Infineon profits as car woes no-show News & Analysis 7/28/2011 Post a comment Expected problems in the automotive supply chain failed to materialize for Infineon Technologies AG in the second quarter and helped the German chip maker turn in higher than expected sales and profits.
MediaTek goes to startup for wireless charging News & Analysis 7/20/2011 5 comments Fabless communications chip company MediaTek Inc. has entered into technology transfer and licensing agreement with WiTricity Corp., a spin off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on wireless charging.
Sicily 'fab' PV plant is its own first customer News & Analysis 7/8/2011 2 comments A building in Catania, Sicily, that was originally constructed by STMicroelectronics to be a 300-mm wafer fab, has been inaugurated as a manufacturing site for photovoltaic panels. And the plant is going to be its own first customer with plans to site a 1-megawatt solar energy farm on the roof of the building that was formerly known as M6.
ARM invests in smart grid startup News & Analysis 7/7/2011 4 comments Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc and Moonray Investors have participated in a $7 million Series A round of funding in digital power control startup Amantys Ltd.
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.