More on the dismissal of Soitec's COO News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment A week after silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer supplier Soitec SA (Bernin, France) dismissed Pascal Mauberger as chief operating officer of the company, André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, chairman and chief executive officer, comments briefly on the board’s decision.
CSR misses targets, remains cautious on outlook News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment Wireless comms chip specialist CSR plc saw its revenues in the fourth quarter of last year increase to $232.5million from $173.3million in the corresponding period of 2006. For the whole year, sales were $848.6million, up 20 percent from $704.7 million during 2006.
Suppressions de postes chez Asteel News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment Le spécialiste de la sous-traitance électronique et électromécanique Asteel Développement va supprimer 42 postes sur son site de Lannuagat, à Douarnenez, selon le quotidien Ouest France.
ASML, Canon, Nikon tip EUV roadmaps News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment At the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference here this week, ASML, Canon and Nikon jumped out of the starting blocks and separately outlined their respective new roadmaps in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography race.
ARM tools add support for DaVinci and OMAP35x Product News 2/27/2008 Post a comment The ARM RealView family of development tools will provide enhanced support for the Texas Instruments DaVinci and OMAP35x platforms, including the recently-released DaVinci TMS320DM355 digital media processor and OMAP35x processors.
Infineon launches 900-V Superjunction MOSFET line Product News 2/27/2008 Post a comment Infineon Technologies AG is touting its latest product line as the industry's first 900 V superjunction MOSFETs specifically intended for high-efficiency SMPS (switched-mode power supply), industrial and renewable energy applications.
Magma Releases a Titan Product News 2/27/2008 Post a comment Magma Design Automation Inc. today announced Titan, a full-chip mixed-signal design, analysis and verification platform.
Ibis seeks buyer amid losses News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Ibis Technology Corp., a provider of SIMOX-SOI implantation equipment, has engaged the investment bank BlueLake Partners LLC for the purpose of assessing ''strategic alternatives'' for the company.
ETSI pushes standards for NFC with mobiles News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Wider adoption of near field communications with mobile phones took a further step forward with the European Telecoms Standardization Institute ETSI's Smart Card Platform Technical Committee approving the specification for the Host Controller Interface.
Nanoident crée une filiale de biométrie dans l'Isère News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment ichien Nanoident AG, spécialisé dans le développement et la fabrication de capteurs d’images à base de semi-conducteurs imprimés, vient de créer une filiale de biométrie, Nanoident Biometrics SAS, à Montbonnot Saint Martin, dans l’Isère.
Mapper Lithography gains funding News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Mapper Lithography has received a subsidy of approximately 3.5 million euros ($5.3 million) from the European Union to enable the further development of its multi-beam machine for maskless lithography.
xG preps VoIP handsets for its wireless technology News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Cambridge Consultants has extended its concept development deal with xG Technology Inc.(Sarasota, FL.), and in a multi-million dollar contract, will design a wide area wireless VoIP handset for use with xG's proprietary technology.
Esterel, National Instruments integration due in Q3 News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Esterel Technologies SA (Elancourt, France) a provider of system modelling software has said it has integrated its technology with that of National Instruments Corp. The combination is being aimed at mission and safety-critical applications but will not be available until the third quarter of 2008, Esterel said.
Autosar development kit priced at $37,000 News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Geensys SA (Boulogne-Billancourt, France), a provider of embedded development tools and embedded software IP, has launched its first in a planned series of Autosar development kits at a price of 25,000 euros (about $38,000). It comes with five days onsite support and one year’s maintenance.
Micrel expands high power density line Product News 2/27/2008 Post a comment Micrel has added a member to its high power density family of products, a fully-integrated 4A synchronous buck regulator dubbed the MIC22400 for powering systems from 3.3V and 5V supply rails.
Israeli EMS group buys majority stake in Adeptron News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Israeli EMS group R.H. Global Technologies Ltd. (RGT) will take a controlling stake in Canadian contract manufacturer Adeptron Technologies Corporation (Markham) following a proposed placement transaction of $6 million worth of common shares of Adeptron.
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.