MCUs add flash, cut power budgets News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment To help OEMs expand into new embedded markets without having to allocate valuable capital in software rewrites or convert to a new architecture, microcontroller vendors are developing product strategies that include building parts that consume less power, include a larger amount of on-chip flash memory, deliver multicore architectures and offer higher integration.
Global chip sales up 2.2% from last July News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment The three-month average of global chip sales for July, was $20.6 billion, up 3.2 percent on the previous month and an increase of 2.2 percent for year-on-year growth, according to numbers from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization. The three-month average of sales of semiconductors in Europe in July 2007 reached $3.28 billion, an annual growth of 3.5 percent.
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.