Printed batteries market seen powering up News & Analysis 4/28/2009 Post a comment Sales of printed batteries will reach $200 million by the middle of the next decade, and they will be embedded in devices generating sales of $1.5 billion, according to market research group NanoMarkets (Glen Allen, VA).
IDT trumps Gennum's bid for Tundra News & Analysis 4/27/2009 Post a comment Integrated Device Technology, Inc. has bid Cdn$ 6.25 per share to acquire the whole stock of communications chip specialist Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (Ottawa, Canada), trumping an offer from Gennum Corp. earlier this month.
Tokyo meeting energizes low power Bluetooth News & Analysis 4/21/2009 Post a comment Chip makers made a series of announcements about new devices and development systems to support the forthcoming Bluetooth low energy standard at a Developer's Preview this week, held in Tokyo to precede the annual Bluetooth All Hands Meeting.
ChipWrights targets ViSP processor at netbooks News & Analysis 4/21/2009 Post a comment ChipWrights Inc. (Bedford, MA), the fabless group that focuses on digital signal processing-based devices called visual signal processors (ViSPs), is touting its multi-core CW5631 SoC as the ideal solution for netbook developers struggling to implement successful web video and Linux support without driving costs sky-high.
Innovision signs NFC licensing deal with chip supplier News & Analysis 4/21/2009 Post a comment Innovision Research & Technology plc, the Cirencester, England based company focusing on the development of SoCs and tags for Near Field Communications (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems, has signed an agreement with a major European semiconductor company to market its Intellectual Property in combination with the un-named company's own silicon IP for use by third party customers.
RFEL sees bounce from Queen's Award win News & Analysis 4/21/2009 Post a comment The CEO of one of the companies that won the Queen's Award for Industry in the Innovation category, John Summers of RF Engines Ltd (Isle of Wight, England) said the award will help greatly in increasing international credibility and in attracting the best electronics design talent.
Analysis: Oracle looks back to the future News & Analysis 4/20/2009 1 comment Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems marks a strange step back to the future that raises questions about the outlook for Sun's hardware, Java software and the database giant itself.
Adobe Flash being ported to TVs, STBs News & Analysis 4/20/2009 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors has started porting the Adobe Flash Platform into some of its chips targeting set top boxes. The move is part of plans by Adobe to extend the Flash Platform into televisions, set-top boxes and Blu-ray players.
Tpack picks Macnab as new CEO News & Analysis 4/20/2009 Post a comment Tpack AS (Copenhagen, Denmark), which focuses on taking field-programmable gate arrays and selling them on to customers programmed up to do mainly communications functions, has named Colin Macnab chief executive officer.
China promises 3G growth in 2009 News & Analysis 4/15/2009 Post a comment China will continue its national roll out of 3G cellular services this year despite the global recession, spawning double-digit growth for network equipment vendors, according to an analyst's report.
Filtronic microwave contract to help achieve 'breakeven' News & Analysis 4/15/2009 Post a comment Filtronic plc (Shipley, England) has won an important long term strategic supply agreement to manufacture microwave modules for a company in the airborne electronics sector that, the company says, will help ensure it will be "around breakeven" in the second half of the year despite reduced demand from customers.
Analyst: Chip delays could slow Verizon's LTE rollout News & Analysis 4/8/2009 Post a comment A research note from Deutsche Bank has cast doubts over the ability of early adopter Verizon Wireless to launch a 4G Long-Term Evolution network in up to 35 markets in the U.S. by the end of next year using datacards, and suggests handsets may be even longer delayed.
Intel touts 2-GHz Atom News & Analysis 4/8/2009 Post a comment Intel has unveiled 2GHz versions of its Atom processor at this week's Developers Forum in Beijing, China, targeting the parts at handheld Internet notebooks and mini laptops.
Server blade group debuts six specs News & Analysis 4/7/2009 Post a comment The Intel-led Server Systems Infrastructure Forum has released a suite of draft specifications for x86-based server blade systems as part of its expanding charter and organization.
ZigBee chip specialist raises a further $8 million News & Analysis 4/6/2009 Post a comment Capitalizing on the increasing interest in and demand for smart energy/grid initiatives, ZigBee chip specialist Ember Corporation ( Boston, Mass. and Cambridge, England) has closed a funding round of $8 million that brings the company's total funding to $89 million.
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.