Lucent turns on HSDPA upgrade News & Analysis 12/1/2004 Post a comment Lucent Technologies has released a software upgrade for its wireless equipment that will allow operators to support high-speed data packet access (HSDPA) connections in 3G networks.
Fast multi-media platform fits 3.5-in. HDD form-factor Product News 12/1/2004 Post a comment Here's news of a 3.5" single-board computer with GHz speed as a multi-media platform for the embedded applications. The SBC packs an on-board 1-GHz microprocessor and chipset to support hardware MPEG 2 decoding, AGP 8X 3D graphics, and both CRT and LCD dual displays.
EU ponders makeover for lead-free directive Product News 12/1/2004 Post a comment The European Commission is set to vote this month on whether to allow limited use of lead, mercury and other known environmental toxins within the lead-free law that takes effect in July 2006.
Applications on which the commission will vote include the use of lead solder in flip-chip and microprocessor packages and lead solder in network and telecommunications infrastructure equipment
Happy Holidays? Product News 12/1/2004 Post a comment The electronics industry is ending 2004 on a happy note. After lackluster back-to-school performance in the third quarter, some analysts expected slow holiday sales. But recent reports suggest that may not be the case. The market is forecast to post solid December-quarter figures as consumers splurge on digital products by the millions. New gadgets, including the camera phone and other accessories for the connected world, are driving sales.
Soft Year Ahead Product News 12/1/2004 Post a comment The sweeping market decline many fear for 2005 is not in the forecast for the electronics industry. In fact, rather than dip into negative territory, both the components and end-equipment segments of the industry will post positive, albeit modest, growth the next couple of years, according to market researchers.
Where's My Design? News & Analysis 12/1/2004 Post a comment A global supply chain offers many benefits for OEMs, but it's also got its share of pitfalls-particularly when supply chain constituents are not, themselves, global.
Make Room At The Top News & Analysis 12/1/2004 Post a comment Taiwan-based distributor World Peace Group had a little more work to do. Its engineers had developed a 2.4-GHz cordless phone with a National Semiconductor chip set for a mainland China OEM, which had sent them back to the lab scratching their heads.
Pinpoint Production News & Analysis 12/1/2004 Post a comment The global-positioning system hardware business is much like any other consumer electronics sector. Crowded, fiercely competitive and highly price-sensitive, it sees new competitors popping up continually, ready to challenge the old guard.
Riding The Rebound News & Analysis 12/1/2004 Post a comment From his vantage point as director of processor and marketing technology at the world's biggest semiconductor company, Bill Kirby knows not to take anything for granted in the microprocessor and microcontroller market.
Neun programmierbare Ausgangsspannungen News & Analysis 12/1/2004 Post a comment Mit einem digital programmierbaren DC/DC-Wandler will der US-Hersteller Summit Microelectronics Entwicklern von Stromversorgungsgeräten den Job erleichtern: Der Mehrkanal-Power-Supply wird digital gesteuert.
SEMI drops chip equipment forecast through 2007 News & Analysis 12/1/2004 Post a comment The semiconductor manufacturing equipment market is now expected to grow 59 percent in 2004 to US$35.31 billion, according to the year-end edition of the SEMI Capital Equipment Consensus Forecast, released by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International at Semicon Japan.
Digitally set DC/DCs boost portables Product News 12/1/2004 Post a comment San Jose, Calif. - Summit Microelectronics bills its SMB120 nine-channel DC/DC converter/controller as the first power-with-power-management IC for portable applications that's digitally programmable.
Applied to receive ASML immersion litho machine News & Analysis 12/1/2004 Post a comment ASML Holding NV is to install a Twinscan XT:1250i step and scan system for immersion lithography, at the Maydan Technology Center (MTC) of Applied Materials Inc. early 2005, ASML said Wednesday.
The step and scan system would be used in conjunction with Applied's broad range of systems at the MTC to speed the development of 65-nanometer and below process equipment technology for the semiconductor industry.
Robustere Festplatten für Unterhaltung auf Rädern News & Analysis 12/1/2004 Post a comment Knapp zwei Jahrzehnte, nachdem der PC in sämtliche Lebensbereiche Einzug gehalten hat, könnten Festplatten nun eine weitere technische Revolution einläuten - jedoch nicht im Rechner unterm Tisch, sondern im Armaturenbrett von Fahrzeugen.
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.