SHA-1 EEPROM offers bidirectional authentication Product News 7/31/2007 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS28CN01, a secure memory device that provides bidirectional challenge-and-response authentication protection by using the internationally recognized SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm) cryptographic algorithm.
Luminus Devices' PhlatLight LEDs illuminates new Slim DLP HDTVs Product News 7/31/2007 Post a comment Luminus Devices, Inc. has announced that Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has begun shipping its new line of Slim Depth LED Engine Widescreen DLP HDTVs
with 1080p resolution, featuring Luminus' patented PhlatLight LED technology. Luminus' high-powered,
energy-efficient LED illumination is used in place of a UHP or arc lamp light source.
Carbon nanotube growth tool used for sensor research Product News 7/31/2007 Post a comment ITA, the advanced technologies research institute in Trapani, Sicily, has selected a carbon nanotube growth tool from Surrey NanoSystems, a joint venture between the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute and CEVP Ltd, so as to conduct nanocomposites and mechanical sensor research. In parallel, both parties have signed a three-year development partnership to share intellectual property.
Sharp combines LCD, solar wafer production Product News 7/31/2007 Post a comment With an investment volume of 380 billion Yen (about $3.2 billion), Sharp plans to build a 10G production for LCD panels. The company plans to use certain process steps for the production of thin film solar wafers as well.
High-accuracy AC current sensors save board space Product News 7/30/2007 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories has introduced the Si8500 family of low-loss, high-accuracy AC current sensors for a wide range of power applications. The Si8500 integrates the functional equivalent of a current transformer circuit into a 4 x 4 x 1-mm QFN package.
Denon launches new AV Receivers featuring HDMI v.1.3a and Deep Color Product News 7/30/2007 Post a comment Denon Electronics has announced a brand new lineup of thirteen completely re-designed advanced A/V receivers. The company's new line features leading-edge technologies such as HDMI 1.3a capability with support for Deep Color, advanced networking, WifFi, and specially designed custom integration features.
Mitsui and Nano Proprietary extend Carbon Nanotube license Product News 7/30/2007 Post a comment Nano-Proprietary, Inc., through its subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, Inc., has announced that Japan based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has extended its exclusive option to extend royalty bearing licenses on behalf of Nano-Proprietary to companies headquartered in Japan which will allow the use of NPI's carbon cold cathode intellectual property for the manufacture of lighting devices.
Simulator targets SoCs for handheld devices Product News 7/30/2007 Post a comment A simulator developed by the University of Southampton whose roots go back to research collaboration with another U.K. University, Newcastle, into developing interconnection technologies for multiprocessor SoCs, has been made available for download and is said to pave the way for more competitive handheld computing devices.
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.