Camera in a pill surveys GI tract Teardown 8/21/2006 Post a comment
Able to provide physicians with an internal view of a patient's digestive path, Given Imaging Ltd.'s PillCam is an ingestible diagnostic tool that provides images of the small intestine without invasive surgery or probes.
BOM shrinks handset costs Teardown 8/14/2006 Post a comment Reducing the handset bill of materials can be a chip designer's nightmare, involving further integration of the various radio, baseband and audio functions to reduce chip count. By comparing the silicon solutions developed by Infineon for the Panasonic EB-MX6 handset and the new PMB7870 E- GOLDradio, one can see the cost savings and system simplification achievable with the more highly integrated solution. This article will also review some key aspects of the PMB7870 E-GOLDradio.
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.