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Toyota Case: Vehicle Testing Confirms Fatal Flaws
News & Analysis  
10/31/2013   68 comments
With gag orders, code reviews locked in windowless rooms, and a car attached to a dynamometer, Bookout v Toyota had enough engineering intrigue to make a good thriller. But what the experts found was serious stuff. Here's how they showed the defects that cause unintended acceleration.
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Spreadtrum Sees Opening for Single-Core Chipset
News & Analysis  
10/30/2013   5 comments
Spreadtrum Communications announced this week that the company's single-core WCDMA/HSPA+ smartphone chipset, dubbed SC7710, is now in mass production.
Toyota Case: Inside Camry’s Electronic Control Module
News & Analysis  
10/30/2013   45 comments
In many recent Toyota cases, one nagging question recurs: If software bugs are in the system, why have millions of owners never experienced unintended acceleration? The trial transcript explains the complexity.
Comment: Re: What's next? - junko.yoshida - 10/30/2013
Mobile Phones Too Crowded: Nobody Goes There Anymore
10/29/2013   14 comments
More than 3.4 billion people -- nearly half the world's population -- own mobile phones, a Worldwatch Institute study.
Comment: Kitchen Sink - junko.yoshida - 10/29/2013
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Toyota Trial: Transcript Reveals 'Task X' Clues
News & Analysis  
10/29/2013   37 comments
Expert witness Michael Barr said he’s not allowed to talk about specifics on Task X. However, the trial transcript offers ample clues about what it does.
Comment: Re: X means... - junko.yoshida - 10/29/2013
Comment: Re: X means... - junko.yoshida - 10/27/2013
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Comment: Re: X means... - junko.yoshida - 10/25/2013
Why Toyota’s Oklahoma Case Is Different
10/25/2013   37 comments
If you are an engineer or a Toyota vehicle owner, you owe it yourself to remain open-minded and read the followup story we just posted on www.eetimes.com, Toyota Case: Single Bit Flip That Killed.
Comment: standard OS? - junko.yoshida - 10/25/2013
Toyota Case: Single Bit Flip That Killed
News & Analysis  
10/25/2013   104 comments
Could bad code kill a person? It apparently did. The Bookout v Toyota Motor Corp. case, which blamed sudden acceleration in a Toyota Camry for a wrongful death, touches the issue directly.
Comment: Re: More to come - junko.yoshida - 10/25/2013
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Comment: Re: yes - junko.yoshida - 10/24/2013
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Acceleration Case: Jury Finds Toyota Liable
News & Analysis  
10/24/2013   43 comments
A jury finds that Toyota's electronic throttle control system caused the sudden acceleration of a 2005 Camry in a 2007 accident that killed one woman and seriously injured another on an Oklahoma highway off-ramp.
Comment: Re: more details - junko.yoshida - 10/24/2013
Oklahoma Jury to Deliberate Toyota Acceleration Case
News & Analysis  
10/24/2013   9 comments
The focus of the Toyota case in Oklahoma is on software and electronics used in the electronic throttle control, rather than the entanglement of the accelerator pedal with a floor mat, which Toyota previously cited as the cause of accidents.
Mentor to Bring Virtualization to Automotive Designers
News & Analysis  
10/24/2013   16 comments
The need to run a growing number of operating systems, applications, and tasks safely on the same ECU inside cars has gotten practically everyone in the automotive food chain talking about hypervisors.
Comment: Re: Licensees? - junko.yoshida - 10/24/2013
Comment: Re: MIMO - junko.yoshida - 10/23/2013
Comment: Licensees? - junko.yoshida - 10/23/2013
ARM Unveils New Architecture for Automotive
News & Analysis  
10/23/2013   17 comments
ARM has unveiled new real-time microprocessor architecture featuring a hardware-assisted virtualization mode. Nvidia is likely to be among the first to license the new architecture.
Comment: Re: Optical C2C - junko.yoshida - 10/23/2013
Comment: Re: Seat belts - junko.yoshida - 10/23/2013
Comment: MIMO - junko.yoshida - 10/23/2013
Comment: Re: nice fog - junko.yoshida - 10/23/2013
Comment: Re: Co-robot? - junko.yoshida - 10/22/2013
Comment: Re: Co-robot? - junko.yoshida - 10/22/2013
Comment: Co-robot? - junko.yoshida - 10/22/2013
Comment: Re: Seat belts - junko.yoshida - 10/22/2013
Comment: phablet, anyone? - junko.yoshida - 10/22/2013
Nokia Guns for 6-Inch Phablets
News & Analysis  
10/22/2013   16 comments
Nokia showed off its first tablet (10-inch screen) and two six-inch screen 'phablets' at the company's annual event in Abu Dhabi.
