68HC11 miniature board has modular I/O expansion Product News 10/18/2004 Post a comment Board maker Mosaic Industries is rolling out a new single board computer that measures just 2 x 2.5-in. in size. Designed for handheld and space-constrained applications, the credit card-sized board sports a 16-MHz Motorola 68HC11F1 microprocessor.
Modem modules ease design-in of embedded TCP/IP Product News 10/11/2004 Post a comment UK-based Comtech Holdings, a so-called machine-to-machine technology provider, is offering a wireless module family that lets you readily embed a TCP/IP stack into your design. The wireless modems support automated e-mail and FTP file transfer modes, and operate standalone or integrated into remote machines for central management applications.
STMicro to partner in Chinese Linux computing initiative News & Analysis 10/11/2004 Post a comment STMicroelectronics has signed an agreement with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and CEA, the French Atomic Energy Commission to become a partner in the Chinese Open Platform Initiative, which is developing a new computing platform based on Linux open-source software.
PowerPC-based VME64x board packs Ultra-160 SCSI, dual GBit Ethernet Product News 10/8/2004 Post a comment Industrial board maker Concurrent Technologies is broadening its PowerPC-based VME64x product range with a line of 6U-sized boards designed around Motorola PowerPC microprocessors. Concurrent's VME bus boards offer processor speed options of 800-MHz or 1-GHz, memory options of up to 1.25-Gbytes of 266-MHz DDR SDRAM, and dual SCSI and high-speed Ethernet ports.
Kodak, Sun settle Java dispute News & Analysis 10/7/2004 Post a comment Sun Microsystems has reached an out-of-court settlement with Kodak in a two-year patent dispute over its Java programming language, agreeing to pay the imaging products company $92 million in return for license rights to the popular software.
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.