Texas Instruments : 200-mA regulators have auto low-power mode Product News 10/2/2009 Post a comment Texas Instruments has introduced the TPS727xx family of 200-mA, low dropout regulators (LDOs) which offer an auto low-power mode that combines ultra-low quiescent current of less than 8 uA with fast transient response while maintaining low noise and a high power supply rejection ratio (PSRR).
V-shaped recovery gathers pace, says IC Insights News & Analysis 10/2/2009 Post a comment The 2009 IC market, measured on a quarterly basis and especially with regard to unit volume shipments, has displayed a classic "V-shaped" recovery, according to market research organization IC Insights Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.).
European chip recovery lags behind other regions News & Analysis 10/2/2009 Post a comment The semiconductor sales figures published by the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) show that the global chip market is continuing its recovery. But Europe continues to lag behind all other regions and the gap is widening.
Numonyx CEO takes on PCM doubters News & Analysis 10/2/2009 Post a comment Brian Harrison, president and CEO of Numonyx BV made a spirited and forthright defense for the prospects of phase-change memory technology (PCM) at Future Horizons' International Electronics Forum, which takes place here this week.
Engineers plug into draft smart grid specs News & Analysis 10/2/2009 Post a comment Engineers are pouring over two 100-page reports on smart grid standards released late last week and rolling up their sleeves for the next round of more detailed work in areas ranging from Internet Protocol to energy pricing models.
PMIC cuts component count in low-power portables Product News 10/1/2009 Post a comment Wolfson Microelectronics has launched the WM8320, a highly integrated power management integrated chip (PMIC) that is designed to maximize ARM processor performance and extend battery life in portable multimedia devices, such as netbooks, mobile Internet devices, smartphones, handsets and digital photo frames.
IP68 Bluetooth Buccaneer connector News & Analysis 10/1/2009 Post a comment Bulginís self-pairing Bluetooth cable replacement products eliminate data cables and allow equipment with RS485 or RS232 data ports to communicate using wireless Bluetooth technology.
Family of 200-mA LDOs offer auto low-power mode Product News 10/1/2009 Post a comment Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced a family of 200-mA, low dropout regulators (LDOs), which offer an auto low-power mode that combines ultra-low quiescent current of less than 8 uA with fast transient response of ±50 mV while maintaining low noise and a high power supply rejection ratio (PSRR).
Egnos satellite service starts public services Product News 10/1/2009 Post a comment The European Union has opened its Egnos navigation augmentation system for public use. Egnos is designed as a forerunner to Europe's Galileo navigation satellite system and enhances the exactness of existing GPS signals within Western Europe.
IPtronics, Avago chip in to Intel's optical interconnect News & Analysis 10/1/2009 Post a comment Through a collaborative effort with Intel and other industry partners, IPtronics A/S (Roskilde, Denmark) has developed silicon for Light Peak, a 10-Gbit/s optical interconnect system. Avago Technologies Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has also developed an embedded "optical engine" for Light Peak.
IMEC tapes out Etna 3-D stacking chip News & Analysis 10/1/2009 Post a comment The IMEC research center (Leuven, Belgium) and its 3-D integration partners have taped-out Etna, a 3-D chip that integrates a standard DRAM chip on top of a logic IC. The 3-D stack consists of a 25-micron thick logic die on top of which a commercial DRAM is stacked using through-silicon vias (TSVs) and micro-bumps.
Altair offers 4G LTE baseband chip Product News 10/1/2009 Post a comment Altair Semiconductor Ltd. (Hod Hasharon, Israel), a 4G communications chip company, has announced the commercial availability of its LTE baseband chip, the FourGee-3100.
Aries : Pitch adapters convert from 0.5 to 1.0 mm News & Analysis 10/1/2009 Post a comment Aries Electronics has added BGA Switch-a-Pitch adapters that adapt to pitch bottoms lower than previous models, expanding a product line that economically facilitates the use of smaller pitch devices with larger pitch boards.
Updated: Nvidia announces next-gen graphics chip News & Analysis 10/1/2009 1 comment Nvidia Corp. previewed at its developer conference its next-generation graphics processor, a three-billion transistor chip code named Fermi, packing 512 cores and claiming advances in floating point and memory architecture.
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.