DRAM module market hit by price erosion News & Analysis 11/29/2007 Post a comment While larger, more diversified global third-party DRAM module makers posted double-digit growth during the first half of 2007, smaller players were hit hard by price erosion with their combined revenue declining about 48 percent during the same period.
U.K. government backs manufacturing R&D News & Analysis 11/29/2007 Post a comment The British government, through its Technology Strategy Board, is holding a beauty contest amongst companies in numerous manufacturing sectors for £23 million worth of research grants for technologies that improve high value manufacturing procedures.
Acal results hit by component industry downturn News & Analysis 11/29/2007 Post a comment Electronic components and parts services group Acal plc has been held back in the first part of its financial year ended September 2007 due to tough market conditions, with revenues at £77.6 million from on-going activities 1.8 percent lower than for the corresponding period last year.
Leoni buys fiber optics vendor Product News 11/29/2007 Post a comment Wiring systems manufacturer Leoni AG (Nuremberg, Germany) expands its business activities: The company hitherto focusing on automotive and industrial wiring systems now takes the majority in optical fiber manufacturer Fibertech GmbH (Berlin).
eDevice, Simcon Wireless ready GSM/GPRS modules Product News 11/29/2007 Post a comment eDevice SA, French provider of complete M2M solutions, and Shanghai Simcon Wireless Solutions Ltd, supplier of wireless communication module solutions, announced a collaboration agreement to develop GSM/GPRS modules with AT# Internet interface.
LAN switch lowers cost, saves space Product News 11/28/2007 Post a comment Maxim introduces the MAX4927 quad, high-speed, high-bandwidth, Gigabit-LAN switch with integrated electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection that eliminates the need for external ESD diodes.
Google visar vägen News & Analysis 11/28/2007 Post a comment För en tid sedan skrev jag om den nya ekonomin. Den som inte längre bygger på 80/20-regeln utan på den samlade mängden av små intäkter. Cris Anderson, redaktör för Wireless, har beskrivit denna svans av små intäkter i en bok som följaktligen fått namnet "The Long Tail".
Siemens simplifies group structure Product News 11/28/2007 Post a comment As an indirect consequence of the bribery scandal at Siemens, CEO Peter Loescher has implemented a new organization, greatly reducing the complexity of the industry giant.
Service Oriented Architecture at the Edge News & Analysis 11/28/2007 Post a comment This white paper sets out to define "Service-Oriented Architecture" (SOA) and to explain how RFID/Sensor technologies can benefit from it. It also introduces GlobeRanger's iMotion Edge Process Manager (EPM), a system based on SOA principles.
BMW brings Internet Protocol under the hood News & Analysis 11/28/2007 Post a comment A BMW research group has tested the Internet Protocol to network automotive controllers. The engineers found that IP could well suit the real-time requirements even of safety-critical applications. But the most prominent benefits are in another area: With IP networking, costs for automotive electronics probably could be lowered.
Carbon transistors touted as outperforming amorphous silicon News & Analysis 11/28/2007 1 comment Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are claiming to have perfected a method of making room- temperature transistors that are 100-times faster--as fast a amorphous silicon--by fabricating their channels from thin films of carbon-60, also knows as buckyballs or fullerenes.
Alcatel-Lucent wins $1.1 billion deals with Chinese telcos Product News 11/28/2007 Post a comment Following French president's trip to China, Paris-based network supplier Alcatel-Lucent announced it has signed a package of framework agreements, amounting to €750 million (about $1.114 billion), to deliver mobile communication solutions and services with Chinese state-owned operators China Mobile and China Unicom.
Solenoid chip drives inductive loads Product News 11/28/2007 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor is bringing automotive control system designers more reliable solenoid control operation using less board space with the FDMS2380, a dual integrated solenoid driver (DISD).
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times