IMEC launches cancer lab-on-chip project Research 9/2/2010 8 comments European research institute IMEC and its project partners have launched a European collaborative research project to build a lab-on-a-chip for the detection of tumor cells in blood.
Intel upgrades parallel programming suite News & Analysis 9/2/2010 1 comment Intel has released Parallel Studio 2011, a new version of its parallel development tool suite for desktop PCs incorporating new capabilities Intel acquired with startups Cilk Arts and RapidMind.
LTX-Credence beats estimates News & Analysis 9/1/2010 Post a comment Automated test equipment vendor LTX-Credence posted a net income of $14.1 million on sales of $73.2 million for the quarter ended July 31, narrowly beating consensus analyst expectations.
IBM claims fastest MPU News & Analysis 9/1/2010 7 comments IBM said it will begin shipping a new mainframe computer computer capable of 50 billion instructions per second, powered by 96 microprocessors with 5.2-gigahertz clock speeds.
Rice's silicon memristor aims to beat HP News & Analysis 9/1/2010 13 comments Memristors made from pure silicon could enable resistive random access memory that are simpler and cheaper to manufacture than Hewlett-Packard's titanium-based formulation, according to researchers at Rice University.
AppleTV one small step toward Web-a-vision era News & Analysis 9/1/2010 5 comments An increasing number of low-cost Web video systems such as the new AppleTV box is driving toward an era when TV will become a Web-connected multifunction device with television just one of its applications.
Gartner raises 2010 chip market forecast News & Analysis 9/1/2010 6 comments Market research firm Gartner Inc. has raised its forecast for worldwide semiconductor revenue in 2010 to $300 billion, a 31.5 percent increase from 2009 revenue of $228 billion.
LED-backed LCD TVs on healthy growth path News & Analysis 9/1/2010 Post a comment LCD TV panel makers are targeting aggressive growth for LED panel shipments, with plans to reach 40 percent LED penetration in Q4’10, and to exceed 50 percent in Q2’11, according to the latest DisplaySearch report.
Automating static timing analysis process Product News 9/1/2010 Post a comment EMA Design Automation announced TimingDesigner 9.25 with enhanced Automerge functionality, which the company claims, dramatically decreases the time required for performing interface timing analysis.
Development tool evolution – hardware/firmware Design How-To 9/1/2010 3 comments Firmware development started out as a fairly simple process - a device-specific assembler (the more sophisticated ones came with a linker) and the editor of your choice. (In my early days as an engineer, that was Brief from a company called UnderWare. UnderWare sold brief to Solution Systems which in-turn sold it to Borland.)
Lyrtech makes financial progress News & Analysis 9/1/2010 Post a comment Lyrtech Inc. (Quebec City, Canada) which specializes in digital signal processing technologies and supplies a range of DSP-FPGA development platforms has reported a net profit of $0.1 million for the second quarter of 2010.
GlobalFoundries shows 28-nm AMS design kit Product News 9/1/2010 1 comment GlobalFoundries is making a 28-nm analog/mixed-signal design flow development kit available to customers, the company said at the opening of its Global Technology Conference in Santa Clara, California.
Purdue pump uses body heat to deliver drugs News & Analysis 9/1/2010 4 comments Purdue University researchers have developed a pump for drug-delivery patches that might use arrays of "microneedles" to deliver a wider range of medications using the body's heat to transfer the drugs.
Virtualization options for embedded multicore systems Design How-To 9/1/2010 6 comments There are a number of paths to virtualization for embedded systems. After a tour of those options, Freescale Semiconductor’s Syed Shah makes the case for the bare metal hypervisor-based approach -- coupled with hardware virtualization assists in the core, the memory subsystem and the I/O -- as the best-performing option.
Freescale forms joint lab with Chinese automaker News & Analysis 9/1/2010 1 comment Engineers from Beiqi Foton Motor and Freescale Semiconductor will work together to integrate Freescale microcontrollers and sensors into automotive control systems for the powertrain, chassis, safety and "green" aspirations of the Chinese automakers.