Samsung claims it is first to make 4-Gbit DDR3 DRAM Product News 1/29/2009 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced that it has developed a 4-Gbit DDR3 DRAM chip using a 50-nm manufacturing process. The memory operates at 1.35 volts and has a maximum data transmission speed of 1.6-Gbits per second, Samsung said.
Thomson va céder pour 1 milliard d'actifs News & Analysis 1/29/2009 Post a comment Confronté à un endettement financier net en augmentation de 800 millions d'euros au deuxième semestre 2008, Thomson s'oriente vers un procesus de cession d'activités de près de 1 miiliard d'euros pour améliorer son bilan.
STM supprime 4500 postes dans le monde News & Analysis 1/28/2009 Post a comment Genève, Suisse -- Confronté a une perte substantielle de 786 millions de dollars US en 2008, STMicroelectronics s'est engagé dans un plan d'économie de plus de 700 millions de dollars en 2009 avec la suppression de 4500 emplois.
Leadis sells display driver unit to startup Product News 1/28/2009 Post a comment Leadis Technology Inc., an analog and mixed-signal semiconductor developer of color display drivers, announced the sale of its display driver business to AsTek Inc., a privately-held company located in Korea.
Startup shows chip for non-contact controls Product News 1/28/2009 Post a comment Startup company Ident Technology AG (Wessling, Germany) has produced a proof-of-concept chip supporting the company's capacitive data transport technology. The technology enables innovative user interfaces and safety features in the automotive and industrial automation industry.
IQE sees Q2 upturn as restructuring bears fruit News & Analysis 1/28/2009 Post a comment A trading update from semiconductor wafer supplier IQE plc (Cardiff, Wales) suggests the company will hit forecasts for 2008, with revenues of approximately £60 million, up 20 percent on the previous year, and bring in profits of about £8.4 million, more than double that of 2007.
Extremely thin wire reduces harness weight Product News 1/28/2009 Post a comment Delphi says it has developed particularly thin wires for automotive wiring harnesses. The technology could help to significantly reduce the weight of this problematic part of a car's electrical system.
IMF slashes 2009 global GDP growth forecast to 0.5% News & Analysis 1/28/2009 Post a comment The International Monetary Fund has cut its prediction for GDP growth for 2009 for the second time in three months. The cut was larger than expected and moves the estimate for growth from 2.2 percent to 0.5 percent, according to online reports.
Comment: IMF pulls the rug from under Penn's prediction News & Analysis 1/28/2009 Post a comment Malcolm Penn, of Future Horizons is a self confessed optimist but even he, working from the basis of the International Monetary Fund's GDP growth forecast from November, came up with the view that the global semiconductor market would contract by 28 percent in 2009.
Bosch hit hard by auto crisis News & Analysis 1/28/2009 Post a comment Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany) reports sales below expectations for its FY 2008. The group was hit particularly hard by the automotive market collapse. Nevertheless, the company said it will try to avoid major job cuts at least in its home base Germany.
High Density LXI 2 Amp Matrices Product News 1/28/2009 Post a comment Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of customer focused LXI switch matrices with the introduction of the 60-554 High Density 256x16 EMR (Electromechanical Relay) Matrix.
RFID read/write devices with ISO functionality Product News 1/28/2009 Post a comment Siemens's Industry Automation Division has redesigned its high frequency 13.56 megahertz range Simatic RF310R and RF380R RFID read/write devices so that they can also work with ISO 15693 standard transponders (tags).
Bosch will trotz Einbruch Kündigungen vermeiden News & Analysis 1/28/2009 Post a comment Mit einem Minus von 2,8 Prozent lag der Umsatz der Bosch-Gruppe im abgelaufenen Jahr deutlich unter den Erwartungen. Dennoch will das Unternehmen alles daran setzen, die Arbeitsplätze zu erhalten. Auch bei den strategischen Zukunftsinvestitionen soll es keine Abstriche geben.
Solar cell startup taps infrared light News & Analysis 1/28/2009 1 comment San Jose startup Solexant has licensed materials technology that can harvest energy from infrared light, boosting the efficiency of solar cells, one of many advances under development at a photonics institute at the University of Buffalo.
Former IBM exec cleared to lead Apple group News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment IBM and Apple have resolved litigation over Mark Papermaster, clearing the way for the former IBM executive to start work as senior vice president of devices hardware engineering at Apple on April 24.
Altera profits up, sees sales drop News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment Amid a gloomy outlook and missed forecast, Altera Corp. said that fourth-quarter sales were $314.5 million, down 3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2007 and down 12 percent from the third quarter of 2008.
Video: HP calls for on-chip optics News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment Multicore processors will need to adopt optical interconnects over the next decade to deliver the bandwidth and programmability the computer industry needs, said a researcher from Hewlett-Packard Co.
TTTech rolls TTEthernet evaluation system Product News 1/27/2009 Post a comment TTTech Computertechnik AG (Vienna) has announced the availability of evaluation systems for its real-time based TTEthernet data communication technology. The system enables users to analyze the properties of TTEthernet systems and the development of distributed real-time applications.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times