Global chip sales show September growth News & Analysis 10/31/2011 Post a comment A Japanese recovery and continued demand for mobile personal electronics helped the three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors in September reach $25.76 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association quoting figures compiled by World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization.
What's up with Linear Technology? Design How-To 10/27/2011 17 comments How have things changed at Linear over the years? Bob Dobkin, VP Engineering, Chief Technical Officer, and Linear co-founder was gracious enough to sit down with the RF & Microwave Designline and tell us about it.
AES 131st Convention photo gallery Audio DesignLine Blog 10/26/2011 Post a comment A photo gallery from the show floor of the recent 131st AES Convention in NYC includes photos of everything from exhibits and audio product demos to audio publications and even an electromechanical Rastafarian!
New licensees give ARM strong Q3 News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Microprocessor architect ARM Holdings announced it had seen strong growth in the third quarter despite the global economic downturn thanks to a boon in new customers and an increase in the number chips based on its processor technology shipped.
TI introduces wireless audio products with USB support Product News 10/25/2011 Post a comment The two SoC solutions in TI’s PurePath wireless audio product family are aimed at delivering uncompressed, CD-quality wireless multichannel and multipoint audio streaming capabilities to consumer applications with USB ports, such as PCs, TVs, set top boxes, game consoles and more.
Jur-ASIC Parts program recreates obsolete and non-linear audio devices News & Analysis 10/25/2011 1 comment JVD Inc, provider of analog and mixed-signal ASIC design, manufacturing and test services, announced its JurASIC Parts Program, a design service that focuses on bringing obsolete and non-linear audio analog ICs back into production to meet the needs of older commercial and military applications.
Wolfson to acquire Dynamic Hearing News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Dynamic Hearing is a leading provider of high quality audio processing software for personal communication devices such as mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets and hearing aids.
Mouser delivers National News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Mouser is now an official distributor for the complete portfolio of National products from Texas Instruments, increasing Mouser's offering of analog products to its global customer base.
Texas Instruments sees Q3 profits plummet News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) reported a decline in both revenue and earnings for the third quarter on Monday (Oct. 24), while lowering its forecasts for sales in the fourth quarter due to uncertain macro-economic circumstances and the global downturn. Following the results, TI saw its shares drop 1.2 percent to $31.32 in after-hours trading.
Got a Linear Rocks ticket? News & Analysis 10/20/2011 18 comments Linear Technology is built on its founders’ undying belief in analog, its mission carried out by hundreds of analog “gurus” at the company. Of course, if you have a ticket to Linear’s 30th anniversary party, you already knew that.
TECH TRENDS: Front-end voice activation improves auto safety Design How-To 10/20/2011 7 comments The real problem for drivers is distractions, and the desire for additional productivity or entertainment that creates them. Distractions can be reduced through voice user interfaces to control the car without looking at buttons, and without having to touch them. Front-end voice activation is the next step in improving user interfaces.
Small-cell chip market CAGR at 50%, says firm News & Analysis 10/17/2011 4 comments The semiconductor market for femtocells and picocells will grow by a factor of ten from 2011 until 2016 when it will be worth $1.3 billion, according market forecasting company Mobile Experts LLC.
The market, which includes multi-core processors, transceivers, amplifiers, filters, and TCXOs, will grow at more than 50 percent each year, the firm predicts.
Chang of TSMC gives bleak outlook for 2012 News & Analysis 10/14/2011 1 comment Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., has given a dismal outlook for the world economy and the chip industry, which is closely coupled to it, according to reports.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup Blog 10/12/2011 Post a comment There are often many news items that are not worth writing a full blog about, but may still be of interest to people. This is a roundup of those items…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup Blog 10/5/2011 Post a comment There are often many news items that are not worth writing a full blog about, but may still be of interest to people. This is a roundup of those items…
SuVolta to discuss low-power at ARM TechCon News & Analysis 10/4/2011 1 comment Scott Thompson, chief technology officer of startup SuVolta Inc., will provide an overview of advanced transistor technologies at the ARM TechCon, which takes place Oct. 25 to 27 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.
Infineon ILD series of LED drivers Product News 10/4/2011 Post a comment Infineon has expanded its LED driver ICs product portfolio with devices that provide flexibility and performance for a broad range of energy efficient solid state lighting designs.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times