Elliptic launches security processing engine for 4G wireless markets Product News 1/21/2011 Post a comment The CLP-620 Security Protocol Accelerator - LTE (SPAcc-LTE) from Elliptic Technologies is a high-performance cost- and power-efficient security engine for the developing 4th Generation mobile wireless markets. CLP-620 is the first security IP on the market that supports all algorithms required for 4G wireless markets around the world, including the ZUC based algorithms which have been recently introduced to target wireless networks in key Asian markets.
Top ten OEMs buy 34% of chips, says Gartner News & Analysis 1/21/2011 7 comments The top ten OEMs, led by Hewlett Packard, were responsible for $104.3 billion of semiconductor chip purchases in 2010, or 34.7 percent of the market, according to market research company Gartner Inc.
'Universal' memory aims to replace flash/DRAM News & Analysis 1/21/2011 24 comments A single "universal" memory technology that combines the speed of DRAM with the non-volatility and density of flash memory was recently invented at North Carolina State University, according to researchers.
Fairchild's Q4 sales miss analysts' targets News & Analysis 1/20/2011 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor reported sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 that feel just short of consensus analysts' expectations, but the company offered guidance for the current quarter that beat analysts' views
Tegal, consulting firm form solar venture News & Analysis 1/20/2011 Post a comment Chip equipment vendor Tegal has joined together with consulting firm se2quel Partners to form a new company dedicated to the development and operation of large scale photovoltaic-based solar utilities.
AMD aims 'most capable' processor at embedded Product News 1/20/2011 5 comments Microprocessor vendor Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has announced the immediate availability of its G-Series processor which is describes as an Accelerated Processing Unit of APU for embedded systems.
Apple not sweating iPad competitors News & Analysis 1/19/2011 9 comments Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook said following the company's record quarterly earnings that new Android- and Windows-based tablets don't measure up to the iPad.
Renesas RJK60S5DPK N-channel power MOSFET Product News 1/19/2011 Post a comment Renesas is sampling an N-channel power MOSFET that achieves an on-resistance of 150 milliohm, which is nearly 52% lower than its existing devices to reduce the amount of loss that occurs during power conversion.
Apple posts record sales, profit News & Analysis 1/18/2011 5 comments Apple reported record revenue and profit for its first quarter of fiscal 2011, one day after the company announced that CEO Steve Jobs was taking medical leave for an undefined time period.
Five reasons Apple needs Steve Jobs News & Analysis 1/18/2011 24 comments With Steve Jobs on medical leave for the second time in 24 months, Apple employees, investors and fans are forced to contemplate the possibility of Apple without him. Here are five ways the company would suffer if he is unable to return.
If you can’t beat ’em, join Rambus News & Analysis 1/18/2011 8 comments Rambus, known for its hardball legal tactics in the memory chip business, may turn out to be a godsend for inventors armed with big ideas but few resources to protect their IPs and advance their technologies.
Plastic Logic to get $700 million in Russian deal News & Analysis 1/18/2011 8 comments Plastic Logic, a struggling venture capital backed company, which specializes in organic electronics, is set to receive $700 million in deal backed by Rusnano, the technology investment arm of the Russian state.
CEA-Leti ramps up 300-mm 3-D fab News & Analysis 1/17/2011 4 comments France's CEA-Leti research center in Grenoble has begun to ramp up production on its 300-mm wafer fabrication facility dedicated to 3D-integration applications.
Survey finds 'consumers want femtocells' News & Analysis 1/17/2011 4 comments Research carried out by the Femto Forum and international research firm, Parks Associates, finds improved indoor wireless coverage and fast access to advanced data services are drivers for consumer interest.
Intel to invest $500 million in Irish fab News & Analysis 1/17/2011 6 comments Intel Corp. is set to spend $500 million as it re-commissions Fab 14 at its wafer fab site in Leixlip, Ireland, according to local reports. The move will create 200 long term technical jobs after a two-year build is completed. More importantly the investment looks set to secure the jobs at the three wafer fabs currently active there.
Dialog raises guidance for full year News & Analysis 1/17/2011 1 comment Dialog Semiconductor plc, a provider of power management ICs and audio and video related mixed-signal devices,, has raised its guidance for its fourth quarter end Dec. 31, 2010, and full year revenue.
Chips sales flat in December, says analyst News & Analysis 1/14/2011 3 comments The three-month average of global chip sales for December is set to be reported at $25.4 billion, a dip of 2.2 percent from $25.97 billion in November, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
Tablet flood to disrupt display market News & Analysis 1/13/2011 5 comments An expected flood of new media tablet products in the mold of Apple's iPad will cause disruptions in the global display industry, generating both shortages and excess inventories as display makers attempt to satisfy booming demand from their tablet customers, according to new research from IHS iSuppli.
Microfluidic pumps focus liquid lens News & Analysis 1/13/2011 5 comments Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has shown a liquid lens with a focal length that can be electrically adjusted with tiny microfluidic pistons with no moving parts, a breakthrough it says could boost all types of precision imaging applications.
Jedec to create standards for smaller SSDs News & Analysis 1/12/2011 1 comment Standards development organization Jedec Solid State Association said a subcommittee would develop standards for the solid state drives for applications beyond conventional disk drive form factors, such as tablets and ultra-thin notebook PCs.
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.