Google Car Director Tamps Down Safety Expectations
10/22/2013   32 comments
"Safety" is the strongest argument the automotive industry has trumpeted in its case for autonomous cars. The question is how truly effective we expect Google cars to be in terms of saving people's lives.
Comment: Re: What human? - junko.yoshida - 10/21/2013
Comment: Re: needs - junko.yoshida - 10/21/2013
Comment: Re: MEMS switch - junko.yoshida - 10/21/2013
Comment: Battle of 3D ICs - junko.yoshida - 10/21/2013
China's SMIC Responds to Soaring 3D IC Market
News & Analysis  
10/21/2013   5 comments
To capture the rapidly growing thru-silicon-via technology-based stacked device market, China Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has formed an R&D and manufacturing center dedicated to 3D IC.
Comment: Re: Cautionary - junko.yoshida - 10/18/2013
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Slideshow: ITS Touts Automation & Big-Data
10/17/2013   9 comments
ITS World Congress turns out to be a confluence of disparate industries -- foremost among them automotive, mobile, telecommunications, and computers.
Are You Ready When Your Google Car Freaks Out?
News & Analysis  
10/16/2013   90 comments
There is one question everyone seems to avoid asking and answering: How does a self-driving car, when faced with a crisis beyond its program, hand control back over to the driver?
TI Launches Purpose-Built SoCs for Automotive Vision
News & Analysis  
10/16/2013   15 comments
TI is rolling out a new family of SoCs for automotive vision-processing applications. Based on heterogeneous system architecture, the ADAS SoCs are designed to run high performance vision-processing at low power.
IDT CEO Shuffle: Why & What Next?
News & Analysis  
10/14/2013   31 comments
When Ted Tewksbury suddenly retired as CEO of Integrated Device Technology seven weeks ago, neither he nor the company explained what happened, or why.
Comment: Re: Cool - junko.yoshida - 10/13/2013
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Ex-Samsung Exec Leads Korea’s Specialty Fab to Expansion
News & Analysis  
10/11/2013   7 comments
Dongbu has been sharpening its strategy and steadily expanding capacity under Chang-Sik Choi, an ex-Samsung executive who arrived as president a year and a half ago.
Comment: Re: perception - junko.yoshida - 10/10/2013
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Panasonic Kisses Plasma Goodbye
News & Analysis  
10/10/2013   46 comments
Panasonic will stop producing plasma TV panels by March 2014 -- a year sooner than predicted.
Comment: Re: Car? - junko.yoshida - 10/9/2013
Comment: Re: Security? - junko.yoshida - 10/9/2013
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With Dual-Mode Wireless Charging IC, IDT Urges to Cut the Cords
News & Analysis  
10/8/2013   14 comments
Jeffery McCreary, IDT's CEO, revealed that IDT is gunning for the still embryonic but potentially huge wireless charging market.
Mobile IC Vendors to Alter Automotive SoC Market
News & Analysis  
10/8/2013   5 comments
The rise and fall of smartphone SoC companies has become intricately intertwined with the future of automotive chip suppliers. Many automotive IC companies are racing to dominate the fast-growing segment of in-vehicle infotainment SoCs.
Comment: Re: impact? - junko.yoshida - 10/7/2013
Mike Noonen, GloFo Executive VP, Resigns
News & Analysis  
10/7/2013   19 comments
Mike Noonen has resigned from his position as the executive vice president at GlobalFoundries. Noonen was responsible for global products, design, sales, and marketing at the world’s second largest foundry.
Comment: Re: keys? - junko.yoshida - 10/4/2013
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What’s Going Through This Driver’s Head?
10/3/2013   45 comments
The idea of self-driving cars is stirring discussion, not just on technology and safety, but also the legal implication. And then, there is one more item making some people nervous.
Unlocking the Keyless Car Future
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/2/2013   33 comments
For just about everything we do these days, “there's an app for that.” Is the car key destined to become one more little tile on a smartphone screen?
Auto Market Challenges Chipmakers’ Stamina
News & Analysis  
10/1/2013   25 comments
I don’t think I’m alone in wondering why any chip company these days would stay in the automotive electronics market.

In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
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