EDA logged strongest Q2 growth in 10 years News & Analysis 10/5/2011 3 comments The EDA sector achieved its highest level of year-to-year growth in any second quarter in the past 10 years, continuing to benefit from a typical sales lag on the heels of a huge bounce-back 2010 for the semiconductor industry, according to the EDA Consortium.
MIPS, eSilicon tapeout 28-nm MPU cluster Product News 10/5/2011 Post a comment Processor IP vendor MIPS Technologies and semiconductor value chain producer eSilicon announced the tapeout of a high-performance, three-way microprocessor cluster on Globalfoundries' low-power 28-nm process technology.
Freescale dubs East Kilbride automotive CoE News & Analysis 10/5/2011 2 comments Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has announced the creation of a center of excellence in automotive electronics at its East Kilbride location in Scotland, which was previously home to a wafer fabrication facility.
Vitesse Semi cuts 10% of workforce News & Analysis 10/5/2011 1 comment Network IC vendor Vitesse Semiconductor cut about 10 percent of its workforce and consolidated its operations into a single facility at its headquarters in Camarillo, Calif., last week, according to a regulatory filing.
BoM for 32-GB iPhone 4S estimated at $203 News & Analysis 10/5/2011 5 comments The bill-of-materials for the 32-GB version Apple's newly announced iPhone 4S is estimated to be about $203, roughly the same that the iPhone 4 model was when it launched in mid-2010, according to a preliminary estimate by UBM TechInsights.
TranSwitch engineering VP out in re-org News & Analysis 10/4/2011 1 comment The vice president of operations and engineering at chip and IP vendor TranSwith has resigned from the firm in connection with a business re-organization and restructuring designed to focus company resources on high-growth opportunities.
SuVolta to discuss low-power at ARM TechCon News & Analysis 10/4/2011 1 comment Scott Thompson, chief technology officer of startup SuVolta Inc., will provide an overview of advanced transistor technologies at the ARM TechCon, which takes place Oct. 25 to 27 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.
Infineon ILD series of LED drivers Product News 10/4/2011 Post a comment Infineon has expanded its LED driver ICs product portfolio with devices that provide flexibility and performance for a broad range of energy efficient solid state lighting designs.
Startup offers embedded memory IP News & Analysis 10/3/2011 1 comment Memoir Systems Inc. is a 2009 startup company that has begun offering embedded memory intellectual property aimed at SoCs being designed for the networking and multicore processor markets.
Samsung partners with Quantenna on MIMO Wi-Fi News & Analysis 10/3/2011 2 comments Fabless communications chip company Quantenna Communications Inc. has announced a partnership with conumer electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to develop 4x4 MIMO Wi-Fi technology products for multiple markets.
August global chip sales show surprise growth News & Analysis 10/3/2011 2 comments The three-month average of global semiconductor sales was $25.03 billion in August, showing an increase of 0.7 percent from the prior month when averaged sales were $24.9 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Former Qimonda boss joins NXP management News & Analysis 10/3/2011 4 comments Chip company NXP Semiconductors NV has announced the appointment of Kin Wah Loh as executive vice president responsible for sales and marketing and as a member of the NXP management team.
Congatec unveils AMD dual core power on Qseven Product News 10/2/2011 Post a comment The conga-QAF is the first module to combine high graphics performance, dual core processing power and low power consumption in such a small form factor which makes it an ideal solution for cost-sensitive low-power control and visualization applications.
Demand for NFC grows, says NXP News & Analysis 10/1/2011 Post a comment NXP says it has responded to growing demand, with the NTAG2 family of NFC tag solutions to effectively deploy NFC in emerging use cases such as smart posters, social media, service discovery, and electronic enhancement of printed media.
Wall switch brings 802.11n Wi-Fi to hotels News & Analysis 10/1/2011 1 comment Ruckus Wireless announces that its high-speed Wi-Fi wall switch has experienced broad adoption by hotels around the globe looking to deliver a myriad of IP-based in-room services over a unified wired/wireless infrastructure, while also providing high-speed wireless Internet access to a flood of new Wi-Fi-enabled mobile and handheld devices.
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.