Analyst: Chip delays could slow Verizon's LTE rollout News & Analysis 4/8/2009 Post a comment A research note from Deutsche Bank has cast doubts over the ability of early adopter Verizon Wireless to launch a 4G Long-Term Evolution network in up to 35 markets in the U.S. by the end of next year using datacards, and suggests handsets may be even longer delayed.
Intel touts 2-GHz Atom News & Analysis 4/8/2009 Post a comment Intel has unveiled 2GHz versions of its Atom processor at this week's Developers Forum in Beijing, China, targeting the parts at handheld Internet notebooks and mini laptops.
Class G: music to your ears? Product News 4/7/2009 Post a comment Class AB is out and Class G is in, according to Texas Instrument's Christoph Gromann, discussing headphone amplifiers for MP3 players and mobile phones.
Femtocell standard homes in on deployments News & Analysis 4/7/2009 Post a comment The prospects for commercial rollouts of femtocells –or small cellular home basestations—took a major step forward with the publication by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the Femto Forum and the Broadband Forum of the first global standards for the emerging technology.
Siemens picks ADI Blackfin for smart power meters Product News 4/7/2009 Post a comment As part of its 'Smart Grid' infrastructure concept, Siemens is currently developing smart power meters for global markets. As core element for its smart power meters, the company has selected the Blackfin Digital Signal Processor from Analog Devices
ZigBee chip specialist raises a further $8 million News & Analysis 4/6/2009 Post a comment Capitalizing on the increasing interest in and demand for smart energy/grid initiatives, ZigBee chip specialist Ember Corporation ( Boston, Mass. and Cambridge, England) has closed a funding round of $8 million that brings the company's total funding to $89 million.
RF Micro reports rising demand, cash improvement News & Analysis 4/6/2009 Post a comment RF Micro Devices Inc.'s financial results improved in the March quarter on better than expected demand and the wireless IC vendor now sees manufacturing capacity rising strongly through the year, boosting its cash position.
No recovery yet, Gartner says News & Analysis 4/6/2009 1 comment Are the electronics and semiconductor markets recovering? Not yet, according to market research firm Gartner, which said recent positive industry events are characteristic of a demand reset.
Video: Where hardware and software collide News & Analysis 4/4/2009 Post a comment A panel of executives at ESC Silicon Valley talked about the clash of cultures between hardware and software engineers as chipmakers take on the responsibility of developing more embedded software and agreed that a system-level approach has become mandatory.
MagnaChip seeks investment from financial firm News & Analysis 4/3/2009 Post a comment South Korean financial services firm KTB Securities is in negotiations to invest in MagnaChip Semiconductor, the logic spin-off of Hynix Semiconductor, according to a report out of South Korea that was confirmed by a MagnaChip executive.
Freescale CTO: Stimulus means big opportunities News & Analysis 4/3/2009 Post a comment Huge amounts of money being poured into the economy through stimulus packages by governments worldwide will provide a big opportunity for electronics and particularly embedded systems, according to Lisa Su, Freescale Semiconductor's chief technology officer and senior vice president/general manager for networking and multimedia.
Micron net loss shrinks, sales plunge 29% News & Analysis 4/2/2009 Post a comment Micron Technology Inc.'s quarterly net loss narrowed slightly on cost-cutting but sales dropped sharply as manufacturing overcapacity continued to hurt average selling prices at DRAM suppliers.
Analyst sours on Infineon, ST but touts ARM News & Analysis 4/2/2009 1 comment Infineon Technologies AG, STMicroelectronics NV and ASML Holding have had their equity ratings lowered to "sell" from "hold" by an analyst who warned the companies' operating positions are becoming dire due to deteriorating demand. The analyst, however, confirmed ARM Holding's "buy" rating.
Renesas pilots patent program News & Analysis 4/2/2009 Post a comment Renesas Technology Corp. is piloting a cross-functional program to align its work in patents with the company's R&D units and overall business goals and could generate dozens of new patents it could assert with potential competitors and partners.
Intel gained MPU share in each quarter of '08 News & Analysis 4/1/2009 1 comment Intel in the fourth quarter of 2008 accounted for 81.8 percent of global microprocessor revenue, topping a year when it gained market share in microprocessors during every quarter, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...