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Comment: Security is next killer app for ARM

ARM does not want to be seen as just a mobile processor. After years of searching for as design feature which will open up non-mobile applications, maybe the answer has been there all along. It is secure systems. The ARM processor architecture has been progressively adapted to make it…

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Edinburgh threatened as ST takes the axe to digital

STMicroelectronics is cutting back its digital business in an attempt to reduce is annual costs by $100 million. 450 jobs are likely to be cut in the EPS (embedded processing solutions) group in the digital operation…

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Interview: Be in right markets at right time, says Linear CEO

Innovation is the cornerstone of every company’s success, but this innovation may be squandered if not applied to the right markets at the right time. Linear Technology, for over 30 years, has focused its innovation exclusively on the analogue segment of the semiconductor market. Over these 30 years, markets…

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Vicor unravels the complexity of power design

The requirements for power system performance have never been so great: efficiency, density and thermal design must all be optimised to allow engineers to deliver systems that can supply complex, modern, power-hungry devices while optimising space and minimising lost energy. The European market is particularly challenging: companies and engineers…

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MegaChips buys SiTime

MegaChips of Osaka, the 24-year-old IC design house, is to buy Bosch-backed SiTime of Sunnyvale, the MEMS timing specialist, for $200 million in cash…

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Graphene Flagship recruits 'associate' members

Graphene Flagship, the €1 billion EC-funded FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) project which aims to take graphene-based products from lab to market, has recruited its first four associate members: Netzsch (Germany), NetComposites (UK), ABB and Imerys (Switzerland…

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