Breaking News
News Analysis
Content posted in December 2011
<<   <   Page 5 / 5
Qualcomm unveils health subsidiary, cloud hub
News & Analysis  
12/5/2011   5 comments
Qualcomm has announced the spin-off of its wireless health division into a wholly owned subsidiary called Qualcomm Life. The firm said Qualcomm Life would be in charge of a $100 million fund, managed by Qualcomm Ventures, to invest in wireless health technologies.
RF reference design enables 2.4GHz TV remotes
Product News  
12/5/2011   1 comment
The reference design is intended to help develop remote controls for the latest Internet-enabled and Web 2.0 digital TV and set-top boxes
Infrared emitters offer high current drives with low thermal resistivity
Product News  
12/5/2011   1 comment
Compact package also features high radiant intensity and optical power.
Microsemi tips 'private label' FPGA program
News & Analysis  
12/5/2011   Post a comment
Chip vendor Microsemi unveiled a private labeling program for its SmartFusion customizable SoCs.
Samsung says Austin fab ramped in record time
News & Analysis  
12/5/2011   2 comments
Samsung Electronics said its subsidiary in Austin, Texas, completed ramp to volume production of its 300-mm fab in record time.
Tessera says Micron didn't renew license deal
News & Analysis  
12/5/2011   Post a comment
Micron Technology declined to exercise a renewal option on a 2006 technology license agreement with Tessera Technologies, Tessera said.
Heliatek achieves 9.8 percent organic solar cell efficiency
News & Analysis  
12/5/2011   2 comments
Heliatek GmbH has achieved an organic solar cell efficiency of 9.8 percent for a 1.1 cm² tandem cell manufactured with a low- temperature deposition process.
EDA standards bodies Accellera, OSCI merge
News & Analysis  
12/5/2011   Post a comment
As expected, EDA and intellectual property standards development organizations Accellera and OSCI said their members and boards have approved their merger.
Offline AC/DC flyback regulator eschews optocoupler; simplifies, improves design and power factor
Product News  
12/5/2011   Post a comment
LTC3798 from Linear Technology modulates input current, eliminates extra switching stage
PLX refreshes 40nm 10GBase-T chips
News & Analysis  
12/5/2011   1 comment
PLX Technology announced three transceivers for 10 Gbit/s Ethernet over copper, cutting die size and cost nearly in half while adding features and shaving power consumption.
Report: Taiwan to offer consumer spending incentive
News & Analysis  
12/4/2011   9 comments
Throughout the first quarter of 2012 the Taiwan government plans to provide its citizens with subsidies for the replacement of old air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines, according to a Taiwan Economic News report.
Freescale files claim against MediaTek, Zoran – again
News & Analysis  
12/4/2011   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) accusing MediaTek Inc., Zoran Corp., and others of patent infringement, the ITC has said by way of an online posting of pending complaints.
October global chip sales fell back, says WSTS
News & Analysis  
12/4/2011   4 comments
Global chip sales in October were $23.41 billion down 20.5 percent from the preceding month and down 4.1 percent on the $24.40 billion recorded for October 2010, according to figures published by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics.
Arbitrary waveform vector signal generator simplifies broadband test
Product News  
12/3/2011   Post a comment
The 4CH-VSG2000 is well-suited for testing multi-receiver or MIMO-enabled systems that require generation and playback of broadband signals with user-definable waveform sequences simulating real-world signal environments.
Pickering Interfaces launches PXI microwave switch
Product News  
12/3/2011   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces expanded its range of 3U PXI Microwave switch solutions with the introduction of the 40-784, which supports one or two microwave switches in two slots of 3U PXI.
Intel, Google don't support Android to PC port
News & Analysis  
12/3/2011   26 comments
A developer in Taiwan has been making internet waves with his new but unauthorized release of a Google Android Ice Cream source code for x86 devices, aimed specifically at PCs.
Avago beats expectations, but see sales decline
News & Analysis  
12/3/2011   2 comments
Analog chip vendor Avago Technologies reported sales for its fiscal first quarter that beat analysts' expectations, but said it expects sales for the current quarter to decline by at least 10 percent.
Research may yield thermo PVs sans mirror arra
News & Analysis  
12/2/2011   2 comments
MIT researchers are theorizing that using an array of precisely spaced microscopic holes to concentrate sunlight in thermophotovoltaic devices would potentially make for simpler and less expensive systems than systems that depend on mirrors.
Report: Kindle Fire tablet sparks unique business model
News & Analysis  
12/2/2011   2 comments
Amazon will ship 3.9 million Kindle Fire tablets during the last three months of 2011, giving the company a 13.8 percent share of global media tablet shipments in the fourth quarter, second only to Apple’s commanding 65.6 percent of the market.
Freescale licenses Vivante ScalarMorphic graphics
News & Analysis  
12/2/2011   3 comments
Vivante has said it has extended its licensing agreement with Freescale Semiconductor Inc. to include the next-generation of multicore GC5000-MP and general-purpose graphics processing unit cores.
BMW, Toyota to team up on green technology
News & Analysis  
12/2/2011   7 comments
Carmakers BMW and Toyota have signed a medium to long-term agreement to jointly conduct R&D activities targeting an environmental-friendly automotive technologies. BMW will also sell fuel efficient diesel engines to Toyota Motor Europe.
Samsung makes sensor-in-pixel display
Product News  
12/2/2011   11 comments
Samsung has started making a 40-inch sized LCD panel that includes an infra-red optical sensor in each pixel for better touch sensitivity.
