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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.