Amtech buys stake in implanter firm News & Analysis 2/1/2011 Post a comment Amtech Systems Inc., a supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, has entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in a China-based ion implant technology company located in Shanghai, China.
It’s a mad, mad, electronics test world News & Analysis 2/1/2011 4 comments The proliferation of wireless devices and the demand for low-cost and high-performance products are all part of global wireless traffic that is expected to grow to 600 Terabytes per month mostly consisting of audio and video streams by 2014, according to market reports.
ARM updates roadmap with Kingfisher, Cygnet News & Analysis 2/1/2011 2 comments Processor IP licensor ARM Holdings plc has tipped several additional cores in its roadmap for 2011 during a presentation provided as a background to the company's fourth quarter and full year financial results.
Bilayer gate solves plastic transistor woes News & Analysis 2/1/2011 6 comments Georgia Institute of Technology researchers say they have developed a method for stacking two gate dielectric materials that cancel out the drawbacks of each, resulting in relatively fast, stable plastic transistors with high current carrying capabilities.
Apple invests in LCD supply News & Analysis 2/1/2011 4 comments Apple is investing to guarantee availability of advanced liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels for its iPad and iPhone lines, IHS iSuppli research indicates.
New material for semis said to beat silicon News & Analysis 2/1/2011 18 comments A new semiconductor material called molybdenite is claimed to be 100,000 times lower power than silicon, plus will allow the fabrication of much smaller transistors, according to researchers at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne.
Imec and Coventor cooperate on MEMS R&D News & Analysis 2/1/2011 Post a comment Coventor, a supplier of design technology for micro-electromechanical systems, Belgium-based research powerhouse Imec have signed a strategic partnership for advanced design and manufacturing techniques for CMOS integrated MEMS.
Demo of 28 Gb/s readies for data centers News & Analysis 2/1/2011 5 comments At DesignCon here National Semiconductor is demonstrating a breakthrough in high-speed signal conditioning, with its 28 Gb/s discrete quad-channel re-timer technology, which can drive 100 Gb/s to 400 Gb/s interfaces in next-generation data center systems.
Toumaz offers radio to beat Bluetooth, ZigBee Product News 2/1/2011 12 comments Toumaz Ltd., a company that applied low-power transistor design techniques to circuits mainly for medical applications, has launched the TZ1053 Telran transceiver and claims it offers considerably lower power consumption than Bluetooth Low Power and ZigBee.
ESA investigates the benefits of analog self-steered antennas News & Analysis 2/1/2011 Post a comment Bulky present generation satellite dishes and ground terminals could become relics of the past thanks to research currently being conducted for the European Space Agency (ESA) by Queen’s University Belfast’s Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) which aims to develop discrete self-aligning flat antennas.
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.