Dopant-free transistor could boost printable electronics Product News 9/30/2009 Post a comment Researchers from the Nanoelectronic Materials Laboratory (NamLab) based in Dresden (Germany) have created an electronic device that goes without dopants. The device gets its switching characteristics by means of electric fields. With its high electron mobility, it could eventually be used in printable electronics.
Ericsson : POL supplies allow easy paralleling Product News 9/30/2009 Post a comment Based on the popular POLA platform, two point-of-load (POL) devices from Ericsson Power Modules provide easy paralleling, making it possible for power servers and memory storage designers to access very flexible solutions for the next generation of low voltage supplies with high dc currents approaching 100 A.
Exar enters digital power market Product News 9/30/2009 Post a comment The first two products in the seriesthe XRP7704 and XRP7740are two highly integrated field programmable power regulator ICs that Exar claims provide programmable digital power at the same cost as analog with many additional power management features.
Philips to close facility in France Product News 9/30/2009 Post a comment Here comes another name on the list of site closures. Dutch Royal Philips announced it would shut down its TV production facility in Dreux, France, a move that will impact about 212 jobs. No date has been mentioned.
ADI to upstage Silicon Image with new HDMI 1.4 IC Product News 9/29/2009 5 comments Some new AV receivers or sound bars -- scheduled for Christmas launch -- may come with HDMI 1.4 features including audio return channel and 3D processing, but they will be powered by Analog Devices' new HDMI 1.4 transceiver IC, rather than those by Silicon Image.
Virage rolls new interface IP products Product News 9/29/2009 Post a comment Intellectual property vendor Virage Logic announced new interface IP products to join its SiPro product line, the group of products that have sprung from the company's January licensing agreement with AMD.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Arasan adds IEEE 1588 PTP support to Ethernet IP Core Product News 9/28/2009 Post a comment Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. has integrated support for IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) into its Ethernet IP core. Mission critical environments such as factory automation systems, networking environments, manufacturing, test and measurement systems rely on IEEE 1588 to maintain precise timing synchronization in order to execute activities in real-time.
Emerson Network Power unveils high-efficiency, triple-output AC-DC power solution Product News 9/28/2009 Post a comment Emerson Network Power has launched a new high-efficiency AC-DC power solution which features information technology equipment (ITE) and non-patient contact/critical medical safety approvals, making them ideal for use in ITE and light industrial systems, as well as equipment intended for non-patient contact and non-patient critical use in low power medical, dental and laboratory applications.
VW, Varta JV to speed up e-car battery research Product News 9/28/2009 1 comment Automotive manufacturer Volkswagen plans to intensify its efforts to develop and eventually produce batteries for electric cars. Besides its existing collaboration with Sanyo and Toshiba, the manufacturer plans to launch a research joint venture with Varta Microbattery GmbH.
Lab network creates PV long-term test standard Product News 9/25/2009 Post a comment With photovoltaic installations becoming ubiquitous, module designers and system integrators increasingly need methods to analyze and predict their long-term degradation behavior. A pan-European network of laboratories has created a joint test procedure that likely will form the cornerstone of a standard.
QuantaSol adopts dilute nitrides to boost solar efficiency Product News 9/25/2009 Post a comment QuantaSol Ltd (Kingston-upon-Thames, UK), an independent designer and manufacturer of strain-balanced quantum-well solar cells, has exclusively licensed advanced materials growth technology from the University of Houston to make QuantaSol's manufacturing process simpler and cheaper, while further improving solar cell efficiency.
Industry deliberates on counterfeit chips Product News 9/24/2009 Post a comment Facing increasing threat for critical infrastructures and applications through counterfeit semiconductors, representatives of all major chip-making regions met for a workshop on anti-counterfeit measures. However besides demonstrating mutual consent, the measures to be taken remain rather vague.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Timesí 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.