Sitara ARM processor supports Profibus Product News 11/25/2010 12 comments Texas Instruments Inc. has announced the availability of its AM1810 Sitara ARM processor, which integrates an ARM9 processor core with a Profibus interface. Profibus is a popular fieldbus used for communications between factory automation equipment.
NXP's Mifare to add NFC support to SIMs News & Analysis 11/25/2010 10 comments NXP Semiconductors NV has struck a licensing deal so that its 13.56-MHz Mifare contactless smart card technology to be integrated into the Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) smart card format of Gemalto NV used in mobile terminals in GSM and UMTS (European 3G) mobile communications networks.
CMOS optical pulse compressor debuts News & Analysis 11/24/2010 8 comments Silicon photonic pulse compressors to be used for optical time division multiplexing in future on-chip silicon photonics were demonstrated on CMOS chips by researchers at the University of California at San Diego.
D&R readies Intelligent Project Architect Product News 11/24/2010 Post a comment Design & Reuse SA (D&R) has delivered Intelligent Project Architect (IPA) as part of its IP management platform. It is suitable for IP-based collaborative design project between geographically distributed teams using various revision control systems.
Infineon signs Chinese IGBT deal News & Analysis 11/24/2010 5 comments Infineon Technologies AG has signed a license agreement with Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of wind power equipments allowing the company to make core components for wind turbines.
Automotive MEMS sales rebound, says iSuppli News & Analysis 11/24/2010 6 comments Driven by the sharp rebound in the automotive production and inventory rebuilding, the market for automotive microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors will grow to record size in 2010, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Is IBM moving to fab-lite, research heavy? News & Analysis 11/24/2010 16 comments IBM appears set to gradually back away from semiconductor manufacturing and to rely for its leading-edge silicon on Samsung and GlobalFoundries as foundry suppliers. Both Samsung and GlobalFoundries are set to have wafer fabs for foundry operations in the United States, which could help cement relations.
Chinese web TV market booming, says In-Stat News & Analysis 11/24/2010 8 comments China’s web-enabled TV market started in 2009, with over 2 million web TV set shipments and about 250,000 web-TV set top box (STB) shipments, according to market research company In-Stat.
North American PCB book-to-bill slips News & Analysis 11/24/2010 3 comments The book-to-bill ratio for the North American rigid PCB industry in October 2010 fell below parity to 0.98, according to the Association Connecting Electronics Industries, a standards body for the electronics industry known as the IPC.
Car Wi-Fi shipments projected to soar News & Analysis 11/23/2010 7 comments Shipments of built-in car Wi-Fi systems are set to soar by more than 40 fold by 2017, as automakers increasingly view wireless connectivity as a key competitive differentiator, according to market research firm iSuppli.
ISSCC'11 picks of practical gems shine News & Analysis 11/23/2010 Post a comment The International Solid State Circuits Conference boasts advanced circuit design developments from around the globe. The 2011 conference to be held in San Francisco in February breaks down this way: out of 669 papers submitted to ISSCC 2011, 211 have been accepted, with 80 from North America, 69 from the Far East, and 62 from Europe.
Analog Devices claims MEMS patent win News & Analysis 11/23/2010 6 comments Analog Devices Inc. has said that U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled patents belonging to Knowles Electronics LLC invalid. As a result Administrative Law Judge Robert K. Rogers Jr. has quashed attempts to stop ADI from importing or selling its microphones in the United States.
LTX-Credence misses estimates News & Analysis 11/23/2010 Post a comment Automated test equipment vendor LTX-Credence—set to merge with Verigy—reported sales for the quarter ended Oct. 31 that fell short of consensus analysts' expectations.
Adesto adds Nelson Chan to board News & Analysis 11/23/2010 Post a comment Adesto Technologies Corp., a startup developing Conductive Bridge RAM (CBRAM) technology has announced that Nelson C. Chan has been appointed to its board of directors, effective October 12, 2010.
Mirics, ArcSoft team for Latin American TV News & Analysis 11/23/2010 Post a comment PC-TV software-plus-silicon company Mirics Semiconductor Ltd. has announced that it is working with ArcSoft to enable viewers in Latin America to watch broadcast high definition television (HDTV) on their PCs.
Audi on the search for the right sound News & Analysis 11/22/2010 5 comments While the absence of noise associated with electric vehicles is a relief for many, cars gliding along in almost perfect silence represent a potential source of danger. Audi, like many other OEMs, is now trying to find the ideal sound for its e-cars.
Wolfson selected by Movidius for mobile 3D News & Analysis 11/22/2010 Post a comment Wolfson Microelectronics has been selected by mobile multimedia processing specialist Movidius to deliver audio performance and power management to its Myriad 3D platform reference and development boards.
ADI tops estimates, but sees slowdown News & Analysis 11/22/2010 Post a comment Analog Devices reported sales for the quarter ending Oct. 30 that beat consensus analysts' expectations, but the company said it expects sales to decline sequentially in the current quarter.
2011 ISSCC highlights progress in MEMS, sensors News & Analysis 11/22/2010 1 comment The pace of development in silicon integration of microelectromechanical systems and sensors is growing exponentially as seen from technical presentations at the upcoming 2011 International Solid State Circuits Conference.
Acromag's new I/O modules offer single/dual MIL-STD-1553 interface Product News 11/22/2010 Post a comment Acromag has released new MIL-STD 1553 bus modules to interface avionics and weapons subsystems to an embedded control system. Two versions of the 1553 bus interface module are available. The IP570 is an Industry Pack ANSI/VITA-4 card that plugs into VME, CompactPCI, and PCI bus mezzanine carrier cards or high-performance single-board computers. IOS-570 models are designed for use within Acromag's I/O Server industrial PC, a small fanless box computer. Both 1553 bus modules offer the choice of on