Svanberg takes chair at BP, Vestberg tapped as Ericsson CEO News & Analysis 6/25/2009 Post a comment The practice of giant oil companies choosing CEOs from Nordic communications vendors as chairmen is continuing. After a long and sometimes controversial search, BP has appointed Carl-Henric Svanberg, president and chief executive of Ericsson, as its chairman to replace Peter Sutherland.
Watch Out: WAPI is back on the Wi-Fi agenda News & Analysis 6/19/2009 4 comments WAPI, the controversial Made-in-China wireless LAN security protocol that the government tried to force companies to adopt three years ago as a de facto standard, is being re-submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for consideration as a global standard.
Beyond-IR: Remote Controls for Home Entertainment Design How-To 6/17/2009 3 comments The alternative to infrared remote control technologies is RF-based remote controls. RF-based remote controls overcome three major limitations of infrared technologies: line-of-sight and range; one-way communications; and high power consumption. Let's take a look at each of these limitations.
India details solar plans Product News 6/15/2009 Post a comment India has unveiled aggressive long-term plans to grow both a solar market and an indigenous solar photovoltaics industry to serve it in the wake of predictions of a shakeout in the solar market in 2009.
Rambus, EC close on patent dispute deal News & Analysis 6/12/2009 Post a comment Rambus (Los Altos, Calif.) has agreed to cut its royalties on some parts to settle a long running and high-profile dispute with European antitrust regulators and will thus avoid paying a fine.
The top ten challenges facing society are ranked News & Analysis 6/3/2009 1 comment During a speech given at the opening of the IMEC Technology Forum, Rene Penning de Vries, chief technology officer of Dutch chip company NXP BV, touched on a theme that has become almost ever-present within presentations from technology-based companies, which can be summed up: "It' s not the technology; it's the impact the technology has on society."
Netbook hopefuls dive into Computex News & Analysis 6/2/2009 Post a comment On the opening day of Computex, a handful of semiconductor companies announced new chips and software for netbooks and other mobile systems but software issues surrounding Adobe Flash and Linux still dog some of the mobile designs, and one underscored the cloud still hanging above the computer industry.
Taiwanese group pays $215 million for E Ink News & Analysis 6/1/2009 Post a comment Electronic paper display technology pioneer E Ink Corporation (Boston, Mass.) is set to be acquired by Prime View International (PVI) , one of Taiwan's leading suppliers of small and medium sized displays and itself a developer of ePaper display modules.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.