Standard Micro acquires analog IC specialist Gain for $34 million Product News 4/29/2002 Post a comment HAUPPAUGE, N.Y -- Standard Microsystems Corp. here today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire analog and mixed-signal IC specialist Gain Technology Corp. for $34 million in cash and stock.
Based in Tucson, Ariz., Gain develops analog physical-layer (PHY) chips, Universal Serial Bus (USB) ICs, and radio-frequency (RF) products for wireless and wireline applications.
Controller links PCI-based ASIC, USB Product News 4/26/2002 Post a comment NetChip Technology Inc.'s newest controller chip (see diagram below) has been designed as a direct bridge between a PCI-based ASIC or CPU and Hi-Speed USB 2.0. The device can be dropped into an existing design to enable Peripheral Component Interconnect-based systems and interfaces to support V2.0 of the Universal Serial Bus.
Embedded computers from Adlink attach to LAN, WAN Product News 4/26/2002 Post a comment Adlink Technology Inc.'s EBC2000 Series of embedded computers can work as standalone units, or can attach anywhere on local-area networks (LANs) or wide-area networks (WANs), where they can be connected to storage, monitors, routing equipment or firewalls.
PWM controller is flexible Product News 4/18/2002 Post a comment Intersil Corp.'s Endura ISL6557 is a two- to four-phase pulsewidth modulation controller with 5-bit voltage identification for next-generation processors.
Dual-output dc/dc works on the railroad Product News 4/18/2002 Post a comment The RWY72 from Absopulse Electronics Ltd. is a dual-output, 150-watt dc/dc converter developed specifically to meet the requirements of the EN50155 (IEC571) Railway Standard for electrical and electronic equipment used on railroad rolling stock.
PMC graphics boards add OS support Product News 4/18/2002 Post a comment Peritek Corp.'s high-resolution PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) graphics controllers have added Windows, VxWorks, LynxOS and Linux operating systems to the company's Solaris-compatible board offerings.
Circuit protector works with modems, modules Product News 4/18/2002 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has released a product from Raychem Circuit Protection that protects asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) modems and main distribution frame (MDF) modems as well as central-office, customer premise and access network equipment.
Toshiba, Philips tweak their logic families Product News 4/18/2002 Post a comment Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. here and Philips Semiconductors (San Jose, Calif.) have enhanced their families of low-voltage logic, Toshiba by extending the operating-voltage range of its VCX series and Philips by expanding the temperature range of its LVC line.
Atmel rolls AM/FM chip Product News 4/18/2002 Post a comment Atmel's AM/FM receiver integrated circuit is designed for car radios with digital baseband. Known as the T4260, the IC enables improved digitalization of the intermediate-frequency section, which helps manufacturers simplify car radio production.
Connectors shrink center-line spacing Product News 4/12/2002 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has expanded its MTA family of insulation displacement contact (IDC)-style connectors with the introduction of the MTA-50 line with a reduced center line of 0.05 inch in a single, staggered row.
Update: Costs drove Motorola into process alliance Product News 4/12/2002 Post a comment Motorola Inc.'s move today to join Philips, STMicroelectronics, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in a $1.4 billion R&D alliance is the latest instance in which a large but fiscally challenged chipmaker has opted to share its most advanced technologies in an effort to defray expenses.
Tegal says new backside via etch process cuts cost of GaAs devices Product News 4/8/2002 Post a comment PETALUMA, Calif.--Tegal Corp. today announced development of a next-generation plasma etch process for high throughput gallium-arsenide (GaAs) via hole etch, making it possible to use photoresist masks to pattern through-wafer via holes in production fabs. The process enables a breakthrough in GaAs backside via etch steps, said Tegal.
256-kbit FRAM device rolls Product News 4/4/2002 Post a comment An application-specific memory device from Ramtron International Corp. is based on the company's nonvolatile ferroelectric random-access memory and its 1T/1C (one-transistor, one-capacitor) FRAM architecture.
SBCs tackle blade server market Product News 4/4/2002 Post a comment Dual-processor configurations gained momentum in the ultradense blade server market last month, as three single-board computer (SBC) makers introduced two-processor products based on the new low-voltage Intel Pentium III.
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.