Solenoid chip drives inductive loads Product News 11/28/2007 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor is bringing automotive control system designers more reliable solenoid control operation using less board space with the FDMS2380, a dual integrated solenoid driver (DISD).
Consumers down on digital media adapters Product News 11/27/2007 Post a comment Digital media adapters have failed to connect with consumers, even advanced users, according to a new study by Parks Associates which shows users prefer direct cable links to complex networks and devices.
Advanced PCTV solutions announced by NXP Product News 11/27/2007 Post a comment NXP has announced the arrival of two brand new additions to its PCTV family. The SAA7164BE and SAA7163AE are new PC TV processors designed to bring multi-streaming, and PVR capabilities to desktop and notebook multimedia PC TV USB applications.
OLED market hits wall in Q3 Product News 11/27/2007 Post a comment Citing poor shipment volumes from Samsung, Sony and others, the OLED market hit the wall in the third quarter, according to a report from DisplaySearch.
Sales up, profits return at Imagination Technologies Product News 11/27/2007 Post a comment Multimedia processor licensor Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England) has turned the corner and recorded pre-tax profits of £1.3 million for the six months ended September compared with a loss of £2.1 million for the corresponding period last year.
Matsushita starts commercializing Elixent's RAP technology Product News 11/27/2007 Post a comment Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has started embedding the reconfigurable chip technology that it acquired through the purchase last July of Elixent Ltd, initially into an AVC-Intra codec board that will be an add-on for a Panasonic solid state camcorder.
German automation industry steams ahead Product News 11/27/2007 Post a comment The German automation industry expects to raise its sales volume in the double-digit range during the present year. A decline is not in sight - quite the contrary: With energy saving technologies for industrial applications, the industry hopes to tap another growth market.
Takeovers boost X-Fab's sales Product News 11/27/2007 Post a comment X-Fab Silicon Foundries reports a sales hike of 82 percent for the third quarter. The increase is in part a consequence of the acquisitions the company executed over the past year.
White paper addresses PLM basics Product News 11/26/2007 Post a comment This white paper from Enovia describes the functions and benefits of product lifecycle management (PLM) technology, which offers high-tech companies the tools to sustain innovation, deliver the right products to market, reinforce brand identity, minimize costs, and decrease time to market.
Encoder IC measures linear position, off-axis rotation Product News 11/26/2007 Post a comment The AS5305 magnetic linear motion encoder IC from austriamicrosystems targets linear motion and off-axis rotational measurements in applications such as industrial drives, x-y stages or electrical motors. An automotive version will be available next year.
Philips strengthens position in 'green' lighting Product News 11/26/2007 Post a comment Royal Philips has entered a definitive agreement to take over luminaries company Genlyte Group Inc, creating North America's largest lighting company. With the move, Philips intends to speed the acceptance of energy efficient lighting solutions in Northern America.
Codecs ante up for better audio Product News 11/26/2007 Post a comment Analog IC makers are heeding the call from consumer electronics manufacturers for audio chips that offer lower power consumption, enhanced noise filtering and other features that enable high-fidelity sound.
USI uses Sequans' chips for SIP modules, WiMAX devices Product News 11/26/2007 Post a comment Taiwan-based networking and communications equipment manufacturer Universal Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd has selected chips developed by French WiMax chip supplier Sequans Communications SA (La Defense, France) to manufacture mobile WiMAX end-user devices and SIP-based (System-in-Package) modules.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.