Logic chips in 24-pin depopulated very thin QFNs slash size, cost Product News 6/5/2003 Post a comment Responding to strident customer demands for continuing cost reduction and smaller solution sizes, Philips Semiconductors has introduced three new logic devices in 24-pin DQFN (depopulated very thin quad flat pack no-lead) packages-the smallest housing available for logic gates, octals and medium-scale integration ICs.
64-bit RISC MPUs tap 90-nm CMOS process Product News 6/5/2003 Post a comment Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. says the two newest members of its TX49 family of MIPS-based RISC microprocessors are among the first 64-bit standard MPUs to be fabricated with a 90-nanometer CMOS process.
MEMS pack up for production Product News 6/5/2003 Post a comment The microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) market has been plagued by two key challenges for several years: the lack of high-volume manufacturing and the absence of low-cost packaging.
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.