Upcoming conferences and events News & Analysis 2/26/2009 Post a comment What events will be essential to attend for automotive electronics designers within the next few months? Automotive DesignLine Europe offers a comprehensive overview.
Embedded systems project to get $6.9 million from EU News & Analysis 2/26/2009 Post a comment Interested, a collaborative research project intended to bring embedded systems development tools together from European vendors, to create tool chains, is set to get a total of 5.4 million euro (about $6.9 million) of funding towards the cost.
First Solar sees breakthrough in manufacturing costs News & Analysis 2/26/2009 Post a comment Solar module manufacturer First Solar Inc. had both bright and subdued forecasts for the emerging solar industry, unsettling investors with suggestions that it expects demand to fall, competition to increase and huge financial challenges for the industry in the near future, as it revealed it had broken the $1/watt price barrier by reducing manufacturing costs to just $0.98/watt.
Analyst: Trio dominated GaAs device market in '08 News & Analysis 2/26/2009 Post a comment The market for Gallium Arsenide devices grew by 9 percent in 2008, according to market research group Strategy Analytics, with early estimates showing that RFMD, Skyworks and TriQuint further consolidated their position in the sector.
Wacker investiert in Polysilizium-Kapazitäten News & Analysis 2/26/2009 Post a comment Mitten in der Krise stellt Wacker Chemie die Weichen für eine weitere Expansion. Das Unternehmen plant den Bau einer Produktionsstätte für Polysilizium in den USA. Das Investitionsvolumen wird eitwa eine Milliarde US-Dollar betragen.
Standards needed to tap smart grid potential News & Analysis 2/25/2009 Post a comment The move to so-called smart electric grids will open new opportunities for communications companies in the energy sector, but it will require new standards, according to Jake MacLeod, chief technology officer with Bechtel Communications.
Credit Watch: Chartered's survival hinges on Temasek News & Analysis 2/25/2009 Post a comment A major ratings agency has downgraded Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.'s bonds further into junk territory but the Singapore foundry's remains a viable player in the wafer business because of the support it can count on from parent Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd.
Home networking groups edge toward G.hn News & Analysis 2/25/2009 1 comment Three ad hoc groups promoting competing networking standards have formed liaisons with the Home Grid Forum, another step toward industry support for the ITU G.hn effort to create a single wired standard for home networks over powerline, coax and telephone lines.