The death of beta testing?
Design How-To 3/29/2013 Post a comment
Short release cycles, continuous deployment, automatic updates, and a fear of social media tattling on beta defects are causing vendors to forgo beta testing and find new ways to get useful user feedback.
Exclusive: Lenovo to design own chips
News & Analysis 3/29/2013 21 comments
While beefing up its senior management team to prepare itself to become a leading consumer electronics vendor, Lenovo is growing its IC design team to about 100 engineers by mid this year.
My ASIC+SoC reassessment
Blog 3/28/2013 1 comment
ASIC and SoC have become "buzzwords" as ICs their distinction has morphed and merged over the years--Bill Schweber puts back the meaning.
NAND flash market surged in Q4
Design How-To 3/28/2013 3 comments
Strong pricing was one of the reasons behind an unusual and unseasonal jump in the value of the he NAND flash memory market in 4Q12, according to market researcher IHS.
MEMS oscillators go mobile
Design How-To 3/27/2013 1 comment
SiTime claims to have penetrated the mobile market for the first time with a tiny, low power and inexpensive MEMS clock chip.
FinFET race holds promises, perils
News & Analysis 3/27/2013 9 comments
Rising capacitance is one of the challenges ahead in realizing the promises of the first process node to use 3-D transistors, said a group of experts.
Software lowers power used by cellular comms
Design How-To 3/27/2013 Post a comment
An analog and mixed-signal IC design services and IP company has developed some software that could improve cellular communications. It is now looking for a partner and first customer to help it get the technology to market.