Top 10 shifts in chips, comms
News & Analysis 12/17/2012 4 comments
It was a down year for semiconductors that saw shifting fortunes for many chip and comms companies as growth fled to the extremes of mobile and cloud.
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?
Meeting Zuckerberg and Mr. EUV
Blog 12/13/2012 3 comments
I learned a little something in brief encounters this week with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and the man I think of as Mr. EUV—two very unique men in black.
IBM details 3-D server chip stacks
News & Analysis 12/12/2012 4 comments
IBM will show work stacking 45-nm server processors with memory and transceivers at IEDM, techniques that could give it significant performance and power gains.
Lessons Learned: Developing a production-quality USB stack
Design How-To 12/5/2012 Post a comment
In late 2008, MCCI started the development of a USB 3.0 host stack for Windows in order to support silicon vendors who were developing USB 3.0 xHCI host controllers. This was a large project, involving significant engineering effort over a period of four years. With the introduction of Windows 8, and the certification of our customers’ products for xHCI 1.0 compliance, the active development phase of the product is essentially complete, and we can look at the lessons learned over the active peri