Design tools spur fuel cell development year round Design How-To 5/31/2007 Post a comment Challenge X EXCLUSIVE: Developing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in three years is a daunting task. In a northern climate that only allows test driving on roads for eight months of the year, the task is nearly impossible--without the correct tools that is.
Intel researchers focus on parallel software News & Analysis 5/25/2007 Post a comment With the rise of multicore CPUs the push for parallel software has become job number 1 for Intel's microprocessor R&D labs where researchers are developing domain-specific languages, as well as parallel versions of existing languages and applications.
Microsoft says PCs may need DRAM upgrade News & Analysis 5/18/2007 Post a comment Desktop and notebook computers need to adopt error-correcting code (ECC) memory to fend off rising system crashes from single-bit memory errors, according to a confidential white paper written by Microsoft Corp.
UMC targets CPUs, mulls commodity flash News & Analysis 5/7/2007 Post a comment As IDMs push to go fabless or fab-lite, UMC chief executive Jackson Hu says there will be more opportunities for the foundry to push into microprocessors and flash memory, a market he said the foundry "cannot ignore."
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.