NFC player Inside Secure files for IPO News & Analysis 6/1/2011 2 comments Inside Secure SA, a fabless supplier of near field communication (NFC) chips has filed papers for an initial public offering of shares on the Euronext exchange in Paris, according to reports.
Rusnano draws MEMS firm to Russia News & Analysis 6/1/2011 3 comments Rusnano, the Russian government investment fund for nanotechnologies, has said it is investing $15 million into a $22 million project with MEMS-based timing company SiTime Corp. under which the company will open up a development center in Russia.
AMD rolls Series-9 chipset, shows next APU News & Analysis 6/1/2011 3 comments AMD launched its 9-Series chipset lineup for next-generation PC platforms at Computex in Taiwan, where one of the company's top executives also showed off the next-generation AMD accelerated processing unit, codenamed Trinity.
Global averaged April chip sales show softness News & Analysis 6/1/2011 1 comment The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors for April came in below expectations. Below-seasonal softness was ascribed partly to the aftermath of the March Japanese earthquake.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.