Analysis: Oracle looks back to the future News & Analysis 4/20/2009 1 comment Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems marks a strange step back to the future that raises questions about the outlook for Sun's hardware, Java software and the database giant itself.
Dell, HP drive growth for low-end CPUs News & Analysis 4/16/2009 Post a comment Dell announced a deal to sell its latest Intel Atom-based netbooks through China's top cellular carrier, and rival Hewlett-Packard rolled out a new line of thin-client computers, most based on Via's x86 processors, reinforcing the fact much of the growth in consumer and business computing is for low-end systems, especially in emerging markets.
HomeGroup Networking in Windows 7 Design How-To 4/8/2009 Post a comment Setting up a home network has a lot of advantages, but to date it is not a simple set up. Windows 7 has a useful feature to alleviate this problem. The feature, called "HomeGroup", lets you share content, such as pictures, music, videos, documents, and printers, to other computers running Windows 7 in the home. This method makes it easier to share material throughout the home.
Analysis: Aftershocks of IBM/Sun talks News & Analysis 4/6/2009 Post a comment With its proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems apparently scuttled, executives at IBM and Microsoft are breathing a sigh of relief this morning while Sun's managers must figure out how to survive the on-going consolidation of the computer industry that is being accelerated by a steep recession.
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.