I’m so lucky to be here (Part 3) Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/30/2011 8 comments In my previous I’m so lucky to be here column I described an unfortunate incident involving myself and a water barrel. Looking back, this was the least of my adventures…
IEDM: I've got an app for that Blog 11/30/2011 2 comments Anyone that has attended a big technical conference, such as the International Electron Devices Meeting, which opens on Monday Dec. 5, in Washington DC, knows that selecting which papers to attend can be a difficult process.
ASML, TEL to speed up litho cooperation News & Analysis 11/30/2011 3 comments Dutch lithography equipment specialist ASML has announced an agreement made with semiconductor production equipment supplier Tokyo Electron Ltd. to accelerate joint development activities in extreme ultraviolet and ArF immersion lithography clusters.
Toshiba to close wafer fabs, slow IC production News & Analysis 11/30/2011 5 comments Toshiba Corp. has announced it plans to close three manufacturing facilities and consolidate much of its discrete, analog and imaging IC production into three others, as part of a response to a fall off in demand for consumer products from the western hemisphere.
UMC, Kilopass extend license agreement News & Analysis 11/30/2011 Post a comment Non-volatile memory IP vendor Kilopass Technology expanded its manufacturing license agreement with Taiwanese foundry UMC to cover process technology spanning from 55 nm to 130 nm.
Globalfoundries replaces CFO, appoints CTO News & Analysis 11/30/2011 3 comments Globalfoundries appointed Daniel Durn, a former executive at the firm's parent company, to the position of chief financial officer and assigned two other senior executives to key positions.
Tegal invests in Israeli medtech startup News & Analysis 11/30/2011 Post a comment Semiconductor equipment supplier Tegal said it made a $300,000 strategic investment in NanoVibronix, a privately held firm that develops medical devices and products that implement its proprietary therapeutic ultrasound technology.
Tsubame 2.0 supercomputer wins Gordon Bell award News & Analysis 11/30/2011 2 comments The Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Global Scientific Information Computing Center has won the the supercomputing industry’s highest honor, the Gordon Bell Prize, with its Nvidia GPU-accelerated Tsubame 2.0 supercomputer.
Microchip Tech rolls low-cost MCU dev tool Product News 11/29/2011 2 comments Microchip Technology rolled out what it claimed is the lowest cost development tool supporting 3.3V, 16-bit and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers and 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers in 28-pin SPDIP packages.
Samsung preps 8-Gbit phase-change memory Research 11/29/2011 24 comments Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is set to re-ignite debate about whether phase-change memory is commercially viable with the presentation of an 8-Gbit, 20-nm phase-change random access memory at the 2012 International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
Android market hack for Kindle Fire News & Analysis 11/29/2011 10 comments While Amazon’s wildly popular Kindle Fire tablet launched recently without official access to the Google Android Market, it hasn’t taken developers long to hack the code and make it work.
Vinod Khosla in action India Chip Chat 11/29/2011 16 comments Watching legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla interact with a group of startups in India made for a riveting show.
Seagate: HDD shortages to last for months News & Analysis 11/29/2011 8 comments Seagate said it expects revenue for the quarter ending in December to be above consensus analysts' expectations, but warned that the recent flooding in Thailand will lead to a shortage of hard disk drives that will last several quarters.
Report: Powerchip mulls fab sale News & Analysis 11/28/2011 3 comments Taiwanese memory chip vendor Powerchip Technology is considering the sale of one of its 300-mm fabs to help pay off debt at the request of one of its creditors, according to a report.
SATS firm takes stake in Elpida finance unit News & Analysis 11/28/2011 1 comment Memory test and assembly services provider Walton Advanced Engineering paid about $50 million to acquire 7,500 preferred shares in a finance subsidiary of memory chip vendor Elpida Memory.
Ask about free shipping… The Engineering Life - Around the Web 11/28/2011 10 comments I guess that it’s because the holiday season is upon us that the number of TV “Infomercials” and suchlike are so prevalent, but there’s one thing I don’t understand…
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.