Altis being sold to Russian state-owned arms exporter, says report News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment Altis Semiconductor SA, the French joint-venture semiconductor company that it was announced would be sold by IBM and Infineon to Advanced Electronic Systems AG (Zurich, Switzerland), will come under the control of Rosoboronexport, the Russian state-owned arms export company, according to a Kommersant report.
Overcoming the challenges of verification News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment As system-on-chip designs become ever more complex, verification remains the critical challenge. The effort put forth on implementing a verification plan accounts for nearly two-thirds of the overall chip design effort, yet we continue to see teams delivering chips late and missing projected tapeouts.
MCUs add flash, cut power budgets News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment To help OEMs expand into new embedded markets without having to allocate valuable capital in software rewrites or convert to a new architecture, microcontroller vendors are developing product strategies that include building parts that consume less power, include a larger amount of on-chip flash memory, deliver multicore architectures and offer higher integration.
MIPS-Chipidea merger's goal: 'virtual' SoCs News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment MIPS Technologies Inc.'s $147 million acquisition last week of Chipidea Microelectronica S.A., a privately held supplier of analog and mixed-signal intellectual property, advances both companies' ambitions for transforming system-on-chip design.
Computing's atomic age News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment Today, even the highest-density hard-disk drives can use a million magnetic atoms to store a single bit of information. Now IBM's Almaden Re- search Center (San Jose, Calif.) has measured the ability to store a bit on a single atom.
Deutsche Solarproduktion wächst rasant News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment Deutsche Unternehmen sind maßgeblich am globalen Wachstumsmarkt für Solarzellen beteiligt. Nach einer Studie des Bundesverbands Solarwirtschaft stammt jede vierte weltweit installierte Solarzelle aus deutscher Fertigung.
Innova Card opens office in Hong Kong News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment Seeking to increase its presence in fast growing security markets, Innova Card, provider of secure hardware and software solutions for trusted terminals, has opened a sales office in the Sheun Wang district, in Hong Hong.
Unaveraged July chip sales soar 11.3% annually News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment "Chip sales soar in July" was the title of a note sent to clients by financial analyst Bruce Diesen of Terra Securities ASA in which he discussed July figures from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization and raised his own forecast for the 2007 annual growth in chip sales.
Global chip sales up 2.2% from last July News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment The three-month average of global chip sales for July, was $20.6 billion, up 3.2 percent on the previous month and an increase of 2.2 percent for year-on-year growth, according to numbers from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization. The three-month average of sales of semiconductors in Europe in July 2007 reached $3.28 billion, an annual growth of 3.5 percent.
NXP wins Samsung mobile phone design-in, says report News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment Dutch chip company NXP BV is set to begin supplying South Korean consumer giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. with an integrated circuit for inclusion in low-cost mobile phones in the fourth quarter, according to a Reuters article that referenced Frans van Houten, CEO of NXP, as its source.
Applied showcases large-area solar module production line Product News 9/3/2007 Post a comment With a new integrated production line for large-area solar panels, Applied Materials claims it can reduce the costs of photovoltaic system installations by more than 20 percent. The SolarFab Thin Film Line production system is presented at the European Photovoltaic Solar Conference presently held in Milan, Italy.
Plastic Logic amends management team News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment In the run-up to its production launch, Plastic Logic has completed its management team. The company has hired a Vice President Manufacturing and a Director of Quality, both seasoned experts in the semiconductor industry.
Certification ISO d'une filiale de Memscap News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment Le spécialiste isérois des MEMS (systèmes micro-électromécaniques) Memscap SA vient d'annoncer que sa filiale IntuiSkin, spécialisée dans les technologies d'analyse de la peau, a obtenu la certification ISO 9001:2000 dans un délai de six mois "sans aucune réserve, remarques ou non-conformités".
Umsätze bei Elektronischen Baugruppen ziehen an News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment Die Umsätze der im Fachverband Electronic Components and Systems organisierten Hersteller von Elektronischen Baugruppen sind im 2. Quartal 2007 gegenüber dem 1. Quartal um 3,9 Prozent gestiegen, obwohl in diesem Zeitraum fünf Arbeitstage weniger zur Verfügung standen, berichtet der ZVEI.
Un ex-dirigeant de TI entre chez Ateme News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment Ateme SA, spécialiste français des technologies de compression vidéo embarquées (MPEG-4 / H.264), vient de nommer Manuel Rodrigues en tant que responsable commercial de son entité Electronique grand public.
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.