Dual N-channel MOSFETs cut board space by 50% Product News 9/25/2007 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor's two latest dual N-channel PowerTrench MOSFETs are two highly integrated modules that are designed to reduce board space while providing the ability to achieve higher conversion efficiency in synchronous buck designs.
Mouser to stock mini detection switches Product News 9/24/2007 Post a comment
Mouser announced that it is now stocking the world's smallest detection switches made by Omron Electronic Components. The D3SH series of ultra-small and low profile SMD switches measure only 3.0 x 3.4 x 0.9mm and weigh in at only 0.02g.
French semi market up 7.8% in Q2 Product News 9/24/2007 Post a comment The French semiconductor market reported a 7.8-percent sequential growth, according to the Sitelesc, the French Electronic Tube and Semiconductor Industry Guild. Results on the integrated circuit and discrete semiconductor markets have indeed improved.
HD interface chipsets allow CE systems to connect wirelessly Product News 9/24/2007 Post a comment Check out these Wireless High-Definition Interface (WHDI) chipsets from Amimon, that make it possible for a wireless HD video connectivity net that allows consumer electronic devices to share HD content throughout the entire home, up to 30 meters (100 feet) through walls, while maintaining wire-equivalent quality with no latency.
Flextronics to close French plant Product News 9/24/2007 Post a comment Singapore-based electronic manufacturing services provider Flextronics International Ltd. plans to close its plant at Chateaudun, France, according to an Agence France Presse report.
Avnet to buy passives distributor Betronik Product News 9/24/2007 Post a comment Electronics distributor Avnet, Inc. plans to acquire German specialty distributor Betronik GmbH. Betronik focuses on passive components. For the takeover, Avnet needs the approval from the German antitrust authority.
ARC buys multimedia IP design group Product News 9/24/2007 Post a comment Configurable processor specialist ARC International (St. Albans, England) has bought, for 2 million pounds ($4 million) in cash multimedia IP developer Alarity Corp. (Rutherford, N J.).
PLM wins highlight need for streamlined communications Product News 9/21/2007 Post a comment Two recent product lifecycle management (PLM) implementations spotlight the need for streamlined communications with both the supply base and customers. Ultimately, this translates into higher productivity, fewer mistakes and a significant time and costs savings.
Microdisplay firm reports zero revenue, seeks more money Product News 9/21/2007 Post a comment MicroEmissive Displays Group plc, a publicly held developer and manufacturer of light-emitting polymer microdisplays, has said that it received no revenues in the first half of 2007 and made a net loss of £2.2 million (about $4.5 million). The company said it would try and raise an additional £7.5 million (about $15 million), net of expenses, by placing additional shares in the company with institutional investors.
Optical transceiver targets wireless base stations Product News 9/21/2007 Post a comment Designed to support standards for cellular, WiFI, and WiMAX networks, Avago's latest optical transceiver supports high speed serial links over multimode optical fiber at signaling rates up to 3.7-Gbits/s for wireless base station applications involving the OBSAI or CPRI protocols.
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.