USB - the car-consumer connection Design How-To 10/29/2010 3 comments In automotive environments, USB interface technology is about to conquer the pole position among competitive technologies. At chip level, the supporting infrastructure is already available.
Interconnect pushed China super to #1 News & Analysis 10/28/2010 26 comments A homegrown, ultrafast interconnect chip set was part of the secret sauce behind the Tianhe-1a, the first China-built system to be named the world's fastest supercomputer.
ARM TechCon Teardown Smackdown: Dell Streak vs. The Archos 7 Blog 10/26/2010 11 comments The promo for this ARM TechCon event is actually a bit misleading: “Which tablet PC will come out on top? Watch as EE Times Editors Brian Fuller and Patrick Mannion dissect the inner workings of the devices and explore which is the strongest contender, based on speed, power consumption, display, features and functionality.”
STMicro hits Q3 target, names new COO News & Analysis 10/26/2010 Post a comment STMicroelectronics reported revenue for the third quarter in line with consensus analyst expectations and said it expects further growth in sales in the fourth quarter despite softening of demand in some market applications.
ARM, SMIC extend partnership to 40-nm node News & Analysis 10/11/2010 2 comments Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc and Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) have announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of a physical IP library platform for SMIC 65-nm LL and 40-nm LL technology process nodes.
Google in search of low-cost optics News & Analysis 10/5/2010 3 comments Google proposed relaxing optical modules requirements in hopes of spawning a market for lower cost devices, but Brocade, Cisco and others expressed skepticism.
Slow growth forecast for home energy nets News & Analysis 10/1/2010 4 comments Consumers are interested in more energy-efficient homes, but utilities are moving slowly into home energy networks, opening a door for independent services, according to Parks Associates
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times