Sun tapes out Niagara 2, faces 45nm challenge News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment Sun Microsystems has taped out its highly integrated Niagara 2 and Rock processors, but the company faces a major hurdle getting access to leading edge 45 and 32nm process technology for its future Sparc CPUs, according to David Yen, who heads the recently re-created Sun Microelectronics group.
ShoreTel Releases ShoreTel 7 News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment New software is designed to provide a single point of management, complete feature transparency between enterprise locations and scalability for enterprises and SMBs alike.
LG.Philips grabs lead in large-sized LCDs Product News 5/1/2007 Post a comment LG.Philips LCD Co. Ltd. in the first quarter fought off a seasonal slowdown, allowing it to surpass AU Optronics Corp. to become the world's leading supplier of large-sized LCD panels in terms of unit shipments, according to iSuppli Corp.
Hynix claims first DDR3 validation News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. claims to have received the industry's first validation on its DDR3 SDRAMs and modules from Intel Corp. However, there is still no chipset support for DDR3 SDRAMs in the market.
The 2006 top global distributors News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment The distribution market overall fared well in 2006, despite softer demand in some end markets, continued concern about a semiconductor inventory overhang as the year drew to an end and pressure to comply with new worldwide environmental regulations.
Sweet analog dreams News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment This is the concluding segment of our interview with Art George, senior vice president of the High Performance Analog business unit at Texas Instruments Inc. In the March 2006 issue, George spoke with ESM's Crista Souza about the state of the analog IC market.
China's ultimate challenge News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment Wal-Mart Stores Inc. regained the title of the world's biggest company by revenue last year, pushing aside Exxon Mobil Corp., which had taken the position in the previous year as crude oil prices soared to record levels. Wal-Mart is back in the saddle, serving up everything from foodstuff to furniture and other household goods cheaply to Americans. The retailer can also be trusted to have affordable electronic gadgets, including DVD players, digital music equipment, digital camera, TVs, computer
Unstoppable News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment Product compliance requirements, largely regulated by government agencies to help ensure quality and safety, have long been a factor in the design, manufacture and sale of goods and services. While environmental regulations themselves are not new to industry, they historically have been associated more with manufacturing plants than with products themselves. But this has changed dramatically in recent years. Green technology is here to stay.
Stuck in the 1920s News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment Whether you are an OEM or a contract manufacturer, there is no doubt that mitigating inventory risk and reducing cost are key priorities for your operations team.Many companies purchase expensive system tools and enterprise resource planning (ERP) packages to control both inventory and cost. What they often overlook, however, are the basic policies that drive those parameters. One glaring example is the policy that defines the frequency of placing purchase orders.
Pricing opportunity News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment Thanks to the rapid growth in sales of PCs and mobile phones in recent years, the semiconductor industry is experiencing a sharp expansion. Consequently, semiconductor companies have feverishly increased their supply, spending capital in the last two quarters of 2006 to support what was, until recently, a robust forecast for 2007 demand.
The IP highway News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment Approximately 90 percent of new-car innovation happens in the electronics. Add in the fact that a car's electronics provide roughly 50 percent of its market value, and the dollars begin to multiply quickly when the automotive electronics market is examined from a global perspective
Yes to Western Europe News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment When it comes to getting a read on an electronic device's "cool" factor, most companies look toward gadget-loving markets in Silicon Valley or Tokyo.
IP Comes of Contact Center Age News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment Since 2004 the contact center industry has slowly begun to dip its toes in the IP pool and experiment with the customer care possibilities that IP and unified communications offers the profession.
Speech Makes Inroads As A Service News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment It used to be the province of the adventurous and the large. But speech technology is now becoming an everyday necessity, thanks in part to the easier deployment by on-demand hosted speech providers.
REVIEW: All-in-one DC power analyzer sidesteps programming Product News 5/1/2007 Post a comment Test-and-measurement house Agilent Technologies debuts a DC power analyzer for sourcing and measuring DC voltage and current into a device under test. You can use it to gain insight into a DUT's power demand in minutes, without writing a single line of code. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.