SafeNet introduces secure IP cores News & Analysis 4/4/2006 Post a comment Information security provider SafeNet introduced silicon intellectual property cores said to deliver the advanced levels of security mandated by new industry standards and market requirements for improved protection of data at rest and data in transit.
ARM RealView 3.0 optimized for SoC features Product News 4/4/2006 Post a comment ARM Holding plc released version 3.0 of its RealView Development Suite, described as an integrated, end-to-end tool chain for hardware/software co-development, optimized for the system-on-chip features requested by embedded systems developers.
Motorola sells automotive business to Continental News & Analysis 4/3/2006 Post a comment Motorola Inc. has agreed to sell its automotive business to automotive supplier Continental AG for $1 billion in cash, enabling the communications company to focus more on its wireless and broadband communications businesses.
Half of design projects are late News & Analysis 4/3/2006 Post a comment In an ongoing and troubling trend, more than one half of current embedded design projects are running behind schedule, according to a new survey released at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) here.
FEI CEO steps down amid losses News & Analysis 4/3/2006 Post a comment Amid losses and a failed merger, metrology specialist FEI Co. said that Vahe A. Sarkissian has stepped down as the company's chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Reliability keying future chip designs News & Analysis 4/3/2006 Post a comment The ever-more important role reliability issues play in chip design was examined at the recent 44th International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) and the seventh annual International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED).
VLSI lists '05 semi tool market share winners News & Analysis 4/3/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor equipment vendors Advantest Corp., Applied Materials Inc., ASM International N.V. and KLA-Tencor Corp. were the winners in their respective categories in terms of sales for 2005, according to VLSI Research Inc.
Interest in embedded Linux remains low, survey finds News & Analysis 4/3/2006 Post a comment Only 17 percent of embedded systems designers are currently using embedded Linux, and 66 percent say they are either not interested in using it or do not expect to be using it anytime soon, according to the results of a survey released here at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley.
Altium Designer adds support for Altera's Nios II Product News 4/3/2006 Post a comment Windows-based EDA tool provider Altium announced that the latest version of its Altium Designer unified electronic product development system includes full support for embedded designs using the Nios II FPGA-based soft processor from Altera.
Altium unveils next-gen compiler system Product News 4/3/2006 Post a comment At the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, Windows-based EDA tool provider Altium unveiled a new complier system billed as the company's next-generation unified hardware/software compiler technology.
Credence VP resigns amid reorganization News & Analysis 4/3/2006 Post a comment Credence Systems Corp. has reorganized its operations - a move that resulted in the departure of long-time automatic test equipment (ATE) veteran Jean-Luc Pelissier, according to a report from SG Cowen Securities Corp.
MIPS, msystems team on security platform Product News 4/3/2006 Post a comment MIPS Technologies has teamed with storage solutions vendor msystems to develop a security platform for the set-top box, digital television, consumer electronics, networking and mobile markets.
Micron, OmniVision tip sensors for security Product News 4/3/2006 Post a comment At this week’s International Security Conference West show in Las Vegas, Micron Technology Inc., OmniVision Technologies Inc. and others are expected to show new CMOS image sensors for emerging security applications.
Saifun Semiconductors completes secondary offering News & Analysis 4/3/2006 Post a comment Nonvolatile-memory maker Saifun Semiconductors Ltd. said it raised $115.6 million in a secondary issue on the Nasdaq. Of that, $105.3 million will go to shareholders and the remainder to the company’s coffers, adding to the $175.8 million in cash the company reported holding at the end 2005.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times