MEMS: The Applications Triage News & Analysis 10/21/2003 Post a comment Emerging MEMS applications have one challenge in common with virtually all entrepreneurial technology companies: They must find a way across the chasm between the early adopters of new technology and the "early majority adopters." If they don't, they becomeat besta niche company or application. Jack Shandle reports on a panel at the recent MEMS Executive Forum.
FPGAs Boost Performance Levels of Wideband Digital Receivers Design How-To 10/8/2003 Post a comment Few component technologies have evolved as rapidly in the last few years as FPGAs. In this highly competitive market, each new generation of devices delivers faster speeds, improved density, larger memory resources, and more flexible interfaces. Totally new resources, such as dedicated hardware multiplier blocks and complete processor cores, also appear. Specifically, hardware multipliers have afforded FPGAs a strategic entry into DSP applications, where they are now challenging both ASICs and p
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.