The year 2011 offered a little bit of everything, from devastating natural disasters to innovative new products, insider trading scandals and management changes. Here, we present the 10 most widely read news stories on EETimes.com in 2011. As usual, readers gravitated toward teardown stories, but also found a number of other stories of particular interest. EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012 A list of 20 technologies EE Times editors think can bring big changes, and that we will be tracking during 2012.
Teardown: Inside Amazon's Kindle Fire A teardown of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet, revealing the inner workings of the device. Japan quake: Tracking the status of fabs in wake of disaster When a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck off the coast of Japan March 11, it hit the country's electronics manufacturing infrastructure hard. EE Times kept watch on the fab and facility closures, continually updating this compendium to give readers the most up to date information available. Eight possible candidates for AMD's top job When AMD's board forced Dirk Meyer to resign Jan. 10, EE Times editors speculated hard on Meyer's possible replacement. Spoiler alert: Though at least one member of our list, Pat Gelsinger, was reportedly offered the job (and turned it down), Rory Read, the former Lenovo executive that eventually was named to the post, didn't appear. A5: All Apple, part mystery Apple's iPad 2 has kept few secrets since we have known there were 21 magnets in the smart cover and saw a die floorplan of the A5 within mere days of its release.
Six hot tablets at CES Though nothing came close to touching the popularity of the iPad, 2011 was indeed the year of the media tablet. It got started early, with a slew of tablets showcased at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in January. We showcased but six of them.
Thanks for this summary. I missed reading couple of the articles. Interesting to know that multiple tear down articles made it to the top 10 means people are more interested in reading "tear down reports". I am sure we will see many more teardown reports this year. Kudos to UBM.
Just read again: Teardown: Inside Amazon's Kindle Fire/ A teardown of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet, revealing the inner workings of the device.
The teardown provides competitors ideas on what their peers are doing inside gadgets.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.