Three activate OLED News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment DuPont Displays is joining forces with Philips Components and US start-up Alien Technology to develop active matrix polymer organic LED (OLED) on plastic technology.
Incubation for frozen switch News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment US-based incubator Atlantic Technology Ventures has signed an agreement to license optical technology from the University of Rochester, New York, for use in its refrigerated network kit.
Band-gap control boost to displays News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Toronto-based company Luxell Technologies has developed a technique to improve the efficiency of thin-film electroluminescent (EL) displays by controlling the band-gap within the active layer.
Tiny moulds make 3D structures News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Engineers at the NanoStructure Laboratory at Princeton University have developed a lithographic printing technique to produce 3D structures smaller than 40nm.
Lyckades fylla på News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Det är flera telekom- och IT-företag som har behövt fylla på kassakistan. Det gäller t ex Net Insight, som genomför en nyemission om ca 157 miljoner kronor varav man hittills placerat 65 procent.
Samarbete är bättre News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Resultatet av ett samarbete mellan Asset och Celsius Test Systems är att boundary scanverktygen från Celsius går in i Assets verktygsuppsättning, ScanWorks.
Cypress acquires USB designer ScanLogic News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced the acquisition of ScanLogic Corp., a privately-held company specializing in Universal Serial Bus (USB) controllers for embedded applications.
Nortel and Altera sign sourcing agreement News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Altera Corp. and Nortel Networks have signed a series of agreements intended to give Nortel a cost advantage in sourcing programmable logic and to draw the companies closer together as they define intellectual property and product road maps.
Canada gears up for system-on-chip research
News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Hoping to push Canada into the forefront of system-on-chip (SoC) design, Canadian Microelectronics Corp. (CMC) will launch the SoC Research Network at a workshop June 8. The effort, which has no direct U.S. parallel, will invest $40 million Canadian about $26 million U.S. over the next four to five years to build an infrastructure for SoC research at Canadian universities.
PC makers filling 'selected' jobs News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment You know times are tough when companies stop buying personal computers as a way to slash spending. So it goes with Internet equipment tester Agilent Technologies, which has watched orders for its products evaporate in the wake of the telecommunications fizzle.
Vitesse completes InP test wafers for 40-Gbit parts News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. has manufactured test wafers in a heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) indium phosphide process on its 4-inch manufacturing line. The wafers, which implement voltage controlled oscillators in frequencies as high as 46-GHz, are intended to prove out Vitesse's InP process before it offers limited samples later this year of such products as limiting and transimpedance amps for 40-Gbit/second OC-768 systems.
Cambia links CDMA wireless phones to the Net News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Cambia Networks, a maker of wireless data networking equipment for mobile service providers, has announced its third-generation (3G) play in the form of the first-ever open-platform CDMA packet data system for bridging mobile devices to the Internet.
Catalyst posts 27% sequential drop in sales during quarter News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Catalyst Semiconductor Inc. here today reported a 27% sequential drop in revenues to $17.3 million in the company's fiscal fourth quarter, ended April 30, compared to $23.6 million in the prior three-month period. Catalyst's sales were up 1% from $17.1 million in the fiscal fourth quarter last year.
Permanent R&D tax credit killed yet again News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment The electronics industry was thwarted once again when the final tax bill approved over the weekend by Congress dropped the provision to make the R&D tax incentive credit a permanent part of the federal tax code.
Cypress acquires ScanLogic to bring USB into non-PC markets News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- In a move to expand its presence in the Universal Serial Bus (USB) device market, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. here today announced it will acquire ScanLogic Corp. of Burlington, Mass.
With the acquisition of ScanLogic, Cypress will expand its USB presence into some new and emerging non-PC markets. ScanLogic's host/slave USB chip family is designed for use in PDAs, cellular phones, set-top boxes, digital cameras, Internet appliances and automotive communication systems.
Toshiba licenses IP cores from Germany's sci-worx for SOC designs News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment TOKYO -- In a move to expand its system-on-a-chip portfolio, Japan's Toshiba Corp. has licensed the intellectual-property (IP) cores from sci-worx GmbH of Hanover, Germany.
Under the agreement, sci-worx will license its DesignObjects family of IP cores to Toshiba. The DesignObjects library consists of over 65 soft cores, including a complete portfolio of products for multimedia and networking applications.
Standoff on CD-R royalties nears end in Taiwan News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment After several months of negotiations, Taiwan's top recordable compact disk (CD-R) maker is nearing a deal with Royal Philips Electronics on royalty payments, signaling an impending conclusion to a drawn-out battle between the Dutch electronics giant and the island's numerous disk manufacturers.
Intel to bundle RealNetworks' Internet-enabled software on motherboard lines News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SEATTLE -- RealNetworks Inc. here today announced an agreement with Intel Corp. under which RealNetworks' Internet-enabled, media-management software will be bundled with Intel's new PC motherboard lines.
Under the terms, RealNetworks' RealPlayer and RealJukebox software will be offered with Intel's new D815EEA2 and D815EFV line of motherboards. The boards themselves support Intel's Pentium III and Celeron processors.
Hitachi, Silicon Wave team up to develop single-chip Bluetooth solutions News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment TOKYO -- Hitachi Ltd. and Silicon Wave Inc. here announced that they will team up to develop a line of system-on-a-chip products for Bluetooth-enabled applications.
As part of the agreement, Hitachi has licensed Silicon Wave's Bluetooth-enable baseband chip core, which meets the 1.1 standard of the Bluetooth specification.
Vitesse announces first working parts for OC-768, claims InP is the way to go for high-end WANs News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. here today announced that it has developed and characterized its first working devices for 40-gigabits-per-second (OC-768) bandwidth applications. The company claims it has developed the parts several months ahead of its original schedule.
Vitesse has recently begun sampling "demonstration products" to its development partners. But its first-generation, OC-768-enabled physical-layer (PHY) devices will not begin sampling until the first quarter o
Jabil opens three more design centers News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Jabil Circuit, Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., has opened three new design centers in Bergamo, Italy; Penang, Malaysia and Raleigh, North Carolina for its Jabil Technology Services operation.
Micron and Infineon to co-develop low-latency memory News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Infineon Technologies AG and Micron Technology, Inc., today announced they signed an agreement to co-develop a new family of
Reduced Latency DRAM (RLDRAM) for high-performance memory applications. Infineon and Micron are aiming RLDRAM at switches, routers and other high-bandwidth latency-sensitive applications.
Altera, Nortel strike R&D alliance and five-year PLD supply pact News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. here today announced a long-term agreement with Nortel Networks Corp. to cooperate in development of future products and technologies. In addition to the R&D pact, Nortel has signed a five-year purchasing agreement to gain access to Altera programmable logic devices and system-on-a-programmable-chip (SoPC) solutions.
ADC to restructure operations after sales drop News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment ADC, the fibre-optic network equipment company saw sales for the second quarter of 2001 decline by 15% from the same quarter's value in the previous. They were in line with the guidance that the company gave last month, coming in at $652m.
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.