Magma to pay Synopsys $12.5 million to settle suit News & Analysis 3/30/2007 Post a comment EDA software providers Synsopsys Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) and Magma Design Automation Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) have said they have agreed to settle all pending litigation between them. As part of the deal Magma has agreed to make a payment to Synopsys of $12.5 million.
ip.access, Tatara partner on femtocell designs News & Analysis 3/30/2007 Post a comment Femtocell and picocell specialist ip.access and Tatara Systems, which specializes in mobile services convergence platforms, have sealed a partnership that will see ip.access’ Oyster 3G femtocells integrated with Tatara's platforms.
China LCD maker struggles to survive Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment China's largest TFT-LCD maker, Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Ltd. (BOE OT), is dumping most of its interest in large-sized TFT-LCD panels after failing to make it profitable.
Data-parallel DSP aimed at cost-sensitive video surveillance apps Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment At just $29 each in low-volume quantities, Stream Processors is bringing designers building power- and price-sensitive video surveillance systems that need the flexibility of software programmability a data-parallel DSP that delivers programmable performance of 16,000 MMACs while consuming less than 0.1 milliwatt per MMAC.
Demo kit enables evaluation, prototyping of low-frequency IDICs Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment Atmel announced the availability of the ATA2270-EK1125-kHz RFID demo kit which enables the evaluation and prototyping of low-frequency (LF) identification ICs (IDICs), which are used in a broad range of RFID applications including access control, industrial automation, loyalty cards, anti-counterfeiting, and animal identification.
Judge rules against DVD consortium News & Analysis 3/29/2007 Post a comment A Superior Court judge ruled Thursday (March 29) a startup's media server does not violate the Content Scramble System (CSS) security technology used to protect DVD disks because the standard licensing contract and specifications for the technology are so poorly worded.
China Netcom win boosts A/V codec News & Analysis 3/29/2007 Post a comment China Netcom, one of China's major wired-telecom companies, will implement a homegrown A/V codec in its fledgling Internet Protocol television network this year.
Fake components delay designs in Israel News & Analysis 3/29/2007 Post a comment Israeli designers, fed up with long component lead times, are buying counterfeits from China, sources said. The result is a high failure rate of designs, and lost sales at several companies.
MEMS device controls human cells News & Analysis 3/29/2007 Post a comment MIT researchers have developed a microelectromechanical system they claim will allow biologists to manipulate the distance between human cells in laboratory experiments.
ESD protection array has eight diodes in small package News & Analysis 3/29/2007 Post a comment The VESD05A8A-HNH ESD protection array integrates eight diodes in the very small, leadless LLP1713 package. With a low profile of 0.55 mm, it is designed to provide ESD protection while saving board space in portable electronics for mobile computing, mobile communication, consumer, industrial, automotive, and medical applications.
ASML sets up scholarship fund to honor chairman News & Analysis 3/29/2007 Post a comment ASML Holding NV has set up a scholarship fund in conjunction with the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) as a tribute to Henk Bodt, who retires after 12 years as Chairman of the lithography maker's supervisory board.
REVIEW: 300-mV input-voltage boost converter throttles micro-fuel cells Product News 3/29/2007 Post a comment Chip maker Texas Instruments is debuting an ultra-low-input DC-to-DC boost converter IC that promises to let portables operate from new energy sources such as micro-fuel cells. TI's power circuit can let you build converters that operate with input voltages lower than 300-mV. eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Fake components delay designs in Israel News & Analysis 3/29/2007 Post a comment Fake components are delaying several design projects in Israel. According to sources who spoke with EETimes Europe , the fake components, mostly from China, will lead to lost sales at several companies due to the delays.
SanDisk launches 4-Gbyte memory stick micro card Product News 3/29/2007 Post a comment SanDisk expanded its Memory Stick Micro (M2) line by introducing a 4-Gbyte card that has the capacity to hold up to 1,000 songs, 2,000 high-resolution photos or 20 hours of MPEG4 video, making it compatible with Sony Ericsson's latest generation of slim line, multimedia mobile handsets.
LVDS buffers feature equalisation and pre-emphasis News & Analysis 3/29/2007 Post a comment National Semiconductor has added three signal-conditioning buffers to its industry-leading low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) product portfolio. They offer transmit pre-emphasis and receive equalisation for superior jitter performance up to 3.125 Gbits/s, while using less power than previous generation buffers.
Dual-band PA module targets entry-level handset sector Product News 3/29/2007 Post a comment RF Micro Devices designed its latest PowerStar power amplifier for manufacturers of dual-band handsets for the growing entry level and replacement markets. The GSM/GPRS PA dual-band module features improved isolation, harmonic performance and cross-band, helping to reduce RF complexity and increase design flexibility related to antenna and switch selection.
Le CEA reçoit son 3ème label Carnot News & Analysis 3/29/2007 Post a comment Nouvelle distinction pour le Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA). Le Laboratoire d’innovation pour les technologies des énergies nouvelles et les nanomatériaux (Liten) de la Direction de la recherche technologique (DRT) du CEA de Grenoble, a annoncé l’obtention du troisième label Carnot auprès du ministère délégué à l’Enseignement supérieur de la Recherche.
IQE looks to solar future as it reports losses News & Analysis 3/29/2007 Post a comment Epitaxial wafer and substrate foundry IQE increased sales by 55.2 percent in the year to 31 December 2006 to £32.4 million ($64 million), and wafer starts by just over 60 percent to 250,000 units, but still made operating losses of £4.2 million ($8.2 million). The company also said it is on track to begin limited pilot production of material for solar cells by the end of this year.
Projection technology goes mobile Product News 3/29/2007 Post a comment Texas Instruments has developed a DLP pico-projector small enough to fit on a finger tip. It enables mobile projection solutions that expand beyond the limitations of a physical screen for mobile users of cellular phones, digital cameras and portable media players.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.