Maxim beats revenue target News & Analysis 4/30/2009 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products posted net revenue of $339.7 million for its fiscal third quarter ended March 28, besting company guidance for the term.
U.S. House airs patent reform debate News & Analysis 4/30/2009 Post a comment The debate over patent reform came to the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday as a diverse set of five industry executives, an academic and an engineer testified on their views for and against the draft Patent Reform Act of 2009, focusing on its provisions on infringement damages and post-grant review of patents.
IDT posts big loss; to sell network search assets News & Analysis 4/30/2009 Post a comment Hurt by a hefty write down, mixed-signal chip vendor Integrated Device Technology reported a GAAP net loss of $719.2 million on revenue of $107.4 million for the quarter ended March 29 and said it entered into a definitive agreement to sell assets of its network search engine products to NetLogic Microsystems for $90 million.
Netbook growth seen slowing when economy recovers News & Analysis 4/30/2009 1 comment Netbook shipments grew by more than 2,000 percent last year and are expected to grow another 68.5 percent in 2009, but this explosive growth is likely to slow as the economy rebounds beginning in 2010, an analyst said.
Developers get access to Windows 7 News & Analysis 4/30/2009 1 comment Microsoft Corp. has made a version of the next-generation of its Windows operating system, Windows 7 Release candidate, available to a limited set of professional developers and plans to debut a broader release will be on May 5.
Dialog Semi to surf the Atom wave Product News 4/30/2009 Post a comment Chip vendor Dialog Semiconductor taps the market momentum of Intel's Atom microprocessor by offering a power management device tailored for the Atom. The device helps designers to significantly reduce board space and costs, the company says.
LFoundry rolls RF process design kit Product News 4/30/2009 Post a comment Aiming at designers of analog/mixed signal and RF devices, LFoundry GmbH (Landshut, Germany) has introduced a process design kit (PDK). The PDK enables designing chips operating at frequencies of up to 15 GHz, the company promises.
Superpower smackdown Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 4/30/2009 Post a comment One doesn't need to wander very far across today's FPGA landscape to see how power consumption is becoming a more and more critical issue. As product categories that once shied away from FPGAs, such as mobile consumer devices, open up to them, both static and dynamic power consumption become paramount.
IBM's DeveloperWorks goes social News & Analysis 4/30/2009 Post a comment IBM Corp. is ushering into the era of social networking its ten-year old Web site that supplies technical information on open source software by launching My DeveloperWorks which aims to help IT developers collaborate on topics including Java, Linux and XML.
LSI reports $104 million loss as sales tumble News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment Abhi Talwalkar is not calling the bottom, but the chief executive of LSI Corp. is looking for glimmers of hope in his company's latest quarterly results in which it lost $104 million as sales tumbled 27 percent compared to the first three months of 2008.
Cadence Q1 sales fall further News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment Cadence Design Systems posted a GAAP net loss of $63 million on revenue of $206 million for the first quarter. Revenue declined 9 percent compared to the previous quarter and 24 percent compared with the same period of 2008.
CEA will set specs for 3-D glasses News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment The Consumer Electronics Association plans to set standards for stereo 3-D glasses, one of many efforts aimed at paving the road to interoperable 3DTV products for the digital home, a concept some see as the next big thing in television.
Nokia's new 'wave' and eyeSight are no empty gestures News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment Taking advantage of Nokia's newly exposed camera API, eyeSight Mobile Technologies developed an image processing algorithm, which translates a mere wave of the hand -- captured by a camera sensor on mobile handset -- into a gesture-controlled user interface.
Who needs wires to watch HD? Blog 4/29/2009 Post a comment A few years ago at CES I saw companies demonstrating wireless HD transmission. But these technologies had a number of issues, including relatively low range, signal degradation, latency and low resolution. Since that time, new technologies have come out, such as the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) that offer a way to set up wireless systems that will deliver high quality signals, without latency, throughout the home.
Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) Explained Design How-To 4/29/2009 Post a comment The promise of Wireless Home Digital Interface, or WHDI, is to eliminate all of the in between steps for connecting a home entertainment system except for the power supply. According to their site, "WHDI is the new wireless High Definition video standard that will change the way people use Audio/Video devices in the home. WHDI's revolutionary video-modem approach enables top-quality and robust wireless uncompressed HD video delivery throughout the home, allowing consumers to connect any source
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.