Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 24, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Feb. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) Nokia exhibits nanotech-based phone concepts Mobile handset giant Nokia has given the first glimpses of the research it is doing in collaboration with the University of Cambridge when it unveiled a shape changing mobile device concept based on nanotechnology
2) France to subsidize ST's development program in Crolles, Grenoble The French government has agreed to provide subsidies for STMicroelectronics' sites in Crolles and in Grenoble, France. This decision follows an in-depth analysis of the group's development program from 2008 until 2012, submitted in July 2007
3) TI DSP falls off the Omap In a departure from its historically DSP-centric strategy, Texas Instruments announced its OMAP35x processor family. The parts are the first broad-market devices to use the ARM Cortex- A8 architecture, a CPU four times faster than the ARM9 and twice as fast as the ARM11
4) Tech group claims low-cost fix to radar, windfarm conflict Cambridge Consultants claims it has come up with a solution to the acutely embarrassing technical challenge faced by the UK's Ministry of Defense over the potential interference of its radars from proposed energy wind farms.
5) Qimonda claims productivity breakthrough Memory chip maker Qimonda has announced a technology roadmap that will lead the company down to 30nm geometries and 4F2 cell sizes. The implementation of this roadmap will double the company's productivity, Qimonda COO Thomas Seifert said.