Fujitsu acquires Infineon software lab News & Analysis 1/26/2009 Post a comment Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) has taken over a software development of Infineon subsidiary Comneon GmbH. The Linz (Austria) based lab has significant expertise in the segment of automotive embedded systems.
Freescale : Connectivity solution combines MCU and RTOS Product News 1/23/2009 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a “one-stop-shop” industrial connectivity solution that combines its most highly integrated 32-bit ColdFire microcontroller (MCU) family with a complimentary offering of the company's MQX real-time operating system (RTOS).
U.S. lead in patents narrows News & Analysis 1/14/2009 Post a comment The U.S. lead in patents slipped slightly in 2008, according to a report that comes amid an all time high in patent filings in the U.S—including a record in patents issued to IBM Corp.--but growing concern about the quality of patents.
Audi, TTTech show FlexRay car platform News & Analysis 1/13/2009 Post a comment FlexRay technology provider TTTech Automotive (Vienna) has introduced a FlexRay-based platform for chassis electronics. The pilot project has been developed in cooperation with car maker Audi AG's technology subsidiary Audi Electronics Venture (AEV).
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.