'Virtual Cocoon' aims to engage all senses News & Analysis 3/5/2009 Post a comment By engaging all five senses in a wrap-around headset, a team of scientists are aiming for what they call "real virtuality," a term used to describe their goal of rendering an experience so vivid that the user cannot tell it from the real thing.
Embedded processor market to resist financial crisis, say VDC News & Analysis 3/5/2009 Post a comment More than 10 billion embedded processors, including CPUs, DSPs, FPGAs, and MCUs, shipped in 2008, and should reach 10.76 billion units in 2009 according to VDC Research Group Inc. (Natick, Mass.). The market research paints a relatively bright picture for the market in terms of volumes.
Altera says Q1 sales looking a little better News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment Programmable logic supplier Altera expects first quarter sales to be down 15 to 20 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, better than guidance given in Janauary, the company said in a scheduled mid-quarter update.
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.