Xignal changes strategy, appoints manufacturing exec News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment Xignal Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) has appointed Sean Moynagh as director of operations, to accelerate the company's transition from an intellectual property business model to a fabless chip company business model, the company said.
Dresden nano center aims to rival LETI, IMEC News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment The Center for Nanoelectronic Technologies (CNT) in Dresden, a collaboration between Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, and the German Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, is to focus on the development and testing of process technology steps for upcoming semiconductor generations. The three partners expect the CNT to become the German equivalent to other European research centers such as LETI in France or IMEC in Belgium.
Rasende Logikanalysatoren von Tektronix News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment Einen mindestens dreimal höheren Datendurchsatz als bisherige Logikanalysatoren bieten zwei neue Mainframe-Modelle von Tektronix. Damit erzielen Anwender eine wesentlich Höhere Produktivität bei den Messaufgaben.
Industrial TFT LCD comes with extended operating temp range Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment Optrex America, Inc., has expanded the operating temperature range of its standard industrial TFT-LCD product line to -20° to 70°C. This wide operating temperature range is being implemented now and throughout the third quarter 2005 for its high performance active-matrix digital TFT LCDs in sizes from 6.5 to 15.0-in. diagonal in VGA, SVGA and XGA formats.
Extensible modular data-acq system records to Secure Digital memory cards Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment If you're working with industrial instrumentation, data acquisition equipment supplier DATAQ Instruments has some nifty new modular data-acquisition instruments that will interest you. Depending on model, Dataq's latest 14-bit eight-channel instruments either stream data to your PC, or collect data as standalone data loggers, using solid-state memory cards for storage.
Backlights use one LED to illuminate LCDs Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), Inc. offers a range of custom LED backlights that use only one white LED to backlight color and monochrome LCD modules for a variety of applications. These single-LED backlights can be custom-designed in sizes from 0.25 to 4.7-in. diagonal.
Intel spreads RosettaNet gospel to SMEs News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment When Intel Corp. set out four years ago to streamline its online business transactions using standards defined by RosettaNet, it was surprised to discover that implementing the Partner Interface Processes would require not just a technology ramp, but a complete re-engineering of its business processes.
Outsourcing? Think strategic News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment A study by the Center for Strategic Supply Research and consulting firm A.T. Kearney revealed that most companies do not think strategically about outsourcing. Rather, companies are making decisions based on cost reduction or operational goals-objectives that don't necessarily contribute to sustainable competitive advantage.
Avnet stakes out Asia with Memec buy News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment Avnet Inc., the largest global electronic components distributor, said in April that it would buy tier-one rival Memec plc, creating a design-chain and supply-chain giant with about $8.6 billion in annual revenue. Electronics Supply & Manufacturing senior editor Crista Souza spoke with Harley Feldberg, president of Avnet's Electronics Marketing/Global unit, about what the merger would mean for the industry. Here are excerpts from the interview:
The Doldrums News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment This is not the season for spectacular news in the electronics industry. A confluence of factors is keeping growth in the single digits across most industry sectors, giving manufacturers some breathing room to focus on fine-tuning their operations without having to simultaneously manage hot market expansion or a sharp slide.
The Lean Journey News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment Bragging rights to the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing don't come easy. Dubbed the Nobel Prize for manufacturers and named after Shigeo Shingo, the father of Lean Manufacturing, the award goes only to a select few each year.
The global view News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment Language and culture may differ, but business is universal. Electronics Supply & Manufacturing looks at the threats and opportunities facing three midtier EMS providers from three regions of the world. Plus the 2005
Matsushita claims record with 12.5-Gbit/s VCSEL News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) has developed 850-nm wavelength AlGaAs/GaAs vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) capable of modulation at rate for 12.5-Gbit per second data transmission and at an operating current of 8 milliamps, the company said.
An Agent's Best Point of View News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment When you choose displays for your call center, don't just look for the prettiest pictures. We offer guidance about which types of displays are best for presenting information that matters most to agents.
Passionate? Yes. Profitable? Maybe. News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment Lior Arussy has written a new book called Passionate & Profitable, which is nothing less than a call to action for call center managers to overturn old ways of thinking about the way they approach the customer. We spoke to him about his book, and how his advice applies in everyday call centers.
Carl Zeiss SMT übernimmt Nawotec News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment Der Chipausrüster Carl Zeiss SMT übernimmt alle Anteile des Startup-Unternehmens Nawotec GmbH. Damit stärkt Zeiss seine Position bei Anlagen für die Reparatur von Fotomasken.
DC/DC reference design comes in handy Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment HIPAC Semiconductor's Cougar-4 reference design, based on the company's HPW7095/HPW7095A multi-channel PWM, is a 4-channel DC/DC module suited to one-cell lithium-ion powered barcode readers and similar "handy terminal" applications.
Crusoe geht nach China News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment Der bedrängte Prozessorhersteller Transmeta hat Pläne bekannt gegeben, seine Prozessortechnologie Crusoe auf Basis der x86-Architektur an das Hongkonger Unternehmen Culture.com zu veräußern. Der Wert des Deals wird auf 15 Millionen Dollar geschätzt.
Datenpfad-Tools schaufeln auf dem Chip Platz frei News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment Wer beim Chip-Design mit knappen Platzvorgaben kämpfen muss, kann sich jetzt freuen: Das Startup-Unternehmen Arithmatica bringt jetzt seine ersten EDA-Tools auf den Markt, mit denen Entwickler bis zu 40 Prozent Platz im Chip sparen können.
TPM-Modul erhöht PC-Datensicherheit News & Analysis 6/1/2005 Post a comment Zum Schutz der auf einem PC oder in einem Netzwerk abgelegten Daten bringt Infineon ein Trusted-Platform-Module (TPM) auf den Markt. Als bisher einziges erfüllt das Teil die Spezifikation 1.2 der Trusted Computing Group (TCG).
Meter measures UMTS RF field strength Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment With increasing public concern over the proliferation of 3G mobile phone towers, this UMTS software upgrade for the Narda SRM-3000 selective radiation meter enables it to measure field strength from individual UMTS cells at a shared antenna site.
Dresdner Nano-Zentrum verzahnt Forschung und Fertigung Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment AMD, Infineon und die Fraunhofer Gesellschaft haben ihr neues 'Center Nanoelektronische Technologien' (CNT) eröffnet. Dort werden Wissenschaftler der drei Beteiligten neue Prozessschritte für künftige Halbleitergenerationen erforschen und erproben.
Upgraded FPGA design tool boosts logic performance by 15% Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment The PlanAhead design and analysis tool that supports Virtex-4 platform and Spartan-3 FPGA families has been upgraded with several new features that enable engineers to find and fix problems even earlier in the design process than previous versions. The PlanAhead 7.1 tool's enhancements include metric maps, gate-level floor planning, an intuitive user interface, and improved accuracy of timing analysis.
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.