Judge stays Nokia, Qualcomm patent suit News & Analysis 2/28/2007 Post a comment Resolution of one of the long running IPR issues between Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. has been delayed again as a judge halted legal proceedings just as a deadline neared for the two companies to renew an agreement.
ITU homes in on HomePNA 3.1 as networking standard News & Analysis 2/27/2007 Post a comment The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has approved the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance's HomePNA 3.1 multimedia networking specification as a standard, making this at the moment the only internationally standardized home networking technology.
Arrow offers China RoHS help News & Analysis 2/26/2007 Post a comment With the March 1 deadline for China RoHS compliance fast approaching, distributor Arrow Electronics Inc. said it is sponsoring a series of seminars and offering resources on its Web site to help steer customers through the maze of uncertainties.
Ericsson tops U.S. bid for control of Tandberg News & Analysis 2/26/2007 Post a comment A major battle is set to erupt over the ownership of Norwegian consumer electronics group Tandberg Television following the decision by telecoms group Ericsson to top an earlier bid from Aris Group Inc. of the U.S.
Tech camps blast China export plan News & Analysis 2/23/2007 Post a comment Tougher U.S. export controls over technology shipped to China has ignited fears among U.S. high-tech gear makers that the restrictions will have a crippling impact on their business with China.
Tech camps blast China export plan News & Analysis 2/23/2007 Post a comment A tightening of U.S. export controls over technology shipped to China has reached the bureaucratic endgame, igniting fears that U.S. high-tech gear bound for one of the world's fastest-growing economies will become mired in a tangle of red tape that encourages buyers to shop elsewhere.
Europe finally homing in on Ultra Wideband News & Analysis 2/23/2007 Post a comment The European Commission's decision to give member states till August to bring their regulations on licensing the use of Ultra Wideband networking in line and by implication the adoption of Wireless USB is a welcome step. But it is not the end of the long road the continent has been taking on the use of UWB.
E-waste legislation grows in Canada News & Analysis 2/19/2007 Post a comment Get ready for Canada's WEEE-like e-waste regulations, which are being rolled out across several provinces. The aim is to cut the amount of waste in landfills and to move the burden of disposal costs to producers.
Crolles2 presses on despite partner issues News & Analysis 2/15/2007 Post a comment The Crolles2 alliance continues to work diligently to ramp up its 65-nm process and complete qualification of 45 nm despite the loss of some long-term partners in the technology-sharing arrangement.
TSMC's Chang lays out growth strategies at ISSCC News & Analysis 2/13/2007 Post a comment Closer cooperation between technology process experts and design engineers is ineviatble in the nanotechnology era and needs to become stronger in order for the semiconductor industry to continue growing, TSMC Chairman Morris Chang told the International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
India tops China on IP regime in chip design study News & Analysis 2/7/2007 Post a comment A new study comparing and benchmarking key strengths and weaknesses among eight global semiconductor design sector destinations has ranked India higher than China, Taiwan, and the Czech Republic on the quality of its legal and IP protection regime.
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 ...