Plastic electronics fab time cut Product News 12/31/2008 Post a comment Fabrication time for flexible electronics ranging from disposable displays to plastic solar cells could be reduced from 48 hours to 30 minutes, according to researchers.
Wireless SBCs simplify connectivity and control Product News 12/30/2008 Post a comment New wireless SBCs from Rabbit Semiconductor are designed to make it easy to add wireless connectivity and control to vision systems, industrial control systems, automatic meter reading devices, industrial ventilation systems and HVAC systems.
Medical giant designs in Amimon wireless Product News 12/30/2008 8 comments Stryker Corp., a large medical electronics company, has struck an exclusive deal to use proprietary wireless technology from startup Amimon for its operating room systems, a second major design win for the company which is the midst of a battle with multiple short-range, high bandwidth wireless technologies.
Silicon Labs : Ethernet clock IC eases frequency conversion Product News 12/23/2008 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories has expanded its Any-Rate precision clock family with the Si5315, a jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC that meets or exceeds the performance, integration, frequency and jitter requirements for the 1G and 10G Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) market.
XMOS offers free audio code for processors Product News 12/23/2008 Post a comment Multicored processor vendor XMOS Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England) has developed source code for a range of digital audio applications including Ethernet AVB and USB 2.0. The company plans to demonstrate hardware versions of the applications at the 2009 NAMM conference.
Group formed to promote Internet media Product News 12/19/2008 Post a comment Some of the major players in streaming media, including device and receiver makers, radio broadcasters and music service providers, have joined forces to launch an industry forum dubbed the Internet Media Device Alliance to develop and promote a set of open, interoperable standards and device profiles to drive the market for Internet-connected media devices.
Gigle starts sampling home-networking chip Product News 12/19/2008 Post a comment Gigle Semiconductor Inc. (Redwood City, Calif.) has said its GGL541 home-networking chip is sampling to customers and is in alpha-stage field testing with service providers, OEM equipment vendors, and consumer electronics companies. The GGL541 will be released for general availability in April 2009.
Video: NASA wants you in space Product News 12/17/2008 Post a comment Four companies and a team from MIT Space Systems Laboratory announced their intention to compete for the Google Lunar X Prize, one of many efforts NASA hopes to inspire as part of its drive to promote more commercial exploration and use of space, often using off-the-shelf 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.