NSN $1.2B Motorola deal News & Analysis 7/19/2010 4 comments Nokia Siemens Networks' bid to acquire the majority of Motorola's wireless network infrastructure business for US $1.2 billion is the penultimate step in the dismemberment of one of the old icons of the U.S. high tech business and creates a new top tier competitor in carrier systems.
Nimbus flash appliance News & Analysis 7/19/2010 2 comments Startup Nimbus Data Systems has announced its S-class appliances, flash-based storage systems for high performance computing and database applications that it claims can deliver faster throughput and lower power consumption than the hard disk arrays.
Finding the video signal gremlin Engineering Investigations 7/18/2010 2 comments An engineer battles time zones and a customer who isn't talking to investigate a problem with an application involving a high-speed D/A converter
Everspin names CEO News & Analysis 7/13/2010 Post a comment Everspin Technologies Inc., an MRAM supplier, has named Phillip LoPresti its president and chief executive.
Rave buys tool firm News & Analysis 7/13/2010 Post a comment Photomask repair tool vendor Rave LLC has announced the completion of its acquisition of Eco-Snow Systems, a former member of the Linde Group.
Six dead in Emcore shooting News & Analysis 7/13/2010 4 comments A former employee of Emcore Corp. shot and killed five individuals and injured four others at Emcore, an Albuquerque, N.M.-based solar and fiber optics manufacturer, according to reports.
SIA sees second half IC slowdown News & Analysis 7/7/2010 1 comment The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported record growth for ICs in May, but it also sees a slowdown in the second half of 2010.
Democratization of MEMS design and manufacturing Blog 7/7/2010 3 comments A perfect storm is brewing in semiconductor design and it reminds of a period about 20 years ago when many of the same forces were at work. The storm is all about challenges and opportunities to expand a market for a specific type of semiconductor technology, and the main thing missing is coherent infrastructure or ecosystem to facilitate it.
IP67 radio data loggers target harsh industrial applications Product News 7/7/2010 Post a comment The Tinytag wireless data logging system consists of a receiver connected to a PC and a number of radio loggers, each of which is a self-contained, battery powered unit that can receive, log, store and transmit data to other radio loggers, as well as the central receiver.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times