New growth market spotted for high-k News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment High-k dielectrics for gate-stack applications in logic devices continue to make slow progress. But the new and potentially larger growth market for high-k appears to be in another sector: NAND flash.
LG develops notebook with built-in HSDPA modem News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment South Korea's LG Electronics is marketing a notebook PC with a built-in high-speed downlink packet access modem. The computer supports data transfer as fast as 3.6 Mbits/second for high-speed wireless Internet services.
Profit-challenged News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment Despite oil shocks, natural disasters and war, the world economy is chugging along. GDP growth, even with regional variations, is broadly based. This is good news for electronics production and for outsourcing manufacturing.
Ahead of regulations News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment Environment-focused initiatives like EuP (the Energy-using Products directive), Reach (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) and other regulations coming primarily out of Europe make it abundantly clear that the electronics industry is by no means viewed as "green" yet.
IDEA releases inspection standard News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment During the last five years or so, the negative connotation to the words "grey market" has been largely neutralized, as consolidation among independent distributors created larger, more reputable broker firms with well-defined and accepted roles within the electronics supply chain.
Energy lure News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment As this article was being completed, crude-oil prices reversed direction from their all-time peak of more than $76 per barrel and plunged more than 20 percent within a month, settling below $60. For sheer head-scratching drama, few developments top today's energy-pricing environment, where mission-critical decisions may hinge on supply chain management data that seems to change as soon it's entered on the spreadsheet.
The Top Global OEMs News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment The golden idol has feet of clay, after all. For much of the 1990s and into the early part of this decade, Dell Inc. was a darling on Wall Street, its Round Rock, Texas, headquarters a magnet for manufacturing executives seeking to mimic its much-admired supply chain efficiencies.
Hope for the embattled engineer News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment The Western engineer is not a dying breed. On the contrary, the future belongs to engineers, Western or Eastern. If you don't agree, reflect upon the inventions this field has given mankind in just the last 100 years and then let your imagination soar and ponder what great gadgets engineers will give us 20, 50, 100 and
thousands of years hence.
Housing blues News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment Thanks to falling crude oil prices, U.S. consumers have more money in their pockets for the coming Christmas and New Year's shopping season. Will some of the extra cash help boost the electronics sector?
Benchmarking: Playing the Numbers Game News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment Performance standards - if not measured correctly - can really screw things up when comparing performance among competing contact centers. Execs using metrics as a performance comparison benchmark often risk digging themselves into a deeper hole.
From Zero to CRM In Seconds Flat News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment Implementing a CRM system is thought of as the nightmare scenario for call center professionals - mountains of delay, integration headaches, uncertainty under every rock. But it's often worth it. Here are some real-life tales that end in success.
Leon-3 multiprocessor wins defense design-in, says Gaisler News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment Gaisler Research AB has licensed Eonic BV (Delft, The Netherlands) to use a Leon-3 processor core multiple times in a system-on-chip design. Under the deal the Leon-3 core and the GRLIB IP library will be used in the design of a multichannel digital recorder and replay system for signals intelligence and communications.
Cover the bases News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment Large OEMs marketing high-volume products typically have detailed warranty repair support strategies and can choose from a wide range of suppliers. OEMs with lower-volume products, however, often address outsourced warranty repair needs as an afterthought. They typically have fewer supply base choices because of the combination of lower volumes and more customized support needs. Often aftermarket support projects are outsourced to the EMS provider that handles volume production as the need for t
ChipVision wins $6.4M venture funding News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment ChipVision Design Systems, a provider of system-level power analysis tools, has raised 5 million euros (about $6.4 million) in series B funding. The funds will be used to market the company's Orinoco power analysis product, expand customer support, and boost the company's engineering team.
Faceless Web-interfaced oscilloscopes are LXI compliant Product News 11/1/2006 Post a comment If you're working with design-verification and functional-test systems, check out Agilent's latest series of 4-channel digital storage oscilloscopes. They're packaged in rack-mountable 1U-high form-factors, and include remote capabilities and graphical Web interfaces.
Deep memory logic analyzers kick it up a notch Product News 11/1/2006 Post a comment Agilent Technologies expands its logic analyzer line-up with a modular mainframe, two logic analyzer modules offering up to 4X the available memory in the industry, and applications for developers of PCI Express and Altera FPGAs.
60-GHz radio not ready, says WiMedia chief News & Analysis 11/1/2006 Post a comment Consumer electronics giants who announced Tuesday plans to roll out a specification for 60 GHz wireless links for high definition video in the home are getting ahead of themselves, said the president of the WiMedia Alliance.
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.