Atheros buys China firm News & Analysis 7/19/2010 2 comments Atheros Communications Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Opulan Technologies Corp., a privately-held Chinese fabless semiconductor company.
Everspin names CEO News & Analysis 7/13/2010 Post a comment Everspin Technologies Inc., an MRAM supplier, has named Phillip LoPresti its president and chief executive.
Rave buys tool firm News & Analysis 7/13/2010 Post a comment Photomask repair tool vendor Rave LLC has announced the completion of its acquisition of Eco-Snow Systems, a former member of the Linde Group.
Six dead in Emcore shooting News & Analysis 7/13/2010 4 comments A former employee of Emcore Corp. shot and killed five individuals and injured four others at Emcore, an Albuquerque, N.M.-based solar and fiber optics manufacturer, according to reports.
Honeywell rolls wireless switches Product News 7/7/2010 Post a comment Marketed under the brand-name Limitless, Honeywell Sensing and Control’s WGLA Series combines MICRO SWITCH global switches the latest commercial off-the-shelf wireless technology for remote monitoring applications in which wiring, or wiring maintenance, is not physically possible or economically feasible.
SIA sees second half IC slowdown News & Analysis 7/7/2010 1 comment The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported record growth for ICs in May, but it also sees a slowdown in the second half of 2010.
Democratization of MEMS design and manufacturing Blog 7/7/2010 3 comments A perfect storm is brewing in semiconductor design and it reminds of a period about 20 years ago when many of the same forces were at work. The storm is all about challenges and opportunities to expand a market for a specific type of semiconductor technology, and the main thing missing is coherent infrastructure or ecosystem to facilitate it.
Dalsa to receive $23 million Ontario grant News & Analysis 7/1/2010 Post a comment Imaging sensor and semiconductor company Dalsa Corp. is set to receive up to 24.3 million Canadian dollars (about $23 million) from the Ontario government in support of research and development (R&D) efforts in digital imaging technology.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 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 ...