Avago buys Javelin Semi
Design How-To 4/30/2013 1 comment
Firm says acquisition of 3G CMOS PA developer will form foundation of its RF CMOS design and development for its wireless semiconductor division.
Arista packs 96 100G ports on switch
Product How-To 4/30/2013 1 comment
Arista Networks tapped Broadcom chips to create a 96-port 100G switch while HP claimed a lead in software-defined networks in the run up to next week’s Interop.
Making roads safer with vehicle video recorders
Design How-To 4/30/2013 3 comments
Digital video recorders have been designed to cope with unpredictable drivers and drivers’ misinterpretation of traffic rules. TI's Anshuma Saxena discusses car DVR technology advances to meet the need for improved video quality and the wider acceptance of full HD content.
MCU market turns to 32-bits and ARM
Design How-To 4/30/2013 15 comments
The MCU market will return to sustained growth over the next five years after a difficult 2012, according to market analyst. Increasing adoption of ARM will accompany a gradual move to 32-bits as price erosion continues.
IP and Ethernet in motor vehicles
Design How-To 4/29/2013 1 comment
The Internet Protocol and Ethernet represent a new network technology for motor vehicles, and new challenges to automotive OEMs, suppliers and development tool producers. Nonetheless, many of the issues can already be solved.
TSMC races up MEMS foundry ranking
News & Analysis 4/27/2013 1 comment
ST still leads the MEMS foundry business but TSMC nearly doubled its MEMS sales in 2012, moving the world's largest logic foundry into third place as a MEMS foundry, according to Yole's annual sector ranking.
Cyber security solutions underused
Blog 4/26/2013 7 comments
Hackers keep succeeding with the same old tricks for which everybody knows the solution -- namely multifactor authentication -- but users just continue to make the same mistakes over and over again.
Spreadtrum sacks CTO
News & Analysis 4/26/2013 3 comments
The sudden firing of Qiuzhen Zou, Spreadtrum's chief technology officer, hints at internal turmoil within the Chinese fabless chip firm.
What’s the story behind Spreadtrum’s sudden sack of its CTO?