Memory markets gain steam Blog 3/5/2013 Post a comment Shortages, production reallocations and a changing cast of characters boosts contract pricing for NAND flash, mobile DRAM and another market that might surprise you.
Startup builds 100-Gbps laser in CMOS Design How-To 3/4/2013 6 comments A low-cost tunable laser made in CMOS could transform the architecture of datacenters and the economics of metro and long-haul communications networks, according to its maker, a startup from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Chip market starts year brightly News & Analysis 3/4/2013 4 comments The Americas region posted its best total since 2001 as three-month average global sales showed year-on-year growth in January, according to numbers released by the SIA.
XMOS lowers price for event-driven MCUs Design How-To 3/1/2013 3 comments XMOS has back-filled its product line with an event-driven microcontroller that supports four time-sliced virtual processors on its single ALU. A price point below $3 is intended to widen its appeal in embedded applications.
London Calling: Forget wireless charging Blog 3/1/2013 36 comments Wireless charging; a solution looking for a problem? Or as natural as the change from wired to wireless communication? I am inclined to say forget it. Do the right thing and use a wired charger for reasons of ecology.
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.