MIPS chairman appointed interim CEO News & Analysis 12/31/2009 Post a comment MIPS Technologies said its board of directors has appointed the company's chairman to act as interim CEO following the scheduled retirement of longtime president and CEO John Bourgoin.
The 10 most popular stories of 2009 News & Analysis 12/29/2009 Post a comment Here are the top ten stories for 2009 as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Tuesday, Dec. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Taiwanese multimedia chip company licenses MIPS cores News & Analysis 12/21/2009 Post a comment Processor IP licensor MIPS Technologies Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has announced that Magic Pixel Inc. (Hsinchu, Taiwan), a supplier of multimedia SoCs, has licensed the 24KEc and 4KEc processor cores for use in digital photo frames (DPFs) and other portable multimedia applications.
Intel research embraces European IT goals News & Analysis 12/18/2009 2 comments Professor Martin Curley, director of Intel Labs Europe, has explained to EE Times how the labs' mission is not only to advance Intel Architecture research, development and innovation but also to partner with European companies and academics to improve European competitiveness.
Efficient power systems for portables Design How-To 12/16/2009 Post a comment The performance of power supplies for portable systems need to be improved on a constant basis. This how-to from Ittiam presents a generic power supply design for an embedded system and examines the function of each module in the design. It provides guidelines for selection of topologies and components, thermal and packaging aspects and even battery management.
Comneon launches GSM-to-HSPA+ protocol stack News & Analysis 12/15/2009 Post a comment Comneon GmbH (Nuremburg, Germany), a subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG, has announced a protocol stack supporting GSM, GPRS, EDGE and EDGE Evolution as well as FDD WCDMA with HSDPA, HSUPA and HSPA+.
CoWare joins ARM Solution Center for Android News & Analysis 12/15/2009 Post a comment EDA group CoWare Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has become a participating partner of the ARM Solution Center for Android, a collaborative resource for designers and developers of ARM technology-based products running on Android, the open source platform from the Open Handset Alliance.
Lowering test costs in the nanometer era Blog 12/15/2009 Post a comment In this week's Guest Blog, Sanjiv Taneja, Vice President, Encounter Test, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., highlights the need to focus on Design for test (DFT) with a more holistic view of the economics of test.
EE Times' Top 10 Design Features of 2009 Design How-To 12/14/2009 Post a comment The top ten EETimes design features of 2009 show the conflicts inherent with grip of C on embedded programmers, the popularity of teardowns and the need for further education, both on the basics as well as cutting-edge design issues such as HDMI/DVI handshaking.
Demystifying the standards development process Design How-To 12/11/2009 Post a comment The process of creating a standard is only one piece of a larger life cycle that spans from prestandardization investigation and planning through post-publication activities, including testing, promotion, education and maintenance.
Optical tools address solar cell market needs Product News 12/9/2009 Post a comment Ocean Optics has unveiled optical-sensing systems and components addressing the photovoltaic solar cell market needs - from characterization of the thin films comprising such cells to measurement of the spectral output of solar simulators.
Comment: Electronics companies need to take bigger risks News & Analysis 12/9/2009 1 comment During the economic downturn, electronics and high-tech companies have revealed themselves to be more risk averse, less able to learn from their mistakes, and more focused on short-term, incremental innovation compared with the majority of other industries in a newly released Accenture report.
Day of the Indian engineer News & Analysis 12/9/2009 17 comments Indian engineers can have their day under the sun soon blessed as they are with advantages such as low average age, desirous of staying current on news and continuing technical education and are not blinkered by age-old methods, according to a senior Mentor Graphics executive.
Update: Xilinx ratchets up sales guidance News & Analysis 12/8/2009 Post a comment Following in the footsteps of rival Altera, programmable logic vendor Xilinx raised its December quarter sales target by a significant margin, citing broad-based strength across all end market categories and geographies.
IEEE's council forms EDA user group News & Analysis 12/8/2009 Post a comment The IEEE Council for Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) has formed the Design Technology Committee to explore and analyze future requirements of the system and semiconductor communities toward the EDA industry.
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