Visteon files for chapter 11 News & Analysis 5/28/2009 Post a comment US-based automotive tier one Visteon Corp. has filed for chapter 11 of the US Bankrupcy Code. European subsidiaries are not affected. The company hopes to maintain its business but it for the time being it is unclear if and how it will able to do so.
AMS, Fraunhofer partner for encoder ICs News & Analysis 5/28/2009 Post a comment Analog IC specialist Austriamicrosystems and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) have linked to develop a generation of magnetic motion sensing integrated circuits based on Fraunhofer’s patented HallinOne magnetic sensor technology.
Technology group launches car radar initiative Product News 5/28/2009 Post a comment 'Radar on chip for cars' (RoCC) is the name of a joint effort to drive the development of radar technology for automotive use. The group embraces luxury car manufacturers BMW AG and Daimler AG, automotive tier ones Bosch and Continental and chip vendor Infineon Technologies.
Infineon applied for bailout, paper says News & Analysis 5/28/2009 Post a comment Ailing Chip maker Infineon queues up with many companies currently asking for state aid. According to Financial Times Deutschland, the company has applied for a guarantee worth 500 million (about $693 million).
Magma beats sales target, posts loss News & Analysis 5/28/2009 Post a comment EDA vendor Magma Design Automation hit its most recent sales targets for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year, but posted lower revenue and wider losses than in the year-ago periods.
Startup Netronome rolls new family of programmable network processors Product News 5/28/2009 Post a comment Programmable chip vendor Netronome Systems announced the availability of a family of network processors said to remove the barriers to unified computing architectures by combining high-performance network, content and security processing with general purpose processors, such as Intel's IA, through I/O virtualization.
Video: Google demos next version of Android News & Analysis 5/27/2009 Post a comment Developers also gave a sneak peak of the next version of Android at Google I/O, showing new text-to-speech and basic handwriting recognition capabilities, and called for developers to use new capabilities in HTML5 to write rich applications that run inside a in a browser rather than on an operating system such as Microsoft Windows.
Chip sales improve for second month in a row, says analyst News & Analysis 5/27/2009 Post a comment The three-month moving average of global chip sales is expected to come in $15.2 billion in April, up by 3.4 percent from the $14.7 billion reported in March, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway). This would be down 27 percent on the three-month figure for April 2008, but a smaller annual decline to those recorded in the first quarter of 2009.
Desktop Widget for Monitoring 802.11n Wi-Fi Routers Product News 5/27/2009 Post a comment D-Link announced the availability of a desktop widget that allows users to monitor any D-Link 802.11n Wi-Fi routers to monitor Internet and network send/receive rates, along with other settings of the home network including security settings and network name.
Danish researchers target 4G test News & Analysis 5/27/2009 Post a comment The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation has awarded Euros 6 million towards a project at Aalborg University in which the researchers there will work with Infineon Technologies and Agilent Technologies on topics such as high performance, easy test infrastructure and low power consumption.
SanDisk, Samsung agree flash patents and supply deals News & Analysis 5/27/2009 Post a comment SanDisk Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have announced they have agreed to cross-license their flash memory semiconductor portfolios and that Samsung will continue to supply SanDisk with a guaranteed portion of its flash memory production.
SIM cards identified as a growing market News & Analysis 5/27/2009 Post a comment The mobile communications market as a whole may be suffering, notably as regards subscriber growth, but shipments of SIM cards are powering ahead, having reached record levels in 2008 and set to continue growing this year, according to market trackers IMS Research (Wellingborough, England).
Clouds clearing away for PV industry News & Analysis 5/27/2009 Post a comment Despite the current crisis, the German photovoltaics industry sees a bright future. According to industry association BSW-Solar, most companies expect a significant uptrend beginning already in the near future.
Asset strippers circle Qimonda News & Analysis 5/27/2009 2 comments Qimonda's chances to continue its existence as an entity sunk to almost zero after the last remaining potential investor has dismissed its interest.
U.S. flat-panel TV sales grew again in Q1 News & Analysis 5/26/2009 1 comment Shipments of flat-panel televisions in the U.S. and Canada reached 7.8 million units in the first quarter, up 17.3 percent from the first quarter of 2008, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Feedback: 6 critical keys to IP licensing success News & Analysis 5/26/2009 1 comment The IP licensing market is complicated and in this response to a previous EE Times article on the history of Chipidea and MIPS, a reader lists six factors he believes are critical for success in the market segment.
Cree raises financial targets News & Analysis 5/26/2009 Post a comment LED vendor Cree increased its revenue and earnings targets for the quarter ending June 28, saying it now expects revenue to be between $143 million and $150 million and GAAP earnings per share to be 7 to 9 cents per diluted share.
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.