Atheros weaves mesh networking effort News & Analysis 4/30/2010 Post a comment Atheros Communications is trying to rally interest in a standard for using mesh technology in home networks, an effort that would help the company merge and add value to its Wi-Fi and powerline chip products.
Multicore not up to snuff for basestations News & Analysis 4/27/2010 Post a comment Multicore processors should be ideal for wireless base stations, but so far both the chips and their tools fall short of meeting engineers needs, according to a senior developer at HuaWei speaking at the Multicore Expo.
Study pegs Tek scope 'winner' in specific test tasks News & Analysis 4/27/2010 1 comment A study by research firm Hansa|GCR concluded that among three scopes performing similar tasks the Tektronix MSO4000 mixed signal oscilloscope was preferred, according to a press release by Tektronix, Inc.
by over two-thirds of the participants and was 53 percent faster in finding runts and glitches when debugging a design.
Bluetooth backers explore 60 GHz future Product News 4/20/2010 Post a comment The Bluetooth Special Interest Group is expected to create a study group to help pick a transport for a future gigabit-class version of the short-range wireless technology, and the leading candidates are the two rival flavors of 60 GHz technology promoted by the WirelessHD Consortium and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance.
Low-k test regime spots defects on wafers News & Analysis 4/19/2010 Post a comment In a low-k dielectric test regime being developed for Semiconductor Research Corp. members, Columbia University is perfecting an approach that will measure the average number of density traps in a low-k material to spot potential failures while the chips are still on the wafer.
New converged network blends Ethernet, Infiniband News & Analysis 4/19/2010 1 comment The race toward converged networks took a step forward as a trade group announced a capability for layering Infiniband's low latency features on top of Ethernet for high performance computing applications running on large clusters.
Consortium backs mobile interface for high def video News & Analysis 4/14/2010 1 comment Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Image, Inc., Sony and Toshiba Corp. have formed the MHL Consortium. The group has created a draft specification for the Mobile High-Definition Link originally announced by Silicon Image in 2008 for sharing high-definition video between mobile devices and televisions.
WiMax device testing centers to open in May News & Analysis 4/13/2010 Post a comment The WiMax Forum has launched a so-called Open Retail Initiative under which it will open in May a set of labs to help test, certify and activate WiMax devices sold via retail or direct to customers in an effort to simplify the job of getting many devices and subscribers on WiMax networks and generate the kind of open mobile networking environment WiMax backers envision.
India, Arizona chip test firms agree to merge News & Analysis 4/12/2010 Post a comment Semiconductor test services companies Tessolve Services Pvt. Ltd. (Bangalore, India) and Dynamic Test Solutions Inc. (Chandler, Ariz.) have announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies.
U.S. awards $100M in smart grid training grants News & Analysis 4/8/2010 Post a comment The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a total of nearly $100 million in grants to train an estimated 30,000 workers in smart grid technologies with awards going to a diverse group of 54 colleges, universities and companies for programs to train electricians, line workers, technicians, system operators, power system engineers, cyber security specialists and transmission planners.
Automotive still a solid opportunity for EDA, says Mentor exec News & Analysis 4/8/2010 1 comment As EDA searches for opportunities to generate more revenues from outside the semiconductor industry, Martin O'Brien, general manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corp., highlighted automotive and said the trend is likely to continue with the advent of hybrid and electric vehicles.
Computer storage firm files for $55 million IPO News & Analysis 4/6/2010 Post a comment With a number of successful IPOs held in the recent past, including that of MaxLinear Corp. (Carlsbad, Calif.), Nexsan Technologies Inc. (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) is the latest company to try and join the rush to the watering hole the public markets.
Nano ePrint licenses Infiniscale's modeling tool News & Analysis 4/6/2010 Post a comment Nano ePrint Ltd., a spin off from the University of Manchester in England, announced it has selected the GreenLys modeling tool suite from French EDA startup Infiniscale SA for its organic electronic devices modeling needs.
Intel's CEO earned $14 million in 2009 News & Analysis 4/6/2010 1 comment Paul Otellini, president and CEO of the world's largest chip company Intel Corp., received about $14.1 million in total compensation for doing his job in 2009, an increase of 16.7 percent over what he was paid in 2008, according to documents filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Telecom providers hungry for 100G, but price averse News & Analysis 4/6/2010 1 comment Big telecommunications providers are hungry for higher density systems, but they are concerned about the high costs of the first 100 Gigabit Ethernet systems coming this year and the need to transition to IPv6, according to an NTT chief technologist who shared details of a recent evaluation of core routers.
Taser, Stinger zap each other over patents News & Analysis 4/2/2010 1 comment Taser International Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.), the developer of electric-shock gun technology, has said that it won summary judgment against rival manufacturer Stinger Systems Inc. (Tampa Florida) on Tuesday (March 31) in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.