Can the cloud revive manufacturing? News & Analysis 4/3/2012 22 comments A new study argues that information technology in the form of "cloud-enhanced services" is one way western manufacturers can add value to products and compete with Asian manufacturing giants.
Redpine rolls RTLS Wi-Fi tags News & Analysis 4/3/2012 Post a comment Redpine Signals rolled out two Wi-Fi-based real time location systems tags, seeing an unserved market niche that is small but potentially lucrative for the second-tier vendor.
The price you pay for a free Windows phone Engineering Pop Culture! 4/3/2012 5 comments In case you haven’t seen the promotion, Microsoft is offering a Windows Phone Challenge at Microsoft stores with the tag line “Will You Get Smoked?” The object is that you pit your smartphone against a Windows phone to do a specific function, determined by the Microsoft representative
Cavium warns of Q1 revenue shortfall News & Analysis 4/3/2012 Post a comment Networking chip vendor Cavium said first quarter sales would miss the company's guided target due to lower than expected sales to the service provider and broadband and consumer markets.
Violin Memory snags another $50M in funding News & Analysis 4/2/2012 1 comment Scalable flash memory array vendor Violin Memory announced $50 million in Series D funding from a group of investors including Toshiba, Juniper Networks, SAP Ventures and Highland Capital.
What's your embedded strategy? News & Analysis 4/2/2012 Post a comment UBM Electronics’ 2012 Embedded Market Survey has shed light on designers’ embedded requirements. EE Times asked 10 silicon vendors to share their strategies for serving them.
Mobile device chip market grew 20% in 2011, says ABI News & Analysis 4/2/2012 2 comments Sales revenue from chipsets designed for mobile devices increased by more than 20 percent to $35 billion in 2011, while the total semiconductor market achieved 2 percent year-on-year growth, according to market analysis firm ABI Research.
Efficient C code for ARM devices Design How-To 4/2/2012 1 comment It seems that we very often have RAM and ROM coming out of our ears and we have processing power to burn. So what is the pressing issue of today? So often, it is power-efficiency…
DO-178C takes safety-critical software development to the next level Design How-To 4/2/2012 Post a comment DO-178C will bring safety-critical software development into the modern era, adding support for advanced techniques such as UML and mathematical modeling, object-oriented programming and formal methods, which will enable designers to conceptualize, architect and encapsulate their design at a higher level.
Samsung ninth going on fourth in foundry ranks, says Gartner News & Analysis 4/2/2012 8 comments The worldwide semiconductor foundry market totaled $29.8 billion in 2011, a 5.1 percent increase from 2010, according to market research firm Gartner Inc. The top four foundries held their rankings from the previous year. But of those four only the leader, TSMC, increased its market share, taking it to 48.8 percent of the total foundry business.
IBM analytics to plumb universe's secret News & Analysis 4/2/2012 9 comments IBM will harness water-cooled 3-D chip sets to plumb the secrets of the universe by analyzing exabytes (billion gigabytes) of data streaming in from the world's largest radio telescope to be constructed in 2024.
Analyst: ASML holds all the cards in litho News & Analysis 4/2/2012 7 comments Lithography tool vendor ASML commanded a higher share of units shipped in 2011 than the combined total of competitors Nikon and Canon, further evidence that the Dutch firm has come to dominate which was only a few years ago a close three-horse race, according to the Information Network, a market research firm.
Well, just call me “Mr. Silly” The Engineering Life--Around the Web 4/1/2012 6 comments I’m feeling a bit like Mr. Silly at the moment, because I just read this week’s email newsletter from This is True...