Chipmakers 2011 capabilities ranked News & Analysis 1/24/2011 4 comments There will be three foundry sources of leading-edge semiconductor technology by the end of 2011: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), GlobalFoundries Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., with possible addition of Intel, according to new research from IHS iSuppli.
Top ten OEMs buy 34% of chips, says Gartner News & Analysis 1/21/2011 7 comments The top ten OEMs, led by Hewlett Packard, were responsible for $104.3 billion of semiconductor chip purchases in 2010, or 34.7 percent of the market, according to market research company Gartner Inc.
Plastic Logic to get $700 million in Russian deal News & Analysis 1/18/2011 8 comments Plastic Logic, a struggling venture capital backed company, which specializes in organic electronics, is set to receive $700 million in deal backed by Rusnano, the technology investment arm of the Russian state.
Software defined radio: defining the challenges Design How-To 1/18/2011 10 comments Software defined radio (SDR) has become a hot topic in the industry and is seen as a solution for many of the development problems for new radio platforms. But what is really meant by software defined radio?
Introduction to adaptive arrays, Part 2 of 2 Design How-To 1/16/2011 Post a comment SciTech publishing has recently released a new book, Introduction to Adaptive Arrays, 2nd Edition, by Robert A. Monzingo, Randy Haupt, Thomas W. Miller, which addresses the subject of adaptive array sensor systems.
NXP offers $25,000 prize for RF design News & Analysis 1/10/2011 5 comments NXP Semiconductors NV is inviting RF engineers and students worldwide to submit creative application ideas for RF power components. It has opened registration for a competition with prizes worth $25,000.
BCD aims IPO to raise $86 million News & Analysis 1/6/2011 1 comment Chinese analog IC provider BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. has filed for an initial public offering of American Depository Share (ADSs) on Nasdaq to raise $86.25 million.
Wolfson licenses TinyCore DSP from Oxford News & Analysis 1/5/2011 2 comments Mixed-signal fabless chip company Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced a licensing agreement with audio processing specialist Oxford Digital Ltd. whereby it can use the TinyCore digital signal processor core in a selection of audio hub products.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...