ASE's sales, profits jump News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE), the world's largest independent provider of IC packaging and testing services, reported sales of NT$27,733 million ($855.3 million) for the third quarter of 2007, up 4 percent year-over-year and up 19 percent sequentially.
Förvärvar konsultverksamhet News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment Prevas förvärvar en verksamhet med 50-talet specialister inom inbyggda system av Flextronics. Specialisterna finns i Göteborg och förstärker Prevas befintliga kompetens- och utvecklingscentrum för fordonsbranschen.
Qimonda relaunches Aeneon brand Product News 10/30/2007 Post a comment Memory maker Qimonda has announced to re-position its Aeneon brand. Instead of no-name PCs, Aeneon will be associated with channel sales. The Qimonda brand will be connected to B-to-B and contract markets, explains the company.
SMIC's Q3 loss widens News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) posted lackluster sales and a loss of $25.6 million in the third quarter, due to severe price declines in the DRAM market.
On Semi's sales up, profit flat News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment On Semiconductor Corp. said revenues in the third quarter of 2007 were $402.9 million, an increase of approximately 6 percent from the second quarter of 2007.
Memory tester targets multi-chip packages Product News 10/30/2007 Post a comment The T5781 test system from Advantest offers high test speeds of 533-Mbits/s for next-generation MCPs, devices that combine multiple memory types, including NAND, NOR and DRAM, in a single package.
Panasonic intros next-gen Blu-ray player Product News 10/30/2007 Post a comment Panasonic has announced the introduction of the DMP-BD30, which the company calls the next generation High Definition 1080p Blu-ray Disc player. The DMP-BD30 is the first standalone Blu-ray player to be introduced with Final Standard Profile, which adds a variety of new and enhanced features to the Blu-ray arena and one that separates the Panasonic Blu-ray player from the rest of the field.
S3 acquires Portuguese mixed-signal startup News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3), a licensor of mixed-signal circuits for consumer products, has said it has acquired Acacia Semiconductor SA (Caparica, Portugal), a developer of data conversion intellectual property.
Continuous opts for full-sized ATCA strategy News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment While some backers of the Advanced Telecommunication Computing Architecture are betting big on the junior version of the standard, MicroTCA, Continuous Computing Inc. is sticking with full-sized ATCA for a product launch.
Kombi-Chip verbindet HF-Netze mit USB-Geräten News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment Für die Anbindung von drahtlosen Geräten an PCs hat Texas Instruments einen Schaltkreis entwickelt, der neben einem HF-Transceiver einen Mikrocontroller und eine USB-Schnittstelle enthält. Einsatzgebiete für den C1111 sieht der Anbieter in Sensornetzen, Sicherheitssystemen, Überwachungsaufgaben, Fernsteuerungen und drahtloser Messdatenerfassung.
US equity firm acquires Sagem Communications Product News 10/30/2007 Post a comment Seeking to refocus its activities into aeronautics, French electronics, communications and defense group Safran announced it is in discussions with private equity group The Gores Group LLC (Los Angeles, California) to sell its Sagem Communications division. The transaction amounts to €383 million($552 million).
Innova Card renforce sa structure commerciale News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment Afin d'étendre sa présence commerciale à l'international, Innova Card, société française spécialisée dans le développement et la conception de solutions sécurisées pour terminaux cartes à puce, a annoncé la nomination de Gregg Smith en tant que responsable des ventes pour l'Amérique du Nord.
Electronic nose starts sniffing News & Analysis 10/29/2007 Post a comment An electronic nose invented by an MIT professor mimics a biological nose through the use of an array of detectors that can categorize smells including explosives and noxious gases.
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