Broadcom switch paves road to 40G News & Analysis 4/29/2008 Post a comment Companies driving to 40 Gbit/s Ethernet could settle on a single proposal as early as their next meeting, thanks in part to a recent switch from Broadcom which unveiling a range of new 65nm Ethernet chips at Interop.
Group drives Gbit home network effort Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment Eleven companies have officially launched the HomeGrid Forum, a new consortium to accelerate work on a way to unify the fragmented world of home networking and aiming to speed up work on an ITU standard to define chips that can carry data at rates up to a gigabit per second across coax, phone or power lines.
Software gap in NFC mobile payment vision News & Analysis 4/28/2008 Post a comment Near Field Communication is poised to take off perhaps as early as 2010 as an enabling technology for mobile payment systems using cellphone handsets, but significant pieces of the software infrastructure for this market are missing and silicon opportunities in NFC may be limited, according to an upcoming report from the EE Times Market Intelligence Unit.
Synopsys debuts 5 GHz PCI express core Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment Synopsys officially rolls out a silicon core for PCI Express 2.0 April 28, claiming the 5 GHz technology is beginning to get attention from designers at a time when experts say the industry is moving at a relatively slow pace down the Express road map.
Sensor & Test to offer broad supporting program News & Analysis 4/25/2008 Post a comment The Sensor & Test trade fair (Nuremberg, May 6 though May 8), has published its supporting scientific and technological program. Five conferences and a number of forums provide a broad range of topics for test and automation engineers.
Anxious weekend ahead for Galileo backers News & Analysis 4/24/2008 Post a comment Teams that have been developing and financing the Giove-B demonstrator and test satellite for Europe's fledgling satellite navigation project, Galileo, will have an anxious weekend as the bird is scheduled to be launched in the early hours of April 27th.
DoD may push back on Apple's P.A. Semi bid News & Analysis 4/23/2008 2 comments Apple Inc. may have to face the ire of the U.S. Department of Defense following its planned acquisition of P.A. Semi Inc because the startup's PWRficient processor is designed into DoD programs in every major branch of the armed services, said one P.A. Semi customer who expects Apple will end production of the parts.
iNEMI takes its roadmap on the road News & Analysis 4/23/2008 Post a comment iNEMI, the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative , is holding a workshop in Europe to give industry the opportunity to review "work in progress" on its 2009 roadmap.
Boom seen in SIM card shipments News & Analysis 4/23/2008 Post a comment Shipments of SIM cards last year increased by 28 percent, with growth being driven by demand and opportunities in emerging markets and from the latest high-speed multimedia handsets.
Semicon Moscow debuts in June News & Analysis 4/23/2008 Post a comment Semi International is expanding its activities in Russia from trade missions to a Semicon conference and show on par with its other global events.
T-Mobile tips broad push for open platforms News & Analysis 4/23/2008 Post a comment T-Mobile plans to drive open software platforms across all its handsets, an executive for the carrier said at a conference where he and other speakers touted the coming Google Android platform as an "iPhone for the masses" that will help spur open innovation in handsets.
Qimonda to realign partner network Product News 4/22/2008 Post a comment Qimonda will take further strategic measures to reduce its dependency to from the PC market. Against the background of another quarter with towering losses, Qimonda CEO Kin Wah Loh explained in a conference call that he plans to "re-engineer" the company's partner network.
Web site aims to limit channels for fake chips News & Analysis 4/22/2008 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association has launched a directory of authorized silicon distributors as part of an ongoing effort to attack what it says is a rising problem in chip counterfeiting that the SIA is fighting on several fronts, including China where huge stores of fake goods operate freely.
UPA targets 400Mbps+ powerline technology News & Analysis 4/21/2008 Post a comment The Universal Powerline Association is gathering industry consensus round an effort to develop the PowerMAX specification for powerline communications technology that will deliver 400Mbits/ second and beyond.
India's Wipro to set up in Wroclaw News & Analysis 4/18/2008 Post a comment Wipro, India's third largest IT firm, announced plans to set up a research and service center in Wroclaw, Poland, to provide support to Switzerland-based client Credit Suisse.
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.