No more judder in digital video broadcast News & Analysis 9/2/2008 Post a comment The Heinrich-Hertz Institute (Berlin) has enhanced the H.264-AVC standard to eliminate judder. The researchers added redundancies into the signal that allow reconstructing single lost data packets.
Ultrawideband chip debuts at tough time for wireless USB Product News 9/2/2008 Post a comment Staccato Communications aims to escape a predicted shakeout in ultrawideband chips for wireless USB with its Ripcord2 that uses 65 nm process technology to hit size, power and cost levels it hopes will attract the kinds of volume uses that have eluded the technology to date.
Alcatel Lucent picks new CEO, chairman: WSJ News & Analysis 9/2/2008 Post a comment Alcatel Lucent has selected two European executives to replace outgoing CEO Patricia Russo and chairman Sergey Tchuruk as the company overhauls its management as part of an ongoing reorganization meant to return the company to profitability.
Solar cell technologists receive award recognition News & Analysis 9/1/2008 Post a comment Professor Antonio Luque Lopez of the Institute for Solar Energy at Madrid University is the winner of the SolarWorld Senior Einstein Award 2008 with Bram Hoex of Eindhoven University receiving this year's SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award.
Analysis: Chip sales ease in July News & Analysis 9/1/2008 Post a comment The three-month moving average of global semiconductor sales came in at $22.18 bn for July according to figures from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, in line with expectations. However, the figures confirm this ends a run of strong chip market growth.
OFDMA startup Runcom raises $10 million News & Analysis 9/1/2008 Post a comment Runcom Technologies Ltd. (Rishon Letziyon, Israel), a provider of OFDMA ICs for mobile WiBro and WiMax user terminals and basestations, said Monday (Sept. 1) that it has secured a $10 million Series C investment from TLcom Capital LLP. Runcom said it would use the money to sustain its market share in the broadband wireless market.
IMEC, Plextronics partner on solar cells News & Analysis 9/1/2008 Post a comment European research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) has teamed with Plextronics, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA.), a specialist in printed solar, lighting and other organic electronics, to develop a reproducible process for organic solar cells using Plextronics' materials and inks.
e2v set to buy US group QP Semiconductors News & Analysis 9/1/2008 Post a comment Sensors, semiconductors and electronic tubes specialist e2v technologies plc (Chelmsford, England) is to buy QP Semiconductor, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) for an initial cash consideration of $65 million.
Leistungs-Halbleiter mit solidem Wachstum News & Analysis 9/1/2008 Post a comment Der Markt für Leistungshalbleiter ist im vergangenen Jahr um fast 10 Prozent und damit recht solide gewachsen, hat das Marktforschungsinstitut IMS Research ermittelt. Infineon hält im fünften Jahr in Folge die Pole Position in diesem Markt.
Global semi sales up 2.8% in July News & Analysis 9/1/2008 Post a comment Sales of semiconductors in Europe in July grew by 0.7 percent to reach $3.39 bn according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, up 3.3 percent on the corresponding period last year. On a year to date basis, sales increased by 1.6 percent against the same period last year.
Infineon retains power semi pole position News & Analysis 9/1/2008 Post a comment The market for power semiconductors has grown almost 10 percent to a volume of $13.6 billion in 2007, market researcher IMS Research has found out. For the fifth consecutive year, Infineon (Munich, Germany) holds the position of the the top supplier.
Fraunhofer demos DAB Surround broadcast Product News 9/1/2008 Post a comment At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Fraunhofer IIS demonstrates a method to transmit 5.1 surround sound across DAB radio channels. The technology is compatible with existing DAB radio.
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.