Video: HP calls for on-chip optics News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment Multicore processors will need to adopt optical interconnects over the next decade to deliver the bandwidth and programmability the computer industry needs, said a researcher from Hewlett-Packard Co.
Core Store Celebrates First Anniversary News & Analysis 1/22/2009 Post a comment The folks over at IPextreme, the ones that bring IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip designers worldwide, are celebrating the first anniversary of the opening of Core Store, the online store for semiconductor IP.
Freescale cooperates with China's Dongfeng on automotive applications News & Analysis 1/21/2009 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor and Dongfeng Motor Corporation plan to establish a joint automotive electronics design lab in China. The move aims at developing the electronic systems for next-generation vehicles for China's domestic markst as well as for export markets. In this context, Freescale will lead the car manufacturer closer to the AUTOSAR software standard universe.
AMD cuts 900 additional jobs News & Analysis 1/16/2009 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plans to cut an additional 900 jobs during the first quarter of 2009 as part of a series of moves designed to reduce the chip maker's workforce by about 9 percent, AMD said.
NEC : 16-bit flash MCUs feature an LCD controller-driver Product News 1/16/2009 Post a comment NEC has developed twelve 16-bit all-flash microcontrollers (MCUs) with on-chip LCD driver, optimized for the fields of handheld healthcare diagnostic instruments such as blood glucose meters, building utility meters for the gas/water/electricity markets, and FA equipment.
U.S. lead in patents narrows News & Analysis 1/14/2009 Post a comment The U.S. lead in patents slipped slightly in 2008, according to a report that comes amid an all time high in patent filings in the U.S—including a record in patents issued to IBM Corp.--but growing concern about the quality of patents.
Intelligent relays controlling vehicle functions Product News 1/14/2009 Post a comment The intelligent controllers from Wuerth Elektronik (Oehringen, Germany) ICS for automotive industry are small, powerful and easy to program. The product range named "ICCS" includes three product lines, which can be used for a wide range of applications.
Adaptive braking systems boost semiconductor demand Product News 1/14/2009 Post a comment According to a study of market researcher Semico, automotive adaptive braking systems will demand an increasing amount of chips and transistors. The demand growth is forecasted to approach the triple-digit percent range over the next five years.
MCUs reduce cost of e-metering apps Product News 1/13/2009 Post a comment The ultra-low-power MSP430FE42x2 MCU solutions from TI are designed to reduce the electronic bill of materials for single-phase electricity metering applications to the $1 range.
Video: Marvell CEO at CES News & Analysis 1/12/2009 Post a comment Sehat Sutardja, co-founder and chief executive of Marvell Technology Group Ltd., gives his views on the outlook for semiconductors amid the current recession in an impromptu interview from the floor of CES.
Cars share cameras, radar sensors News & Analysis 1/9/2009 Post a comment Under the auspices of tier one Delphi Deutschland, a consortium of six companies has launched the research project 'Active Safety Car'. The project aims at developing automotive-based systems that do not only recognize obstacles ahead of the vehicle but also communicate them to other vehicles nearby.
Marvell pictures GHz ARM in photo frames Product News 1/8/2009 Post a comment Marvell Technology is pushing its Sheeva ARM9 core to GHz levels in the first of a family of integrated processors aimed at consumer and embedded systems, the PXA168 debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show in Web-connected digital photo frames.
Silicon Image rolls home net technology Product News 1/8/2009 Post a comment Silicon Image will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show LiquidHD, a new approach to secure home networking for carriers that requires a new video decoder chip and software that runs over any wired or wireless Internet Protocol connection.
AMD debuts 45nm desktop CPUs at CES News & Analysis 1/8/2009 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices has announced the second batch of processors coming out of its 45nm process technology, the Phenom II quad-core desktop CPUs running at up to 3 GHz with up to 8 Mbytes cache.
Analysis: Did Intel underestimate netbook success? News & Analysis 1/8/2009 1 comment Does Intel's warning that it now expects fourth quarter 2008 revenue to be down 20 percent sequentially and 23 percent year-to-year have anything to do with better-than-expected sales of netbooks and the Intel Atom processors that power many of them? At least one analyst thinks so, while another believes the No. 1 chipmaker could announce headcount reductions later this month.
Comment: Don't ban benchmarks Design How-To 1/7/2009 1 comment Allowing benchmarking is one way for tool vendors to show good faith with their customers. It's good ethics, and it's good business.
Intel makes Wi-Fi personal at CES News & Analysis 1/7/2009 Post a comment Intel Corp. released at the Consumer Electronics Show new software to let its Centrino 2 notebooks create a personal area network of connected Wi-Fi devices in an effort to add value to its Wi-Fi chip set.
U.S. agency clears AMD's foundry deal News & Analysis 1/6/2009 Post a comment A U.S. panel that reviews transactions involving strategic industries has cleared a foundry deal between government-owned Advanced Technology Investment Corp. of Abu Dhabi and Advanced Micro Devices.