Report: EMS vendors face supply chain 'pileup' News & Analysis 8/30/2010 2 comments Contract manufacturers are facing a challenging supply imbalance characterized by tight inventories of components and a glut of raw materials, according to a report by market research firm iSuppli.
Top-of-rack 10GE switches to hit $500M News & Analysis 8/30/2010 3 comments The market for 10 Gbit/second Ethernet switches geared for rack-mounted servers grew a whopping 300 percent in the last quarter, an indicator a major upgrade cycle is underway in business networks, said an analyst.
Chip sales stay strong amid slowdown signs News & Analysis 8/30/2010 3 comments The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for July was $25.24 billion, up 1.2 percent from June and up 37.0 percent from July 2009, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Microsoft founder sues the industry News & Analysis 8/29/2010 17 comments Interval Licensing LLC, which is backed by Paul Allen, has filed a complaint against AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube.
Apple should build a fab Blog 8/26/2010 83 comments With Apple and its key foundry partner, Samsung Electronics, on a collision course in several end-user markets, Apple should consider building its own fab to make the A4 chip for its iPad and iPad.
Mindspeed 26-core basestation DSP News & Analysis 8/23/2010 1 comment Mindspeed described a new family of SoCs for cellular basestations that use as many as 26 processor cores to compete with a host of vendors including Texas Instruments and Freescale.
Dissecting the requirements document Design How-To 8/19/2010 2 comments In this six part tutorial, Keith Curtis takes you step by step through development of an embedded systems design requirements document for a seven digit electronic alarm clock. Part 1: Dissecting the requirements document.
AMCC buys networking firm News & Analysis 8/18/2010 Post a comment Applied Micro Circuits Corp., now called AppliedMicro, has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire Tpack A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Book Excerpt Oscillators - The Darker Side, (Part 1 of 5) Design How-To 8/17/2010 1 comment If you are a fan of Robert Lacoste's 'The Darker Side' column in Circuit Cellular, then you will be happy to know that he has published a book with tips and tricks to help boost your design's performance. Check out this excerpt from the book.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...