GaAs pHEMT MMIC LNAs target wireless broadband Product News 10/31/2008 Post a comment Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced three new SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT MMIC low noise amplifiers (LNAs) which are ideal for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G and fixed wireless applications from 2.1 to 6 GHz.
Chartered posts loss, cuts capex News & Analysis 10/31/2008 Post a comment Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing cut its planned capital expenditure outlay for 2008 by $100 million after posting a third quarter loss and saying its expects a larger loss in the fourth quarter.
CEA supports new Energy Star TV spec Product News 10/30/2008 Post a comment The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced support for the new ENERGY STAR specification for televisions, which takes effect on November 1, 2008. The new specification for the first time accounts for both active and standby power consumption across all types of televisions.
First Solar inks long-term module supply agreements totaling 525MW News & Analysis 10/30/2008 Post a comment First Solar Inc., has entered into new long-term module supply agreements with Sorgenia Solar, a developer of large-scale, grid-connected solar power plants in Italy and extended module supply agreements with several of First Solar's existing customers including EDF Energies Nouvelles, Ecostream, Juwi and Phoenix Solar AG.
TUV Rheinland offers REACH services News & Analysis 10/30/2008 Post a comment TUV Rheinland has announced its partnership with the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) to guide local manufacturers through the European Union's REACH chemicals regulation preregistration and registration regulatory process.
TFT-LCD equipment spending to drop 21% in 2009 Product News 10/30/2008 Post a comment Although TFT-LCD equipment spending is still expected to reach record highs in 2008, spending is projected to fall off by 21% in 2009 due to falling panel prices, low fab utilization and global economic concerns, according to market research firm DisplaySearch.
Bozotti identifies four priorities at ST Product News 10/30/2008 Post a comment Shortly after STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) reported a third quarter net loss of $289 million, Carlo Bozotti, president and CEO of ST, highlighted four key priorities for the group.
Over-the-air TV gears for mobile, Web roles News & Analysis 10/30/2008 Post a comment Proponents of over-the-air digital TV are gearing up for new mobile and Web offerings that could hit as early as next year, but even some implementers admit the effort faces a host of daunting challenges.
Global handset sales take a rain check in Q308 News & Analysis 10/30/2008 Post a comment Just 303 million mobile phones were shipped worldwide in the third quarter of this year, up a disappointing 5 percent annually, which is the industry's slowest growth rate since 2002, warns market research group Strategy Analytics.
Motorola postpones mobile spin off amidst losses News & Analysis 10/30/2008 Post a comment Blaming weakness in the general economy and challenges in its wireless division, Motorola Inc. has decided to push out the planned break up of its business into two independent companies and will implement another round of cost-cutting measures to save $800 million annually.
Chip sales up 1.6% in September on back of PC sales News & Analysis 10/30/2008 Post a comment Worldwide sales of semiconductors, expressed as the three-month moving average, increased by 1.6 percent to $23 billion in September compared to sales of $22.6 billion in the corresponding period last year, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association(SIA).
Premier bilan du projet SAFE chez Soitec News & Analysis 10/30/2008 Post a comment Lancé en avril 2007, le projet SAFE, voué à améliorer la sécurité des collaborateurs sur les différents sites de Soitec SA, livre ses premiers résultats. En 18 mois, les accidents du travail ont chuté de plus de 60%.
Aixtron sales on target, orders decline News & Analysis 10/30/2008 Post a comment Despite a difficult macroeconomic environment, semiconductor equipment vendor Aixtron (Aachen, Germany) has reiterated its sales targets for 2008. However, declining order entry forebodes tough investment climate.
Concept Engineering enhances EVE's emulation platforms News & Analysis 10/30/2008 Post a comment Emulation and Verification Engineering SA (EVE) and Concept Engineering GmbH have concluded a long-term, worldwide partnership agreement that aims to provide design teams using EVE's ZeBu standing for Zero Bugs emulation platform a way to tackle tough design problems.
Continental announces cost cutting program News & Analysis 10/30/2008 1 comment Like most other automotive electronics suppliers, Continental AG (Hannover, Germany) sees stormy weather ahead as a result of the sudden drop in demand for cars. Along with its Q3 figures, the company announced a cost cutting program.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...