SIA confirms April semiconductor sales stall News & Analysis 5/31/2005 Post a comment The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors came in at $18.15 billion in April according to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association reported. This was a sequential decline of 1.2 percent from the $18.43 billion reported in March and up 6.9 percent from sales in April of 2004.
EM Microelectronic's smart card IC offers flexible memory positioning Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment EM Microelectronic announces the EMTCG176-3G, a flash memory-based smart card IC designed for use in SIM and Java cards for GSM mobile phones, as well as for healthcare and loyalty card applications. The EMTCG176-3G is compatible with the ISO7816-3 Integrated Circuit Card (smart card) specification, and operates with high speed communication baud rates, making it compatible with the 3rd generation of cellular telephones.
Wildpass: Ein Netzwerkprozessor für alle Fälle News & Analysis 5/31/2005 Post a comment Eine Art eierlegende Wollmilchsau für Datenkommunikationseinrichtungen im Consumermarkt hat Infineon entwickelt: Aufgrund der Vielfalt seiner Schnittstellen lässt sich der Dual-Band-Netzwerkprozessor 'WildPass' in einer großen Vielzahl von Applikationen einsetzen.
Logic analyzers tackle complexity with automation Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment Tektronix is rolling out two new Windows-based logic analyzers, including a portable and a benchtop mainframe. Both offer throughput Tek claims is three times faster than previous models, and both are highly automated. New software makes it all tick.
Canon hinkt im Lithographie-Geschäft hinterher News & Analysis 5/30/2005 Post a comment Seit Jahren peilt Canon einen Spitzenplatz im Markt für Lithographie-Tools an. An Ehrgeiz mangelt es dem Unternehmen nicht; etablierte Anbieter wie die niederländische ASML oder den einheimischen Konkurrenten Nikon will man überflügeln. Doch Produktverzögerungen und schwache Unternehmenszahlen zeigen, dass dem Unternehmen noch einiges zur Pole-Position fehlt.
AC/DC fits into compact networking Product News 5/30/2005 Post a comment Emerson Network Power's Astec LPS122 switching power supply, this one a high-density model in the company's LPS120 power supply family, can deliver up to 130 watts at 5 volts (with 30 cfm cooling) for networking and other rack applications.
Arithmatica goes EDA, reveals Toshiba as 65-nm licensee News & Analysis 5/30/2005 Post a comment Arithmatica Inc., a startup company that offers to improve chips through offering innovations in mathematical circuit blocks, has expanded its product scope to include EDA tools, and revealed that Toshiba has licensed the tools for work at the 65-nm manufacturing node.
ZVEI sieht Bauelemente-Branche weiter wachsen Product News 5/30/2005 Post a comment 151 Einen leichten Aufwind hat der Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie (ZVEI) für den Bauelemente-Markt registriert. Der Verband bestätigt damit frühere Einschätzungen, würzt sie jetzt aber mit einer leichten Prise Optimismus.
In Corrigan's wake, whither LSI Logic? News & Analysis 5/30/2005 Post a comment As Wilfred J. Corrigan handed over the titles of president and chief executive officer of LSI Logic Corp. to his reportedly hand-picked successor, Intel's Abhi Talwalkar, last week, industry watchers were assessing Corrigan's legacy even as they pondered the future of the company he founded 24 years ago.
For PS3's creator, this isn't a game News & Analysis 5/30/2005 Post a comment Ken Kutaragi, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., proposed the underpinnings of the Cell processor to IBM engineers as part of a next-generation gaming platform that would fully realize the "computer" portion of computer entertainment.
Never lose focus News & Analysis 5/30/2005 Post a comment Eighteen months after its founding, eSilicon Corp. hit rock bottom. The tech bubble had burst, the market had collapsed, venture capital had all but dried up.
'Skin' could refine robots' sense of touch News & Analysis 5/30/2005 Post a comment Robots have mastered picking and placing, welding, and similar tasks that can be precalibrated, but they cannot perform tasks that requite a sense of touch, such as "feeling" when a bolt's threads mesh before screwing it in.
ARCHITECTURES: ATCA boards get real News & Analysis 5/30/2005 Post a comment Applied Microcircuits Corp. will join an anticipated stampede at next week's Supercomm in Chicago to practical implementations of the Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture, an open backplane and enclosure standard for telecom and networking platforms.
SILICON ENGINEERING: Built-in self-test migrates to RT level News & Analysis 5/30/2005 Post a comment Built-in self-test offers high fault coverage for a range of potential defects, but it has been difficult to implement. LogicVision Inc. promises to change that this week with its LV2005 release, moving logic and memory BIST insertion up to the register-transfer level.
Flat panels drive display development Product News 5/30/2005 Post a comment Just as personal and notebook computers were the focal point of display development in the past two decades, so the flat-panel and microdisplay television market has become the driver for design and manufacturing changes during the current decade.
LCDs prep for medical apps Product News 5/30/2005 Post a comment With the increasing role of active-matrix LCDs in medical equipment, design issues are arising that relate to the physical environment in which the equipment operates and the image quality the user demands.
Cellular displays go hi-res Product News 5/30/2005 Post a comment The global adoption of cellular phones has prompted development of small, high-resolution color displays to handle the increasingly stringent audiovisual needs of these devices.
Brain wave sensor system taps Bluetooth marshaled for mind readers Product News 5/30/2005 Post a comment NeuroSky Inc. wants to get into your head. By fusing brain wave recognition algorithms with a sensor chip and dry electrode, NeuroSky hopes to simplify cell phone-based applications that today require error-prone human input, as well as revolutionize applications from gaming to medical diagnostics and therapy.
Wireless scheme tuned to high-end audio Product News 5/30/2005 1 comment If you are thinking about wirelessly connecting surround sound speakers to your home theater system, there's a choice beyond Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Today Royal Philips Electronics will unveil yet another wireless technology, called Ensation, specifically tailored for high-end audio applications.
SID peeks behind the screen Product News 5/30/2005 Post a comment The industry's love affair with giant flat-panel TVs was evident at last week's Society for Information Display Conference, but display makers also showed they are paying increased attention to electrical and mechanical design.
Acer's Stan Shih plans Indo-Taiwanese JVs, report says News & Analysis 5/30/2005 Post a comment Stan Shih, the co-founder and chairman emeritus of The Acer Group of Taiwan, has said he plans to start multiple joint-venture companies in partnership with Indian software firms, aiming to make digital products for the home and office markets globally.
Melexis introduces a sensor interface IC for automotive applications Product News 5/30/2005 Post a comment Melexis introduces a versatile, fully integrated and programmable sensor interface solution for automotive and industrial applications. The MLX90320 provides amplification, calibration and temperature compensation for virtually all kinds of resistive bridge type sensors including pressure transducers, strain gauges and position sensors.