Syntune raises $7.1 million in Round B News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Single-chip tunable lasers and transmitters specialist Syntune AB has closed a second round of financing valued at $7.1 million almost three years after its financing round that raised about $6 million.
Chartered, university open lab News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Two Singaporean entities --Nanyang Technological University and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. -- announced the opening of laboratory venture.
For The Love Of Labor News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment As Labor Day approached I got thinking I truly had no idea what the holiday meant. I mean, it marks the end of summer and the start of another school year (thank goodness). But I'm still not sure whether white shorts are allowed or not going into September. From what I understand the old fashion rule may no longer exist.
Falling prices sink Indian chip market News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment While an industry survey predicted the Indian chip market would reach $3.8 billion in revenues in 2006, an update found that actual revenues were about one-third less than that at $2.69 billion.
Dc-dc converters target medical applications News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment The Recom RP-Series DC/DC Converter features an isolation voltage of 5.2kVdc/1 second models RxxPxx and RxxP2xx offering 5.2kVdc/1 minute which corresponds to about 6.5kVdc/1 second; and the RV-xxxx, offering an isolation voltage of 6kVdc/1 second.
MIPS, Chipidea, Lego lead story ranking News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday Aug. 26, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Aug. 31. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Printed electronics startup raises $20 million in B round News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Plextronics Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), a startup with interests in organic electronics for both solar power and printed electronics applications, said it raised $20.6 million in Series B round of venture capital financing led by European chemicals group Solvay Group.
Sales up, losses down at French MEMS foundry News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) manufacturer Memscap SA (Bernin, France) made a considerably reduced net loss of 948,000 euros (about $1.3 million) on sales revenue of 7.3 million euro (about $10.0 million) for the half-year to June 30, 2007.
PXI based digital functional test targets next generation circuits News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Rohde & Schwarz has equipped the CompactTSVP production test platform withy a high-speed digital test module, the TS-PHDT with a maximum data rate of 40 MHz and a storage capacity of 1.5 Gbyte. The test module was developed in close conjunction with he RF and Automotive Business Unit of Atmel.
IBM peilt ultradichte Speicherplatten an News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Festplatten auch mit den höchsten heute verfügbaren Speicherdichten benötigen rund eine Million magnetischer Atome, um ein Bit zu speichern. IBM hat nun in seinem Forschungszentrum Almaden eine Möglichkeit aufgezeigt, ein Bit in nur einem Atom zu speichern. Damit eröffnet der Konzern eine Perspektive für Festplatten mit ultrahoher Speicherdichte.
OmniVision bucks trend as sales jump News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment OmniVision Technologies Inc. said revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 was $173.1 million, compared to $119.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, and $136.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2007.
Dell posts profits, warns of uncertainties News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Dell Inc. reported positive revenue and profit growths for its fiscal 2008 second quarter but cautioned that firming component costs and reorganization activities could hurt operating costs in the second half of the year.
VSystems stärkt sich mit Micro Memory News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Der Embedded-Computer-Hersteller VSystems GmbH übernimmt den US-Hersteller Micro Memory. Letzterer gilt als Spezialist für Board-Level-Produkte in den Bereichen Bildverarbeitung, Echtzeit-Datenerfassung und Speicherknoten.
IBM, Infineon agree to sell Altis to Russia-connected group News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment IBM Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG, have said they have agreed to divest their shares in Altis Semiconductor SA with its manufacturing site in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, via a sale to Advanced Electronic Systems AG (Zurich, Switzerland).
Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a Swiss affiliate of GIS (Global Information Services), a Russia-based holding company with offices in Moscow and Miami.
ERNI Electronics expands family of M8-M12 products News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment ERNI Electronics offers a catalog that present its latest portfolio of M8/M12 cable systems. All components conform to protection class IP67and are resistant to shock and vibration, resulting in reliable connections. The ready-assembled cables
IR's CEO takes leave amid snafu News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment International Rectifier Corp. said that Alex Lidow, chief executive and director, has gone on a ''leave of absence'' with pay pending the resolution of a previously-announced accounting snafu.
MEMS, FRAMs qualified News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Microelectromechanical system oscillators and ferroelectric random access memory have been qualified for high-reliability and extended-temperature-range applications, respectively.
FTC seeks info in Intel-ST flash venture News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. said that it has received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the agency's regulatory review of a proposed flash-memory venture.
Plug-in PSU offers high power density without fan cooling News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment The latest addition to Schroff’s ecopower range of ac/dc switch-mode regulators is a compact 200 W plug-in unit that takes up just half the width of a conventional power supply of this performance level and yet is able to achieve an efficiency of 90 percent, using only convection cooling.
SerDes gegen SSO- und Ground-Bounce-Effekte News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment In großen FPGAs mit zahlreichen parallelen I/O-Leitungen können SSO-Störungen ('Ground Bounce') zu erheblichen Designproblemen führen. Gegen dieses Phänomen ist ein Kraut gewachsen: Extene Serializer-Deserializer (SerDes) können das System stabilieren.
MEMS cooler controls chip temperature News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment With an innovative technology, Micropelt GmbH (Freiburg, Germany) helps to keep semiconductors, laser diodes and photonic sensors cool: The company offers thermoelectric coolers (TECs) on microchip basis, manufactured in MEMS technology.
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.