Jennic : Wireless MCU uses energy harvesting Product News 10/30/2009 Post a comment Jennic has demonstrated the capability of its JN5148 wireless microcontroller to perform multiple packet transmissions from 100 uJ of energy harvested from an electro-mechanical switch, thus enabling ZigBee communication with very low energy consumption.
Customization makes the difference, Dialog CEO Bagherli says Product News 10/30/2009 Post a comment With a share price hike of more than 1000 percent in less than a year, Dialog Semiconductor (Kirchheim, Germany) currently is one of the most successful chip vendors in Europe. The fabless company has built its remarkable success on power management applications for portable devices. But isn't power management a rather commonplace application with little chances to differentiate? Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli says no if some critical factors are taken into account.
ST licenses ARM Cortex-A9 multiprocessor core Product News 10/28/2009 Post a comment European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV has licensed the Cortex-A9 MPCore multicore processor from ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) for use in its next-generation set-top-box and digital TV system-on-chip (SoC) ICs.
STMicroelectronics : Smart-reset chip supports two-button control Product News 10/28/2009 Post a comment To overcome the frustration people can feel when electronic products ‘freeze’ in mid-operation, a smart-reset chip announced by STMicroelectronics allows the system to be restarted safely without removing the battery or finding a tool to push the reset button, usually hidden behind a hole in the casing.
Nokia, G&D, SAP launch anti-piracy JV Product News 10/27/2009 Post a comment Nokia has launched a joint venture with German smart card and authentication expert Giesecke and Devrient GmbH (G&D) and software giant SAP AG. The company will use the respective parent's technical expertise to protect valuable brands and goods against counterfeiting.
SiRFstarIV modules deliver enhanced GPS receiver capability Product News 10/27/2009 1 comment The first modules, from Vincotech, based on the latest SiRFstarIV technology integrated into the GSD4e chip from CSR open the door for enhanced GPS receiver capability across a broad range of customer applications, including telematics, commercial and consumer mobile devices, providing a significantly improved level of performance.
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.