Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 3, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Jan. 8. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) 25 semiconductor predictions for 2010 On Sunday Mark Lapedus released a set of chip forecasts and other predictions for 2010.
2) Google Nexus One phone debuts Google's Nexus One phone, which went on sale Tuesday (Jan. 5), has nearly the same form factor as Apple's iPhone. The phone is made by HTC and is powered by Qualcomm's ARM-based Snapdragon processor running the Android operating system.
3) Reporter's Notebook: the CES tsunami hits While Rick Merritt slept on Tuesday morning more than a dozen of the companies that he covers fired off press releases about new or improved platforms that could "change the way" something happens for the average Joe. And the Consumer Electronics Show wasn't due to begin for another two days.
4) Vizio puts 60 GHz in HDTV, Blu-ray drive at CES U.S. TV maker Vizio Inc. was due to announce plans to use 60 GHz chips from SiBeam Inc. in a high definition TV and Blu-ray player that will ship in June.
5) Marvell claims first quad-core ARM processor On Wednesday, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., a supplier of chips for storage, communications and consumer electronics, claimed it had the world's first "quadruple" core processor based on the ARM architecture.