Nvidia-AMD: Deal or no deal? News & Analysis 2/28/2008 2 comments Industry observers are pushing for Nvidia Corp. to acquire troubled microprocessor maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., but such a transaction is fraught with regulatory and other hurdles.
CSR misses targets, remains cautious on outlook News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment Wireless comms chip specialist CSR plc saw its revenues in the fourth quarter of last year increase to $232.5million from $173.3million in the corresponding period of 2006. For the whole year, sales were $848.6million, up 20 percent from $704.7 million during 2006.
ARM tools add support for DaVinci and OMAP35x Product News 2/27/2008 Post a comment The ARM RealView family of development tools will provide enhanced support for the Texas Instruments DaVinci and OMAP35x platforms, including the recently-released DaVinci TMS320DM355 digital media processor and OMAP35x processors.
Infineon launches 900-V Superjunction MOSFET line Product News 2/27/2008 Post a comment Infineon Technologies AG is touting its latest product line as the industry's first 900 V superjunction MOSFETs specifically intended for high-efficiency SMPS (switched-mode power supply), industrial and renewable energy applications.
ETSI pushes standards for NFC with mobiles News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Wider adoption of near field communications with mobile phones took a further step forward with the European Telecoms Standardization Institute ETSI's Smart Card Platform Technical Committee approving the specification for the Host Controller Interface.
Micrel expands high power density line Product News 2/27/2008 Post a comment Micrel has added a member to its high power density family of products, a fully-integrated 4A synchronous buck regulator dubbed the MIC22400 for powering systems from 3.3V and 5V supply rails.
China universities join Sun Sparc program News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Sun Microsystems Inc. and China's Ministry of Education have signed a three-year agreement to train at least 100 educators a year on Sun's multi-core Sparc CPUs while China establishes an unspecified number of Sun centers of excellence.
Catrene opens up for first proposals News & Analysis 2/26/2008 Post a comment Companies, research organizations and academic institutions have until April 23rd to submit proposals for the Euros 6bn, four year, EU research project Catrene. The first call will open on February 29 and project labelling is planned for September 30, 2008.
Phyworks beats the 10G Ethernet drum with EDC chip News & Analysis 2/26/2008 Post a comment Communications chip specialist Phyworks (Bristol, England) is launching at the Optical Fibre Communications expo in San Diego, California, a CMOS retimer with EDC that offers 10G Ethernet performance in legacy fibre infrastructure as well as laser driver for small form factor modules operating at between125Mbit/second and 1.25Gbit/second.
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.