China stimulus seen as opportunity for IC firms News & Analysis 8/31/2009 Post a comment Market research firm Gartner advised semiconductor firms to step up efforts to work with Chinese manufacturers in order to cash in on a rise in that country's domestic demand being driven by a government subsidy program for home appliances.
Plenty of business in VDSL for Lantiq News & Analysis 8/27/2009 Post a comment Christian Wolff, designated CEO of Infineon's wireline business sold to Golden Gate Capital, explains the company's strategies in terms of product spectrum, technologies and geographies.
Taray appoints Bernie Aronson to Board of Directors Product News 8/27/2009 Post a comment Taray, Inc., a supplier of electronic design automation for design of
FPGA-based systems, announced it has made a key addition to
its board of directors with the appointment of Bernie Aronson, an
industry veteran in semiconductors and electronic design automation.
Small engines get greener Product News 8/26/2009 7 comments Emissions from small gasoline engines could be reduced using a new analog chip that Freescale Semiconductor introduced at a technology forum in Shenzhen, China.
Sun, IBM push multicore boundaries News & Analysis 8/26/2009 Post a comment Sun Microsystems claimed a new watermark for server CPUs, unveiling Rainbow Falls, a 16-core, 128-thread processor at the Hot Chips conference, but analysts gave the IBM Power7 kudos as the more compelling achievement in the latest round of high-end server processors.
Gartner ups semi market expectations News & Analysis 8/26/2009 Post a comment Strong customer demand and the effects of stimulus packages in China helped to partially iron out the dent in the global semiconductor market. Against this background, market researcher Gartner has lifted its revenue forecast to minus 17 percent for 2009. Earlier, the experts predicted a decline of 22.4 percent. But reasons persist to remain cautious.
Solarflare integrates 10GBase-T on a single chip News & Analysis 8/24/2009 Post a comment Solarflare Communications debuts two chips that mark a significant milestone on the road to the long delayed transition to 10 Gbit/second Ethernet, but the industry still faces a host of challenges eking out mainstream markets for 10 Gbit Ethernet over copper.
IBM's Power7 heats up server competition at Hot Chips News & Analysis 8/24/2009 Post a comment IBM Corp. may walk away from this week's Hot Chips conference with bragging rights to having the most muscular microprocessor with its Power7, an eight-core, 45nm chip expected to set new watermarks in parallelism and cache that could translate into leading-edge performance for servers using it.
Researchers report progress on parallel path News & Analysis 8/24/2009 4 comments At Hot Chips, labs from Berkeley, Stanford and Illinois will deliver what amounts to their first report cards on their efforts to beat a path to programming tomorrow's many-core microprocessors, a task many have characterized as the most ambitious in the history of computer science.
C-to-FPGA compiler supports Virtex-6, Spartan-6 Product News 8/24/2009 Post a comment The CoDeveloper C-to-FPGA compiler from Impulse Accelerated Technologies has been updated to support the latest devices and software from Xilinx, including the Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs and Version 11.2 of Xilinx ISE design suite, Impulse said.
How to fix the economy News & Analysis 8/19/2009 1 comment Also who built the pyramids? What did the Hubble telescope recently discover? Do you recall what websites looked like ten years ago? And so much more...
Analyst sees upside for chip makers in HP results News & Analysis 8/19/2009 Post a comment Hewlett-Packard's net profit fell considerably in the company's fiscal third quarter, but a financial analyst said the results--including a 2 percent year-to-year increase in PC sales and possibly record inventory lows--bode well for semiconductor suppliers.
DRAM sales up 34% in Q2, says iSuppli News & Analysis 8/19/2009 Post a comment Sales of DRAMs in the second quarter surged ahead, with revenue reaching $4.5 billion, up 34 percent from $3.4 billion in the first quarter. This contrasts with a 19 percent decline in the first quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, noted market tracker iSuppli (El Segundo, Calif.).
TimingDesigner interfaces with Allegro PCB SI Product News 8/18/2009 Post a comment EMA Design Automation announced the availability of EMA TimingDesigner 9.2, which interfaces with the Cadence Allegro PCB signal integrity technology to provide what the company calls a complete SI and timing design environment.
Vizio still leading U.S. LCD-TV market News & Analysis 8/17/2009 Post a comment Samsung closed the gap significantly with leader Vizio in the U.S. LCD-TV market in the second quarter, but Vizio retained market leadership with 21.7 percent market share, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Nokia wins a round in patent battle with InterDigital News & Analysis 8/17/2009 Post a comment Finnish mobile phone group Nokia Oy has won an important round in a long running patent dispute with InterDigital, Inc. as a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) judge said Nokia's handsets do not infringe IPR related to W-CDMA technology held by the American company.
Applied, iPhone display and Lantiq lead story ranking News & Analysis 8/14/2009 Post a comment Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, August 9, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, August 14. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Trade group still wary of Taiwan's DRAM plan News & Analysis 8/14/2009 Post a comment Despite the recent launch of Taiwan Memory Company and its subsequent investment in Japan's Elpida, broader issues of consolidation and high levels of debt among Taiwan's DRAM players remain unresolved, according to a trade group.
Some *must-see* stuff! News & Analysis 8/12/2009 Post a comment Wearable feedbags, unreleased Pink Floyd material, wooden helicopter, 100 thinks your kids will never know, student receives PhD in texting, some unusual phobias, more...
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.