Capacity issues ahead for glass substrate suppliers Product News 10/31/2008 Post a comment Sales of glass substrates to TFT-LCD producers may grow only 4% year-on-year (Y/Y) in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to DisplaySearch. This is primarily due to capacity reductions by TFT-LCD manufacturers to compensate for falling panel prices in the second quarter of 2008.
ST, Arkados develop HomePlug AV SoC Product News 10/31/2008 Post a comment STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) and Arkados Inc. (Piscataway, New Jersey) have joined forces to develop and manufacture a 200-Mbit per second, HomePlug AV wideband powerline modem system-on-chip.
GaAs pHEMT MMIC LNAs target wireless broadband Product News 10/31/2008 Post a comment Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced three new SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT MMIC low noise amplifiers (LNAs) which are ideal for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G and fixed wireless applications from 2.1 to 6 GHz.
CEA supports new Energy Star TV spec Product News 10/30/2008 Post a comment The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced support for the new ENERGY STAR specification for televisions, which takes effect on November 1, 2008. The new specification for the first time accounts for both active and standby power consumption across all types of televisions.
TFT-LCD equipment spending to drop 21% in 2009 Product News 10/30/2008 Post a comment Although TFT-LCD equipment spending is still expected to reach record highs in 2008, spending is projected to fall off by 21% in 2009 due to falling panel prices, low fab utilization and global economic concerns, according to market research firm DisplaySearch.
Bozotti identifies four priorities at ST Product News 10/30/2008 Post a comment Shortly after STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) reported a third quarter net loss of $289 million, Carlo Bozotti, president and CEO of ST, highlighted four key priorities for the group.
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.