Apple moves to No. 1 in handset revenue News & Analysis 4/26/2011 39 comments Apple overtook Nokia to become No. 1 in revenue among the world's handset vendors during the first quarter, when Apple racked up record iPhone sales according to Strategy Analytics.
Report: LG Electronics faces IC shortage News & Analysis 4/19/2011 1 comment Consumer electronics firm LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday (April 19) that its home appliance division faces a shortage of ICs from Japan and is seeking alternative suppliers, according to a Dow Jones report.
Foxconn could spend $12B on Brazilian move News & Analysis 4/13/2011 2 comments Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics products, could spend up to $12 billion over the next five or six years setting up operations in Brazil, according to reports.
Analyst: GaAs supply chain robust after quake News & Analysis 4/8/2011 Post a comment Supplies of gallium and arsenide raw materials, semi-insulating bulk substrates and have not been disrupted by the Japanese earthquake of March 11 and ensuing tsunami or the on-going issues with the nuclear reactors at Fukushima, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. GaAs device manufacturing facilities were also largely unaffected, the firm said.
Indian chip design market booming, says ISA News & Analysis 4/5/2011 8 comments The market place for Indian semiconductor design is likely to reach about $8.8 billion in 2011 and $10.2 billion in 2012 according to reports that reference the Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA).
Do parts from Japan pose radiation risk? News & Analysis 4/1/2011 15 comments Questions have arisen about contamination and radiation levels of electronics parts from Japan, though no dangerous radiation levels have been detected in any cargo, according to a trade group.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times