Tensilica touts contributions to EDA reference books News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment Book publisher Taylor & Francis is offering a two-book reference that provides an overview of the design automation algorithms, tools and methodologies used to design integrated circuits, according to Tensilica, employer of technologists who made major contributions to the books.
IXYS, Atmel release light ballast demo kits News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment IXYS released dimmable and non-dimmable demo kits for light ballast applications. These kits are the result of the cooperation between IXYS and Atmel Corp. to develop design tools and speed up the implementation of ballast solutions for the lighting market, IXYS said.
IDT-chef till Xelerated News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment Den tidigare chefen hos IDT, Bill Franciscovich, tar över rollen som ansvarig för den globala försäljningen på Xelerated.
Barrier strips offer two mounting options Product News 5/30/2006 Post a comment Tyco's BUCHANAN JC6 series dual-barrier strips provide termination for wire and cable applications that require panel mounting or PCB installation in a variety of applications including industrial controls, power supplies, HVAC equipment, test equipment and telecom equipment.
PPDS display technology for next-gen LCD TVs licensed Product News 5/30/2006 Post a comment National Semiconductor has announced that Himax Technologies, Inc., MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd., and STMicroelectronics have licensed National Semiconductor's PPDS (point-to-point differential signaling) display technology to develop column drivers for next-generation liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions. In addition, Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp. (CMO) has agreed to incorporate National's PPDS technology into its upcoming LCD TV modules.
Ethernet testers get EoPDH options Product News 5/30/2006 Post a comment Broadband test equipment maker Innocor adds Ethernet-over-PDH transport mechanism test capabilities to its existing TestPoint testers. The company also adds Resilient Packet Ring test options to the mix. The implementation runs on OC-48/STM-16, where RPR maps into GFP. This RPR intrusive monitor feature lets you control and impair RPR traffic to measure impacts on networks.
Asyst's CFO leaving for Agilent spinout News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment Robert Nikl has resigned his position as chief financial officer at Asyst Technologies and accepted a similar position with Verigy, the planned test equipment spinoff from Agilent Technologies.
Memory Bulletin: NAND glut seen in '06 News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment There is expected to be a slight oversupply of NAND-based flash memories in the marketplace for 2006, although supply is projected to become tight in the second half of this year, according to an analyst.
Universal Display, Mitsubishi team on OLED materials News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment Universal Display Corp. has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. and Mitsubishi Chemical Group Science and Technology Research Center to collaborate on developing materials for phosphorescent OLED displays accessible through ink-jet printing.
Free Job Site to Help U.S. Veterans Find Jobs News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment OperationHeroforHire.com is a special job site that enables veterans to quickly identify employers who are sensitive to their employment needs and apply for positions in a variety of fields and locations in real time.
X-Fab rolls SOI, trench process News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment Silicon foundry specialist X-Fab Semiconductor Foundries AG has rolled out a new, 0.6-micron silicon-on-insulator (SOI) CMOS process with a trench isolation technology.
Railway supplies extend to 280 watts Product News 5/30/2006 Post a comment Absopulse's RWY282 dual-output, push-pull DC/DC converter, an extension to the company's RWY series designed for railway and other critical applications in harsh environments, delivers 280 watts in a compact enclosure measuring just 4.4-by-7.90-by-2.4 inches and weighing less than 3 pounds.
Denali opens up register language News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment The SystemRDL language is replacing the open-source Register Description Language and is available free of charge from Denali Software, which uses the language in its Blueprint product.
Apple punishes Samsung for iPod 'gaffe' News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment After an apparent “gaffe” by an executive from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Apple Computer Inc. has reportedly “punished” the South Korean semiconductor giant by maintaining its MP3 chip alliance with SigmaTel Inc., according to an analyst.
Seertech to develop paper displays News & Analysis 5/30/2006 2 comments Seertech Corp., a developer of advanced technologies for the display, signage, and power industries, has launched a project to develop paper-like displays based on its FASwitch electrostatic switches.
Asia-Pacific semi market to cool News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment The Asia-Pacific semiconductor market is projected to cool in 2006, while the Americas, Europe and Japan are expected to grow, according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.
Philips scores in China with ULC handset design News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment Philips Semiconductors has scored a major win in the Chinese market with the country’s third largest mobile handset maker, Haier , choosing its Ultra Low Cost (ULC) reference platform for a model targeted at the fast growing sector.
IQE sees strong growth in epitaxial wafers News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment Epitaxial wafer maker IQE plc. expects sales in the first quarter of its financial year to be 19 percent ahead of the previous quarter, and 53 percent better than in the corresponding quarter of last year.
Nokia recovers $1.3 million in counterfeit case News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez of the Southern District of Florida has found Suplimet Corp. and Hermann Lozano in contempt of a permanent injunction enjoining Suplimet from trafficking counterfeit Nokia products.
Cloaking device postulated News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment Confirming earlier predictions, metamaterials with a negative index of refraction have been demonstrated that could theoretically lead to an invisibility cloak, researchers predicted.
WSTS raises chip forecast Product News 5/30/2006 Post a comment The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization raised its semiconductor forecast. The global semiconductor market is expected to grow 10.1 percent on an annualized basis to $250 billion in 2006, according to the spring forecast of the WSTS.
Sling Media brings place-shifting TV to Europe News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment The Slingbox, an innovative device that allows users to access their television programs, music, and pictures from their laptops, and in the future other mobile devices, is making its long awaited European debut this week, with U.K. consumers first to get their hands on the box.
STMicro, Airgo partner on wireless STB ref design Product News 5/30/2006 Post a comment ST Microelectronics has embedded Airgo Networks, Inc.’s MIMO Wireless LAN technology into its STx7100 platform and the companies have collaborated on a set-top-box reference design that will allow video content to be streamed wirelessly around the home.
Jenoptik launches wafer fab for laser bars News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment In its new gallium arsenide wafer fab, Jenoptik Diode Lab GmbH integrates the entire process chain for high-power diode lasers. The facility, opened Monday (May 29th) designs and manufactures laser bars required for the production of high-power diode lasers.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...