Group aims to set standards for multicore tools News & Analysis 6/17/2010 Post a comment The Multicore Association has formed a new work group to tackle the problem of incompatible software development tools for multicore processors and expects to have a draft standard for one or more common data format and a Linux-based reference implementation of its work within a year.
Khronos upgrades parallel programming standard News & Analysis 6/15/2010 Post a comment The Khronos Group, an industry consortium focused on developing multimedia standards and application programming interfaces (APIs), has released version 1.1 of the OpenCL specification, a royalty-free standard for parallel programming of processors.
Startup SeaMicro packs 512 Intel Atoms in server News & Analysis 6/14/2010 2 comments Startup SeaMicro announced a server that packs 512 Intel Atom processors in a 10U chassis to deliver the same performance at a fraction of their power and space as systems using conventional server CPUs, aiming to address the needs of the large data centers limited by the cost and complexity of the power and space they consume.
ARM shares spike again News & Analysis 6/10/2010 1 comment Shares in processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc spiked on Thursday taking the stock up above 300 pence a share from an opening price of 273.4 pence.
Intel invests in touchscreen OEM News & Analysis 6/8/2010 Post a comment OpenPeak Inc. (Boca Raton, Fla.), a provider of multimedia touch-screen devices, has secured an additional $52 million of financing from existing investors and Intel Capital.
Achieve robust designs with Six Sigma--Part II Design How-To 6/8/2010 Post a comment Customers want reliability, efficiency, flexibility, and affordability. To deliver products, this robust, quality manufacturing isn't enough. Here's a complete blueprint for implementing Six Sigma product design including such proven techniques as Voice-of-Customer (VOC) and Critical-to-Quality (CTQ) to Kano modeling. See how Six Sigma bridges critical gaps between R&D, product and process.
Freescale scales down mixed-signal microcontrollers News & Analysis 6/8/2010 Post a comment Freescale moves entire microcontroller line to the 90 nanometer node, in order to offer its unique thin-film storage (TFS) that can be configured as either a large flash or a small EEPROM, plus includes analog functions, touch interface and super long batterlife and multiple low power modes.
Intel invests in Ozmo News & Analysis 6/7/2010 Post a comment Ozmo Devices Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.), a provider of low-power Wi-Fi personal area network (Wi-Fi PAN) solutions, has completed its series D funding round in the amount of $10.8 million.
20-nm ready for tape out in 2012, says ST News & Analysis 6/4/2010 Post a comment STMicroelectronics NV will be ready to tape out designs using a 20-nm CMOS low power process technology in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Jean-Marc Chery, the company’s chief technology officer.
Hewlett-Packard passes two million mark in blade servers News & Analysis 6/4/2010 1 comment Hewlett-Packard has climbed to the top of the market for blade systems, one of the few bright spots in what has become a slow growth server market, but the question now is whether it can hang on in the face of new dynamics and competitors.
HP researcher predicts memory-centric processors News & Analysis 6/2/2010 1 comment Hewlett-Packard researchers are exploring ways to make their memristor the centerpiece of a future server design and have determined low power processors such as those based on ARM cores are superior for some data center workloads.
Intel tips next-gen Atom SoC for tablets News & Analysis 6/2/2010 Post a comment Intel Corp. announced at Computex Oak Trail, its next-generation Atom processor for tablets and netbooks that will sample in early 2011, and Acer said it will make systems using it running Intel's MeeGo version of mobile Linux.
Qualcomm samples dual-CPU Snapdragons, at last News & Analysis 6/2/2010 1 comment Qualcomm Inc. has announced that it is sampling dual-CPU Snapdragon processors that operate at up to 1.2-GHz in clock frequency. However, the parts were scheduled to sample in the fourth quarter of 2009.
A monitor-based approach to verification Design How-To 6/2/2010 Post a comment A monitor-based verification approach is an efficient way to make many verification environment components reusable within the same project and to keep the environment more simple and similar across various levels.
Freescale cuts Atom power by 50X News & Analysis 6/1/2010 Post a comment Freescale described its power management IC for Intel's Atom that enables operating power to be cut in half and standby power to be reduced by 50-times over previous Atom processors.
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.