New Enemy, New Threat News & Analysis 3/1/2005 Post a comment A delivery truck backs up to the loading dock of a distribution warehouse somewhere in the United States at its regular pickup time of 9:30 p.m. When the shipping bay opens, armed thugs jump out of the truck and force two dozen employees to the ground at gunpoint, then make off with close to $1 million worth of microprocessors.
Former Volterra employee arrested over data sheets News & Analysis 3/1/2005 Post a comment A former employee of analog and mixed-signal power management chip vendor Volterra Semiconductor Corp. has been arrested by federal agents on a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California, according to Volterra.
Roll-up display design-starts imminent, claims Polymer Vision News & Analysis 3/1/2005 Post a comment Polymer Vision NV, a startup subsidiary within Royal Philips Electronics aiming to bring flexible displays to market, said that lifetime and yield improvements would enable product design-in to start in the second half of 2005 for displays aimed at mobile equipment for mass production in 2007.
Wireless LAN set to change consumer electronics, says analyst News & Analysis 3/1/2005 Post a comment Wireless LAN technology is set to make a major incursion into the consumer electronics space during the next few years, driven primarily by wireless connectivity in game consoles from the likes of Sony and Nintendo and also by the rising popularity of handheld gaming devices.
Paris Hilton victime d’un piratage, mais comment ? News & Analysis 3/1/2005 Post a comment Les détails sordides sur la manière dont le carnet d’adresses de Paris Hilton, stocké sur son téléphone Side Kick II et sauvegardé par un serveur de T-Mobile, a été piraté la semaine dernière pourraient sembler de peu d’importance pour une majorité d’entre nous. Cela a, toutefois, généré une sorte d’affolement unique parmi les ingénieurs de la communauté de la téléphonie mobile, qui ont suivi avidement les développements même si nombre d’entre eux ne pouvaient les exprimer à l’héritière des hôte
RFID IC finds the cows Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment Featuring bumped enlarged pads for direct antenna connection, the EM4569 EM Microelectronic features to save space and mounting costs for animal ID applications.
Gartner sees two-year chip market stall, echoes S&P News & Analysis 3/1/2005 Post a comment Market forecasting firm Gartner Inc. cut its assessment of annual growth in the global semiconductor market and predicted 3.4 percent sales growth in 2005 followed by an even slower 2006 of 2.1 percent growth, according to a Reuters report. This brings Gartner in-line with a recent prediction from financial institution Standard and Poors.
ce consumer Electronic schnallt den Gürtel enger News & Analysis 3/1/2005 Post a comment Der Chiphändler ce Consumer Electronic hat im Zuge seiner angekündigten Restrukturierung zwei Vorstandsposten abgebaut. Das Unternehmen kündigte weitere Sparmaßnahmen an, vor allem beim Personal. Sogar die Vorstandsgehälter werden reduziert.
RF Micro wirft Handtuch bei WLAN-Chips News & Analysis 3/1/2005 Post a comment Der scharfe Wettbewerb mit Chips für drahtlose lokale Netze hat ein prominentes Opfer gefordert: Der Halbleiterhersteller RF Micro Devices zieht sich aus dem Geschäft mit WLAN-Chipsets zurück.
PXI plug-in is a 7-1/2-digit DMM, digitizer Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment National Instruments is rolling out a multi-function plug-in card that works as a 7-1/2-digit DMM and a 1.8-Msample/s isolated digitizer. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a first look at this new PXI card.
LeCroy's scopes get unique mixed-signal outboard pods Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment Oscilloscope maker LeCroy now has a mixed-signal USB-connected module that adds 32 channels of digital input to some of its 4-channel oscilloscopes. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn looks at LeCroy's outboard USB module, and compares its' performance to competitive mixed-signal instruments from Agilent, Tektronix, and Yokogawa.
Cold hard data that's deep Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment Memory systems available to embedded systems designers can be so vast, data base managment IP and tools are emerging to make embedded applications SQL compatible.
Timing analysis needs overhaul, speaker says News & Analysis 3/1/2005 Post a comment New IC devices, circuits, and physical effects will drive a new generation of timing analysis tools, said David Hathaway, senior technical staff member for EDA at IBM Microelectronics, at a keynote speech at the Tau timing workshop here Monday (Feb. 28).
Mini absolute encoder targets compact designs Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment CUI Inc. has introduced a new miniature absolute encoder for applications such as medical, instrumentation and robotics where limited space is a key consideration. Measuring 13 mm in diameter and 17.5-mm high, the MAS10-256-G is one of the smallest absolute rotary encoders in the industry.
Micro speakers tout ruggedness, performance Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment Transducers USA has introduced a complete line of micro speakers that use rare earth magnets for improved ruggedness and output performance. These devices are suitable for computers, portable instruments, toys and vending machines.
Keylock switches provide extra protection Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment EAO has expanded its suite of security options for its broad range of keylock switches. These new switches offer optional security features that provide protection against unauthorized access and higher levels of safety control.
NKK rolls out mini toggle switch line Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment Positioned as a lower cost alternative to other miniature switches, NKK Switches has introduced a new E-Series of light duty miniature toggle switches that tout several protective features.
High voltage flyback transformers drive loads up to 2,000 Vdc Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment Datatronics says its new series of high-voltage flyback transformers provides a cost-effective means of driving high impedance loads that require up to 2,000 Vdc. The new Model 4283-1200 transformers are application-specific devices that can be custom configured to meet a wide variety of medical, military or commercial applications.
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.