Breaking News
News Analysis
Content posted in April 2009
<<   <   Page 15 / 15
Soitec plans to park workers, cut wages, stop bonuses
News & Analysis  
4/2/2009   Post a comment
Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer and substrates supplier Soitec SA (Bernin, France) has announced that it is planning to cut its workforce by roughly 10 percent, although this could include transferring some workers to a local R&D initiative.
Design-for-e-beam startup raises $9 million in Series B
News & Analysis  
4/2/2009   Post a comment
E-beam design-for-manufacturing startup Direct2Silicon Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has announced that it has raised more than $9 million in its Series B round of financing.
TESEQ : EMC test system covers 9 kHz to 1 GHz
News & Analysis  
4/2/2009   Post a comment
Teseq has updated its NSG 4070 multifunctional EMC immunity test system.
Trimble : GPS timing receiver keeps systems in sync
Product News  
4/2/2009   Post a comment
Trimble has introduced an embedded GPS receiver for timing applications.
Small boost converter with current monitor targets APD-Biasing in fiber modules
Product News  
4/2/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a constant-frequency, pulse-width modulated (PWM) step-up converter that is designed for low-voltage systems which require a locally generated high voltage.
Beru writes loss, outlook negative
News & Analysis  
4/2/2009   Post a comment
While profitable on operating basis, automotive tier one Beru AG under the bottom line wrote red figures in FY2008. For the current year, the company does not see any recovery.
Continental expands R&D in China
News & Analysis  
4/2/2009   1 comment
Automotive tier one Continental AG has launched a Technology Center in Jading, China. There, the Hannover (Germany) based company plans to develop electronic and hydraulic brake systems, motor management systems and electronic controls for the Chinese automotive market.
Chip industry may have hit 'local bottom,' says VC
News & Analysis  
4/2/2009   Post a comment
With chip inventories at record lows, the semiconductor industry may have it at least a "local bottom," according to venture capitalist Dave Epstein.
Advances in wireless, sensors, MEMs set to boost energy harvesting
News & Analysis  
4/2/2009   Post a comment
A confluence of the development of wireless and lower power electronics, along with advancements in sensors and MEMS, is fundamentally changing today's energy harvesting market.
Video: Engineers lack voice in patent debate
News & Analysis  
4/2/2009   Post a comment
The current debate on patent reform is out of touch with the needs of working inventors, in part because engineers lack a strong voice in Washington D.C., said Steve Perlman, a serial entrepreneur and keynoter at the Intellectual Property Symposium.
Intel gained MPU share in each quarter of '08
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   1 comment
Intel in the fourth quarter of 2008 accounted for 81.8 percent of global microprocessor revenue, topping a year when it gained market share in microprocessors during every quarter, according to market research firm iSuppli.
EDA awards will honor early career, technical achievements
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation is seeking nominations for two awards honoring technical contributions within the electronic design automation industry.
Dual-output, multi-phase synchronous buck controller supports various point-of-load configurations
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced a new dual-output, multi-phase synchronous buck controller that can support various point-of-load configurations.
Ramtron adds two power efficient memory devices to high-speed F-RAM family
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Ramtron International Corporation has launched two more devices in a family of new parallel and serial F-RAM products that offer higher-speed read/write performance, lower voltage operation, and optional device features.
Single inductor high efficiency synchronous buck-boost controller delivers outputs up to 150 W
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has released a new high reliability (MP) grade version of the LTC3780, a high efficiency synchronous buck-boost switching regulator DC/DC controller that operates from input voltages above, below or equal to the output voltage.
Infineon claims first SDR chipset for sky and ground
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG, has announced that a multi-standard mobile platform has been created based on Infineon-developed software-defined-radio technology. The SDR-enabled satellite-terrestrial handsets will operate with multiple cellular and satellite-based communications technologies including GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA and GMR1-2G/3G.
Actel shipping Igloo Plus starter kit
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Actel announced the availability of a low-cost Igloo Plus starter kit, said to enable designers to quickly evaluate the company's Igloo Plus family and prototype designs.
Xilinx ships first Virtex-6 FPGAs
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx said it shipped the first Virtex-6 FPGAs.
Altera Stratix IV GX FPGAs achieve PCI Express 2.0 compliance
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Altera's 40-nm Stratix IV GX FPGAs achieved compliance with version 2.0 of the PCI Express standard, passing the testing procedures of the PCI-SIG compliance workshop, the company said.
Taiwan DRAM venture picks Elpida as partner
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Japan's Elpida Memory Inc. has been selected as a strategic technology partner of Taiwan Memory Co. (TMC).
ACE Award winner Sanghi uneasy about U.S. economy
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Even for Microchip Technology Inc., named 2009 "Company of the Year" during the EE Times ACE Awards, there is no magic formula to quickly lift the company out of the current recession.
Low noise amplifier module targets cellular and next generation LTE applications
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has launched a low-noise, high gain and high linearity balanced amplifier module for use in tower mounted amplifiers, low-noise amplifier (LNA) modules and cellular base station applications, designated ALM-1522.
EM TEST : High voltage simulators provide up to 7 kV test voltage
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
EM TEST presents the N5 and N7 high voltage simulators with up to 7 kV test voltage.
Wide VIN range flyback controllers enable quick power supply start-up
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced the H-Grade version of the company's LTC3805/-5 current mode programmable frequency flyback controllers.
