Did you say 'programmable analog'? Blog 5/24/2013 2 comments As technology evolves, the definition of "programmable" analog/mixed-signal ICs has evolved as well; most users find the change to be a very good thing, despite any limitations it may impose.Amplification, Conversion, Integration Nation, Power
EDA/IP weekly roundup – May 22nd 2013 Blog 5/22/2013 Post a comment Aldec, Avery, Berkeley, Cadence, Cypress, DAC, GlobalFoundries, IDC, Imec, Imperas, Mentor, Oasys, OpSIS, Real Intent, Renesas, Samsung, SEMI, Si2, Tezzaron and TSMC made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Triangulation in automotive ultrasonic park-assist systems Design How-To 5/21/2013 2 comments Ultrasonic park assist systems use ultrasonic distance-ranging methodologies to assist the vehicle driver with back-up parking, parking spot identification, automatic parking and detection of objects in the driver's blind spots. Texas Instruments discusses the method of triangulation as a way to improve distance measurement accuracy.
ST's strategy is a tale of two segments News & Analysis 5/16/2013 3 comments ST tells analysts it is going to report financial results for both its digital and analog business segments for "transparency" but remains committed to exploiting manufacturing technologies it has Crolles, including its FDSOI process.
ADI names Vincent Roche CEO Design How-To 5/8/2013 1 comment Following the unexpected death of Jerald Fishman, CEO of Analog Devices Inc., the company has announced Vincent Roche as CEO, effective immediately.
Qualcomm rises in 2012 analog chip market News & Analysis 5/1/2013 2 comments The market for analog ICs took a hit in 2012 but Qualcomm's position supplying to smartphone and tablet computer makers helped it outperform its peers, according to market researcher Databeans.
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.