Toyota Case: Vehicle Testing Confirms Fatal Flaws
News & Analysis 10/31/2013 68 comments
With gag orders, code reviews locked in windowless rooms, and a car attached to a dynamometer, Bookout v Toyota had enough engineering intrigue to make a good thriller. But what the experts found was serious stuff. Here's how they showed the defects that cause unintended acceleration.
Is ARM Adopting Microsoft Model?
News & Analysis 10/28/2013 5 comments
XMOS Semiconductor has signed a deal to use ARM-based chips from Silicon Labs alongside its own deterministic multicore silicon in a single package.
Why Toyota’s Oklahoma Case Is Different
Blog 10/25/2013 37 comments
If you are an engineer or a Toyota vehicle owner, you owe it yourself to remain open-minded and read the followup story we just posted on www.eetimes.com, Toyota Case: Single Bit Flip That Killed.
Toyota Case: Single Bit Flip That Killed
News & Analysis 10/25/2013 106 comments
Could bad code kill a person? It apparently did. The Bookout v Toyota Motor Corp. case, which blamed sudden acceleration in a Toyota Camry for a wrongful death, touches the issue directly.
Acceleration Case: Jury Finds Toyota Liable
News & Analysis 10/24/2013 43 comments
A jury finds that Toyota's electronic throttle control system caused the sudden acceleration of a 2005 Camry in a 2007 accident that killed one woman and seriously injured another on an Oklahoma highway off-ramp.
Oklahoma Jury to Deliberate Toyota Acceleration Case
News & Analysis 10/24/2013 9 comments
The focus of the Toyota case in Oklahoma is on software and electronics used in the electronic throttle control, rather than the entanglement of the accelerator pedal with a floor mat, which Toyota previously cited as the cause of accidents.
China's SMIC Responds to Soaring 3D IC Market
News & Analysis 10/21/2013 5 comments
To capture the rapidly growing thru-silicon-via technology-based stacked device market, China Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has formed an R&D and manufacturing center dedicated to 3D IC.
IDT CEO Shuffle: Why & What Next?
News & Analysis 10/14/2013 31 comments
When Ted Tewksbury suddenly retired as CEO of Integrated Device Technology seven weeks ago, neither he nor the company explained what happened, or why.
Mobile IC Vendors to Alter Automotive SoC Market
News & Analysis 10/8/2013 5 comments
The rise and fall of smartphone SoC companies has become intricately intertwined with the future of automotive chip suppliers. Many automotive IC companies are racing to dominate the fast-growing segment of in-vehicle infotainment SoCs.
Mike Noonen, GloFo Executive VP, Resigns
News & Analysis 10/7/2013 19 comments
Mike Noonen has resigned from his position as the executive vice president at GlobalFoundries. Noonen was responsible for global products, design, sales, and marketing at the world’s second largest foundry.
Unlocking the Keyless Car Future
Automotive DesignLine Blog 10/2/2013 33 comments
For just about everything we do these days, “there's an app for that.” Is the car key destined to become one more little tile on a smartphone screen?
TSMC Shows Path to 16nm, Beyond
News & Analysis 10/2/2013 39 comments
Chip bellwether TSMC detailed its steady progress on its 20 and 16nm nodes, but said little about the expected costs increases they will carry.