Can The Chip Makers Beat The Euro Zone Blues?

A big question on people’s minds at this year’s Electronica show in Munich will be: How is the international electronics industry riding out the financial storm created by the Euro zone crisis? Europe’s semiconductor manufacturers have all experienced a drop in revenues this year, and as an industry group the decline is put at around 8% with some of the individual …

Using Java to deal with multicore programming complexity: Part 1

Summary: In this first part in a three part series on the use of the Java parallel programming language as the main method of doing multicore software development or or as an adjunct to traditional sequential C and C++ methodologies, Atego’s Kelvin Nilsen surveys some of the special issues that must be addressed when writing software for multiprocessor hardware and …