10A crosspoint matrix switches voltages up to 30 VDC Product News 4/1/2008 Post a comment Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range of LXI compliant products with the introduction of two matrix switches a high current capacity 256 relay crosspoint matrix with a 10A rating capable of switching voltages up to 30 VDC or 250 VAC and a very high density 4096 relay crosspoint matrix with a 2A rating capable of switching voltages up to 220 VDC or 250 VAC.
iSuppli acquires PV, MEMS market research firm News & Analysis 4/1/2008 Post a comment Market research firm iSuppli Corp. (El Segundo, Calif.) has acquired Wicht Technologie Consulting (Munich, Germany), a provider of market intelligence on photovoltaics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), sensors and nanotechnology.
Carrier Ethernet has challenges ahead News & Analysis 4/1/2008 Post a comment Carrier Ethernet is hot, and it's easy to see why: Service providers need it to deploy new services, consumers want it extended into their homes, and businesses want it because it enables new VPN services that give them a competitive advantage.
Mobile Distillery étend sa présence en France, au Canada News & Analysis 4/1/2008 Post a comment Mobile Distillery, société française spécialisée dans les solutions logicielles visant à optimiser et automatiser le portage des applications Java Mobile, vient d'ouvrir une antenne à Montréal, au Canada, et d'inaugurer un bureau à Paris. En ligne avec la stratégie de développement de la startup, ces annonces font suite à la levée de 2 millions d'euros auprès de Viveris Management en janvier.
Declining chip inventories reveal market weakness, says iSuppli News & Analysis 4/1/2008 Post a comment Excess semiconductor inventory in the global electronics supply chain is expected to decline to $2.9 billion by the end of the first quarter 2008. While typically indicating a rise in global chip sales, an expected decline in surplus in the first quarter reveals signs of market weakness, says iSuppli.
Lam sees charges in stock probe News & Analysis 4/1/2008 Post a comment Lam Research Corp. has determined that the actual measurement dates for financial accounting purposes of certain stock option grants differed from the recorded grant dates of select awards.
Hitex rolls Infineon FlexRay evaluation kit News & Analysis 4/1/2008 Post a comment For the evaluation and verification of FlexRay 2.0 applications, Hitex Development Tools GmbH (Karlsruhe, Germany) has developed a starter kit. The product supports Infineon's XC2000 16-bit Microcontroller which presently is in the design-in phase in many automotive projects, a Hitex expert explained.
Sagem Orga changes CEO News & Analysis 4/1/2008 Post a comment Smart card provider Sagem Orga GmbH announced it has appointed Philippe d'Andréa as chief operating officer, effective immediately. He succeeds to Patrick Samier, who has become member of the executive committee of Sagem Sécurité.
Sony reduces job cuts in Alsace Product News 4/1/2008 Post a comment Sony France SA announced it will cut 179 jobs, on a total of 791 jobs, at its mobile phone plant in Ribeauvillé, in the French region of Alsace. In December 2007, a company's spokesperson told EETimes Europe that the restructuring plan would entail 230 job cuts.
NXP RFID encryption cracked Product News 4/1/2008 Post a comment The Chaos Computer Club (Hamburg, Germany) has cracked the encryption scheme of NXPs popular Mifare Classic RFID chip. The device is used in many contactless smartcard applications including fare collection, loyalty cards or access control cards. NXP downplays the significance of the hack.
Dangeard quits as chairman and CEO at Thomson News & Analysis 4/1/2008 Post a comment Frank Dangeard, chairman and CEO of French electronics maker Thomson SA, announced the end of his tenure. Julian Waldron, current financial director, will serve as interim CEO until the board completes its search and designates a permanent chairman and CEO announced.
Radiall : 7-16 RF connector reduces third order intermodulation Product News 4/1/2008 Post a comment Aimed at the telecommunications industry, Radiall's 7-16 coaxial flange receptacle incorporates a design concept and composite materials that significantly reduce the generation of third order passive intermodulation products, is easy to install and significantly reduces the total cost of ownership.
Numonyx Israeli fab preps for 45-nm process News & Analysis 4/1/2008 Post a comment An Intel Corp. 200-mm wafer fab in Israel, now assigned to Numonyx for the production of NOR flash memory, is in the process of moving its manufacturing to 45-nm, a step it plans to complete in the fourth quarter of 2008.
MIPS rolls first multiprocessing core Product News 4/1/2008 1 comment MIPS Technologies is using the stage of the Multicore Expo here this week to roll out its first licensable core geared for coherent multiprocessing, the MIPS 1004K which can support up to four cores on a chip, each running two threads.
Four-way power divider spans 18 to 40 GHz Product News 4/1/2008 Post a comment Optimized for low insertion loss, high isolation, and amplitude and phase stability, this new power divider is well suited for electronic warfare, radar, communications systems, and test equipment
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.