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2012-10-31 Merritt: Two Burning questions for ARM
EE Times' own Rick Merritt is bringing two critical questions regarding ARM's first 64bit design and the advantages of its big/little concept on mobile workloads to the company's TechCon event.
2012-11-09 Merritt: Are systems engineers a vanishing breed
EE Times' Rick Merritt tackles the lack of young systems engineers at Hewett-Packard and the lack of youth in other OEMs.
2006-10-16 Wireless options boggle notebook designers
Observers say that the vision for next year's notebook will probably not be realized until the "refresh cycle" of systems that ship later in 2007.
2007-01-24 WiMAX trails in 4G race
WiMAX won't grab the brass ring as the technology that defines 4G cellular systems, but it is likely to capture a healthy minority stake in that emerging sector.
2006-06-02 Vista OS sags, FlexGo scores
A new system concept for emerging markets called FlexGo stole the show at Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference last month.
2007-03-01 Vendors use secret QoS sauces in home nets
Many companies and consortiums are gearing up products and initiatives to reliably shuttle voice, video and music around the house. But many of the upcoming products and initiatives attack the core problem of QoS in slightly different ways.
2007-03-01 UDI demise sparks HDMI-DisplayPort battle
With the Unified Display Interface's demise, a new battle to crown a convergence digital display interconnect will play out over the next few years.
2007-03-16 Tool lets blind 'see' with talking GPS
Sendero Group LLC rolled out a developer's kit to power a GPS device for the blind.
2007-02-20 TI enters medical arena
Seeing enough growth in medical electronics, Texas Instruments Inc. has quietly started a small group focused in the field.
2006-01-11 Thumb drives launch apps, media players
In the war of the thumb drives, Lexar Media is teaming with Israeli software developer Ceedo Technologies to deliver a version of its USB flash drives that can store and launch applications and media players.
2007-03-01 Thomson taps Kleer audio module for MP3s
Consumer electronics giant Thomson will use proprietary technology from startup Kleer Corp. in an exclusive deal to drive the wireless headsets for Thomson's latest MP3 players.
2006-05-11 Terahertz clock rides rotary wave
MultiGig disclosed a novel approach to semiconductor clocking that could slash power budgets and open the door to chips that clock at terahertz rates.
2007-02-16 Tbyte drive, notebook flash set HDD milestones
Hitachi's first terabyte drive and SanDisk's 32GByte flash-based solid-state drive both signal long-term transitions that could make or break fortunes in mass storages.
2007-02-22 Sun offers 10GbE solutions for use with multithreated processors
Sun Microsystems announced Neptune, a 10GbE card and chip optimized for use with multithreaded processors such as Sun's Niagara.
2006-07-01 Startups push for WiMAX cellphone
Two silicon startups are designing a combined media access controller and PHY chip that will work with third-party WiMAX RF chips.
2006-06-16 Startup rolls soft PHY core for Wi-Fi
The first commercial product from Silvus Communication Systems Inc. aims to give a leg up to developers of next-generation Wi-Fi chipsets and systems. The company has developed the VHDL software for a PHY chip that exceeds the requirements of the upcoming IEEE 802.11n standard.
2006-11-15 Startup pushes 10Gbps signals 1.5m
Startup Banpil Photonics Inc. claimed it has demonstrated a way to send 10Gbps signals 1.5m across a standard pc-board without using power-hogging techniques to amplify the signal.
2006-04-17 Startup plans HD media processors
On industry newcomer Vivace's drawing board are media processors that can play high-definition video while consuming less than half a watt of power.
2006-11-28 Startup makes 'better' hardware architecture for HPC
SiCortex, a startup eyeing clustered servers for HPC, has developed an ASIC that promises lower power, size and cost than competing X86 CPUs, yet runs Linux and MPI.
2006-10-20 Startup Gear6 touts novel RAM cache scheme
Startup Gear6 will emerge this week with a novel concept for boosting performance in the data center with rackable RAM cache systems that sit on an Ethernet network.
2006-03-01 SoC platform aims at low-cost CE apps
LSI Logic has launched a new ASIC platform targeting battery-driven consumer devices that cost less than $149.
2006-12-12 Slow growth to push analog, FPGA firms to go private
The semiconductor growth will be less than ten percent a year on a compound basis, according to Gartner Dataquest chief chip analyst.
2006-12-18 Single IC embeds DVB-H in handsets
Startup Newport Media Inc. rolled out a single chip for mobile TV that H packs a tuner, demodulator and the memory needed to support the DVB-H mobile-TV standard for cell phones in a 7-by-7mm package.
2007-03-16 Signal-integrity issues plague multigigahertz era
Engineers want a new bag of tricks to manage signal integrity as data rates soar into multigigahertz territory.
2007-01-16 SiCortex tips x86 ASIC for HPC clusters
Startup SiCortex settled on a custom system chip that integrates six MIPS Technologies 64-bit 5Kf cores running at up to 500MHz as well as a proprietary fabric switch architecture, two DDR memory controllers, a PCIe controller and 1.2MBytes of Level 2 cache.
2006-03-01 Security spec readied for home networks
An HW-based specification that could help paid-for content flow securely between devices is getting finishing touches.
2006-03-16 Security ICs add muscle for faster, deeper inspection
Bottlenecks in today's security appliances are pushing chipmakers to offer more integrated silicon and systems that promise to speed throughput to gigabit rates.
2006-03-01 Rivals jockey for 4G LEAD
Intel and Qualcomm both recently edged forward in the broadband wireless race. The stakes: who gets to define the underpinnings of the 4G wireless networks that will give mobile users multimegabit links.
2006-11-16 Rival disk-drive tech to race against flash
The disk-drive industry stands at a difficult double crossroads, a place where both its enabling technology and its market drivers are shifting.
2006-08-01 Perpendicular media find drive
Seagate Technology LLC rolled out nine new hard disks using perpendicular recording technology, including its first-ever 1.8-inch drive. It also announced its first hybrid flash/hard disk for notebooks and an upgraded approach to drive encryption.
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