Spansion Q2 2012 earnings News & Analysis 7/31/2012 2 comments Memory maker Spansion reported Q2 2012 revenue up 11 percent from Q1 to $233.4 million. Net income of $26 million compared with a first-quarter loss of $13.1 million.
Ramtron extends Fram agreement with Rohm News & Analysis 7/23/2012 Post a comment Ferroelectric random access memory supplier Ramtron has entered into a new manufacturing and license partnering agreement with Rohm Co., Ltd. to manufacture Fram-based semiconductor products for Ramtron on Rohm’s Fram manufacturing line.
Atmel unveils two serial EEPROM lines Product News 7/9/2012 2 comments The AT24MAC series provides pre-programmed MAC/EUI node identity addresses, while the AT24CS devices include factory-programmed, read-only serial numbers for easier inventory control.
Aeroflex offers 16-Mbit, 64-Mbit rad-hard MRAMs Product News 7/6/2012 2 comments Aeroflex Inc., a supplier of electronic components for military and aerospace applications, has announced the availability of three magnetoresistive random access memory components made using a manufacturing license from Everspin Technologies.
Micron confirms Elpida deal, also plans Rexchip purchase News & Analysis 7/2/2012 9 comments Memory chip company Micron has confirmed that it has signed a definitive "sponsor agreement" to acquire and support Japan's Elpida for $2.5 billion. Micron said it will also buy a 24 percent share of Taiwanese DRAM fab Rexchip from Powerchip Technology Corp. for approximately $334 million.
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