Upheaval at Nortel as two execs depart News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment In a precursor to possibly more sweeping organizational changes, telecom equipment supplier Nortel Networks Corp. announced that two long-time executives were leaving the company.
Amkor closes on loans News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Arizona-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider Amkor Technology Inc. said it has successfully completed two previously announced financing initiatives designed to improve the company's liquidity.
Trident Microsystems appoints president News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Video IC supplier Trident Microsystems Inc. has appointed Jung-Herng Chang, currently president of Trident Technologies Inc. (TTI), its new president, effective immediately. Frank Lin will remain as the company’s chairman and chief executive
'Big three' EDA stocks bounce back News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment In a reversal from the previous day's trading, stocks for the three leading EDA companies, traded on the Nasdaq market, posted gains while Magma Design Automation declined.
OLED shipments up, says research firm Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Shipments of organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays grew to 16.7 million and revenues hit $130.9 million in the third quarter of 2005, according to market research firm DisplaySearch Inc.
Chip inductors work at high frequencies Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment J.W. Miller Magnetics has introduced two new series of
RoHS-compliant multilayer chip inductors. The new surface-mount PM1210G and PM1812G devices feature a low profile with excellent performance characteristics for a wide range of high-frequency applications.
SEMI, Si2 to host DFM workshop News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment The Silicon Integration Initiative and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International have announced plans to host an all-day design-for-manufacturing.
PIC MCU line moves up to 16-bits Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Microchip Technology has launched its first family of 16-bit microcontrollers. There are 22 general-purpose devices that offer up to 40 MIPS performance, 16 Kbytes of RAM, 256 Kbytes of flash program memory, and up to 100-pin packages.
Innsbrucker Wissenschaftler erzeugen erstes Quantenbyte News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment An der Universität Innsbruck ist es erstmals gelungen, eine größere Anzahl von Atomen miteinander zu verschränken. Mit der Realisierung eines so genannten Quantenbytes (Qubyte) gelang den österreichischen Forschern ein wichtiger Schritt zur Verwirklichung des Quantencomputers.
Smarte Stromversorgungen durch digitale Controller News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Zwei 6-phasige digitale Controller mit I2C-Bus zur Entwicklung intelligenterer Stromversorgungen stellt der Chiphersteller Intersil vor. Die Bausteine ermöglichen deutliche Kostensenkung durch den Verzicht auf große Ausgangskondensatoren.
14-bit A/D reaches 190 Msamples/s Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) unveiled a 14-bit, 190 Msamples/second analog-to-digital (A/D) converter that is said to provide strong dynamic performance and low power dissipation.
Pilot line planned for lighting nanotubes News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment The world's first pilot line for carbon nanotube-based electron-emission lighting devices was announced recently by Applied Nanotech, Inc. in cooperation with Shimane Masuda Electronics Co., Ltd. (Masuda, Japan).
Intel treibt Fab-Ausbau weiter voran News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Im Rahmen einer massiven Kapazitätsausweitung denkt Intel über einen Aus- oder Neubau seiner Waferfabs in Oregon nach. Gleichzeitig meldet das Unternehmen die Bereitstellung einer Subvention von 525 Millionen Dollar durch die israelische Regierung für den Bau einer weiteren Chipfabrik in diesem Land.
TETRA option enhances radio test set Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Test instrumentation house Aeroflex announces the availability of a TETRA Direct Mode option for its existing 3900 Series RF test platform TETRA is based on digital Private Mobile Radio and Public Access Mobile Radio technologies. The option gives a 3900 comprehensive direct mode call setup and parametric testing capabilities.
Nokia Adds Wi-Fi to Smartphone News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment The Nokia 9300i incorporates W-Fi connectivity with a full keyboard, 65,536-color screen, support for a broad range of enterprise email solutions and an attachment viewer.
Sensor analysis added to ZigBee kit News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Atalum Wireless S.A. has integrated Daintree Network's Sensor Network Analysis software Basic Edition in its ZigBee Starter Kits. The deal adds to Atalum's OEM offerings of essential tools to easily set-up and configure its ZigBee networks and monitor their performance.
Sonys Machine Vision Software per Internet News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Sonys Abteilung Image Sensing Solutions (ISS) stellt per Internet-Download einen Software Development Kit (SDK) für die Entwicklung von Applikationen zur maschinellen Bildauswertung zur Verfügung.
Sony signs OLED agreement with Japan's Idemitsu News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Japan-based Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. and Sony Corp. have signed a memorandum of
understanding to jointly develop organic light-emitting diode (OLED) luminous materials, and cross-license one another’s OLED-related patents.
Advanced thin-film technology beefs up LED performance Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc. has made significant improvements to its proprietary thin-film technology that have resulted in enhancements to the luminous efficacy and color palette of its Power TOPLED line of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive, signal and signage applications. The new Power TOPLED products are said to offer 150 percent greater efficiency and produce a wide variety of red and yellow tones. In addition, the new devices offer all the benefits of surface-mount technology
China's Actions joins Nasdaq, raises $48 million News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Chinese fabless semiconductor company Actions Semiconductor Co. Ltd. has gone ahead with an initial public offering of shares on Nasdaq, offering 9 million American depositary shares (ADSs) with each one representing six ordinary shares.
AMD findet neuen Fab-Partner in Indien News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Das indische Technologiekonsortium SemIndia will umgerechnet 2,55 Milliarden Euro in die Fertigung von x86-Prozessoren investieren. Dabei will die Unternehmensgruppe Technologie von Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) nutzen.
Wafer boat, tower maker raises $8.8 million News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Integrated Materials Inc. (IMI), a manufacturer of polycrystalline silicon products, including wafer boats and towers used in semiconductor diffusion, has closed a Series C round of funding at $8.8 million, the company said.
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.