Intel Capital starts $100 million apps investment fund News & Analysis 11/26/2011 1 comment Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of the world's biggest chip maker, said it has launched a $100 million fund to invest in invest in software tools and services companies developing applications and digital content for mobile devices and PCs.
Video teardown gets inside iPhone 4S News & Analysis 11/23/2011 4 comments UBM TechInsights posted an interactive video animation of an Apple iPhone 4S teardown that lets viewers click through areas of interest inside the new smartphone.
HP's profits plummet after nixing WebOS News & Analysis 11/21/2011 6 comments Hewlett-Packard's quarterly profit sank a whopping 91 percent to nearly zero in its latest quarter due to $2.1 billion in costs associated mainly with its decision to jettison its WebOS tablet and smartphone business.
Spain, Nvidia plan ARM-based supercomputer News & Analysis 11/14/2011 7 comments The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has announced it will develop a hybrid supercomputer based on Nvidia Corp.'s Tegra ARM CPUs and the firm's CUDA-supporting Tesla GPUs, with hopes of reaching exascale performance.
TSMC reports strong October sales bounce News & Analysis 11/10/2011 1 comment chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has posted a significant sequential sales increase in October, providing more evidence of an upturn in the semiconductor market.
Combine power feed and data link via cable for remote peripherals Design How-To 11/10/2011 6 comments It is possible to combine power distribution and high-speed data transmission by sharing a shielded twisted pair cable. A power feed network is necessary at both ends for power injection and extraction. By properly designing this network, and managing power supply switching noise, performance degradation is minimized.
IDC: PC processor sales rose 12% in Q3 News & Analysis 11/3/2011 2 comments PC microprocessor revenues rose to $10.7 billion in the third quarter, up 12 percent from the second quarter and up 16 percent compared to the third quarter of 2010, according to IDC.
Foundries have 28-nm yield issues, say execs News & Analysis 11/2/2011 4 comments Although foundry chip manufacturing will continue to grow faster than the overall chip market for the next few years, it is currently facing challenges at the leading-edge 28-nm manufacturing node, according to market analysis company Gartner and others.
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