The Week In Review: Manufacturing


Chipmakers Alain Kaloyeros, president of SUNY Polytechnic Institute, has resigned. This comes amid charges that Kaloyeros was involved in an alleged bid-rigging scheme, according to multiple reports. SUNY Poly, a high-tech educational ecosystem in New York, was recently formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and the SUNY Institute of Technology. ... » read more

The Week In Review: Manufacturing


Chipmakers The wearables market has taken another hit. Intel has issued a safety recall for a smartwatch line from its Basis Science subsidiary. "We are issuing this safety recall of the Basis Peak watch because the watch can overheat, which could result in burns or blisters on the skin surface. It is important that you stop using your watch immediately and return it. Although we are stopping ... » read more

The Week In Review: System-Level Design


Synopsys rolled out new non-volatile memory IP that cuts power by 90% and reduces area in half. The company said it accomplished this feat with a single-bit read capability, which can drop read operation down to 0.9 volts and peak current to less than 10 microamps during erase and programming. The target of the ultra-low power IP is RFID and near-field computing ICs. Mentor Graphics posted p... » read more