GT Solar buys firm News & Analysis 7/30/2010 1 comment GT Solar International Inc., a provider of photovoltaic manufacturing services for the solar industry, has acquired privately-held Crystal Systems Inc.
IR rolls automotive-qualified power MOSFETs Product News 7/30/2010 Post a comment International Rectifier (IR) announced it has extended its family of automotive-qualified power MOSFETs for applications low on-state resistance such as on-board power supplies and heavy loads on Internal Combustion Engine platforms, micro and full hybrid platforms.
Using in-design physical verification to reduce tapeout schedules Design How-To 7/30/2010 2 comments Synopsys' IC Validator, combined with IC Compiler, provides both the functionality and performance required for an in-design physical verification solution. This paper highlights the advantages of using IC Validator at several stages of the Toshiba design flow for both DRC and metal fill. Toshiba demonstrates the runtime and flow benefits of using IC Validator to find and debug DRC issues during the implementation stage. Toshiba also shows a significant reduction in total schedule time for compl
SiGe Semi files for IPO News & Analysis 7/30/2010 Post a comment RF chip maker SiGe Semiconductor Inc. has filed for an initial public offering of shares of its common stock on NASDAQ under the symbol ''SIGE.''
Benchmark for deep packet inspection News & Analysis 7/30/2010 2 comments The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmarking Consortium is developing a benchmark for measuring the performance of deep packet inspection on network processors.
Analog semiconductor makers join earnings rally News & Analysis 7/29/2010 1 comment Analog chip vendors are mostly joining in the semiconductor earnings rally in recent days, with Maxim Integrated Products, MaxLinear and Monolithic Power Systems reporting profits, while Advanced Analogic Technologies posted a loss.
EU embedded project SPEEDS to conclusion Research 7/29/2010 1 comment The four-year SPEEDS (SPEculative and Exploratory Design in Systems Engineering) project, funded under the European Union’s 6th Framework Programme, has come to a successful conclusion.
Home media server embraces car infotainment News & Analysis 7/29/2010 1 comment In a project highlighting the increasing merger between home and automotive entertainment technologies, a consortium explores ways to use home media content in vehicles and mobile devices.
Welcome to the changing face of digital signal processing Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 7/29/2010 3 comments The world of DSP has undergone a massive shift, from the use of well-defined, math-oriented architectures to a more holistic approach that looks at the problem and selects any combination of available architectures, DSP, RISC or FPGA, to solve it. We've changed our approach too, to help you navigate these new waters more effectively.
The ripple effect Blog 7/29/2010 8 comments Part of the reason so many semiconductor projects miss schedule is that staffing levels are not aligned with the level of complexity that the design team needs to undertake. This is solvable problem.
EDA startup Sigasi raises funds News & Analysis 7/29/2010 5 comments Sigasi, a Belgian EDA start-up that develops and markets Sigasi HDT, an Intelligent Development Environment (IDE) for VHDL designers, announced it has raised $800.000 in an initial round of financing.
More fab tool vendors top expectations News & Analysis 7/29/2010 Post a comment More semiconductor manufacturing equipment vendors posted strong quarterly results, with Lam Research, Teradyne and Axcelis Technologies all putting up numbers that exceeded analysts' expectations.
ASMI buys Siemens' SMT business News & Analysis 7/29/2010 1 comment Germany's Siemens AG will sell its assembly systems business--Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems (SEAS)--to ASM Pacific Technology.
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.