Year-old Bermai packs all functions for 5-GHz wireless LANs in one chip News & Analysis 4/29/2002 Post a comment LAS VEGAS -- In a move that's certain to raise the stakes in wireless local area networks, startup Bermai Inc. plans to formally launch its single-chip solution for 5-GHz wireless LANs at the NetWorld+Interop trade show here this week. The year-old fabless chip company is jumping into a crowded market, claiming to be the first to offer a single "radio chip" for the emerging 802.11a wireless LANs.
Intel will pay Intergraph $300 million for patents in suit settlement News & Analysis 4/15/2002 Post a comment
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Intergraph Corp. and Intel Corp. today announced they have agreed to bury the legal hatchet in their dispute over microprocessor patents. Under the settlement, Intel will pay Intergraph $300 million. Intergraph will transfer ownership of patents not covered by a new cross-licensing agreement in the settlement.
IXYS receives temporary stay of injunction in dispute with IR News & Analysis 4/11/2002 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Power semiconductor supplier IXYS Corp. here announced it has won a temporary stay in its appeal of an injunction on products shipped to the U.S. market in connection with a court's decision on a legal settlement between the company's foundry, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and International Rectifier Corp.
Transmeta names Cirrus executive as new CEO News & Analysis 4/10/2002 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Transmeta Corp. today named a former executive from Cirrus Logic Inc. as its new chief executive officer, replacing industry veteran Murray A. Goldman, who temporarily took over the CEO post last fall to help stabilize the struggling microprocessor supplier (see Oct. 16 story).
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