Starters and Nonstarters Blog 5/9/2000 Post a comment With millions of cell phones, PDAs and portable computers to power, voltage regulators are the hottest segment of the standard linear business. Yet Steve Ohr sees a couple of market missteps on the power-management scene.
CompactPCI leads high-availability push News & Analysis 5/8/2000 Post a comment The telecommunications industry is in the midst of a massive change. In an effort to keep pace with the unprecedented traffic generated over the Internet, the industry is moving from monolithic, proprietary platforms to a standards-based approach.
Secondary bus a key design choice News & Analysis 5/8/2000 Post a comment Several alternative bus architectures exist in the high-performance embedded computing arena. PCI, VME and VME's secondary buses are a few of the current options, and new contenders have emerged on the horizon in the form of Infiniband from Intel and RapidIO from Motorola.
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.