Updated: Juniper challenges Cisco on the edge News & Analysis 10/29/2009 Post a comment In a splashy New York City event, Juniper Networks announced its next generation of silicon, systems, software and partnerships around a family of networking products geared to serve businesses and service providers and attack archrival Cisco Systems.
Motorola swings to Q3 profit on cost cutting News & Analysis 10/29/2009 Post a comment Motorola Inc. fought its way back into black territory in the third quarter by sharply reducing costs throughout its operations although sales continues to fall and the company yielded market share in the mobile handset segment.
Verizon to OEMs: Get the heat out News & Analysis 10/28/2009 2 comments Verizon Communications Inc. will require OEMs starting in July 2010 to supply thermal models for circuit boards and cabinets for any equipment they want to sell to the carrier as part of a new energy-saving strategy.
EU project set to make chip cards more secure News & Analysis 10/21/2009 Post a comment Three of Europe's leading chip makers, Infineon Technologies AG, ST Microelectronics and NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH, as well as its largest supplier of chip cards, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH and Gemalto, have joined forces with several other companies and research organizations to develop a high-security chip card platform.
Low power Bluetooth set to be energized News & Analysis 10/20/2009 Post a comment Just over 2.5 billion Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chipsets will ship in 2014 in a market that will grow at 78 percent CAGR between 2009 and 2014; but less than a third of those shipments will be for the single mode ICs, according to market research group ABI.
The forecast comes as the low energy Bluetooth community gathers in Munich, Germany for its first international technology conference at which, for instance Texas Instruments will showcase an ultra low-power coin cell demo using the upcom
Duo partner for wireless ECG patch News & Analysis 10/20/2009 Post a comment Research group IMEC and Terepac Corp. (Waterloo, Canada) are joining forces to develop a wireless ECG system within the Human++ Program at IMEC's Holst Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
NXP passes Chinese ePassport IC test News & Analysis 10/19/2009 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), one of the leading providers of secure ICs for global e-passport providers, has won a coveted deal to supply its SmartMX security chips to power the Chinese government's first ePassport scheme.
Smart touch by Avago for touch-screens Product News 10/13/2009 Post a comment With touchscreen technology becoming a major differentiator in the competitive smartphones and PMP markets, Avago Technologies has come up with an interface that the company suggests will do away with the problematic ghost points displayed by many of the screens.
Qualcomm joins 'net neutrality' debate News & Analysis 10/9/2009 Post a comment The former and current CEOs of Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) -- Irwin and Paul Jacobs, respectively -- took the stage at the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2009 being held on their home turf, and entered the net neutrality debate in the U.S. with Paul Jacobs calling for heavy data users to be discriminated against as wireless networks reach capacity.
Video: Plugging into the neuron News & Analysis 10/6/2009 2 comments Researchers at IMEC are growing neurons on a novel silicon device, burrowing deeper into the mysteries of the human brain in efforts that aim to bring nanoscale electronics to bear on neural science.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 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 ...