NXP catches SlingCatcher set top box Product News 1/7/2008 Post a comment Sling Media, the company behind the SlingBox that allows users to access their television programs, music, and pictures from their laptops when on the move, is using NXP Semiconductors' set top box chip set to power its follow-up device, the SlingCatcher, that is being demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mirics extends broadcast tuner range News & Analysis 1/7/2008 Post a comment Fabless semiconductor startup Mirics Semiconductor (Fleet, England) has started sampling the second device in its planned line-up of reconfigurable RF devices for terrestrial broadcast reception.
Intel rolls 16 45nm CPUs in Vegas News & Analysis 1/7/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp. will lead with it strength as it comes to the Consumer Electronics Show Monday, launching 16 new PC processors made in its 45nm process technology, but in a CES keynote focused on the personal Internet, chief executive Paul Otellini will also show prototypes of systems based on the company's upcoming Menlow platform for handhelds.
Audio networking platform offers complete solution Product News 1/7/2008 Post a comment The JukeBlox audio networking platform from BridgeCo combines an ARM9-based processor, Linux-based middleware, SDK and reference design to provide a complete solution for connecting audio systems to home networks, the Internet, and portables.
Reciva, Marvell team for Internet radio Product News 1/7/2008 Post a comment Internet radio specialist Reciva Ltd (Cambridge, England) has teamed with wireless chip developer Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) for a joint platform for Internet radio receivers and networked devices.
Sensor design gets systematic News & Analysis 1/4/2008 Post a comment EEs invent a unified framework for designing new nanoscale sensors using nanotubes, nanowires, nanocomposites and nanonets, with surprising results.
Physical predictability for carbon-neutral timing closure News & Analysis 1/4/2008 Post a comment Design techniques to manage power must coexist with techniques to achieve speed and performance. To make it all work, logic designers must introduce more information about the electrical effects of the physical implementation into early stages of the design flow.
Xilinx at CES 2008 Product News 1/4/2008 Post a comment Xilinx to demonstrate programmable solutions designed to enable the industry's latest consumer and automotive innovations at CES 2008.
Intel withdraws from OLPC project News & Analysis 1/4/2008 Post a comment Intel has quit the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project just days before it was due to demonstrate prototype computers using its processor at the Consumer Electronics Show.
IPWireless name fades as NextWave restructures News & Analysis 1/4/2008 Post a comment The IPWireless name is to disappear as new owner NextWave Wireless Inc. reorganizes and the specialist developer of mobile broadband and mobile TV technologies is assimilated into a separate division dubbed NextWave Network Products.
Ralink rolls out pair of 802.11n chips Product News 1/4/2008 Post a comment Ralink Technology Corp. is offering a pair of 802.11n single chipsthe RT3080, which enables Wi-Fi in handheld and mobile devices and the RT3070, which it is touting as the industry's smallest 802.11n USB single chip for PCs, AP/routers and client devices.
Start-up raises funds for polymer materials development News & Analysis 1/4/2008 Post a comment Optoelectronics materials developer Braggone (Oulu, Finland) has raised "multimillion-dollar" funding from Finland's National Technology Agency (TEKES) to commercialize its polymer materials that target makers of displays, semiconductor and photovoltaics.
Spec signals wireless video flood at CES News & Analysis 1/3/2008 Post a comment The WirelessHD consortium has finished the initial specification for short-range 60 GHz radios, a technology that will compete with a wide variety of standard and proprietary Wi-Fi and ultrawideband approaches trying to deliver a wireless link for video to the digital home.
Portable navigation on mobiles set to take off News & Analysis 1/3/2008 Post a comment Sales of portable navigation devices are set to increase ten-fold over the next eight years, with the huge take-up coming from the the GPS functionality being embedded into mobile phones, according to Telematics Research Group (TRG).
Groups extend memories development venture News & Analysis 1/3/2008 Post a comment Qimonda AG (Munch, Germany) and Taiwanese group Macronix International Co Ltd have extended their collaboration in memory technologies development to include "different kinds of non-volatile memories ". The companies have for several years worked together on phase change memories.
UWB boosts HD audio standard Product News 1/2/2008 Post a comment Ultrawideband technology aims to bring order to current spectrum chaos by enabling HD audio to move into the unlicensed 3.1- to 10.6-GHz band designated for personal area networks.
RF power semis market set for growth, changes News & Analysis 1/2/2008 Post a comment The high power RF semiconductor market is set for major growth over the next four years, but the wireless infrastructure business will not dominate the sector as significantly as it does now, according to market research group ABI.
Silicon Line raises funds in Series A round News & Analysis 1/2/2008 Post a comment Silicon Line GmbH (Munich, Germany), a fabless chip company focusing on ultra low power analog ICs, has has secured initial funding in a Series A round led by Belgium-based Capital-E and Germany-based Munich Venture Partners.
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.