Startup turns on global TV for notebooks Design How-To 5/28/2008 Post a comment Startup Mirics Semiconductor is gearing up two chips aimed at letting a notebook computer receive and playback any digital terrestrial TV or radio signal using a wide multiband receiver chip along with demodulation software that runs on a host x86 processor.
VC investments in Europe rebound in Q1 News & Analysis 5/14/2008 Post a comment Venture capital investment in European companies rebounded during the first quarter of 2008 to Euros 1.4 billion, compared with Euros 1.26 billion in the last quarter, but the picture is patchy, with cleantech investments falling substantially.
ARM cleared in MMP patent appeal case News & Analysis 5/13/2008 Post a comment ARM Holdings plc has won a significant round in the long running legal dispute with Technology Properties Limited, Inc. and Patriot Scientific Corporation over the Moore Microprocessor Patent (MMP) portfolio, with the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirming that the Cambridge, England based company's products do not infringe the patent.
Intel a winner in Swedish 2.6GHz auction News & Analysis 5/12/2008 Post a comment Intel was one of the main winners in the second European 2.6GHz spectrum auction, in Sweden, which raised SEK 2.1 billion (about $350 million) after a grueling 112 rounds of bidding over 16 days.
Consulting firm settles H-1B discrimination case News & Analysis 5/2/2008 1 comment The U.S. government fined a consulting firm $45,000 for placing online job ads for computer programmers that said only H-1B visa holders should apply, in a case that is just the tip of an iceberg of H-1B abuses, according to a lobbying group that filed the original complaint.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.