Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Dec. 6, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Dec. 11. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) Ten hot applications for 2010 We've compiled a list of the ten technology applications readers should watch out for in 2010. They range from e-books to 3-D TV.
2) Winners and losers in the netbook processor market Intel, Freescale, Nvidia, Qualcomm, TI, Via and others have separately made announcements in the arena.
3) AMD, Nvidia reap benefits of Intel's Larrabee delay Graphics processor makers Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Nvidia Corp. may have gotten long- as well as short-term reprieves from Intel Corp.'s decision not to release the first version of its Larrabee chip.
4) Analog Devices' CEO:'Our enemy is us' After posting strong Q4 financial results, Jerry Fishman, Analog Devices' CEO, gave a rare interview to EE Times. He discussed the market, the company's recent reorganization and the promotions of senior executives.
5) Winners, losers in touchscreen IC market Atmel, Cypress, IDT, Microchip, Renesas, Synaptics and others are selling touchscreen chips for handsets and other products. Synaptics was one of the early leaders for handsets, but Atmel and Cypress are coming on strong. The others are scrambling to get their foot in the door.