ARM tools add support for DaVinci and OMAP35x Product News 2/27/2008 Post a comment The ARM RealView family of development tools will provide enhanced support for the Texas Instruments DaVinci and OMAP35x platforms, including the recently-released DaVinci TMS320DM355 digital media processor and OMAP35x processors.
IBM, AMD claim first EUV 'test chip' News & Analysis 2/26/2008 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc.--along with partner IBM Corp.--claim that they have produced a working ''test chip'' utilizing extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for the critical layers in a device.
New ways to measure torque Design How-To 2/23/2008 Post a comment If you have not upgraded your torque measuring and controlling apparatus recently, be prepared to find new systems that are fast, accurate, flexible, inexpensive, require less maintenance and are simpler to install. See how they can help.
Given Imaging's Q4 revenue jumps 25% News & Analysis 2/22/2008 Post a comment Revenues of Given Imaging Ltd. (Yoqneam, Israel), a startup that supplies a camera which can be swallowed to obtain pictures of the digestive tract, increased 24.8 percent to $34.2 million compared to $27.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2006.
KLA-Tencor to buy Belgian T&M gear maker News & Analysis 2/21/2008 Post a comment Chip tool maker KLA-Tencor Corp (San Jose, Calif.) is to buy Belgian inspection equipment specialist ICOS Vision Systems Corporation NV in a deal valued at $465.8 million (Euros 316.9 million).
Physically Aware Test Development Design How-To 2/5/2008 Post a comment Manufacturers and designers are forced to look at new test techniques to get better correlation between the test and final applications. These new test techniques, which typically use physical design information to handle complex defect mechanisms, are the result of experience with the processes and research into the various failure mechanisms from both industry and academia.
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.