Analysis: To-do list for the next MIPS CEO News & Analysis 12/30/2009 2 comments As John Bourgoin, president and CEO at MIPS, retires on this Thursday, his successor will find plenty on his plate. The new chief's to-do list includes: defending its turf against ARM; further proliferating its cores in new markets; and re-energizing the company as a new offensive player in the IP processor market.
The 10 most popular stories of 2009 News & Analysis 12/29/2009 Post a comment Here are the top ten stories for 2009 as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Tuesday, Dec. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Global sales were strong in November, says analyst News & Analysis 12/23/2009 Post a comment Global chip sales in November were strong according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway). The average of September, October and November chip sales is expected to be reported as $22.5 billion versus $21.7 billion for the equivalent figure in October.
Sun exec named Altera CFO News & Analysis 12/21/2009 Post a comment Programmable logic supplier Altera Corp. Monday (Dec. 21) appointed Ronald J. Pasek, a 19-year veteran of Sun Microsystems Inc., to the position of chief financial officer.
Draft of FIPS 140-3 released Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 12/16/2009 Post a comment NIST released for public comment the second draft of the proposed FIPS 140-3 government computer security standards, which contain requirements for resistance to power analysis attacks.
Chinese processor drives $99 netbook, say reports News & Analysis 12/16/2009 3 comments Recently formed Cherrypal (Palo Alto, Calif. and Hong Kong, China) has launched a netbook computer priced at $99 that, according to reports, is powered by a processor from Ingenic Semiconductor Co. Ltd. (Beijing, China).
Appliance makers outline needs for smart grid Product News 12/14/2009 Post a comment The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, a trade association of appliance makers, has released a technical paper outlining what the group needs to enable its products for a smart electric grid as talks continue at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
EE Times' Top 10 Design Features of 2009 Design How-To 12/14/2009 Post a comment The top ten EETimes design features of 2009 show the conflicts inherent with grip of C on embedded programmers, the popularity of teardowns and the need for further education, both on the basics as well as cutting-edge design issues such as HDMI/DVI handshaking.
Economic whiplash shaping tech strategies News & Analysis 12/14/2009 Post a comment The old strategies no longer cut it. As 2010 approaches, electronics executives are spending more time than usual reading the economic tea leaves for a clearer idea of how the industry will play out in the months ahead.
Lattice ups Q4 guidance; expects profit News & Analysis 12/10/2009 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor Corp. Thursday (Dec. 10) became the latest programmable logic supplier to increase its sales target for the calendar fourth quarter, saying it now expects sales to be up 10 to 13 percent compared with the third quarter.
Day of the Indian engineer News & Analysis 12/9/2009 17 comments Indian engineers can have their day under the sun soon blessed as they are with advantages such as low average age, desirous of staying current on news and continuing technical education and are not blinkered by age-old methods, according to a senior Mentor Graphics executive.
Update: Xilinx ratchets up sales guidance News & Analysis 12/8/2009 Post a comment Following in the footsteps of rival Altera, programmable logic vendor Xilinx raised its December quarter sales target by a significant margin, citing broad-based strength across all end market categories and geographies.
Samsung plans to rival TSMC in foundry, says report News & Analysis 12/4/2009 4 comments South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. plans to double its production of chips for others, so called foundry production, every year until it rivals market leader Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., according to a Chosun Ilbo report that referenced an un-named company spokesman as its source.
Panelists question fabless model viability Blog 12/4/2009 Post a comment Is fabless still fabulous? In a panel session at the IP-ESC 2009 Conference this week in Grenoble, France, panelists discussed the evolution of semiconductor business models and confronted views on whether the fabless model is dead or alive and kicking.
FPGA synthesis can be a leverage point in your design flow Design How-To 12/2/2009 Post a comment Large FPGA devices pose significant challenges to an FPGA project team, requiring sound design flow practices. FPGA synthesis can provide significant leverage in achieving project cost, time and quality goals. This article discusses how FPGA synthesis tools can help designers achieve their goals efficiently and effectively.
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.