Thin Film offers passive plastic NVM News & Analysis 6/30/2011 2 comments Printed plastic memory pioneer Thin Film Electronics ASA has announced the development of a passive array nonvolatile printable plastic memory that is describes as being suitable for secure documents.
ST's fast-write EEPROM for low-cost blackbox recorders simplifies design Product News 6/28/2011 1 comment The new M35B32 EEPROM from STMicroelectronics has a unique ultra-fast recording feature for storing important data during unexpected events. Its uses include recovering system data when a sudden power failure occurs, and ‘black-box’ recorders that help identify the causes of equipment failures or accidents.
Adesto ready to ramp CBRAM, with Altis News & Analysis 6/28/2011 4 comments Adesto Technologies Corp., a startup company developing conductive bridging RAM nonvolatile memory technology, has announced that it will ship products this year manufactured by foundry partner Altis Semiconductor SA.
Crocus claims technology allows NAND MRAM Research 6/22/2011 4 comments Crocus Technology Inc, a vendor of magnetic RAMs, has announced the development of so-called Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) technology. This is an adaption of its thermally assisted magnetic switching (TAS) for use in memory access and opens up the possibility of NAND-like memory implemented in MRAM and search memories, the company said.
Transition to NVDIMMs for RAID Storage Backup Design How-To 6/21/2011 4 comments Power efficiency and performance advancements in FPGA and flash memory technologies now make it possible to develop effective data-recovery circuits in RAID back-up solutions that can be charged from alternative charging sources, such as ultra capacitors.
Fusion-io IPO raises $200 million News & Analysis 6/9/2011 2 comments Fusion—io Inc., a solid-state server memory company, has priced its initial public offering of 12.3 million shares at $19.00. The stock opened Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange at $24.5 before settling back slightly to $24.35.
DRAM module market growing, says IHS News & Analysis 6/2/2011 3 comments The market for DRAM modules is set to increase to 812.8 million units in 2011, up 10.9 percent from 733.2 million units in 2010, according to market research firm IHS-iSuppli. This growth is down from the 14.6 percent market expansion seen in 2010.
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