Security fears over e-commerce News & Analysis 6/28/2002 Post a comment Electronics companies do not trust the security of e-business systems, says a broadly-backed industry survey. Their scepticism is slowing down the rollout of Internet and other online business systems for the sector.
Partners can access SuperH tools for SoC News & Analysis 6/28/2002 Post a comment Microprocessor cores developer SuperH has developed a partnership programme that will give licensees access to the tools and complementary intellectual property (IP) necessary for integrating its cores in to system-on-chip (SoC) products.
Manugistics reduces workforce by 12% News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment Feeling the pinch of slower IT spending, software vendor Manugistics Group Inc., Rockville, Md., which provides supply chain tools for various industries, has taken a number of cost-cutting measures including reducing its workforce by about 12%.
Diodes rolls out Zener diodes in new process News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.-- Diodes Inc. here today released the first in a series of Zener diodes, based on a new process technology.
The UDZ series is the first product line that capitalizes on a new high-precision Zener diode process developed by FabTech Inc., a subsidiary of Diodes. Zener technology is an essential component in a broad range of electronics, including notebook, flat panel display, digital cameras, hand-held devices and DC to DC conversion.
Russia looms as software service successor to India News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment When one American company tells other American companies that it can meet their software needs with Russian programmers, the language of American programmers may well move beyond ones and zeros. Indeed, John Miano's language goes gloomy, predicting the impending decline of the U.S. software industry if companies continue to send programming jobs overseas.
R&D takes center stage in homeland security debate News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment The United States needs a far-reaching research push to counter terrorism, including a research czar in the proposed Department of Homeland Security who could coordinate science and technology efforts, experts told Congress this week.
MSL to acquire Lexmark Electronics News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment Manufacturers?? Services Inc. said it has secured a new three-year $100 million credit facilty and a new $10.5 million term loan to reduce interest expense and finance its international operations.
Dialog sees shortfall in Q2 sales News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment KIRCHHEIM, Germany -- Dialog Semiconductor Plc here today lowered its forecast for the second quarter amid a slowdown in its wireless and related chip businesses.
The company's Q2 sales will be down about 10%, compared to the first quarter of 2002. Loss per share may show a shortfall against the consensus estimate of around EUR -0.07 and is estimated to be EUR -0.09 for the second quarter 2002.
NeoMagic reemerges as SoC supplier News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment After pioneering the use of embedded DRAM in graphics chips for notebook PCs then getting forced out of that market, NeoMagic Corp. has reinvented itself as a system-on-chip (SoC) provider for handheld multimedia appliances.
Cadence forms foundry design unit amid shakeup News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Cadence Design Systems Inc. here today announced plans to combine its Tality chip-design subsidiary and the recently-acquired Simplex Solutions operation into a new design foundry business unit.
The company new Design Foundry business unit--to become a subsidiary of Cadence--will focus on high-end analog and mixed-signal IC designs for customers.
Nikon Instruments names new CEO News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Japan's Nikon Instruments Inc. here today named Hiro Kusaka as its new president and CEO. Kusaka succeeds Takeshi Hirai, who was recently named president of Nikon Geotecs Co. Ltd in Japan.
In his new role in Melville, Kusaka will be responsible for sales, customer service, and new product development, as well as to further expand Nikon's presence in the digital applications business in the science and industrial markets.
Palomer offers product development/prototyping service News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment VISTA, Calif. -- Assembly-equipment maker Palomar Technologies Inc. here today announced a product development and prototyping service for suppliers of communications devices.
Palomar's Process Development and Prototyping Services enables customers to bridge the gap between product concept and production, according to the Vista-based company.
Denso cuts jobs following Wingcast demise News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment Denso International America, Inc., today announced that it has cut a total of 177 jobs at two of its California facilities: Denso Wireless Systems America, Inc., in Vista, and LA
Laboratories, in Carlsbad.
Switches tie bus devices Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment I2C- or SMBus-controlled switches from Philips Semiconductors can link multiple devices with the same I2C or SMBus address on a single bus, whereas multiple I2C or SMBuses or bus switches were previously required.
Micron samples beefed-up SyncFlash Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment Micron Technology Inc. is sampling 64-Mbit SyncFlash memory devices that incorporate a 143-MHz SDRAM interface, burst-write support and a software command sequence for interfacing with SDRAM memory controllers.
24-bit A/D puts errors at 3 ppm Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment The 24-bit LTC2414 analog-to-digital converter from Linear Technology Corp. can accept four differential or eight single-ended inputs and the LTC2418 A/D can accept eight differential or 16 single-ended inputs.
Mitsubishi MCU carries USB 2.0 Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment A single-chip 16-bit embedded microcontroller with USB 2.0 functionality is available from the Electronic Device Group of Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA Inc.
Motorola job losses now to top 50 000 News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment Motorola is to axe a further 7000 jobs worldwide as the company tries to cut its breakeven point below the level set last year, itself a cut of 20%. The latest cuts reflect a new reality for the company, where it is effectively shrinking back to its size before the telecoms boom.
IBM technologist sees convergence of biology and IT News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment Nicholas N. Donofrio, senior vice president of technology and marketing at IBM Corp., told a group of IT professionals at TechXNY on Tuesday (June 25) to brush up on their biology if they expect to ride the next wave of technology innovation.
WorldCom's woes could impact IC makers and OEMs News & Analysis 6/27/2002 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- There could be more bad news for chip makers and OEMs in the slumping communications industry: the troubles at telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. could have a ripple effect in the industry, especially for equipment and semiconductor manufacturers, according to analysts and industry observers.
On Tuesday, the nation's second-largest carrier stunned the market by acknowledging that it engaged in massive accounting fraud--a move that could bring the company into bankruptc
10-Gbit/s PIN receiver modules debut Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment Two 10-Gbit/second PIN receiver modules are available from Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. for intermediate-reach Sonet telecommunications and data communications applications.
UPS backup-software demands surge Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment With requirements for backup power not backing down in complexity, users are demanding more from the software packages that oversee systems powered by their uninterruptible power supplies.
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.