Forum planned on 40/100G Ethernet News & Analysis 6/30/2009 Post a comment The Ethernet Alliance will host a one-day forum in Silicon Valley on the changes coming with the 40 and 100 Gbit/second versions of the IEEE P802.3ba standard now in the works.
Virginia Tech tools up with MathWorks News & Analysis 6/30/2009 Post a comment The MathWorks and Virginia Tech College of Engineering have signed a new three-year agreement for The MathWorks to provide resources and support for course components that utilize MathWorks tools.
Protests interrupt Cisco keynote News & Analysis 6/30/2009 1 comment Protesters interrupted a keynote speech by Cisco Systems chief executive John Chambers at the company's annual Cisco Live event in San Francisco today.
Micron puts 34-nm NAND chips in mass production News & Analysis 6/30/2009 Post a comment Micron Technology announced mass production of NAND flash memory chips using 34-nanometer (nm) process technology. Micron also said its subsidiary, consumer memory product provider Lexar Media, would deliver flash memory cards and USB flash drives based on the 34-nm devices.
IBM re-uses PV thermal energy for better efficiency News & Analysis 6/30/2009 1 comment IBM researchers recently have shown that the reuse of cooling liquid for computers can increase the total efficiency of a system. Now they do a similar trick on solar cells. The result could be an overall efficiency of better than 50 percent.
TI announces MSP430 MCUs for e-metering applications Product News 6/30/2009 Post a comment In support of three-phase e-metering applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated has unveiled the ultra-low power MSP430F471xx microcontroller (MCU) series. The F471xx system-on-chip metering solution offers simultaneous sampling of voltage and current as well as tamper-detection for efficient and reliable energy measurement.
Broadcom jacks up Emulex offer 19%, drops lawsuit News & Analysis 6/30/2009 Post a comment Broadcom Corp. has increased its offer for Emulex Corp. 20 percent, raising the value of the deal to $912 million, and has also dropped a lawsuit against the board of directors in a bid to engage the management in a friendly takeover discussion.
Jobs go but new processors coming at ARC Product News 6/30/2009 Post a comment ARC International (St Albans, England) is to lay off 35 employees and close several of its locations in a major restructuring that sees the licensor of multimedia IP cores reduced to 115 direct staff, excluding its Adaptive Chips joint venture in India. The company also revealed it is readying a new processing range that will be launched in November.
Amkor's founder to step down as CEO News & Analysis 6/29/2009 Post a comment Amkor Technology President and Chief Operating Officer Ken Joyce will assume the role of CEO of the company effective Oct. 1. James Kim, Amkor's founder, will step down as CEO and become executive chairman.
Climate bill spurs less green power than hoped News & Analysis 6/29/2009 Post a comment The renewable energy mandate in the climate change bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week does not go far enough for green power proponents, but the proposed national standard is likely as strong as it will get.
Green pressure sensors tap quartz MEMS News & Analysis 6/29/2009 Post a comment Epson Toyocom unveiled a green sensor technology that eliminates dangerous oil and gases from pressure sensors, instead using a quartz microelectromechanical system (QMEMS) tuning fork as the sensing element.
Forte beefs up high-level synthesis tool Product News 6/29/2009 1 comment High-level synthesis EDA vendor Forte Design Systems has commenced volume shipments of the latest version of its Cynthesizer SystemC synthesis software for hardware and electronic system level design.
ASE gains $365 million syndicated loan News & Analysis 6/29/2009 1 comment Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) has signed a syndicated loan agreement with 17 banks. The five-year loan is worth NT$12 billion ($364.7 million).
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