Microchip’s strategy in a ‘weak economy’ News & Analysis 9/30/2011 13 comments In a recent interview at ESC, Microchip’s COO made no efforts to sugar coat the weak global economy. But he noted: Now is not the time to panic, it’s time to “focus on things we can control.”
How it was: Data communications Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 9/30/2011 10 comments In 1980 I started working for SITA – Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques – in Harare in Zimbabwe...
Vishay buys specialty resistor firm News & Analysis 9/30/2011 4 comments Discrete IC and passive component supplier Vishay Intertechnology said it acquired the resistor businesses of Huntington Electric for about $19.6 million.
Gartner: IC capex to decline 19% in 2012 News & Analysis 9/30/2011 4 comments Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending will total about $35.2 billion in 2012, representing a 19.2 percent decline from the projected 2011 total of $43.5 billion, according to the latest forecast from Gartner.
Imagination offers devboard for Meta core Product News 9/30/2011 4 comments Multimedia processor core licensor Imagination Technologies has announced the introduction to the market place of Minimorph, a development system for the company's Meta processor core.
Deadline looms for SRAM settlement funds News & Analysis 9/29/2011 2 comments The deadline is quickly approaching for companies that purchased SRAM memory indirectly between Nov. 1, 1996 and Dec. 31, 2006 to join a class action settlement and potentially be eligible to receive a portion of $41.3 million in settlement money.
A Ham's Eye View Blog 9/29/2011 23 comments Welcome to the first installment of a new blog in the EETimes empire. First, a few words of introduction…I’m Doug Grant, amateur radio callsign K1DG.
Models, models, models… Blog 9/29/2011 3 comments Without models the EDA industry could not exist and when it comes to trying to promote a new abstraction level, models become the sticking point. Synopsys intends to change that…
Crocus appoints CEO for Russian MRAM fab News & Analysis 9/29/2011 Post a comment Crocus Technology Inc., a developer of MRAM memory ICs, has announced the appointment of Boris Omarov as CEO of a manufacturing joint venture, Crocus Nano Electronics (CNE), which is being created to run an MRAM wafer fab under development in Russia.
Samsung shrinks Exynos dual-core processor Product News 9/29/2011 3 comments Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced an addition to its Exynos family of application processors for smartphones at mobile-oriented Samsung exhibition held at the Westin hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.
ST-Ericsson augments reality on NovaThor News & Analysis 9/29/2011 Post a comment Struggling wireless chip vendor ST-Ericsson NV has announced that it is collaborating with Metaio GmbH to support augmented reality applications and capability with its NovaThor chips for smartphones and tablet computers.
High speed digital test and dynamic protocol reconfiguration Design How-To 9/29/2011 1 comment There are a variety of good tools on the market for debugging digital designs. Each has advantages and disadvantages that solve specific niche problems. No tool can solve all problems at all speeds and for all protocols. This paper provides a discussion of the relative merits and demerits of high speed digital test approaches and dynamic protocol reconfiguration.
Six handset makers back Isis NFC payment News & Analysis 9/29/2011 3 comments Isis, a joint venture between U.S. mobile phone service providers AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, has announced that HTC, LG, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Samsung Mobile and Sony Ericsson will introduce NFC-enabled mobile devices that implement Isis NFC and technology standards for electronic payment.
Bergman becomes CEO at Synaptics News & Analysis 9/29/2011 1 comment Synaptics named Rick Bergman its president and chief executive officer a week after he departed Advanced Micro Devices where he was general manager of products.
Qualcomm jumps into ‘Embedded’ fray News & Analysis 9/28/2011 4 comments Qualcomm, traditionally known for its direct relationships with mobile handset OEMs and ODMs, has jumped into the “embedded” fray, by launching the company’s newly designed “DragonBoard.”
AMD warns of lower Q3 sales News & Analysis 9/28/2011 7 comments AMD warned that third quarter sales would be up less than expected compared to the second quarter, primarily because of 32-nm yield issues at its foundry provider, Globalfoundries.
Avago shareholders unload 15 million shares News & Analysis 9/28/2011 2 comments Analog chip vendor Avago Technologies announced the sale of 15 million ordinary shares by certain existing shareholders to Citigroup and Deutsche Bank Securities, as underwriters in the registered public offering of those shares.
Many may get burned by Kindle Fire Blog 9/28/2011 52 comments The Kindle Fire brings welcome competition to a tablet market dominated by Apple and a services market led by cellular carriers, and it could curb hopes for Taiwan and Wintel.
MeeGo gone: Intel drops OS in favor of Tizen News & Analysis 9/28/2011 21 comments Chip giant Intel has decided to drop its MeeGo mobile operating system in favor of the Tizen project announced by two Linux-oriented non-profit groups, the LiMo Foundation and the Linux Foundation.
Linux groups launch Tizen to fight Android News & Analysis 9/28/2011 28 comments Two Linux oriented non-profit groups, The LiMo Foundation and The Linux Foundation which include a number of high profile supporters, have announced an open-source project called Tizen, intended to develop a mobile device software platform based on the Linux operating system.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.