Continua expands specs, adds Microsoft News & Analysis 9/28/2010 3 comments The Continua Health Alliance has expanded its suite of design guidelines with new personal and wide-area wireless interfaces for home health systems and added Microsoft Corp. as a member.
PLX acquires Teranetics in $36M deal News & Analysis 9/24/2010 3 comments PLX Technology, Inc., a designer of PCI bridge and switch chips, has signed a merger agreement to acquire Teranetics, Inc., a developer of physical layer chips for 10 Gbit/second Ethernet over copper.
Exar's XR21B1411 Full-Speed USB UART Product News 9/23/2010 13 comments Exar has expanded its Full-Speed USB UART series with a device that provides ± 15kV HBM ESD protection, up to 12Mbps serial data rate, optimized software drivers and support for very large FIFO sizes.
Light Peak panned by OEM, report News & Analysis 9/22/2010 44 comments Intel's first implementation of Light Peak will not be broadly adopted by PC makers, but it opens a door to future optical interconnects, according to one PC engineer and an analyst report published today.
Intel details embedded, SoC moves News & Analysis 9/15/2010 7 comments Intel Corp. provided more details about its latest set-top box and embedded processors and the system-on-chip program behind them in a technical session at the Intel Developer Forum.
Intel's big week: What to expect and why News & Analysis 9/12/2010 7 comments Intel will describe its Sandy Bridge architecture, roll out at least one new Atom-based SoC and provide more details on its McAfee acquisition at its annual confab this week.
SMSC plugs displays into USB 3.0 News & Analysis 9/7/2010 9 comments SMSC rolled out a USB 3.0 display controller and plans an integrated docking station chip, driving adoption of the interface which has suffered so far from lack of support.
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.