China link helps MIPS go mobile News & Analysis 1/4/2011 11 comments Delivering on its promise to enter the mobile market, MIPS will show off at CES two smartphones. One deploys a MIPS-Based CPU designed by a Beijing-based Ingenic Semiconductor, while the other is using a MIPS core from Actions Semiconductor for media processing.
Samsung trials DDR4 DRAM module News & Analysis 1/4/2011 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced the completion of a DDR4 DRAM module using 30-nm class process technology, that is somewhere between 30- and 39-nm.
Intel-GE healthcare JV launches News & Analysis 1/3/2011 14 comments A previously announced healthcare joint venture between Intel and General Electric is officially up and running as Intel-GE Care Innovations LLC.
ITC backs Rambus with 34-company probe News & Analysis 1/3/2011 8 comments The International Trade Commission has announced that it will launch an investigation into various chips and memory controllers and products that contain them, including PC motherboards, modems, routers and computers, following a complaint filed by Rambus Inc.
November's 'actual' global chip sales slip below par News & Analysis 1/3/2011 4 comments The "actual" global market for chips in November, as estimated by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization, was $24.64 billion, up 13.9 percent from the same month a year before and up 1.0 percent from October 2010 sales of $24.40 billion.
November averaged chip sales sag slightly News & Analysis 1/3/2011 3 comments The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for November was $25.97 billion, down from a revised $26.20 billion in the month before and up 14.4 percent from the same month a year before, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).
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.