Op amps integrate EMI filters Product News 8/25/2008 Post a comment National Semiconductor has introduced three op amps with integrated EMI filters that maintain the accuracy of analog systems by reducing the effects of RF interference.
KT spins off crash test company Product News 8/25/2008 Post a comment Aerospace and automotive engineering company Kayser Threde GmbH (Munich, Germany) has spun off its automotive business. Specialized on sensor and dummy technology for automotive crash tests, the new company hopes to tie up to its present global market share of about 70 percent.
Opinion: Recharge your engineering batteries Product News 8/25/2008 1 comment Lithium-ion batteries are currently the preferred power source of a number of today’s most popular consumer products: including laptops, mobile phones and, increasingly, cars. However, the alarm bells have been ringing for lithium-ion technology.
Intel, AMD race to put graphics in notebook CPUs Product News 8/22/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp. will release late next year a notebook CPU that combines two microprocessors with a graphics accelerator and archrival Advanced Micro Devices says it will debut a similar chip in the architectural race to mix and match types of processor cores in a single product.
LDOs target automotive applications Product News 8/22/2008 Post a comment ON Semiconductor delivers AEC-Q100-qualified LDOs with power-on reset options, built-in protection and quiescent currents down to 22 uA for automotive modules requiring very low ignition-off currents.
Fire causes heavy damage in battery factory Product News 8/22/2008 Post a comment A fire at Batterie-Montage-Zentrum (BMZ) GmbH in Karlstein, Germany, during the night of August 20 has caused a damage in the double-digit million euro range. A production hall and a warehouse were destroyed.
NEC : 16-bit all-flash MCUs include a CEC control circuit Product News 8/22/2008 Post a comment NEC has announced four models of a 16-bit microcontroller with on-chip flash memory ("All flash microcontroller"), with a consumer electronics control (CEC) circuit enabling interdependent control of digital televisions, DVD recorders, and other devices via a single cable connection.
Group peers into 3-D future for Blu-Ray Product News 8/21/2008 Post a comment The Blu-Ray Disc Association is working on its strategy for supporting stereoscopic 3-D under growing pressure from Hollywood studios who want to create a home video market for their rising number of stereo 3-D titles.
Spice model developed for organic TFTs Product News 8/21/2008 Post a comment Cambridge Display Technology has collaborated with Silvaco Data Systems to develop Spice model organic thin-film transistor technology. Organic TFTs form the basis of future organic electronic circuits.
AM-OLED market to reach $4.5 billion in 2014, says iSuppli Product News 8/21/2008 Post a comment The worldwide AM-OLED market will grow to US$4.6 billion by 2014, representing a CAGR of 83.3 percent, up from US$67 million in 2007, according to iSuppli Corp. In terms of shipments that is expected to grow to 185.2 million units by 2014, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 84.2 percent up from 2.6 million units in 2007.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times