China's LTE Bid Good for Apple Blog 12/4/2013 4 comments The Chinese government licensed its three big carriers for LTE, opening a door to more sales for Apple and a handful of China and US chip makers.
Sony & Panasonic: Out of the Woods? News & Analysis 11/1/2013 16 comments Two contrasting full-year financial forecasts issued by Panasonic and Sony this week prodded many financial analysts to suddenly ditch Sony and jump on Panasonic's bandwagon.
China's SMIC Responds to Soaring 3D IC Market News & Analysis 10/21/2013 5 comments To capture the rapidly growing thru-silicon-via technology-based stacked device market, China Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has formed an R&D and manufacturing center dedicated to 3D IC.
Lawsuits Drive Patent Market News & Analysis 8/1/2013 24 comments A market for buying and selling patents is emerging as companies file more patents and get hit with more infringement suits, said a panel of experts.
Japan to Form Power Device Initiative News & Analysis 7/31/2013 10 comments Unlike the CE market, there are no established testing procedures for power devices used in vehicles or other high-voltage, high-current infrastructure equipment. It could result in life and death issues, warned an Advantest executive.
Ethics in the Workplace Blog 7/29/2013 64 comments Sometimes work can throw you an ethical challenge, and the right and wrong of it are not always black and white. That's when you have to step back and do some non-engineering thinking.
Did Sharp Just Sell Out to China? Blog 7/8/2013 5 comments The recent news about Sharp Corp.’s plan for a $2.9 billion joint venture with China’s state-owned electric equipment vendor CEC raised a few eyebrows in Japan.
India Fab Infected by Delay Bug India Chip Chat 7/2/2013 31 comments Bangalore-based journalist Sufia Tippu reports on India’s off-again, on-again aspiration to build the nation’s own foundry. The Cabinet missed the deadline for giving approvals to fabs -- once again.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 13 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 ...