EU gives cautious go-ahead to research institute News & Analysis 11/26/2007 Post a comment European Union ministers have agreed in principle to establish a research organization to spur innovation and growth, but funding remained unresolved even as several countries jostled to host the so called "European Institute of Innovation and Technology."
Compromise emerging on Galileo sat-nav funding News & Analysis 11/26/2007 Post a comment Europe's fledgling satellite navigation project Galileo cleared a major hurdle in its long-running attempts to sort out future funding as EU member states agreed on a compromise deal on the financing of the project.
Broadcom wins a further round against Qualcomm News & Analysis 11/23/2007 Post a comment A federal judge has upheld a decision in favor of Braodcom Corp against archrival Qualcomm Inc. that the latter infringed on three Broadcom patents related to video compression, and technology that enables a handset to simultaneously access data and voice networks.
UN report complains of low electronics recycling rates News & Analysis 11/21/2007 Post a comment The recycling of electronic waste in the European Union is far from its targets, says a study authored by a consortium led by the United Nations University (UNU). The study suggests higher collection rates would not only serve the environment but also the industry.
C-band users, WiMAX hopefuls welcome WRC spectrum allocations News & Analysis 11/16/2007 Post a comment Satellite operators and equipment vendors hailed the outcome of their campaign at the World Radicommunications Conference to protect the users of its C-band spectrum from terrestrial interference. Backers of WiMAX also won the last of their hard-fought battles to cement the technology's acceptance as a mobile broadband standard.
Book to celebrate ten years of DATE News & Analysis 11/15/2007 Post a comment Organizers of the Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference are celebrating ten years of the event with a book that collates 30 of the best papers presented at the event since its inception.
Cambridge must bridge innovation gap, report warns News & Analysis 11/15/2007 Post a comment Cambridge is in danger of losing its place as one of the leading high technology and electronics clusters in Europe for fledgling companies because it is too reliant on "hard technology" segments and is not particularly innovative when it comes to "soft tech" ventures, a report from Library House warns.
Windows CE marries embedded, Web services Product News 11/14/2007 Post a comment Tomorrow's embedded systems will be access points for a growing array of network services, according to executives at Microsoft Corp. who are rolling out a new release of Windows CE software to help enable the shift as well as a new initiative to reach out more broadly to hardware developers as it competes with Linux to command a rising share of the embedded software market.
Teradyne rolls duo PCB tester News & Analysis 11/13/2007 Post a comment With the introduction of a PCB tester equipped with two independent test modules, Teradyne claims to effectively double throughput without doubling price and manufacturing floor footprint.
India debuts on Top 10 computer list News & Analysis 11/12/2007 Post a comment India debuts for the first time as home to one of the world's most powerful systems in the latest ranking of the Top 500 supercomputers, released at the Supercomputing 2007 conference.
Petabyte array follows trend to SAS News & Analysis 11/12/2007 Post a comment A storage array company will underscore the rapid shift to Serial Attached SCSI drives when it debuts its latest system that shifts from Fibre Channel to SAS and Serial ATA drives for an array that can house up to 1.2 petabytes of storage in two racks.
Cray stretches Linux in supercomputer News & Analysis 11/6/2007 Post a comment The day after Google announced a new initiative to pack Linux into mobile handsets, supercomputer designer Cray is announcing its Xt5 systems that it claims will be its biggest computers to use the open source operating system.
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.