Vitesse posts fiscal year profit News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment Vitesse Semiconductor said it posted a net income of $16.6 million, or 7 cents per share, on revenue of $228.5 million for the company's fiscal year, ended Sept. 30.
Dell reorgs amid slumping profits News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment Computer maker Dell Inc. has reorganized management around four global divisions amid declining profits and slowing revenue growth in the shakeup that includes the loss of two fairly recent additions to Dell's executive ranks.
Cheaper iPhone on the way, says analyst News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment A lower-cost version of Apple's popular iPhone, unofficially dubbed the "iPhone Nano" by some, could be hitting stores by the second quarter of 2009, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Plastic electronics fab time cut Product News 12/31/2008 Post a comment Fabrication time for flexible electronics ranging from disposable displays to plastic solar cells could be reduced from 48 hours to 30 minutes, according to researchers.
Pure Wafer set to be acquired News & Analysis 12/31/2008 Post a comment Welsh reclaimer of silicon wafers, Pure Wafer, has received a bid approach from an un-named party as it revealed a pre-tax loss of £800,000 for the year to June 30, compared to a profit of £3.6 million the year before.
Actions Semi lowers Q4 guidance News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Chinese fabless chip vendor Actions Semiconductor cut its guidance for the fourth quarter, saying it now expects revenue of $15 million to $16 million.
Intel rolls new education PCs at CES News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp. will make a fresh foray into low-cost PCs at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, launching a tablet-style netbook for students as well as a personal area network technology for linking Wi-Fi devices.
Chip distributor inventories rising, analyst warns News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Thanks to weaker-than-expected shipments in November, inventories for Asian semiconductor distributors have reached far beyond desired levels, something likely to have a negative impact on overall chip shipments in the first half of 2009, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Wireless SBCs simplify connectivity and control Product News 12/30/2008 Post a comment New wireless SBCs from Rabbit Semiconductor are designed to make it easy to add wireless connectivity and control to vision systems, industrial control systems, automatic meter reading devices, industrial ventilation systems and HVAC systems.
Virage Logic cuts quarterly guidance News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Citing the increasing effect of the global financial crisis, IP vendor Virage Logic lowered revenue and earnings guidance for the company's fiscal first quarter, which ends Dec. 31.
Medical giant designs in Amimon wireless Product News 12/30/2008 8 comments Stryker Corp., a large medical electronics company, has struck an exclusive deal to use proprietary wireless technology from startup Amimon for its operating room systems, a second major design win for the company which is the midst of a battle with multiple short-range, high bandwidth wireless technologies.
AMD adds 100 to planned layoff News & Analysis 12/30/2008 Post a comment Seeking to cut more costs, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has reduced its headcount by approximately 600 employees--about 100 more jobs than expected, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
New Sony PS3 cuts costs with 65-nm chips Design How-To 12/29/2008 Post a comment The second generation of Sony's PlayStation 3 gaming console features a new design and carries a bill of materials that is 35 percent lower than the original model, according to a teardown analysis by market research firm iSuppli.
Will Ethernet AV help unify home networks? Design How-To 12/29/2008 1 comment IEEE 802 working groups are in the process of completing Ethernet AV, a set of modifications to existing Ethernet standards to make the protocol "rock solid" for transmitting streaming audio and video. Some are betting on Ethernet to become the answer for home networks by late 2009 and beyond.
Nanotubes shown to boost neuron signals News & Analysis 12/29/2008 Post a comment Researchers explain how carbon nanotubes could someday bypass faulty circuitry in the brain, for instance curing Parkinson's disease, as well as to repair spinal cord injuries and eventually to augment and enhance cognitive functions.
DARPA chief reviews legacy News & Analysis 12/29/2008 Post a comment The head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency reflected on his nearly eight years at DARPA, refuting charges the agency has tightened spending on basic research.
CEO interview: with John Daane of Altera Design How-To 12/29/2008 Post a comment Despite economic difficulties across the chip industry, FPGA makers didn't have it so bad in 2008. Altera Corp. announced increases in sales and net income for Q3 2008 over Q3 2007. John Daane, president, CEO and chairman of Altera, asserts that market slowdowns can be growth opportunities.
Samsung preps WiMax, LTE chips News & Analysis 12/29/2008 1 comment Samsung Electronics is expanding its portfolio of silicon for cellphones with basebands for Long Term Evolution and WiMax and media accelerators at a time when its handset division is tapping a broader set of chip vendors.
Trends in RFID--Part III Design How-To 12/28/2008 Post a comment Here are the answers to adoption questions around design, hardware, software, hype, reality, catalysts and more that continually come up with RFID. This segment looks at the architecture for the new network.
My Mom the Radio Star Max MaxfieldPost a comment I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...