Wintegra delays IPO in wake of Marvell deal News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Network processor startup Wintegra Inc. has postponed its initial public offering, due in part to weakness in the communications sector and following Marvell Semiconductor Inc. decision to buy Intel Corp.'s wireless processor business.
Multimedia Tour of the Award-Winning PacifiCorp Call Center News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Wednesday, 9/13 from 9-10 am. Last-year's virtual tour of ICMI's 2004 Global Call Center of the Year was so overwhelmingly popular that we're bringing it back! Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 13 as we get up close and personal with this year's winners from PacifiCorp to find out the keys to their award-winning success.
Something For Everyone At ACCE News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment ACCE is the perfect place to seek new inspiration and solutions, network with peers, and test-drive the latest technologies to advance your call center. From the smile that greets you at the door to the casual networking opportunities, we work hard to put our attendees at ease and encourage a friendly, collaborative environment.
French CEA Tera-10 supercomputer is number five in the world News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment The 2006 edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers was released at the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden (Germany). Although Europe seems to be losing ground with less than 100 entries in the TOP500, French Atomic Energy Commission’s Tera-10 supercomputer, developed by French IT company Bull SA, urged to regain the prestige of Europe as it ranked five.
Monolithic quad-band GSM/GPRS PA debuts in CMOS Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment Stemming from breakthrough technology developed at the California Institute of Technology, cellphone device supplier Axiom Microdevices says it's sampling a patented quad-band CMOS-based PA that will give you access to the advantages of mainstream CMOS instead of GaAs. This device should help make cellphone design smaller and more highly integrated.
Watchdog timer touts automotive edge Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment EM Microelectronic says its EM6152, EM6152A, and EM6153 are the only system power ICs for automotive applications that incorporate a multi-mode windowed watchdog timer, reset logic, and 5-volt, 400-mA LDO.
Un vote expose des failles dans le processus de l'IEEE News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment La suspension temporaire par l’IEEE des activités du groupe de travail de l’accès mobile sans fil à large bande 802.20 a révélé des problèmes réglementaires déplaisants au sein de l’initiative pour des normes 802 plus larges. La suspension est la première au cours des 20 années d’existence du groupe 802. Mais il ne s’agit que de la dernière conséquence d’un long héritage de pratiques questionnables qui affaiblissent collectivement la structure de vote au cœur du succès du groupe 802.
Fuel cell developer raises fresh capital News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Fuel Cell start-up Pemeas GmbH has raised €6 million ($7.56 million) in equity capital for continued research in markets such as portable electronics, back-up power and stationary fuel cell systems.
Simtek raises Q2 guidance News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Nonvolatile static RAM supplier Simtek Corp. announced that revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2006 are expected to exceed $6.0 million, topping the high end of the company's previous guidance.
Pre-matched PAs serve WiMAX applications Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment RF components supplier Mimix Broadband rolls out samples of internally pre-matched PAs designed for linear WiMAX applications. Its surface-mount plastic-packaged PAs are slated for operation in 700-MHz, 2.5-GHz, and 3.5-GHz circuits.
Nanosys draws Micron into Intel NAND research News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Nanosys Inc., a nanotechnology startup which cancelled an initial public offering of shares in 2004, has announced that it has expanded its work on memory with Intel Corp. and that Micron Technology Inc. has joined the collaboration.
Ness, Pulsic set up India development center News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Global IT solutions provider Ness
Technologies Inc. has established an extended development center (EDC) with Pulsic Ltd., a supplier of physical design solutions for analog, mixed signal and custom digital design. The development center is located at Ness' facility in Bangalore, India.
New Software From Oblicore News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Oblicore announces new Contract Center service-delivery software and an update to Oblicore Guarantee 3.5, the company's service catalog and contract management product.
Protocol analyzer gets Wireless USB security support Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment At the recent Certified Wireless USB Developers Conference, test-and-measurement vendor LeCroy Corp. demonstrated the benefits of its extensible UWBTracer protocol analyzer. The company's platform now supports multiple Certified Wireless USB Association and Security models.
