Freescale hits GaAs on RF basestation ICs
Product News 6/30/2010 1 comment
Freescale is moving into gallium arsenide for monolithic microwave basestation ICs that harness ultralow-noise amps for trunk network amplifier radio cards and as predrivers for its high-voltage lateral diffusion MOS power amps.
Commentary: Does SATA have a future?
Blog 6/29/2010 8 comments
Companies are already churning out Serial ATA Revision 3.0 (SATA Gen 3) motherboards and hard drives that run at 6 Gbits/second. But is there really a long-term market for SATA Gen 3 products? Or will SATA Gen 3 be derailed quickly by the almost-as-fast USB 3.0 interface that is currently taking the market by storm?
HP, QLogic, Emulex FCoE
News & Analysis 6/29/2010 Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard is adopting new Fibre Channel over Ethernet chips from Emulex and QLogic in its latest round of data center systems, giving a much boost to the upcoming suppliers who face competition from entrenched chip designers including Broadcom, Intel and Marvell.
Samsung, TSMC hit by ITC complaint
News & Analysis 6/28/2010 3 comments
STC.UNM (STC)--the technology-transfer arm of the University of New Mexico (UNM)--said that it is charging Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. with alleged patent infringement.
Product News 6/28/2010 1 comment
TI TUSB1310 provides essential physical-level functions, features sensitivity twice the USB 3.0 requirement
CoorsTek buys ceramics unit for $245M
News & Analysis 6/28/2010 Post a comment
CoorsTek Inc., a manufacturer of ceramic and specialty material components, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the advanced ceramics business of Saint-Gobain for about $245 million.
Obducat CEO resigns amid losses
News & Analysis 6/28/2010 1 comment
Amid losses and order delays, Patrik Lundstrom has been named acting CEO of Obducat AB (Malmo, Sweden), a supplier of nano-imprint lithography tools.
Report: Firms buy stake in PSi
News & Analysis 6/28/2010 Post a comment
Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI)and Narra Venture Capital II have acquired a 67 percent stake in PSi Technologies Inc. (PSi) of the Philippines for $30 million.
PCI Express 3.0 delayed until 2011
News & Analysis 6/24/2010 3 comments
The PCI SIG has released an interim 0.71 version of the PCI Express 3.0 specification that supports up to 8 GigaTransfers/second and aims to start testing products for compliance in early 2011, about a year later than originally anticipated.
Tilera, Quanta roll low power server
News & Analysis 6/22/2010 3 comments
Multicore processor designer Tilera Corp. announced it plans to ship a 200-core device in 2013 and demonstrated a 512-core server made by partner Quanta Computer Inc. using Tilera's current 64-core chip.
Trio forms 3-D chip alliance
News & Analysis 6/21/2010 2 comments
Elpida Memory Inc., Powertech Technology Inc. and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) have formed an alliance to speed up the development of three-dimensional (3-D) chips.
NI PXI brings record and playback capability to car radio
Product How-To 6/14/2010 Post a comment
A turnkey system that records real-world RF signals, impairments, and environmental data for convenient playback in the lab that was built on the strength of high-bandwidth NI PXI products and building a custom reference library with Averna for long-term test efficiency.
Startup SeaMicro packs 512 Intel Atoms in server
News & Analysis 6/14/2010 2 comments
Startup SeaMicro announced a server that packs 512 Intel Atom processors in a 10U chassis to deliver the same performance at a fraction of their power and space as systems using conventional server CPUs, aiming to address the needs of the large data centers limited by the cost and complexity of the power and space they consume.
The Foxconn debate
Blog 6/10/2010 Post a comment
Here lies a compendium of opinion pieces, analyses and news articles about the unfortunate spate of suicides seen at Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd., that have appeared recently on www.eetimes.com.
Hewlett-Packard passes two million mark in blade servers
News & Analysis 6/4/2010 1 comment
Hewlett-Packard has climbed to the top of the market for blade systems, one of the few bright spots in what has become a slow growth server market, but the question now is whether it can hang on in the face of new dynamics and competitors.
HP researcher predicts memory-centric processors
News & Analysis 6/2/2010 1 comment
Hewlett-Packard researchers are exploring ways to make their memristor the centerpiece of a future server design and have determined low power processors such as those based on ARM cores are superior for some data center workloads.