Rice University: Making memory out of silicon oxide Design How-To 11/3/2010 5 comments I came across the authors' research on the ACS web site and contacted them to see if they were willing to write up their work for the Memory Designline. Happily, they agreed and have given us a glimpse into some of the research going on in resistance random access memory (ReRAM).
Intel to acquire Dresden LTE firm News & Analysis 11/3/2010 7 comments Infineon's wireless business unit, which is in the process of being acquired by Intel Corp., is taking over Blue Wonder Communications GmbH, a specialist in LTE communications.
BEEcube's BEE4-W speeds prototyping of military/aerospace comm designs Product News 11/3/2010 Post a comment The BEE4-W is BEEcube's latest generation FPGA Berkeley Emulation Engine (BEE) platform, specifically designed to address rapid system-level prototyping of wireless and digital communications designs. It is a commercial, stackable full speed multi-FPGA based prototyping platform, integrated with DAC/ADC modules for mixed signal and digital communications designs. With four (4) integrated ADC and DAC solutions, the Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA based BEE4-W enables a wide range of high-performance, real-t
Automotive USB poses reliability challenges Design How-To 11/2/2010 Post a comment In consumer electronics, USB is the most popular interface technology. But for USB to capture "the pole position" among competitive technologies for automotive use, questions of quality must be answered.
NXP sees demand for NFC, lighting ICs News & Analysis 11/2/2010 3 comments Despite closing wafer fabs and being constrained in manufacturing capacity in some areas, NXP is building capacity in its remaining manufacturing sites, according to CEO Rick Clemmer.
Sidense files to nix rival's patents News & Analysis 11/2/2010 2 comments Sidense, a licensor of one-time-programmable fuse-based memory intellectual property, has petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate one-transistor memory patents that rival Kilopass has attempted to assert against it.
Imagination to support CellMath on PowerVR Product News 11/2/2010 Post a comment Imagination Technologies Group plc has signed an agreement with Forte Design Systems Inc. to extend its use of CellMath Optimizer EDA tool with current generation PowerVR graphics cores and to allow Imagination to distribute and support the design software.
Wanted: Processor guru for Huawei News & Analysis 11/2/2010 Post a comment China telecom giant Huawei is seeking a processor guru to whittle the wide variety of processors it buys down to two or three architectures from close partners.
Open Innovation: A channel to success in RFID Design How-To 11/1/2010 1 comment Applying the Open Innovation paradigm to existing, potentially hidden, innovations in corporate organizations presents a channel to entrepreneurial success that can result in the realization of tremendous value, while simultaneously mitigating the economic burden of innovation and generating an influx of capital.
EDA startup targets debug, validation News & Analysis 11/1/2010 Post a comment An EDA startup spun out of research at the University of British Columbia came out of stealth mode promising to deliver a breakthrough technology for post-silicon debug and validation.
Researchers claim superior 'quantum tunneling' News & Analysis 11/1/2010 4 comments Researchers at Oregon State University claim to have perfected a better method for "quantum tunneling" using metal-insulator-metal architecture, potentially paving the way for faster, lower power and cooler running electronics,
Elpida posts profit, sees DRAM price erosion News & Analysis 11/1/2010 1 comment Japan's Elpida Memory reported strong year-to-year gains for the second quarter and first six months of its fiscal year, but the company experienced sequential sales decline between its first and second quarters due to eroding DRAM selling prices.
Chinese RF startup files for IPO News & Analysis 11/1/2010 3 comments Fabless RF and analog chip company RDA Microelectronics Inc. (Shanghai, China) has filed an F-1 prospectus form for a $100 million initial public offering of stock with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
Wi-Fi sales up, but ASPs shaky News & Analysis 11/1/2010 2 comments Global sales of Wi-Fi gear exceeded 18 million units in the second quarter 2010, up six percent over the first quarter, but average selling prices slid one percent.
Recession buster! RF & Microwave Designline Blog 11/1/2010 3 comments I just got back from European Microwave Week (EuMW) in Paris and have to share my enthusiasm.
DNA detection startup signs Roche News & Analysis 11/1/2010 1 comment DNA Electronics Ltd., a fabless chip startup that offers real-time nucleic acid detection, has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Basel, Switzerland) to develop a semiconductor-based DNA sequencing system.
Narda Coupler Product News 11/1/2010 Post a comment A compact 90-deg. hybrid coupler from Narda meets military shock and vibration requirements.
Ceva signs for gesture-recognition News & Analysis 11/1/2010 1 comment DSP intellectual property licensor Ceva Inc. has teamed up with EyeSight Mobile Technologies Ltd., a developer of touch-free interface technologies for consumer electronics.
September chip sales up, says ESIA News & Analysis 11/1/2010 Post a comment The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for September was $26.42 billion, up 2.9 percent compared with the previous month and up 26.2 percent compared with the same month a year before, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association.
Analyst: September chip sales rise News & Analysis 11/1/2010 Post a comment The three-month average of global chip sales for September is set to be $26.5 billion, slightly up from $25.7 billion for August, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
MIPS CEO: ‘Companies need to have a soul’ News & Analysis 11/1/2010 26 comments In a sharp contrast to a year ago, the Wall Street loves MIPS. Share holders love them. Even the media seems to be in love. But MIPS CEO believes that’s not enough: “Companies need to have a soul.”