Flash technology enables AEC-Q100, Grade 1 FPGAs News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment Actel has announced that its low-power ProASIC3 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) family has achieved AEC-Q100, Grade 2 and Grade 1 qualification – passing a series of critical stress tests designed to ensure the quality, reliability and endurance of semiconductors in automotive applications.
Controller, data bus form infrastructure of E-bikes News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment MUNICH, Germany The German industry apparently has discovered a new growth market: electrical-driven bicycles. After a data bus system for the vehicles has been introduced recently, chip vendor Infineon presents a microcontroller designed for E-bike applications.
AMD pratar planer News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment AMD har avslutat sin Asia Analyst Tour i Taipei och presenterat sina planer för framtiden vad det gäller sina server-, desktop- och notebookdivisioner.
Koppla bildskärmen via USB News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment
USB fortsätter att flytta fram positionerna. I somras visade DisplayLink hur en eller flera bildskärmar kan anslutas till en dator via USB. Och på kuppen blir det mycket enklare att använda bärbara datorer.
Fler gränssnitt för bildskärmar News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment Sedan nästan urminnes tider har persondatorer haft en VGA-port för anslutning av bildskärmar. Så länge kraven på upplösning, färgåtergivning och bildfrekvens inte är för höga fungerar den utmärkt. Men för större bildskärmar och högkvalitativ video räcker VGA inte till längre. Det finns dock alternativ.
Scottish incubator plays hi-tech match maker News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment Technology incubator Innovation Centres Scotland Ltd. is hosting an "Open Doors" event between some global electronics and IT groups such as Sun Microsystems, IBM, Oracle, Nokia, RIM, LogicaCMG , Microsoft, Orange and Plexus and start-ups to foster collaboration and partnerships between the groups.
Esmertec achieves turn-around News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment Swiss mobile handset software provider Esmertec SA seems to have achieved a turn-around. After having suffered heavy losses in FY 2006, the company now sees revenues to rise steeply.
Non-volatile memory is the secret star at JEDEC meeting News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment During its recent meeting series in Munich, Germany, JEDEC standards organization discussed enhancements to a series of memory-related standards. In addition, the organizations picked up the thrust in the industry towards flash-based disk drives by launching a new Solid State Disk Committee.
Boeing to build Ares upper stage News & Analysis 8/28/2007 Post a comment Boeing Co.'s Space Exploration group walked away with one of the last chances to win a major contract in NASA's Constellation program to provide a follow-on to the Space Shuttle.
Seagate jacks up revenue and profit estimates News & Analysis 8/28/2007 Post a comment Seagate Technology has increased its revenue and profit estimate for the September quarter because of improved demand and supply conditions as well as increased benefits from efforts to reduce manufacturing costs.
Fujitsu introduces new H.264 transcoder Product News 8/28/2007 Post a comment Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. has extended its family of high-performance H.264-compliant ICs, announcing a new transcoder designed to compress full high definition (1920 x 1080) MPEG-2 video data to H.264 data for high-volume consumer applications.
Smaller players gain share of global digital STB market Product News 8/28/2007 Post a comment The worldwide market for digital set-top boxes experienced continued strong growth in 2006, with smaller Asian manufacturers advancing up the market share ladder. Traditional STB stalwarts still remain the worldwide leaders, but are facing increased competition from lower tier manufacturers. The digital STB market reached an estimated 122 million units shipped in 2006.
Amimon's WHDI chips now avaialbe for wireless HD Product News 8/28/2007 Post a comment AMIMON Inc. has announced the availability of
its Wireless High-definition Interface (WHDI) chipset. The WHDI chipset (AMN2110 and AMN2210) enables CE display and device manufacturers to develop HD home entertainment products that connect wirelessly.
Mobile processor enhances gaming notebooks Product News 8/28/2007 Post a comment AGEIA Technologies has launched the PhysX 100M mobile processor for high performance gaming notebook PCs that features low power and thermal design with power dissipation of nearly 10-W under game-play conditions.
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.