ITU homes in on HomePNA 3.1 as networking standard News & Analysis 2/27/2007 Post a comment The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has approved the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance's HomePNA 3.1 multimedia networking specification as a standard, making this at the moment the only internationally standardized home networking technology.
Alcatel-Lucent wins bid to run German cellular network News & Analysis 2/27/2007 Post a comment In a further sign that the mobile network outsourcing trend is increasing, Alcatel -Lucent has reached a deal with German operator E-Plus Mobilfunk that sees the communications equipment maker take over the operation, maintenance and deployment of the company's network in Germany as of next week.
La vidéo sur mobile : oui, mais sans compromis News & Analysis 2/27/2007 Post a comment il est désormais possible, où que l’on se trouve, de rester connecté et d’accéder à tout type de contenu. Les usages en matière de mobilité ont évolué ; ils dépassent désormais le champs des applications professionnelles comme la messagerie. Les progrès les plus récents concernent bien entendu les contenus vidéos sur plates-formes portables, qu’il s’agisse de contenus vidéo gratuits ou payants comme les clips musicaux, les films, …
Firms collaborate on blue laser diodes, LEDs Product News 2/27/2007 Post a comment Arrowhead Research said that its majority-owned subsidiary, Aonex Technologies, has entered into a collaborative agreement with Kyma Technologies to develop materials to reduce the cost of gallium nitride--based devices such as blue laser diodes and blue light emitting diodes.
Cortina acquires ImmenStar to move into PONs News & Analysis 2/26/2007 Post a comment Cortina Systems Inc., known to many in the networking industry as the co-developer of the Interlaken interface with Cisco Systems Inc., has bid its way into passive-optical-networking markets with the acquisition of ImmenStar Inc. for undisclosed terms.
Arrow offers China RoHS help News & Analysis 2/26/2007 Post a comment With the March 1 deadline for China RoHS compliance fast approaching, distributor Arrow Electronics Inc. said it is sponsoring a series of seminars and offering resources on its Web site to help steer customers through the maze of uncertainties.
ISIS intros HD, SDI, ASI protection switcher Product News 2/26/2007 Post a comment The ISIS Group, Inc. expands critical path protection with the introduction of the HD-212, a 2x2 HD/SDI/ASI protection changeover switch. The unit is ideal for use in network, transmitter inputs, or satellite and cable head end operations.
NXP delivers ULPI Hi-Speed USB transceivers for mobile phones Product News 2/26/2007 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors announced the availability of its UTMI+ Low-Pin Interface (ULPI) Hi-Speed USB transceivers, developed for mobile phone designs. The family contains four membersISP1504x1, ISP1508, ISP1702 and ISP1703all of which are compliant with industry specifications, including ULPI Rev. 1.1, USB On-the-Go (OTG) Rev. 1.2 and USB Rev. 2.0.
Analyst upgrades LSI Logic to 'buy' News & Analysis 2/26/2007 Post a comment Citing a ramping product cycle in serial attached SCSI systems and cost savings associated with its pending merger with Agere Systems, analyst Craig Berger of Wedbush Morgan Securities upgraded his firm's rating on LSI Logic's stock to "buy" from "hold."
Intel to invest in New Mexico fab News & Analysis 2/26/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. announced that it will invest $1-to-$1.5 billion in its Rio Rancho, N.M.-based site to retool Fab 11X for production on its 45-nm manufacturing process.
Nikon aims EUV tools to Intel, Selete News & Analysis 2/26/2007 Post a comment Nikon Corp. here outlined its roadmap in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography arena and disclosed plans to ship two prototype tools by year's end. The first two tools are reportedly heading to Intel Corp. and Selete, sources said.
BenQ Mobile to be sold off piecemeal on eBay News & Analysis 2/26/2007 Post a comment Efforts to save the German handset business of Taiwan's BenQ Corp. have failed and a bankruptcy administrator in Germany said the firm's business will be divided and sold, according to German media reports.
3 GHz DSP is W-CDMA "baseband on a chip" Product News 2/26/2007 Post a comment TI's latest DSP supports all of the baseband functions required for a W-CDMA base station. This "baseband on a chip" is said to eliminate the need for FPGAs, ASICs and other bridging devices, reducing the total bill of materials by up to a factor of five.
DNP, Takumi team on mask inspection system News & Analysis 2/26/2007 Post a comment Design-for-manufacturing software vendor Takumi Technology has entered into a technology partnership with photomask manufacturing giant Dai Nippon Printing under which the two companies will work with an unnamed semiconductor manufacturer to develop a photomask inspection system.
Infinera to raise $150 million through IPO News & Analysis 2/26/2007 Post a comment Infinera Inc., the start-up that used a proprietary InP processes to integrate photonic and electronic elements in photonic ICs and which has raised over $330 million in venture capital funding since its founding in 2000, is to raise $150 million through an IPO.
Philips geht eine Energiesparlampe auf News & Analysis 2/26/2007 Post a comment Für sein weiteres Wachstum will die Philips GmbH verstärkt auf Kooperationen setzen. Darüber hinaus peilt das Unternehmen neue Geschäftsfelder an. Vor allem in Energiesparlampen sieht die deutsche Tochter des niederländischen Philips-Konzerns einen vielversprechenden Wachstumsmarkt.
ATCA handle offers easy assembly Product News 2/26/2007 Post a comment Elma has developed a second-generation advanced TCA (ATCA) handle that is designed with a slide-motion button to latch the handle shut and activate an optional micro-switch.
AMS driver improves data transfer in analog sensors Product News 2/26/2007 Post a comment The Sensors Division of MTS Systems has developed an Asset Management System (AMS) device driver for its model M-Series MR analog liquid-level sensor that allows easier access to internal data registers and controls all of the devices on the network using advanced automation software.
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.