1/30/2013 Post a comment Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced the company's stereo digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the WM8533, which claims to provide outstanding audio performance in a small package size for a wide range of consumer electronic applications.
Excess chip inventory set to hurt Q1 News & Analysis 1/25/2013 1 comment Global economic woes across mutliple sectors drove chip inventory high in 2012 and is set to hurt global chip sales in the first quarter of 2013, according to market analysis firm IHS.
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.