Slowdown set for 'easy' impact, says readers' poll News & Analysis 3/3/2008 Post a comment The impact of the much-predicted "recession" is more likely to be "easy" than "hard" according to a poll of EE Times Europe readers. Some 57.6 percent tended towards the easy opinion while 42.3 percent veered towards a hard landing.
ST confirms talks, "no comments' on $1.8 billion figure News & Analysis 3/3/2008 Post a comment A report claimed that STMicroelectronics NV would invest 1.2 billion euros ($1.8 billion) in Crolles (France) as part of a development program from 2008 to 2012. Contacted by EE Times Europe, the spokeswoman for the group said it was premature to comment on this since a host of partners, including ST, local authorities and the French state, have just entered a discussion.
Help is here for industrial electronics developers News & Analysis 3/3/2008 Post a comment EE Times Europe has launched the Industrial Control DesignLine Europe (ICDLE), a new member of the DesignLine web site family. The site offers product news, in-depth technical papers and how-to articles, with a European perspective. In addition it offers access to the repository of technical material and education resources represented within TechOnline.
Multiplexers reconstruct impaired HDMI, DVI signals Product News 3/3/2008 Post a comment Intersil's timing regenerators and multiplexers for HDMI and DVI applications feature a signal regenerator function that allows them to restore corrupted HDMI signals to their original quality in consumer and professional video systems.
Plugging the laser gap News & Analysis 3/3/2008 Post a comment Researchers at Binghamton University claim to have devised a strategy to bridge the lasing gap with new materials and architectures that could enable applications not now possible.
European chip sales hold firm in Jan 08 News & Analysis 3/3/2008 Post a comment Chip sales in Europe for January 2008 held up best of the four regions tracked by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), with a decrease of only 2.5 percent compared with December 2007. The SIA said the overall month-on-month decrease was 3.6 per cent, with worldwide semiconductor sales worth $21.49 billion.
January chip sales beat expectations News & Analysis 3/3/2008 Post a comment The three-month moving average of global chip sales came in at $21.49 billion, up 0.03 percent from January 2007, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association and ahead of expectations.
Firecracker speeds Blackfin designs Product News 3/3/2008 Post a comment Avnet subsidiary Silica has introduced a versatile development platform around Analog Devices's Blackfin processor family. The platform, dubbed Firecracker, functions as a universal tool for Blackfin developers of all flavors. Fully verified functional modules eliminate the need to design in detail common embedded subsystems.
Filtronic completes disposal of compound semis unit News & Analysis 3/3/2008 Post a comment Filtronic plc (Shipley, England) has completed the disposal of its compound semiconductor division, including the manufacturing facility at Newton Aycliffe, England, to RF Micro Devices (Greensboro, N.C.) for approximately £12.5 million in cash.
January chip sales fell, says analyst News & Analysis 3/1/2008 Post a comment The three-month moving average of worldwide chip sales was $21.3 billion, down from $22.3 billion in December but also down 0.8 percent from the equivalent average for January 2007, according to Bruce Diesen, analyst with Carnegie Research.