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.
Amkor raises Q4 sales target
News & Analysis 12/22/2009 Post a comment
Semiconductor test and assembly house Amkor Technology Inc. Monday (Dec. 21) raised its fourth quarter sales target, citing higher than expected demand across all of its product lines.
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.
Accuracy enables efficiency
Design How-To 12/10/2009 1 comment
Wind power is fast becoming a reliable source of alternative energy. Driven by large multi-megawatt wind turbines, the market for wind power inverters is growing. This piece from Avago investigates how these power inverters work in this environment.
WiGig group gives first peak at 60 GHz spec
News & Analysis 12/10/2009 Post a comment
The Wireless Gigabit Alliance, an ad hoc group that includes top Wi-Fi chip makers, gave the first peak into its specification for 60 GHz links capable of sending data at rates of 1-7 Gbits/second and aimed at addressing a wide variety of computer and consumer applications.
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.
Playing nice -- LBS and Hybrid location technologies
Design How-To 12/8/2009 Post a comment
The demand for Location-Based Services (LBS) has finally moved beyond the early-adopters with the rise in popularity of the iPhone. With consumer demand and the number of applications rising fast, there is a key prerequisite for their success: quick and accurate determination of a user's current location. Can it be done? Read and find out.
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.