Reports: Google could "standardize" Android on ARM News & Analysis 3/31/2011 8 comments Google Inc. may be entering talks with ARM Holdings plc about a standardization of Android operating system for an ARM-based chipset, according to a Digitimes report that references unnamed sources at notebook computer makers.
Warren Buffett in India India Chip Chat 3/23/2011 6 comments Preferring metal sheets to silicon chips, billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, in his maiden visit to India said he would rather invest in software or chewing gum industries than semiconductor industry.
Gemalto, ST extend collaboration to NFC News & Analysis 3/21/2011 Post a comment Smartcard and security company Gemalto and chip vendor STMicroelectronics have announced they are working together to develop digital security products and services for near field communications applications.
Intel ramps hardware-software codesign research Research 3/17/2011 5 comments A hardware-software codesign project being conducted within Intel Labs Europe is going well – so well that Intel is not prepared to say much about it but has quadrupled the number of researchers on the project.
Report: Microsoft to pay Nokia $1-bn for support News & Analysis 3/8/2011 16 comments Software giant Microsoft will pay mobile phone company Nokia more than $1 billion to promote and develop handsets that run the Windows operating system, according to a Bloomberg report that references two un-named sources.
LynxSecure 5.0 features increased performance and virtualization Product News 3/2/2011 Post a comment LynxSecure 5.0 from Lynux Works, Inc., is a new release of the LynxSecure separation kernel and hypervisor that adds significant performance increases for fully virtualized guest operating systems (OSes) by utilizing new hardware technologies. The new release also offers 64-bit and Symmetric Multi-processing (SMP) guest OS virtualization support.
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.