Interconnect pushed China super to #1 News & Analysis 10/28/2010 26 comments A homegrown, ultrafast interconnect chip set was part of the secret sauce behind the Tianhe-1a, the first China-built system to be named the world's fastest supercomputer.
Intel backs cloud computing alliance News & Analysis 10/27/2010 6 comments Intel through its clout behind cloud computing, pledging to help drive the creation of standards, including participation in an alliance of global businesses.
ARM TechCon Teardown Smackdown: Dell Streak vs. The Archos 7 Blog 10/26/2010 11 comments The promo for this ARM TechCon event is actually a bit misleading: “Which tablet PC will come out on top? Watch as EE Times Editors Brian Fuller and Patrick Mannion dissect the inner workings of the devices and explore which is the strongest contender, based on speed, power consumption, display, features and functionality.”
Intel confirms new Oregon R&D fab News & Analysis 10/19/2010 17 comments Intel has confirmed speculation that it will build a new R&D wafer fab in Hillsboro, Ore., and upgrade other existing U.S. facilities for 22-nm production at a total investment of between $6 billion and $8 billion.
Analysts lukewarm on Intel after Q3 report News & Analysis 10/13/2010 20 comments Wall Street analysts gave generally mixed reviews to Intel's third quarter earnings report, saying the company's sales target for the fourth quarter was better than feared, but suggesting that the company still faces some headwinds.
Otellini throws down gauntlet in tablets News & Analysis 10/12/2010 32 comments Intel chief executive Paul Otellini threw down the gauntlet in tablets, the one soft spot in an otherwise solid quarter for the microprocessor giant despite a somewhat sluggish market.
ARM, SMIC extend partnership to 40-nm node News & Analysis 10/11/2010 2 comments Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc and Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) have announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of a physical IP library platform for SMIC 65-nm LL and 40-nm LL technology process nodes.
Processor reorder buffer timeout - a debug guide Design How-To 10/10/2010 4 comments This paper provides an overview of the Processor Reorder Buffer timeout and provides methodology to debug these types of system issues. Using the debug methods and debug tools suggested in this document should help reduce the
time to debug these system issues. The process is to gather more information about the failure until the cause is identified and then put preventive steps in place to eliminate the failure.
CPU technologist sues patent pool firms News & Analysis 10/4/2010 32 comments Microprocessor technologist Charles H. Moore (Chuck Moore) has announced he has filed a law suit against patent licensing firms Technology Properties Ltd. LLC (The TPL Group) and Alliacense LLC alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract.
Open-source multicore processor project begins News & Analysis 10/1/2010 53 comments ORSoC AB, a Swedish design house that took over responsibility for maintaining the OpenCores website in 2007, has announced that work has begun on OpenRISC 2000 (OR2K), an upgrade to the open-source OpenRISC 1000 32-bit processor.
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.