Alcatel and SaskTel sign R&D agreement News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment French telecom equipment maker Alcatel SA and Canadian full service communications provider SaskTel have concluded an R&D agreement to develop advanced software applications for the global communications market. This will lead to the creation of about twenty new R&D positions in Saskatchewan (Canada).
RFID provider raises $15 million News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Identec Solutions AG, a supplier of tracking devices based on radio frequency identification (RFID) founded in 1997, has raised $15 million in venture capital from an investment consortium led by RFID Invest AG.
First quarter Western Europe EDA revenue up 13% News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment First quarter EDA revenue from Western Europe grew 13 percent year-to-year to reach $218 million, part of a strong quarter for EDA that saw worldwide revenue grow hit double digits for the first time in more than two years, according to the EDA Consortium.
Rohde & Schwarz looks for automotive partners News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Electronics measurement concern Rohde & Schwarz is planning to strengthen its presence in the automotive industry. In order to implement system solutions for automotive electronics design and production test, the Munich-based company now is seeking for cooperation partners that already are established in the automotive sector.
SOX is driving U.S. startups to London, says VC News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the strict set of requirements of disclosure placed on companies that seek and maintain listings on the U.S. stock exchanges, is effectively killing the classic U.S. initial public offering and driving startups to list in London, according to venture capitalist.
Rohde & Schwarz will in die Automobilelektronik News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Der Elektronikkonzern Rohde & Schwarz will seine Präsenz im Automotive-Sektor ausweiten. Um hier Systemlösungen für die Bereiche Entwicklung und Fertigungskontrolle auf die Beine zu stellen, setzt das Unternehmen auf Kooperationspartner mit einem Standbein im Automobilbereich.
Le supercalculateur Tera-10 classé N°1 européen News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Le supercalculateur Tera-10 du Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA), développé par la société française Bull, est à l’honneur. Publiée lors de l’International Supercomputer Conference (ISC) de Dresde (Allemagne), la 27ème édition du classement des 500 plus puissants supercalculateurs au monde (Top500) hisse Tera-10 à la première place en Europe et à la cinquième dans le monde.
Freescale expands engineering operations in Romania News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has expanded its operations in Bucharest, Romania, by increasing the number of staff focused on developing wireline and wireless communication technologies there and putting them in a different building.
U.K. firm preps chip for NFC tagging of objects Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment Innovision Research & Technology plc, supplier of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFC) design services and intellectual property, has produced a passive integrated circuit for embedding NFC capability in consumer objects, such as posters and the pages of books and magazines.
Bosch takes over Telex Communications News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Bosch group has acquired all shares of Minneapolis, Minn. based audio vendor Telex Communications Holdings, Inc. With the measure, the German concern intends to complement its professional audio business.
Cree köper Intrinsic News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Företaget Cree, störst och först på kiselkarbidområdet, köper för 46 miljoner dollar det privatägda Intrinsic Semiconductor, som utvecklar och till material och komponenter i Kiselkarbid.
Intrinsic Semiconductor förvärvade år 2004 det svenska bolaget AMDS. Detta etablerades av Acreo på basis av kiselkarbidforskningen vid KTHs halvledarlaboratorium i Kista.
Arrow, China Electronics in supply chain partnership News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Arrow Electronics Inc. said it has teamed up with a unit of China Electronics Corp. to offer OEMs manufacturing and other supply chain services that would help equipment makers optimize their operations.
The partnership between Arrow's North American Components division and China Great Wall Computer Group is geared towards reducing the logistical hurdles manufacturers face when the production process involves sub assembly and final assembly on different continents.
Enhanced myPower tools accelerate DC/DC reference designs Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment International Rectifier's POWIR+ chipset reference designs, an enhanced expansion to the company's myPOWER collection of on-line design services, simplify and accelerate the design of single-phase synchronous buck converters appropriate to the power level for computing and high-end consumer applications.
Linear gets inquiry over option practices News & Analysis 6/28/2006 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp. announced that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California has requested certain information on the company's practices and procedures regarding its past stock option grants.
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.