Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, April 22, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Saturday, April 28. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) Panel explores automotive electronics' new frontier At DATE a panel of executives from across the automotive electronics design and supply chains, discussed critical systems design challenges facing the sector.
2) Comment: ST's oil barrels, half empty or half full? The claim by STMicroelectronics that it has saved more than two million barrels of oil by shipping 250 million "energy-saving" products in 2006, is a classic back-of-the-envelope calculation of the sort which all too often gets confused with fact, writes Peter Clarke.
3) Intel to go 8-way, 12-way multicore soon, says report Intel Corp. does not appear to be letting up on plans to move quickly to large-scale parallel processing, even though with its current processor architecture it may have to choose applications with care, so that they can benefit from that parallelism.
4) Google is hiring for hardware introduction The Google phone may soon come out of the shadows as the search giant is now actively searching for program managers and others to help it with "a new hardware product introduction."
5) Startup readies full-chip noise analysis platform French EDA startup Coupling Wave Solutions SA (CWS) has introduced a software platform that supports integration of functions in digital integrated circuits (ICs) design by providing noise analysis across the entire system.