Small engines get greener Product News 8/26/2009 7 comments Emissions from small gasoline engines could be reduced using a new analog chip that Freescale Semiconductor introduced at a technology forum in Shenzhen, China.
Solarflare integrates 10GBase-T on a single chip News & Analysis 8/24/2009 Post a comment Solarflare Communications debuts two chips that mark a significant milestone on the road to the long delayed transition to 10 Gbit/second Ethernet, but the industry still faces a host of challenges eking out mainstream markets for 10 Gbit Ethernet over copper.
Analyst sees upside for chip makers in HP results News & Analysis 8/19/2009 Post a comment Hewlett-Packard's net profit fell considerably in the company's fiscal third quarter, but a financial analyst said the results--including a 2 percent year-to-year increase in PC sales and possibly record inventory lows--bode well for semiconductor suppliers.
Vizio still leading U.S. LCD-TV market News & Analysis 8/17/2009 Post a comment Samsung closed the gap significantly with leader Vizio in the U.S. LCD-TV market in the second quarter, but Vizio retained market leadership with 21.7 percent market share, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Will Silicon Image's LiquidHD gamble pay off? News & Analysis 8/14/2009 Post a comment While Silicon Image is methodically paving the way for LiquidHD -- a new protocol suite designed for networked digital consumer devices -- by integrating Ethernet support in HDMI 1.4 spec-based chips, the company so far has yet to entice any service operators or OEMs onto the bandwagon.
PLX ships five millionth PCI Express chip Product News 8/10/2009 Post a comment PLX Technology, Inc. announced it has shipped five million PCI Express bridge and switch chips representing 16 million PCIe ports in a variety of PC servers, storage and graphics systems as well as embedded systems and communications control planes.
Sales, profits, jobs contunue to decline at ARC News & Analysis 8/5/2009 Post a comment ARC International, the licensor of configurable processor cores that last week confirmed that it is in discussions that may result in an offer being made for the company, said revenues for the six month of the year ended June 30 were £7.3 million ($11.0 million), a decrease of 22 percent on the corresponding period last year but in line with expectations.
Appliance makers call for smart grid incentives News & Analysis 8/4/2009 Post a comment Government planners need to create new, low rates for electricity service to encourage consumers to adopt energy-saving appliances, according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, an industry group that released its list of recommended guidelines for smart grid standards.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Timesí 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.