Magma reports bigger loss, lowers full-year guidance News & Analysis 8/28/2008 Post a comment EDA vendor Magma Design Automation reported revenue of $45.7 million for the quarter ended Aug. 3, down 9 percent from the same period a year ago. Citing a difficult business environment, Magma also lowered its guidance for the full fiscal year.
Intel, Microsoft describe parallel progress News & Analysis 8/22/2008 3 comments Intel and Microsoft discussed new tools, languages and other advances at the Intel Developer Forum to take the companies a step down the long road to creating a new parallel programming model for tomorrow's multicore processors.
Group peers into 3-D future for Blu-Ray Product News 8/21/2008 Post a comment The Blu-Ray Disc Association is working on its strategy for supporting stereoscopic 3-D under growing pressure from Hollywood studios who want to create a home video market for their rising number of stereo 3-D titles.
Spice model developed for organic TFTs Product News 8/21/2008 Post a comment Cambridge Display Technology has collaborated with Silvaco Data Systems to develop Spice model organic thin-film transistor technology. Organic TFTs form the basis of future organic electronic circuits.
Accellera approves new AMS standard News & Analysis 8/21/2008 Post a comment Accellera announced today that its Board of Directors and Technical Committee members approved a new version of its Verilog-Analog Mixed-Signal (AMS) standard, Verilog-AMS 2.3.
Inside Canmore: Intel plugs x86 into TVs Design How-To 8/21/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp.'s first x86-based chip for consumer electronics the CE 3100, aka Canmore, represents an initiative that speaks to everything from Intel's growing system-on-chip capabilities to its drive toward Internet TV, a concept that has left many pioneers dead by the roadside.
Microcontroller Design in FPGAs Design How-To 8/20/2008 1 comment The union of Microcontroller Unit (MCU) intellectual property (IP) cores with FPGAs provides a far more flexible hardware platform than traditional MCU ASSPs.
Accelera approves new version of AMS standard News & Analysis 8/20/2008 Post a comment Accellera, the electronics industry organisation focused on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards, has released an updated version of its Verilog-Analog Mixed-Signal (AMS) standard, Verilog-AMS 2.3 for analog and mixed-signal design and simulation.
Big turnout planned for 3DTV meeting News & Analysis 8/18/2008 Post a comment More than 160 people representing more than 80 companies are signed up to kick off one of the first big industry efforts for bringing stereoscopic 3D to television, seen by many as the next big thing in consumer electronics.
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.