EC report discusses increased support for electronics News & Analysis 9/30/2009 Post a comment The European Commission has identified nanotechnology, electronics and photonics as key enabling technologies (KETs) that are of strategic interest to the European Union. Advanced materials and biotechnology are also listed in a report that goes on to discuss ways in which greater support should be offered to these disciplines.
Faulty memory chip causes Philips defibrillator recall News & Analysis 9/30/2009 1 comment Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), a leading vendor of consumer and medical products, has announced that it is recalling approximately 5,400 HeartStart FR2+ automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
Canon shuffles responsibility for semi equipment News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment Canon and its independent marketing arm, Canon Marketing Japan, announced they have reached a basic agreement to transfer Canon Marketing Japan's semiconductor equipment-related business to Canon, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
Micron narrows quarterly loss News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment Saying the market remains challenging but is beginning to improve, memory chip vendor Micron Technology reported a net loss of $88 million for the quarter ended Sept. 3, down from a net loss of $290 million in the prior quarter and a net loss of $344 million in the year-ago quarter.
TI to open 300-mm analog fab in North Texas News & Analysis 9/29/2009 2 comments Texas Instruments plans to open a 300-mm analog semiconductor fab in Richardson, Texas. The company expects to begin equipping the facility next month and ship the first chips from the fab by the end of next year.
Innovation et énergie verte News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment La hausse inévitable du coût de l'énergie a suscité beaucoup d'intérêt pour l'énergie verte. La nécessité de gérer l'énergie n'a rien de nouveau pour les ingénieurs de Linear. Ce qui a changé, c'est l'intérêt que nos clients portent à l'augmentation du rendement. Les acheteurs comprennent maintenant que la consommation électrique des grandes installations comme les centres de données ou les stations de base peut dépasser le coût des équipements eux-mêmes. Aussi, nos clients attachent beaucoup pl
Magnetic superpower on the rise News & Analysis 9/29/2009 1 comment At the 10th Cambridge Enterprise Conference, at the end of September, a number of startups showed up to exhibit what could be the next wave of technology to penetrate our everyday lives. Magnifye Ltd was one of them.
Analysis: What's behind Taiwan's decision to ease investment rules? News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment Comments reported by local media from Taiwan's economic minister Shih Yen-shiang on the easing investment restrictions with regard to mainland China were enough to send the share prices of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and United Microelectronics Corp. shooting upwards, but the devil could yet be in the detail.
Powerful problems seen for mobile handsets News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment Emerging solutions for bridging the power gap required by a growing number of handset features and available handset battery capacity are unlikely to solve the increasing and worrying problem, according to market trackers at IMS Research.
TSMC, UMC boosted by lifting of Taiwan investment ban News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment The Taiwan government is set to lift a long-running ban on investment by Taiwanese companies in Chinese counterparts, according to reports. The result is likely to benefit foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and United Microelectronics Corp.
Drive makers at crossroads over next generation News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment Hard disk makers will have to decide in the next year which of two major paths they will take to tomorrow's drives that will pack a terabit or more per square inch, according to a leading consultant—heat-assisted recording or patterned media.
Secure CPU vendor introduces security server News & Analysis 9/28/2009 Post a comment Secure processor vendor CPU Technology introduced a security server that combines hardware and software used to encrypt embedded applications and configure security features for the company's Acalis CPU872 secure processors.
ARM will overtake Intel in netbooks, smartbooks, says analyst News & Analysis 9/28/2009 4 comments Intel Corp. will claim 94 percent of the netbook/smartbook market in 2009 but ARM Holdings plc and its processor licensees with take the lead in 2012, according to Robert Castellano of market research company The Information Network (New Tripoli, Pennsylvania).
Liquavista takes $3.7 million loan from Dutch government News & Analysis 9/28/2009 Post a comment Electrowetting display pioneer Liquavista BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands has received a 2.5 million euro (about $3.7 million) innovation loan from SenterNovem, an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The money is intended to accelerate the development of Liquavista's range of eReader display technologies.
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.