SiBeam readies 2nd gen Wireless HD chip Product News 10/6/2009 Post a comment SiBeam, a pioneer in 60GHz chips for wireless video networking, is demonstrating its second generation chipsets based on the WirelessHD specification at this week's CEATEC Japan exhibition.
Joint venture to address digital identity applications Product News 10/2/2009 Post a comment Smart card vendor Giesecke & Devrient GmbH (Munich) plans to launch a joint venture with Phison Electronics Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) aiming at the growing market for applications in which digital proofs of identity are requested. With the move, G&D intends to serve the growing need for secure electronic communication and transaction.
Texas Instruments : 200-mA regulators have auto low-power mode Product News 10/2/2009 Post a comment Texas Instruments has introduced the TPS727xx family of 200-mA, low dropout regulators (LDOs) which offer an auto low-power mode that combines ultra-low quiescent current of less than 8 uA with fast transient response while maintaining low noise and a high power supply rejection ratio (PSRR).
PMIC cuts component count in low-power portables Product News 10/1/2009 Post a comment Wolfson Microelectronics has launched the WM8320, a highly integrated power management integrated chip (PMIC) that is designed to maximize ARM processor performance and extend battery life in portable multimedia devices, such as netbooks, mobile Internet devices, smartphones, handsets and digital photo frames.
Family of 200-mA LDOs offer auto low-power mode Product News 10/1/2009 Post a comment Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced a family of 200-mA, low dropout regulators (LDOs), which offer an auto low-power mode that combines ultra-low quiescent current of less than 8 uA with fast transient response of ±50 mV while maintaining low noise and a high power supply rejection ratio (PSRR).
Egnos satellite service starts public services Product News 10/1/2009 Post a comment The European Union has opened its Egnos navigation augmentation system for public use. Egnos is designed as a forerunner to Europe's Galileo navigation satellite system and enhances the exactness of existing GPS signals within Western Europe.
Altair offers 4G LTE baseband chip Product News 10/1/2009 Post a comment Altair Semiconductor Ltd. (Hod Hasharon, Israel), a 4G communications chip company, has announced the commercial availability of its LTE baseband chip, the FourGee-3100.
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.