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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.