Cosmic rays damage automotive electronics Design How-To 5/31/2006 Post a comment While the concept of bombardment of neutrons from space sounds like something straight out of Star Trek, neutron-induced errors are a dangerous reality for many types of automotive electronic equipment.
Gartner: FPGA/PLD market to grow 14 percent in '06 News & Analysis 5/26/2006 Post a comment The market for FPGAs and other programmable logic devices is expected to grow from $3.2 billion in 2005 to $6.7 billion in 2010, according to Bryan Lewis, a vice president and chief analyst of ASIC, SoC and FPGA research at market analyst firm Gartner Dataquest.
Altera could face delisting; Brooks note holders want cash News & Analysis 5/17/2006 Post a comment The controversy over historical stock options granting practices at two electronics companies heated up, with programmable logic supplier Altera Corp. saying its stock could be delisted from the Nasdaq market and fab automation provider Brooks Automation Inc. saying it could be compelled to repay some subordinated notes earlier than expected.
Xilinx amends corporate governance rules News & Analysis 5/15/2006 Post a comment Programmable logic market leader Xilinx said its board of directors has made several changes to the company's corporate governance structure, including stock ownership requirements for directors and high-ranking executives and a limit on the number of public boards that a director may serve on.
Altera CEO: no timetable for investigation News & Analysis 5/11/2006 Post a comment No timetable has been set for Altera's investigation of its internal stock options granting procedures from 1996 to 2000, according to John Daane, president, chairman and CEO of the programmable logic supplier.
Yamaha extends license deal with Virage News & Analysis 5/3/2006 Post a comment Extending a long-term standard cell technology licensing agreement, Virage Logic announced that Japan-based Yamaha Corp. has strengthened its relationship by licensing components of Virage Logic's IPrima platform including embedded memories and standard cells.
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.