Netbook growth seen slowing when economy recovers News & Analysis 4/30/2009 1 comment Netbook shipments grew by more than 2,000 percent last year and are expected to grow another 68.5 percent in 2009, but this explosive growth is likely to slow as the economy rebounds beginning in 2010, an analyst said.
GE holographic disk said to top 500 Gbytes News & Analysis 4/28/2009 3 comments GE Global Research reports that is has succeeded in writing patterns on holographic disks that brighten their reflectivity by up to 200 times, enabling next-generation holographic disks that could store up to 500 Gbytes.
Rambus: Ruling allows it to seek higher damages News & Analysis 4/28/2009 Post a comment A U.S. federal court ruled that the patent damages that memory technology licensor Rambus could seek from Samsung Electronics for alleged infringement after June 2005 were not capped by a March 2005 settlement between Rambus and Infineon Technologies, according to a statement issued by Rambus.
Samsung to ramp up DDR3 production News & Analysis 4/21/2009 Post a comment Samsung Electronics said it is ramping up 50-nm class production of DDR3 memory chips in response to increased demand stemming from Intel's launch of the Xeon processor 5500 series.
Samsung dominates new iPod shuffle, says iSuppli News & Analysis 4/14/2009 Post a comment Samsung Electronics dominates the design of Apple's third-generation iPod Shuffle, accounting for 57.6 percent of the product's bill of materials cost of $20.81, according to a teardown analysis conducted by market research firm iSuppli.
From math to reality: the story of memristors Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 4/3/2009 Post a comment Being able to see and resolve the nature of things through a kaleidoscope of mathematical equations is a gift that few of us have. Sure, most engineers have a 'knack' for math. Many of us even enjoy it and spend many hours noodling over arcane matrices, integrals and differentials. But how many truly view the world as a set of math equations?
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.