Power couple reconciles News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment IBM and Freescale, which had a parting of the ways after co-developing the Power microprocessor in the 1990s, have reunited their efforts through the Power.org group.
New cable eases data-center crunch News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment Quellan Inc. and W.L. Gore & Associates have collaborated on a new copper interconnect for data center systems that the duo claims will significantly reduce power, size and latency while extending reach.
Falling ASPs for TV ICs impact revenue growth News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment While revenue for TV IC manufacturers declined 3 percent quarter-to-quarter due to ASP margin declines in second quarter 2007, TV IC shipments increased 12 percent quarter-to-quarter and 51 percent year-to-year, according to DisplaySearch.
Imagine Optic leads adaptive optics project News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment Imagine Optic, French manufacturer of wavefront metrology and adaptive optics technology, has been entrusted with the leadership of MICADO (MICroscopy with ADaptive Optics), a three-year project that aims to develop new technology using adaptive optics for detecting and treating neurological disorders.
Bosch, Nokia, Ferrari, Flextronics, lead story ranking News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment Here are the top five online news stories for the week beginning Sunday Sept. 23, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Sept. 28. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Newly-funded M2000 preps FPGA product family News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment M2000 Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) a programmable logic intellectual property licensor founded in France in 1996 is about to launch what it describes as a "breakthrough" in programmable logic technology. The company claims that its technology will provide higher logic density, functionality and speed at less cost than competing solutions.
Czech out Ethernet's latest Euro hotspots News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment Central and Eastern Europe are emerging as major growth hotspots for carrier Ethernet systems as incumbent and competitive carriers build out new networks and launch new residential and enterprise services.
France's CEA selects TotalView debugger News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment The Military Application Division of the French Atomic Energy Agency has selected the debugger from TotalView Technologies, LLC (Natick, Massachusetts) so as to streamline the development and maintain the integrity of its mission-critical applications.
Wideband log detector delivers high dynamic range up to 10 GHz News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced its fourth logarithmic detector/controller product, which is ideal for RF power measurement and control in cellular/PCS/3G, WiMAX, WiBro, fixed wireless, radio link and radar applications over the full 1 MHz to 10 GHz frequency range.
IMEC sets new record for 9bit, 50 MSamples/s SAR ADC with a figure of merit of 65 fJ News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment An ultra-low power (0.7 mW), high-speed (50 MSamples/s) analog to digital converter (ADC), presented by IMEC at this year's ISSCC conference, achieves a figure of merit of 65 fJ per conversion step. This is 2.5 times better than the best ADC of this kind ever reported in research papers and an order of magnitude better than the best commercially available ADC IP blocks in 90nm CMOS.
La France accroît son budget de recherche en 2008 News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Le budget de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche sera accru de 7,8%, soit 1,8 milliard d'euros, en 2008. L'enseignement supérieur et la recherche devraient bénéficier respectivement d'un milliard d'euros et de 880 millions d'euros de ces crédits.
SanDisk opens Shanghai SIP assembly facility News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment SanDisk Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.), a supplier of flash storage card products, has opened a system-in-package (SIP) assembly and test facility in Shanghai, the company's first in the People's Republic of China.
Organische Elektronik vor steiler Karriere News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Auf der gegenwärtig stattfindenden Organic Electronics Confernece (OEC-07) hat die Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) eine aktualisierte Roadmap für die Zeit bis 2015 vorgelegt. Die wahrscheinlich steilste Karriere in der organischen Elektronik wird den nichtfüchtigen organischen Speichern vorhergesagt.
Avnet pays $80 million for Acal's IT solutions unit News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Avnet, Inc. has bought, for £41 million (about $80 million), the IT Solutions division of British distributor Acal plc. Acal said it would now focus on its two other divisions, electronics and parts services, and that some of the proceeds would be used to seek strategic acquisitions to expand these groups.
Two indicted on IC economic espionage News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Two men were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit economic espionage and to steal trade secrets at NetLogic Microsystems and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., according to officials.
Researcher gives update on Mars Rovers News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment The two Mars Rovers continue to explore the geology of the red planet, although one had a recent brush with death in a prolonged dust storm, said Jim Bell, a Cornell researcher who reported on the robotic vehicles in a keynote at the Power.org conference.
TSMC hit by legal setbacks News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) said that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California awarded UniRAM Technology Inc. some $30.5 million in damages concerning a legal case.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times