AMD pays the price in awakening Intel goliath News & Analysis 4/9/2007 Post a comment Through most of last year, AMD grabbed market share from Intel by selling a higher performing server chip that took the larger rival off guard. Now AMD is warning that Q1 revenue will be less than a year ago, due to falling prices and slow sales.
AMD cuts capex, sales forecast News & Analysis 4/9/2007 Post a comment Hit hard by competitive pressures from Intel, Advanced Micro Devices Monday (April 9) announced plans to cut its capital spending by $500 million and lowered its forecast for the first quarter--again.
Fanless PC/104-plus SBC runs hot or cold Product News 4/9/2007 Post a comment WinSystems today introduced their PPM-GX, a PC/104-Plus compatible single board computer (SBC) based upon the low-power, high-integration AMD GX500@1W processor. This SBC operates throughout the temperature range of -40°C to 85°C without the need for a fan.
Blade server sports Intel dual core processor Product News 4/9/2007 Post a comment Check out MEN Micro's 6U, CompactPCI single board computer that is equipped with either one or two Intel Xeon dual core processors, providing up to four CPU cores with a frequency of 1.66-GHz, and the Intel E7520 server chipset.
Kit evaluates PowerPC 405EZ processor-based designs Product News 4/7/2007 Post a comment To accelerate the time it takes designers to develop systems built with its PowerPC 405EZ processor, Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) is offering an evaluation kit that comes with a custom-designed evaluation board, industry-standard software development tools, sample applications, system-level benchmarks and hardware design files.
Intel, IBM make managing PCs easier News & Analysis 4/4/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. will create a new premium version of its Centrino notebook processors, the Centrino Pro, by layering the management and virtualization technologies from its latest desktop CPUs on the mobile devices, while IBM creates a Bangalore R&D center for its autonomic computing initiative.
16-bit MCU delivers 64 Kbytes flash in 28-pin package Product News 4/3/2007 Post a comment Microchip Technology has unveiled eight PIC24F 16-bit microcontrollers in smaller and lower cost 28- and 44-pin packages with 16- to 64-Kbytes of flash without sacrificing peripheral functions. It also debuts a pin-mapping function for greater design flexibility.
32-bit flash MCUs draw only 40 mA at 66 MHz Product News 4/3/2007 Post a comment Atmel says it has introduced the industry's lowest power 32-bit flash microcontrollers. The AT32UC3A0512 and AT32UC3A1512 devices deliver 80 Dhrystone MIPS (DMIPS) at 66 MHz and consume only 40 mA at 3.3 V.
Gartner analyst revamps analysis of Intel in China News & Analysis 4/3/2007 Post a comment Two weeks after dismissing the idea of Intel Corp. building a trailing-edge 90-nm process wafer fab in China as "wishful thinking" by Chinese authorities, Gartner Inc. analyst Bob Johnson has reanalyzed the situation and decided that "the new fab makes complete sense."
32-bit RISC MCU targets automotive, industrial designs Product News 4/3/2007 Post a comment Fujitsu has developed a 32-bit RISC microcontroller with new peripheral functions and features to support a variety of automotive and industrial applications. The MB91F467B delivers efficient data collection, data processing and distribution together with power-saving and security features.
Comment: In China, always a quid pro quo Blog 4/2/2007 Post a comment There is an unwritten rule that multinationals must pay a hefty "cover charge" to do business in China. The latest example is Intel Corp., which last week confirmed it will build a $2.5 billion fab in China.
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