Fischer Elektronik : Heatsinks dissipate the heat from SMD components
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Fischer Elektronik introduces various aluminium heatsinks, designed to dissipate the heat from SMD components.
Schurter : Robust switches are point and ring illuminated
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
The vandal-proof latching action switch MSM LA from Schurter has been redesigned and is now available with point illumination.
Qimonda insolvency proceedings launched
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
At the Munich district court, the insolvency proceedings for DRAM maker officially have begun. The lights at the Campeon R&D campus and the production sites in Dresden however have not gone out completely — yet.
EVG, Leti partner to push TSV for 3-D integration
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
EV Group (St. Florian, Austria), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, has entered a joint development program with CEA/Leti (Grenoble, France) on 3-D integration.
Cost-effective 5- and 6-bit UltraCMOS digital step attenuators offer high linearity and flexibility
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation has released three new UltraCMOS™ Digital Step Attenuators (DSAs) in the expansion of its popular 50-Ohm DSA line, designated PE43502, PE43503 and PE43602.
Macrovision Connected Platform Enable Multi-Room Digital Video Recorder Applications with Tru2Way
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
A multi-room digital video recorded (DVR) is something that I am quite interested in, and anxious to really penetrate the industry. With a multi-room DVR, content can be stored in one location and viewed in another room in the home, freeing up users from being tied to one location, or having to purchase and recording content in multiple rooms. While it is possible to have this type of functionality from media center PCs, it is not a quick and easy thing to set up, while multi-room DVRs promise
Toshiba expands image sensor and camera module product portfolio
Product News  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Toshiba released information on two new image sensors, one an 8 megapixel CMOS for high resolution image capturing, and the other a 2 megapixel CSCM for video conferencing.
Ceragon Wireless backhaul Ethernet solutions selected by a leading carrier
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Ceragon Networks, a provider of high-capacity LTE-ready wireless backhaul solutions, has announced that a leading North American wireless communications carrier, has selected its advanced wireless Ethernet solutions.
Latest news from ESC Silicon Valley
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
The tone for this year's Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley was set by former Apollo astronaut Ken Mattingly, who reminded a spellbound audience of the power of teamwork and selflessness.
u-blox acquires NXP geotagging company
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
GPS chip-set provider u-Blox Holding AG (Thalwil, Switzerland) has said it has acquired Geotate BV, a joint venture between Road Group Holding AG and NXP BV for a total of 5.5 million euros (about $7.3 million).
Congatec expands Czech design activities
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Congatec AG, a supplier of embedded computer modules, has said it plans to extend its design activities in the Czech Republic by taking over the design team of a business partner with effect from May 1.
NEWS FEATURE: Microchip, Chang headline 2009 ACE Award winners
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Microcontroller and analog chip vendor Microchip Technology Inc. was presented the award for "Company of the Year" at a ceremony here honoring winners of the 2009 EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards.
CPUs: Freescale rolls 45-nm comms processors
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor said it is sampling new communications processors based on its 45-nm process technology.
CPUs: AMD processors reduces enclosure size without performance sacrifice
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
AMD announced the immediate availability of the AMD Sempron 210U and 200U processors for embedded systems.
COMPONENTS: Socket for processor features POP memory on top
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Ironwood Electronics has introduced a high performance socket for processor with a POP memory socketed on top.
NEWS FEATURE: Astronaut invokes 'Apollo spirit' for 'hard days ahead'
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Former astronaut Thomas K. Mattingly, keynote speaker at Embedded Systems Conference here, called upon his audience of several hundred engineers to meet today's difficulties with confidence in their abilities
BOARDS: Axiomtek announces world's smallest ATOM-based embedded box computer
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
AXIOMTEK introduced an extremely small fanless embedded box computer, its eBOX530-820-FL, which at 130mmx95.4mmx47.1mm, is smaller than an adult hand.
Micronas sells parts of its consumer division
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Struggling chip vendor Micronas (Zurich, Switzerland) has agreed with Trident Microsystems to sell several product lines of its consumer division. The company is in the process of winding this division down.
RFID Tomorrow: Tight With A Tag
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Mark Pollock is someone who might actually know. He spent thirty-six years at Kraft/General Foods. For the last few years, he headed the RFID initiative at Kraft.
Senators strike deal on patent reform
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Three U.S. senators struck a compromise deal on patent reform including the controversial issue of patent infringement damages, but whether the rest of Congress—and the industry--will back it remains to be seen.
IDT to cut costs, reduces forecast
News & Analysis  
4/1/2009   Post a comment
Hit hard by the downturn, Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) is taking steps to reduce operating expenses.
<<   <   Page 15 / 15


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

Creating a Vetinari Clock Using Antique Analog Meters
Max Maxfield
38 comments
As you may recall, the Mighty Hamster (a.k.a. Mike Field) graced my humble office with a visit a couple of weeks ago. (See All Hail the Mighty Hamster.) While he was here, Hamster noticed ...

EDN Staff

11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
11 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
11 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
45 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)