Analysis: Why Renesas is creating mobile IC spinoff News & Analysis 10/31/2010 5 comments Renesas Electronics' decision to spin out its mobile semiconductor products into a separate subsidiary is motivated not only by the differences between the markets for microcontrollers and baseband chips, but also to help protect Renesas' power amplifier business.
Graphene bandgap opened by vapor News & Analysis 10/29/2010 10 comments Tuning a semiconductor bandgap in sheets of pure carbon called graphene can be done using water vapor during fabrication, according to researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Analog chip vendors post profits News & Analysis 10/28/2010 5 comments Analog chip vendors Maxim Integrated Products, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor and MaxLinear reported profits for their most recently concluded quarters
Hynix, Magnachip post Q3 gains News & Analysis 10/28/2010 1 comment South Korean chip makers Hynix Semiconductor and MagnaChip Semiconductor reported third quarter sales increases despite some signs of a softening semiconductor market.
Will Broadcom buy change the femto market? News & Analysis 10/28/2010 13 comments Broadcom’s $86 million acquisition of Percello validates the fledgling femtocell market; it presents a scenario for femtocell to get integrated in another box; and it shows the future of femtocells priced on par with WiFi.
Intel backs cloud computing alliance News & Analysis 10/27/2010 6 comments Intel through its clout behind cloud computing, pledging to help drive the creation of standards, including participation in an alliance of global businesses.
IBM, European researchers seek CMOS successor News & Analysis 10/27/2010 6 comments IBM Research Zurich, Infineon Technologies and Globalfoundries have joined forces with a half dozen European universities and research centers on a mission to cut the power consumption of electronic devices by10-fold and reduce standby power to zero.
STMicro hits Q3 target, names new COO News & Analysis 10/26/2010 Post a comment STMicroelectronics reported revenue for the third quarter in line with consensus analyst expectations and said it expects further growth in sales in the fourth quarter despite softening of demand in some market applications.
Veeco's Q3 sales up big News & Analysis 10/26/2010 Post a comment Chip equipment vendor Veeco its third quarter sales more than tripled compared with the third quarter of 2009, beating consensus analyst expectations for the period.
Qimonda settles with U.S. subsidiaries News & Analysis 10/26/2010 1 comment German chip maker Qimonda said its insolvency administrator has reached a settlement with Qimonda's U.S. subsidiaries, giving the parent company the right to over 800 patents and patent applications, according to a Dow Jones report.
Modest growth projected for ICs in 2011 News & Analysis 10/25/2010 5 comments Semiconductor industry revenue is projected to grow 5.1 percent in 2011, according to market research firm iSuppli, which predicts the industry will enjoy a "soft landing" after a booming 2010.
Scenes from USA tech fest News & Analysis 10/25/2010 8 comments Photos from the USA Science & Engineering Festival, a two-day event held on the National Mall that drew tens of thousands of participants.
Atrenta, TSMC team on soft IP qualification flow News & Analysis 10/25/2010 Post a comment Atrenta Inc., a provider of early design closure solutions, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) announced they have joined forces to enhance the quality of delivered synthesizable IP using Atrenta's SpyGlass platform.
Intel's embedded Xeon tackles avionics News & Analysis 10/25/2010 6 comments Mercury Computer systems claims first dibs on ruggedizing Intel's high-performance Xeon server processors to for avionics, space, surveillance and military pattern recognition.
CMOS oscillator said to beat quartz News & Analysis 10/22/2010 27 comments Integrated Device Technology has introduced what it claims is the world's most accurate all-silicon CMOS oscillator with the industry's highest frequency accuracy.
ITC judge finds for Samsung over Spansion News & Analysis 10/22/2010 6 comments An administrative law judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission issued an initial determination finding that Samsung did not violate flash memory patents held by Spansion.
Lattice Semi's Q3 comes up short News & Analysis 10/21/2010 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor reported sales for the third quarter that fell short of consensus analysts' expectations, saying the last month of the quarter was slower than expected.
Cypress's Q3 sales fall short of estimates News & Analysis 10/21/2010 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor reported third quarter revenue that fell short of the company's sales target and Wall Street expectations due to manufacturing limitations in its SRAM business and slowing order rates in PC end markets and the company's distribution channel.
Power IC market to grow 20% in 2010 News & Analysis 10/21/2010 7 comments Following a decline of over 14 percent in 2009, the world market for power management and driver ICs is forecast to recover fully in 2010, growing by 20 percent to over $12 billion, according to market research organization IMS Research Ltd.
Analysts fret over FPGA lead times News & Analysis 10/20/2010 3 comments Wall Street analysts see the shortening of programmable logic device lead times as a sign of slowing demand, though they appear divided on how severe the impact might be.
IMEC sets up R&D center in Taiwan News & Analysis 10/20/2010 2 comments European research institute IMEC signed a co-funding contract with the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs to establish an R&D facility, the IMEC Taiwan Innovation Centre.
ISuppli boosts iPad sales forecast News & Analysis 10/20/2010 1 comment Market research firm iSuppli has raised its forecast for shipments of Apple's iPad based on indications that component availability for the popular tablet is improving.
CEL ZigBee module ranges 2.5 miles Product News 10/20/2010 Post a comment Designed for ZigBee Pro applications, the module runs the full ZigBee Pro software stack and Smart Energy profile, making it well suited for applications such as smart meters, smart grid, building automation, remote control, and HVAC.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.