ICCAD keynote reaches for cloud computing News & Analysis 10/31/2009 Post a comment The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation and Cadence Design Systems will offer a live webcast of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design Keynote Monday, November 2, from 9-10:30 a.m. (P.S.T.).
Toshiba extends ASIC offering with eFUSE technology News & Analysis 10/30/2009 Post a comment The ASIC and Foundry Business Unit at Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced that European ASIC and system-on-chip (SoC) customers can now take advantage of eFUSE (electrical programmable fuse) technology when developing ICs based on Toshiba processes.
SensorDynamics plans energy-harvesting TPMs News & Analysis 10/30/2009 Post a comment Austrian sensor technology vendor SensorDynamics AG (Lebring, Austria) has signed a license agreement with EnOcean GmbH (Unterhaching, Germany) on the latter ones' energy harvesting technology. SensorDynamics plans to use the technology for automotive products.
Analog Devices appoints Automotive group VP News & Analysis 10/30/2009 Post a comment As Vice President of Analog Device's Automotive Group, Thomas Wessel will head all teams at the semiconductor vendor dealing with customers in the automotive value chain. Hitherto, Wessel was Sales Vice President for Analog Device's European organization.
Samsung triples Q3 profit on better chip ASPs News & Analysis 10/30/2009 1 comment South Korea's Samsung Electronics recorded a sharply better operating profit in the third quarter, thanks largely to better demand and higher average selling prices for memory chips, the company said.
Maxim posts profit News & Analysis 10/30/2009 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products posted a sequential double-digit increase in sales for the second consecutive quarter in the period ended Sept. 26, the company said.
KLA-Tencor back to profit on stronger demand News & Analysis 10/29/2009 Post a comment Thanks largely to a sharp increase in demand from foundry customers, chip equipment supplier KLA-Tencor logged better-than-expected sales and returned to profitability in the quarter ended Sept. 30, the company said.
ADI appoints execs to product groups News & Analysis 10/29/2009 Post a comment Analog Devices Inc. has restructured reponsibilities of its division executives along product and application areas to better leverage the company's strenghts in signal processing technologies.
Exec details ST's ARM Cortex-A9 licensing choice for HDTVs News & Analysis 10/29/2009 Post a comment In an interview with EE Times, Laurent Remont, director, R&D/Architecture Group, Home Entertainment and Displays Group at STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland), provided details on ST's decision to build its next-generation HDTV consumer device around the high-performance ARM architecture.
Updated: Juniper challenges Cisco on the edge News & Analysis 10/29/2009 Post a comment In a splashy New York City event, Juniper Networks announced its next generation of silicon, systems, software and partnerships around a family of networking products geared to serve businesses and service providers and attack archrival Cisco Systems.
Texas Instruments : I2C keypad controller is QWERTY-capable News & Analysis 10/29/2009 Post a comment Texas Instruments has introduced the TCA8418, a keypad scan device that can generate an interrupt output signal using a three-key combination such as CTRL-ALT-DEL, which frees up the processor from scanning the keypad for presses and releases, saving power and bandwidth.
Motorola swings to Q3 profit on cost cutting News & Analysis 10/29/2009 Post a comment Motorola Inc. fought its way back into black territory in the third quarter by sharply reducing costs throughout its operations although sales continues to fall and the company yielded market share in the mobile handset segment.
Viewpoint: In defense of Hector Ruiz News & Analysis 10/29/2009 2 comments Ex-AMD boss Hector Ruiz might have been justified in providing confidential information about the company's reorganization to a group being investigated for insider trading but he alone can end the controversy by disclosing why he talked so candidly about his former employer.
A PROFINET Competence Centre opens in France News & Analysis 10/29/2009 Post a comment Molex has been accredited as PROFINET Competence Centre (PICC) for France for a period of two years. The PICC which consists of employees of Molex and Testlab, has demonstrated the necessary competence and has the necessary equipment to offer full support.
Acal to acquire electronics, photonics component supplier News & Analysis 10/29/2009 Post a comment Components and systems distributor Acal plc announced it is acquiring the entire issued share capital of France-based BFi Optilas SAS for 10 million euros ($14.78 million) payable in cash and 2 million euros ($2.95 million) of Acal ordinary shares to be issued on completion.
Teradyne posts Q3 profit News & Analysis 10/29/2009 Post a comment Automated test equipment vendor Teradyne posted a GAAP net income from continuing operations of $6.7 million on revenue of $262 million for the third quarter, the company said.
Bluetooth group drops ultrawideband, eyes 60 GHz News & Analysis 10/29/2009 6 comments The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has shelved any plans to use the ultrawideband technology it acquired from the WiMedia Alliance when that group decided in March it would fold, and in its place is conducting due diligence on 60 GHz technology as a possible transport for a future high-rate Bluetooth.
4 reasons for 3-D TV, 7 more for why it's a long shot News & Analysis 10/29/2009 8 comments The possibility of 3-D entertainment in the home is a foregone conclusion according to Japanese consumer electronics giants Sony and Panasonic. But here are four reasons for their 3-D push, and seven reasons for why it's still a long shot.
Foundries top Q3 forecasts on improved utilization News & Analysis 10/28/2009 Post a comment Continuing a positive trend that is rippling through the broader semiconductor industry, silicon foundries UMC and SMIC posted better-than-expected third-quarter sales. Both companies also reported improved capacity utilization levels approaching 90 percent.
Microsemi to close Arizona fab News & Analysis 10/28/2009 Post a comment Analog mixed-signal semiconductor vendor Microsemi plans to close its manufacturing facility in Scottsdale, Ariz., by April 2011, eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs.
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.