Ten tips for debugging MCUs
Design How-To 8/25/2011 2 comments
With increasing complexity of microcontrollers and circuits, debugging is becoming increasingly important. But which diagnosis and debug functions are really needed and what is unnecessary?
AMD appoints former Lenovo exec CEO
News & Analysis 8/25/2011 27 comments
AMD's board of directors appointed as CEO Rory Read, a longtime IBM exec who most recently was president and chief operating officer at PC vendor Lenovo Group.
TSMC's A6 processor to respin, says report
News & Analysis 8/12/2011 17 comments
Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) – said to have started trial manufacturing of the ARM-based A6 processor for Apple – will put the IC through another tape-out for the "production design" in the first quarter of 2012, according to the Taiwan Economic News.
Power.org signs VeriSilicon in China push
News & Analysis 8/10/2011 Post a comment
Power.org, the organization that promotes and develops standards for the Power microprocessor instruction set architecture has announced that VeriSilicon Holdings Co. Ltd., a China-based design services company, has joined the organization.
Spreadtrum paid $1 million for Telegent
News & Analysis 8/8/2011 Post a comment
Spreadtrum Communications Inc., a leading Chinese fabless chip company, has disclosed that it has paid $1 million to acquire Telegent Systems Inc., a developer of mobile television receiver chips, net of cash that Telegent was holding.
GENIVI compliance promises multimedia experience
News & Analysis 8/7/2011 Post a comment
The first platforms compliant with the GENIVI specification have been announcd, marking the first availability of software products intended to standardise in-vehicle-infotainment (IVI) systems across car models and manufacturers.
MIPS' fourth quarter disappoints
News & Analysis 8/5/2011 2 comments
Processor intellectual property licensor MIPS Technologies Inc. turned in a disappointing set of financial results for the second quarter of 2011 which was its own fourth fiscal quarter. Both revenue and net income were down from the same quarter a year before.
Imagination, Vector Fabrics team on OpenCL
News & Analysis 8/5/2011 3 comments
Graphics processor IP licensor Imagination Technologies Group plc is working with Vector Fabrics BV to apply parallelization to software to be distributed across application processors that include PowerVR SGX graphics cores.
IDC cuts PC microprocessor forecast
News & Analysis 8/2/2011 1 comment
IDC cut its forecast for 2011 PC microprocessor shipment growth to 9.3 percent from 10.3 percent, saying economic headwinds in developed regions that are affecting consumer PC demand.
China IP provider plans Power family
News & Analysis 8/2/2011 9 comments
China processor core developer C*Core Technology Co. Ltd. will roll out in September a new family of processor cores apparently based on the Power architecture.
HiSilicon extends ARM licenses for 3G/4G comms
News & Analysis 8/2/2011 2 comments
HiSilicon Technologies Co. Ltd. has licensed a range of ARM technology for use across the breadth of its communications chip design activities including: 3G/4G basestations, networking infrastructure and mobile computing applications.
Tower makes Ramon rad-hard processor
News & Analysis 8/1/2011 Post a comment
Tower Semiconductor Ltd., a specialty foundry that trades as TowerJazz, and Ramon Chips Ltd., a fabless company that specializes in space applications, have announced they have completed a second generation of radiation-hardened processors.