Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday Aug. 26, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Aug. 31. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) MIPS grabs Chipidea in analog IP move MIPS Technologies has acquired privately-held Chipidea Microelectronica (Lisbon, Portugal) for $147 million in cash, adding Chipidea's analog IPs to its portfolio in a move to strengthen and further expand its customer base.
2) Autonomous vehicle does well without GPS A Volkswagen equipped by the university of the German armed forces (Universitaet der Bundeswehr) has won the speed discipline of the European Land Robot Trial.
3) Lego Group to play with Moore processor patent portfolio Danish toy company Lego Group has become the twenty-first company to license the Moore microprocessor patent porfolio from the TPL Group.
4) CMOS image sensors lose luster Micron Technology Inc., the world's largest supplier of CMOS image sensors, could be in the process of spinning off that business amid a slump in the sector, according to recent reports. It's also been a topsy-turvy period for OmniVision, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Toshiba and other suppliers in the CMOS image sensor arena.
5) Motorola continues to lose ground in handset market Motorola continued its steep decline, but it managed to defend its position in second place behind Nokia as a mobile communications handset vendor, according to market researcher Gartner Inc.