Oregon courts Azalea project, says report Blog 12/19/2012 3 comments Oregon could be seeking to bid against New York as the site for a wafer fab, according The Oregonian newspaper. The publication reports that Business Oregon, the state's economic development agency, is working with a company under the codename Azalea.
Dublin Calling: Intel Labs drives Digital Europe Blog 12/17/2012 Post a comment Intel's network of research labs in Europe now embraces more than 4,000 R&D professionals and has more than quadrupled in size since its formation in January 2009. The question that remains is: where is the return on investment for Intel and the benefit for Europe?
London Calling: Whither ST? Blog 12/12/2012 6 comments STMicroelectronics' plan to exit from its joint venture with Ericsson makes sense, but its 2013 timetable suggests selling ST-Ericsson will not be easy.
Toshiba claims MRAM can replace SRAM News & Analysis 12/11/2012 7 comments Smartphones and tablet computers could benefit from a prototype memory that Toshiba expects to be used to replace SRAM in cache memory for mobile processors.
28-nm FDSOI is production ready, says ST News & Analysis 12/11/2012 11 comments To coincide with a meeting on process technology held alongside IEDM, European chip company ST has announced that its 28-nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) is available for pre-production volumes from its wafer fab at Crolles, France.
Top 10 smartphone gadgets & apps News & Analysis 12/10/2012 9 comments Smartphones are turning the CE industry upside down. A new design imperative is to leverage a smartphone or build a genuine "partner" for a smartphone, when designing a new gadget.
ST remains committed to FD-SOI, says CEO News & Analysis 12/10/2012 2 comments Despite planning to exit from its joint venture ST-Ericsson, one of few users of its fully-depleted silicon on insulator (FDSOI) manufacturing process, European chip maker intends to keep faith with the technology and continue using it at its wafer fab in Crolles, near Grenoble, France.
Intel upping Atom ante News & Analysis 12/7/2012 20 comments Intel is positioning its upcoming Atom-based Centerton chip as a server alternative to 64-bit ARM devices.
Slideshow: A year of space firsts Design How-To 12/6/2012 12 comments From Mercury, to Mars to the edge of the solar system, our space machines made unprecedented discoveries this year. We offer a list of the greatest space feats of 2012.
GPU grid helping to find AIDS cure The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/1/2012 1 comment Scientists in Barcelona have been using GPUs to process the protein strains of the virus, in the hopes of eventually finding a way to stop it replicating.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...