UBM Electronics and RapidBuyr announce partnership to offer daily deals and services
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   4 comments
UBM Electronics, and RapidBuyr formed an alliance to provide daily deals on business products and services to UBM Electronics' audience of engineers, engineering managers and senior managers at organizations of all sizes across the globe.
Integrated transceivers save space in LIN, CAN applications
Product News  
12/1/2011   Post a comment
Automotive-qualified compact integrated circuits also target cost in vehicle comfort and convenience, and industrial designs.
NASA supercomputer searches for sister planets
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   7 comments
NASA’s Kepler program has been scouring the skies with the aim of exploring the structure and diversity of planetary systems and search for other life-supporting planets in our galaxy.
IR IR3553 PowIRstage integrated device
Product News  
12/1/2011   Post a comment
IR's IR3553 40A PowIRstage delivers high current in the smallest form factor for cost-sensitive multiphase applications.
AVX GX01 series ultra-broadband capacitors
Product News  
12/1/2011   Post a comment
AVX's miniature ultra-broadband capacitors deliver a low insertion loss value of 0.5dB through at least 40GHz and address DC blocking issues from 160kHz (-3dB roll-off) to 40GHz.
Molex ruggedized SC/APC connector and cable assemblies optimize signal transmission in harsh environments
Product News  
12/1/2011   Post a comment
Molex has released ultra-bend, insensitive fiber standard contact/angled physical contact indoor- and outdoor-rated cable solutions and SC/APC 4.8mm connectors that it claims are six times more flexible than conventional optical cable.
IBM, Micron to build hybrid memory with TSVs
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   19 comments
Micron Technology's hybrid memory cube will become the first commercial CMOS manufacturing technology to employee IBM's through-silicon via process, the companies said.
Rf warhorse takes on TI transceiver as booster
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   Post a comment
A supplier of microwave components and sub-assemblies to the defense electronics and wireless markets has launched a sub-1 GHz radio frequency module, based on Texas Instruments' CC110L sub-1 GHz transceiver.
China's Vimicro to spin off handset IC business
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   Post a comment
Chinese fabless chip vendor Vimicro International said it would spin off its mobile-phone multimedia processor business into a joint venture as part of an ongoing effort to reduce expenses and focus on the PC notebook multimedia processor and Internet Protocol-based surveillance businesses.
Report: Chinese foundries to merge
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   4 comments
Shanghai Hua Hong NEC and Grace Semiconductor, China's second and third largest semiconductor foundries, have agreed to a merger that is currently awaiting regulatory approval, according to a report by the Reuters news service.
3D printing meets robot design
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   17 comments
Though 3-D printing has generated a lot of buzz and interest in the industry, the lack of widely available equipment has made the process inaccessible to most regular would-be consumers. My Robot Nation from Kodama Studios, however, could be changing that, bringing out printable 3D robots just in time for the holidays.
Samsung samples 2-GHz dual-core A15 processor
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   10 comments
Samsung has started sampling the industry's first dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor for high end tablet PCs.
U.S. chip firms beat rivals in 2011, says IHS
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   7 comments
Chip companies from the Americas region, which in terms of the semiconductor industry is dominated by the United States, are set to achieve a successful 2011 with aggregated growth of 8.5 percent while all other global regions declined, according to market analysis firm IHS.
Intel bounces back in 2011 chip company ranking
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   20 comments
Intel is set to be a nearly $50 billion company and have enjoyed 23 percent growth in 2011 as it increases its lead of the top 20 chip company ranking produced by market research firm IHS.
World’s smallest dual-axis gyroscopes stabilize optical images in Smartphones
Product News  
12/1/2011   Post a comment
InvenSense Inc. has launched a family of dual-axis gyroscopes, IDG-2020 and IXZ-2020, that address the market needs for optical image stabilization (OIS) in smartphones.
Facebook preps Sandy Bridge, 10GE servers
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   4 comments
Facebook will start rolling out in its data centers next year smaller, more powerful servers based on Intel Sandy Bridge and AMD Bulldozer processors and 10 Gbit Ethernet.
Amazon attempts to block Kindle Fire hack
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   10 comments
No sooner had the Kindle Fire tablet been hacked to allow access to the Google Android market, Amazon has released required software updates for the device which effectively block the root file, dismantling the hack, and which also force the device to update over Wifi only.
<<   <   Page 5 / 5


Most Recent Comments
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

10 Top Video Parodies on User Interfaces
Max Maxfield
10 comments
As you may know, the people of Scotland are holding a referendum today to decide whether they wish to remain part of the United Kingdom (UK) or to become fully independent and "go it ...

EDN Staff

11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
20 comments
This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
15 comments
- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
46 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)