ITC to review determination against Tessera News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment The U.S. International Trade Commission will review an initial determination by an administrative law judge which found that wireless semiconductor manufacturers did not violate patents held by Tessera Technologies, according to a statement issued by Tessera.
Cadence CTO moving on News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment Ted Vucurevich, a longtime executive at Cadence Design Systems and the company's chief technology officer for the past several years, confirmed that he is leaving the EDA vendor.
STM garde la confiance des brokers News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment La société de courtage Nomura Securities a réduit ses estimations et ses objectifs de cours pour STMicroelectronics NV, mais reste confiant sur le long terme malgré un diminution estimée du chiffre d'affaire de 25 à 30 pourcent pour 2009.
Video: Christensen on disruption in health care News & Analysis 1/29/2009 Post a comment Health care will follow the model of the computer industry, creating waves of disruption with increasingly de-centralized systems and services, according to business guru Clayton Christensen who is spending time lobbying lawmakers to help make it come true.
Thomson va céder pour 1 milliard d'actifs News & Analysis 1/29/2009 Post a comment Confronté à un endettement financier net en augmentation de 800 millions d'euros au deuxième semestre 2008, Thomson s'oriente vers un procesus de cession d'activités de près de 1 miiliard d'euros pour améliorer son bilan.
High Density LXI 2 Amp Matrices Product News 1/28/2009 Post a comment Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of customer focused LXI switch matrices with the introduction of the 60-554 High Density 256x16 EMR (Electromechanical Relay) Matrix.
Former IBM exec cleared to lead Apple group News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment IBM and Apple have resolved litigation over Mark Papermaster, clearing the way for the former IBM executive to start work as senior vice president of devices hardware engineering at Apple on April 24.
TTTech rolls TTEthernet evaluation system Product News 1/27/2009 Post a comment TTTech Computertechnik AG (Vienna) has announced the availability of evaluation systems for its real-time based TTEthernet data communication technology. The system enables users to analyze the properties of TTEthernet systems and the development of distributed real-time applications.
Azimuth joins LTE test initiative News & Analysis 1/26/2009 Post a comment Wireless test vendor Azimuth Systems will join the Long-Term Evolution/System Architecture Evolution Trial Initiative that focuses on accelerating the availability of next-generation LTE mobile broadband systems.
Qimonda en faillite News & Analysis 1/23/2009 Post a comment Le fabricant de mémoires DRAM en difficulté Qimonda, filiale de Infineon s'est déclaré en faillite devant le tribunal de Munich ce vendredi 23 janvier 2009.
Will Apple sue Palm over Pre? News & Analysis 1/21/2009 Post a comment Without mentioning any names, Tim Cook, Apple Inc.'s chief operating officer, rattled his legal saber in the direction of Palm Inc. and its Pre smartphone that has a multi-touch interface similar to that of the patent-protected iPhone.
ADI sees sales declining 25-30 percent News & Analysis 1/20/2009 Post a comment Analog Devices, Inc. said quarterly sales may decline 25 to 30 percent for its first quarter of fiscal 2009 ending January 31, an additional 5 to 10 percent worse than its previous projections.
Mentor unveils TLM 2.0 design flow Product News 1/20/2009 Post a comment EDA vendor Mentor Graphics announced a scalable design methodology based on transaction level model that, according to the company, allows a single model to be taken from design concept to implementation.
"Green" panels, issues set to dominate in FPDs Product News 1/19/2009 Post a comment Flat panel displays are expected to become significantly more environmentally friendly over the next few years, and 70 percent of FPD shipments will tout a variety of “green” features by 2012, according to market research group DisplaySearch.
Plenty of DTV converter boxes left, study finds News & Analysis 1/17/2009 Post a comment If the switchover from analog to digital television broadcast doesn't happen as scheduled Feb. 17, it won't be for lack of digital-to-analog converter boxes, according to a study by market research firm Digital Tech Consulting.
AMD cuts 900 additional jobs News & Analysis 1/16/2009 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plans to cut an additional 900 jobs during the first quarter of 2009 as part of a series of moves designed to reduce the chip maker's workforce by about 9 percent, AMD said.
Verigy settles dispute with startup News & Analysis 1/15/2009 Post a comment Startup automated test equipment vendor Silicon Test Systems will transfer all of its intellectual property to Verigy as part of a settlement reached by the companies on a pending trade secret misappropriation lawsuit, according to a statement issued by Verigy.
Virage Logic's Shubat runs for GSA BoD News & Analysis 1/15/2009 Post a comment Virage Logic's Alex Shubat, co-founder, president and chief executive officer, is running as a candidate to serve on the Global Semiconductor Alliance board of directors for a two-year term in the EDA/design partner category that includes intellectual property providers.
Apple's Jobs takes medical leave News & Analysis 1/14/2009 Post a comment Steve Jobs has announced he will take a medical leave at Apple Inc. until June, just days after publically describing his condition as a minor one that would not interfere with his duties as chief executive, leaving Apple's chief operating officer, Tim Cook, to handle day-to-day issues in his absence.
U.S. lead in patents narrows News & Analysis 1/14/2009 Post a comment The U.S. lead in patents slipped slightly in 2008, according to a report that comes amid an all time high in patent filings in the U.S—including a record in patents issued to IBM Corp.--but growing concern about the quality of patents.
Cars share cameras, radar sensors News & Analysis 1/9/2009 Post a comment Under the auspices of tier one Delphi Deutschland, a consortium of six companies has launched the research project 'Active Safety Car'. The project aims at developing automotive-based systems that do not only recognize obstacles ahead of the vehicle but also communicate them to other vehicles nearby.
Lip-Bu Tan named Cadence CEO News & Analysis 1/8/2009 Post a comment Cadence Design Systems Inc. has named Lip-Bu Tan as its new president and CEO, replacing Michael Fister, who resigned in October along with four other senior executives.
HDMI gears up for home network role Product News 1/7/2009 1 comment The High Definition Multimedia Interface officially throws its hat in the ring of contenders for a home networking physical layer today with plans for a next-generation of HDMI that will include support for high bandwidth bi-direction traffic capable of handling compressed video.
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.