IAR correlates software with dev board power News & Analysis 4/30/2010 2 comments C/C++ compiler and software development tools supplier IAR Systems AB (Upsalla, Sweden) has announced a method whereby developers can correlate development board power consumption with the software running on ARM-based microcontrollers.
Synapse, Silicon Labs team on wireless mesh News & Analysis 4/30/2010 Post a comment Snap, the operating systems for wireless sensor networks from Synapse Wireless Inc. (Huntsville, Ala.) has been linked up with the Si1000 wireless microcontroller from Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Austin, Texas) to enable sub-GHz connectivity for smart meters, building automation and personal medical devices.
Atheros weaves mesh networking effort News & Analysis 4/30/2010 Post a comment Atheros Communications is trying to rally interest in a standard for using mesh technology in home networks, an effort that would help the company merge and add value to its Wi-Fi and powerline chip products.
The servers are coming, says ARM's CEO News & Analysis 4/28/2010 7 comments Servers based on ARM multicore processors should arrive in the next 12 months, according to Warren East, chief executive officer of processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England).
Multicore not up to snuff for basestations News & Analysis 4/27/2010 Post a comment Multicore processors should be ideal for wireless base stations, but so far both the chips and their tools fall short of meeting engineers needs, according to a senior developer at HuaWei speaking at the Multicore Expo.
Chip makers 'flying blind' News & Analysis 4/27/2010 1 comment Semiconductor companies can improve their supply chain visibility and extract additional value from the operations by increasing sales force effectiveness, boosting integration with external value chain partners, and optimizing planning and fulfillment processes.
ARM posts record results in Q1 News & Analysis 4/27/2010 Post a comment Processor IP licensor ARM Holdings plc turned in record financial results for its first quarter of 2010 with revenues at $143.3 million up 19 percent on the revenue in the first quarter of 2009. The quarter saw ARM achieve its highest ever unit shipments leading to record royalty revenues, profits and net cash generation.
Netronome debuts cards, system for packet processing Product News 4/26/2010 Post a comment Netronome will debut at the Multicore Expo two PCI Express Gen2 adapter cards and a chassis-based system using its 40-core network processor announced late last year at a time when rival Cavium Networks is expected to announce a 32-core device.
Samplify offers IQ compression for 4G conversion News & Analysis 4/26/2010 Post a comment Samplify Systems Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a provider of signal compression technology and ICs has announced Prism IQ compression technology optimized for wireless infrastructure applications using the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) standard.
MIPS, Imagination team up to wrestle with ARM News & Analysis 4/26/2010 Post a comment MIPS Technologies and Imagination Technologies will announce at the Embedded Systems Conference a non-exclusive marketing alliance geared to support chip designers using cores from both companies in a shot across the bow to their mutual competitor, ARM Ltd., which is developing its own graphics cores.
AMD rolls seven embedded CPUs at ESC Product News 4/26/2010 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices will roll out at the Embedded Systems Conference embedded versions of PC chip sets, graphics and as many as seven x86 processors, including AMD's first embedded chips to support DDR3 memory and the HyperTransport 3 interconnect.
Renesas gets in-touch with Immersion touch interface News & Analysis 4/23/2010 Post a comment Renesas Electronics America Inc. and Immersion Corp. have collaborated to provide a system-level solution that enables designers of consumer electronics; white goods; and medical, building automation and office equipment to integrate haptic [touch] feedback in product designs.
Analysis: Freescale moves closer to IPO News & Analysis 4/23/2010 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s growing revenue, improving operating performance and steps taken to adjust debt maturities combined with a favorable equity market have put the IC vendor several steps closer to its goal of selling shares in an initial public offering.
Freescale operating loss shrinks as sales jump News & Analysis 4/22/2010 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor Inc. reported improved performance in the March quarter with sales rising 21 percent and operating loss narrowing sharply although the chip vendor reported net loss of $257 million versus $2.3 billion of non-cash net profit in the year-ago quarter.
ARM stock rises on Apple takeover talk News & Analysis 4/22/2010 2 comments London's financial district was full of rumors on Wednesday (April 21) that Apple is considering a takeover of processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England), according to the London Evening Standard newspaper.
QuickLogic rolls low-power system block for mobile devices Product News 4/21/2010 Post a comment Programmable logic vendor QuickLogic announced a new proven system block for its customer specific standard products (CSSPs) that the company said enables handheld mobile system developers to conserve energy through effective power management by shutting down the CPU and the CSSP between bursts of activity caused by peripheral devices.
Reports: Google buys chip design firm Agnilux News & Analysis 4/21/2010 8 comments Google Inc. is following Apple into the IC design business by buying a chip design team company, according to reports. Google has bought Agnilux Inc. (San Jose, Calif.), which was formed by former design engineers who had been brought into Apple and then quit to form their own company.
Mirics launches TV decoding on GPU News & Analysis 4/21/2010 Post a comment Mirics Semiconductor Ltd. (Fleet, England) has announced the launch of a multi-standard broadcast TV decoder that uses a Cuda-based graphics add-in-card for computational acceleration.
Numonyx 1-Gbit phase-change memory delayed News & Analysis 4/21/2010 1 comment Nonvolatile memory maker Numonyx BV (Geneva, Switzerland), the company being acquired by Micron Technology Inc., has yet to sample customers with a long-awaited 1-Gbit capacity phase-change memory. The indications from Numonyx are that samples will be available in 2010 with volume production expected in 2011.
Seagate erases fiscal Q3 loss on demand boost News & Analysis 4/20/2010 Post a comment Seagate Technology Inc. improved its operating performance in the fiscal third quarter with net income of $518 million versus net loss of $275 million as revenue jumped 42 percent from the comparable year-ago quarter.
New converged network blends Ethernet, Infiniband News & Analysis 4/19/2010 1 comment The race toward converged networks took a step forward as a trade group announced a capability for layering Infiniband's low latency features on top of Ethernet for high performance computing applications running on large clusters.
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.