Groups to collaborate on WiMedia radio tesing News & Analysis 10/1/2008 Post a comment The WiMedia Alliance, which promotes the adoption, standardization and multi-vendor interoperability of ultra-wideband (UWB) worldwide, has teamed with the Wireless Alliance for Testing Experiment and Research (Walter) grouping to focus on European development of the technology needed for measurement, calibration and testing of UWB radio products.
U.S. execs are behind Atmel's German fab move News & Analysis 10/1/2008 2 comments A trawl through the incorporation documents of Tejas Silicon Holdings (UK) Ltd reveals little about the intentions of the company that has just bought the Heilbronn, Germany fab operation of Atmel, nor of the exectives behind the venture.
Groups push for full color flexible displays Product News 10/1/2008 Post a comment Liquavista BV, (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), a spinoff from Philips Research Labs, is setting up an operation in Cambridge, England, following the successful bid for a £12 million co-operative research program to develop next generation flexible electronic displays that support full color and video.
Inventory is not an asset News & Analysis 10/1/2008 Post a comment Inventories can easily become a drag on a company's ability to respond nimbly to changing market conditions and their classification in the asset column of the balance sheet perpetuates the myth about how quickly manufacturers can turn this liability into cash.
Foxconn sues Molex over DisplayPort rights News & Analysis 10/1/2008 Post a comment Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, has filed a lawsuit against connectors specialist Molex, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging a range of business torts and anti-competitive behavior.
Powerline communications body issues smart grid requirements News & Analysis 10/1/2008 Post a comment The Universal Powerline Association (UPA), an international industry consortium providing a forum for the design and development of interoperable and open specifications for Powerline communications, has announced that it is issuing two market requirement documents for powerline communication based Smart Grid and Command and Control applications.
Keithley : Source meters allow easy I-V characterization News & Analysis 10/1/2008 Post a comment The series 2600A is Keithley’s latest version of its SourceMeter instrument platform that combines a precision power supply, true current source, DMM, arbitrary waveform generator, V or I pulse generator with measurement, electronic load, and trigger control – all in a single instrument.
TSMC 'solidifies' automotive engagement News & Analysis 10/1/2008 Post a comment Leading foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is moving closer to becoming a leading supplier of silicon to the carmakers, according to Maria Marced, the company's top European executive.
Toshiba to launch 'Cell TV' in 2009 Product News 10/1/2008 Post a comment The Cell processor chip, originally developed for Sony's PlayStation 3 game console, will power "Cell TV," Toshiba Corp.'s next-generation, flat-panel TV scheduled for launch in the fall of 2009.
IBM 'fab club' tips foundry roadmap News & Analysis 10/1/2008 Post a comment IBM Corp.'s ''fab club'' alliance has outlined its foundry process roadmap, tipping a 28-nm ''half-node'' technology, and, in some cases, positioned its 32-nm offering as a better alternative to 40-nm.