Qimonda revamps production strategy News & Analysis 11/30/2007 Post a comment Amid a DRAM downturn and losses, Qimonda AG has revamped its 200-mm manufacturing strategy. The DRAM maker also plans to end 200-mm production with two foundry partners: SMIC and Winbond.
Zander steps down as Motorola CEO News & Analysis 11/30/2007 Post a comment Ed Zander is stepping down at the end of the year from his post of CEO at Motorola, and will become chairman of the board until next May. President and chief operating officer Greg Brown has been tapped as CEO.
Zander out, Brown in as Motorola CEO News & Analysis 11/30/2007 Post a comment Gregory Brown has been named to replace Edward Zander as CEO of Motorola Inc., ending four turbulent years during which the company tried and failed to regain lost market share in the wireless handset sector.
Toumaz partners to commercialize RF chip for medical apps News & Analysis 11/30/2007 Post a comment Toumaz Technology Ltd. a developer of RF, analog and mixed signal semiconductors targeting medical electronics applications, has struck what the group terms a "strategic development and distribution alliance" with an un-named leading global medical devices business.
Vector rolls Autosar 2.1 software News & Analysis 11/30/2007 Post a comment Vector Informatik (Stuttgart, Germany) has started to deploy a set of automotive software according to release 2.1 of the Autosar standard. The release contains several improvements.
NAND flash takes off in 3Q 2007, ASPs climb News & Analysis 11/29/2007 Post a comment The global NAND flash market enjoyed strong growth in the third quarter, with revenue of $4.2 billion, up 37 percent from the same period in 2006, driven by strong seasonal consumer electronics demand, according to iSuppli Corporation.
CAN mit langer Leitung News & Analysis 11/29/2007 Post a comment Für CAN-Anwendungen, die lange Verdahtungswege vorsehen, hat AMI Semiconductor eine Familie von CAN-Transceivern entwickelt.
Le cofondateur d'Ekinops siège au conseil du pôle Image & Réseaux News & Analysis 11/29/2007 Post a comment Le Français Ekinops (Lannion, France), spécialisé dans l’équipement optique multiprotocole très haut débit, annonce que François-Xavier Ollivier, cofondateur et actuel directeur des opérations, vient d'être élu administrateur du pôle de compétitivité à vocation mondiale Images & Réseaux. Il représente ainsi le secteur du transport optique.
SPS/IPC/Drives zieht positives Fazit News & Analysis 11/29/2007 Post a comment Als vollen Erfolg wertet die Messeleitung die diesjährige Automatisierungs-Fachmesse SPS/IPC/Drives, die am Donnerstag nach dreitägiger Dauer in Nürnberg zu Ende ging. Nur das Kongressbeiprogramm konnte seinen vorjährigen Höhenflug nicht fortsetzen.
DRAM module market hit by price erosion News & Analysis 11/29/2007 Post a comment While larger, more diversified global third-party DRAM module makers posted double-digit growth during the first half of 2007, smaller players were hit hard by price erosion with their combined revenue declining about 48 percent during the same period.
U.K. government backs manufacturing R&D News & Analysis 11/29/2007 Post a comment The British government, through its Technology Strategy Board, is holding a beauty contest amongst companies in numerous manufacturing sectors for £23 million worth of research grants for technologies that improve high value manufacturing procedures.
Acal results hit by component industry downturn News & Analysis 11/29/2007 Post a comment Electronic components and parts services group Acal plc has been held back in the first part of its financial year ended September 2007 due to tough market conditions, with revenues at £77.6 million from on-going activities 1.8 percent lower than for the corresponding period last year.
Google visar vägen News & Analysis 11/28/2007 Post a comment För en tid sedan skrev jag om den nya ekonomin. Den som inte längre bygger på 80/20-regeln utan på den samlade mängden av små intäkter. Cris Anderson, redaktör för Wireless, har beskrivit denna svans av små intäkter i en bok som följaktligen fått namnet "The Long Tail".
Service Oriented Architecture at the Edge News & Analysis 11/28/2007 Post a comment This white paper sets out to define "Service-Oriented Architecture" (SOA) and to explain how RFID/Sensor technologies can benefit from it. It also introduces GlobeRanger's iMotion Edge Process Manager (EPM), a system based on SOA principles.
BMW brings Internet Protocol under the hood News & Analysis 11/28/2007 Post a comment A BMW research group has tested the Internet Protocol to network automotive controllers. The engineers found that IP could well suit the real-time requirements even of safety-critical applications. But the most prominent benefits are in another area: With IP networking, costs for automotive electronics probably could be lowered.
Carbon transistors touted as outperforming amorphous silicon News & Analysis 11/28/2007 1 comment Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are claiming to have perfected a method of making room- temperature transistors that are 100-times faster--as fast a amorphous silicon--by fabricating their channels from thin films of carbon-60, also knows as buckyballs or fullerenes.
Samsung Builds RFID Cellphone Reader News & Analysis 11/28/2007 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday reported development of its single-chip radio frequency identification (RFID) reader for mobile devices the Seoul-headquartered company initially will introduce as a card.
Marvell cuts 400 jobs, posts loss News & Analysis 11/27/2007 Post a comment Amid a loss for the quarter, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. plans to reduce its headcount by 400 employees, or approximately 7 percent of the company's total workforce.
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.