AC/DC current probes measure from DC to 100 MHz bandwidth Product News 5/1/2007 Post a comment Agilent Technologies introduced a family of wide-bandwidth, active current probes for oscilloscopes. Low noise, high accuracy and low-circuit insertion loss make the N2780A Series current probes suitable for capturing transient or steady-state currents in power-electronics applications.
SMD resistors target applications with pulse power requirements Product News 5/1/2007 Post a comment Stackpole Electronics released the RPC series of surge-withstanding SMD resistors for applications with pulse requirements. The series is a thick-film SMD chip resistor with improved surge-handling characteristics over standard commercial thick-film chips as well as SMD metal-electrode leadless-face (MELF) resistor types.
New TI algorithm standard eases codec implementation Product News 5/1/2007 Post a comment TI has introduced the eXpressDSP Digital Media Software Standard (xDM), a low-level application programming interface (API) for DSP-based software, that provides a framework for integrating and exchanging multiple codecs within an application.
RoHS and WEEE input needed Product News 5/1/2007 Post a comment IPC is asking the electronics industry for input on the impact of RoHS and WEEE on their businesses for two studies commissioned by DG Enterprises and Industry of the European Commission.
LG.Philips leads LCD shipments in 1Q News & Analysis 5/1/2007 Post a comment LG.Philips shipped the most large-sized LCD panels in the first quarter of 2007, but Samsung Electronics continues to lead the market in terms of revenue, according to a report out by iSuppli.
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.
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.