Polymer aims to streamline chip fabs News & Analysis 2/1/2008 Post a comment Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Polyset researchers claim that a new polymer called polyset epoxy siloxane (PES) lowers cost and increases the efficiency of traditional photolithography, as well as eases the transition to nanoimprint lithography.
HP unseats TI at top of MEMS rankings for 2007 News & Analysis 2/1/2008 Post a comment The microelectromechanical-systems market grew 9 percent last year, to $7 billion, with the top 30 MEMS makers logging a collective $5.6 billion in revenue and growing an average of 7 percent, according to market watcher Yole Développement (Paris). Nine companies tallied sales above $200 million.
SIA reports record chip sales for 2007 News & Analysis 2/1/2008 Post a comment Sales of semiconductors in 2007 hit a new record of $255.6 billion, up 3.2 percent on the previous year and the sixth consecutive annual rise in chip sales, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Chip sales fall in December News & Analysis 2/1/2008 Post a comment Worldwide chip sales were $22.3 billion in December, an increase of 2.5 percent compared to the $21.7 billion reported in the like period a year ago, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Bosch prepares dual-view automotive display Product News 2/1/2008 Post a comment Through its automotive consumer electronics subsidiary Blaupunkt, Bosch is presently preparing a dual–view display unit. The device is intended to be in volume production at European car manufacturers from 2009.
Esterel, AbsInt form technology partnership News & Analysis 2/1/2008 Post a comment Esterel Technologies SA and AbsInt Angewandte Informatik GmbH have concluded a technology partnership so as to offer an integrated environment for developing mission and safety-critical embedded software applications.
Web sites, terrorists and Vista lead story ranking News & Analysis 2/1/2008 Post a comment Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 27, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Feb. 1. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Microsoft offers to buy Yahoo for $44.6B News & Analysis 2/1/2008 Post a comment Microsoft Corp. has made an unsolicited $44.6 billion for Yahoo Inc., moving to accelerate the ongoing consolidation of the Internet advertising market and in a bid to counter Google Inc.'s growing dominance of the sector.
Alcatel-Lucent to cut 400 jobs in France, says report News & Analysis 2/1/2008 Post a comment The series of bad news continues at Alcatel-Lucent (Paris, France). Suffering from financial difficulties, the telecom equipment provider has unveiled a voluntary redundancy plan that will lead to another 400 job cuts in France, according to an online report from French economic and financial newspaper La Tribune.
EC approves state-aid for French R&D program News & Analysis 2/1/2008 Post a comment The European Commission has approved a 70 million financial aid to be provided by the French government to MINimage R&D program that aims to perfect a new generation of micro-cameras for mobile phones. This decision follows an in-depth study required by the Community Framework on research, development and innovation aid.
Multibit milestone for flash alternative News & Analysis 2/1/2008 Post a comment At the International Solid-State Circuits Conference this week, Intel Corp. and STMicroelectronics will describe work on what they claim is the first phase-change memory capable of storing multiple bits per cell. Separately, Intel will discuss a power amplifier it has developed as part of a future digital radio.
Broadband gets a wakeup call News & Analysis 2/1/2008 Post a comment Two myths prevail about the global broadband infrastructure. With everyone going gaga over wireless client services, there's an assumption that even multigigabit backhaul will go wireless soon, leaving scant need for those terabit-per-second fiber-optic cables that span the planet.
Wavecom acquires M2M specialist News & Analysis 2/1/2008 Post a comment Wavecom SA, French provider of integrated technology solutions for wireless voice and data applications, announced it has acquired Anyware Technologies SA, French developer of M2M client-server software solutions. The acquisition should be accretive for Wavecom in 2008.
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.