VC investment fell in 2009, Q4 signals change News & Analysis 1/25/2010 Post a comment Venture capitalists invested $17.7 billion in 2,795 deals in 2009, marking the lowest level of dollar investment since 1997, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.
Of Windmills and Recording Studios Design How-To 1/20/2010 1 comment Windmills are cost more than a $1 million often requiring maintenance to go with their size and volatile nature. This article describes machine monitoring systems in wind turbines, how the requirements for a music studio network are similar to a turbine's monitoring system and how Firewire can been used to create a maintenance system for turbines.
Ex-ST exec calls for EDA to take strategic view News & Analysis 1/20/2010 Post a comment When asked if the EDA industry has a roadmap, Joseph Borel, ex-executive vice president in central research and development at STMicroelectronics NV (Switzerland, Geneva), answers affirmatively as Europe continually renews the Medea+ EDA roadmap. The real question should however be: Does the EDA industry need an international roadmap?
Test gear firm cuts jobs in wake of acquisitions News & Analysis 1/14/2010 Post a comment Test equipment vendor Ixia plans to cut roughly 80 jobs as part of a restructuring initiative following its acquisitions late last year of Catapult Communications and of Agilent Technologies' N2X data network testing product line.
Japan university to use Agilent ESL software News & Analysis 1/14/2010 Post a comment Yamagata University in Japan announced it has licensed Agilent Technologies' SystemVue ESL software to reduce by up to 30 percent the time required for the design and verification of its communication hysical layer (PHY) system.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.