Analyst ups guidance for Intel News & Analysis 8/28/2006 Post a comment Stabilizing unit demand and pricing and the burn-off of accumulated inventory could mean improved year-end results for beleaguered microprocessor supplier Intel Corp., according to a report by FBR Equity Research.
Programming heterogeneous multiprocessors Design How-To 8/24/2006 Post a comment In this article, we examine how to program a heterogeneous multiprocessor (such as TI's DaVinci) based on the proven method of the Remote Procedure Call (RPC). We examine how this method addresses numerous programming challenges. We also explain how the RPC method introduces some pitfalls, and show how they may be avoided.
Microchip offers debugging capabilities for PIC MCUs Product News 8/22/2006 Post a comment Microchip Technology Inc.'s PICkit 2 development programmer now supports in-circuit debugging of selected Microchip PIC microcontroller products. This enables engineers, students and anyone with an interest to easily begin development and evaluation with PIC microcontrollers for a very low initial investment.
AMD inside Dell desktops News & Analysis 8/17/2006 Post a comment Three months after finally acknowledging that it would roll out new servers based on microprocessors from AMD, Dell said it plans to launch its first desktop computers with AMD processors in September.
Dell falls short of guidance News & Analysis 8/17/2006 Post a comment PC supplier Dell posted sales of $14.1 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2007 ended Aug. 4, up 5 percent year-over-year. Net earnings were $502 million or 22 cents per share, which fell short of the company's earlier guidance as a slow market forced aggressive pricing.
Microchip MCUs offered in 2x3 DFN packages Product News 8/17/2006 Post a comment Microchip Technology Inc. says all members of its 6-pin PIC10F microcontroller family are now available in ultra-small 2 mm x 3 mm Dual Flat No-lead (DFN) packages for space-constrained applications.
Rambus board member resigns News & Analysis 8/15/2006 Post a comment In fallout from the stock options scandal, Rambus Inc. has announced that Geoff Tate, former chief executive of the company from 1990 through 2005, will resign from the company's Board of Directors.
Stock options probe delays Rambus's 10-Q filing News & Analysis 8/11/2006 Post a comment Troubled semiconductor technology company Rambus Inc. has filed a From 12b-25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, stating it would delay filing its Form 10-Q for the second quarter ended June, until an audit is completed investigating the company's accounting of stock options.
CAN-enabled PIC MCUs add more on-chip flash Product News 8/2/2006 Post a comment Microchip's new four-member PIC18F4685 family of low-power 8-bit Controller Area Network microcontrollers boasts 80 or 96 Kbytes of flash and integrated EEPROM memory to accommodate the growing complexity of CAN applications.
Intel chip glut swells semi inventory, says iSuppli News & Analysis 8/1/2006 Post a comment Excess stockpiles of PC microprocessors and core-logic chipsets caused surplus semiconductor inventories to rise more than expected in the second quarter, with Intel Corp. contributing much of the excess inventory, according to iSuppli Corp.
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.