Compact silicon drives color phones Teardown 5/14/2002 Post a comment The Sony-Ericsson T68 mobile phone exemplifies the kind of feature-rich, high-margin handset the wireless industry is banking on for future profits. Its hardware design reflects the trend toward more compact, powerful silicon.
Preparing for a New Era of Growth in EDA Design How-To 5/9/2002 Post a comment If you are involved with EDA tools, chip design, silicon IP, or
chip-based electronic systems, you probably already know about the
Design Automation Conference, returning this year to the Big Easy. Co-technical committee chairs Luciano Lavagno and David Blaauw discuss some of this year's DAC highlights, including technical coverage of embedded-system design challenges, the re-emergence of analog design, and new approaches for dealing with increasing IC complexity and power consumption.
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.