Contact-free capacitive level switch News & Analysis 11/27/2009 Post a comment Sensortechnics' CLW series detects point levels of liquids and granular or pulverised materials without contacting the media, relying on non-invasive capacitive sensor technology and allowing complete media compatibility and sterility.
Renesas samples 45-nm ARM-based mobile processor News & Analysis 11/26/2009 Post a comment Renesas Technology Europe has begun sampling the SH-Mobile APE4, a Cortex-A8 based processor targeted at mobile phone and mobile device implementations. The processor is implemented in a 45-nm process and can be operated at a clock frequency in excess of 1-GHz, Renesas said.
Small microwave antenna packs more backhaul power Product News 11/26/2009 Post a comment The Andrew ValuLine Vision™ one-meter microwave backhaul antenna with its robust electrical design enables radiation pattern performance and gain levels that are similar to a 1.2-meter antenna and compliant to the highest regulatory standards.
LED maker Seoul raises $248 million News & Analysis 11/25/2009 Post a comment LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. has announced that it and its affiliate company, Seoul Optodevice Co. Ltd., have raised $248 million by way of a share issue.
ST uses Omron MEMS microphone in multi-die package News & Analysis 11/25/2009 Post a comment STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) has started selling MEMS microphones that use sensor technology from Omron Corp. and has asserted that this will improve the sound quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness for voice applications in cell phones, wireless devices and games.
Soitec builds growth strategy on 4 pillars, says CEO News & Analysis 11/25/2009 Post a comment The end of 2009 is fast approaching, and there is no better time to assess the year's achievements and highlight priorities for the coming year, and even years. At a press conference last week in Paris, André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, president and CEO of Soitec SA (Bernin, France), said the company has the financial resources it needs to seize market opportunities and has built its growth strategy on four pillars.
STMicroelectronics : LED signage drivers help avoid bright spots News & Analysis 11/25/2009 Post a comment STMicroelectronics has announced a series of highly accurate LED drivers with automatic power saving (STP16CPP05, STP16CPPS05, STP16DPP05 and STP16DPPS05), enabling electronic signage such as road signs, advertising, stadium displays, battery or solar-powered signs and similar equipment to deliver better, high-resolution viewing by ensuring consistent brightness across the viewing area.
Reference design enables wireless transportation of real-time logistics data Product News 11/25/2009 Post a comment Jennic has released a Logistics Reference Design that provides a comprehensive platform for use in monitoring and tracking of goods in transportation. Based upon the company's patented Sleeping Beacon Technology, the platform allows battery powered, time-synchronised sleeping wireless sensor networks to be evaluated for logistics applications.
Update: Patent office rejects Rambus claims News & Analysis 11/24/2009 2 comments A patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected all 17 claims in three Rambus patents that the company asserted against Nvidia in a complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission.
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.