Life lessons in embedded Blog 9/24/2012 Post a comment The best way to face the diverse embedded market is with an open mind and a practical attitude—a life lesson I took away from meetings at DESIGN East.
IPhone 5 draws praise, iPod gets camera News & Analysis 9/12/2012 18 comments Apple's much anticipated iPhone 5 is winning initial praise as a solid upgrade and the new camera in the iPod Touch suggests Apple will attack consumer point-and-shoot cameras.
Intel launches embedded middleware push News & Analysis 9/11/2012 10 comments David "Dadi" Perlmutter, general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, showed off an intelligent vending machine at the Intel Developer Forum, where the company rolled out a framework for management and security middleware.
LCD dot matrix solutions with ultra-low-power MCUs Design How-To 9/10/2012 4 comments Using design techniques to optimize the system hardware and software, low-cost, ultra-low-power microcontrollers can be used to drive dot matrix LCD displays that previously required larger, power-hungry processors.
Kalray samples 28-nm processor News & Analysis 9/10/2012 1 comment Kalray SA, fabless chip company that developed the MPPA multicored processor family for embedded applications, has announced it is now providing samples of its 28-nm MPPA-256 chip, which includes 256 processor cores.
TSMC set to expand 2013 capex News & Analysis 9/10/2012 1 comment Foundry chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will boost capital expenditures for 2013 to $10 billion, up from about $8.25 billion in 2012, according to reports that also reckon it will be making processors for Apple in 2013.
Intel revenue hit by weak demand News & Analysis 9/7/2012 14 comments Intel Corp. has lowered its forecast for third quarter revenue due to weaker than expected demand and said that it will reduce capital spending for 2012 below the previous minimum estimate of $12.1 billion.
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.