Editor's Note: Get The Scoop On Interviewing News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment Job interviewing is frightening no matter how many times you've gone on interviews. You may blurt out something that immediately tanks your chances. That's exactly why TechCareeers launched its Hiring Reports section for job seekers.
Toshiba drops rear projection TVs in favor of flat-panels for 2007 Product News 6/29/2007 Post a comment At its summer press event in New York City held on the evening of June 28, Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. announced the that it has discontinued all rear projection televisions in favor of flat-panel displays. Toshiba also announced the availability of its 46", 47" and 52" REGZA LCD TVs as well as the upcoming availability of its largest ever LCD TV, a 57" Cinema Series model.
Mosaid exits semi IP business News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment Following a management shakeup, Mosaid Technologies Inc. has decided to divest the assets of its semiconductor intellectual property product business.
Micron faces layoffs, capex cuts News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment Following a huge loss and a memory downturn, Micron Technology Inc. has cut its capital spending for fiscal 2008 and announced plans for a workforce reduction.
Philips sells stake in GaAs foundry Ommic News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment Continuing its strategy of divesting non-core activities, Royal Philips Electronics has sold, for an undisclosed sum, its controlling stake in French wafer supplier Ommic S.A.S to Financiere Victoire.
Egide, acteur du pôle System@tic News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment Le Français Egide SA, spécialisé dans la fabrication de boîtiers hermétiques pour composants électroniques sensibles, vient d'être retenu par le pôle de compétitivité System@tic Paris-Région.
Infineon HDD read channel exceeds 3 Gbit/s Product News 6/29/2007 Post a comment Infineon claims it has demonstrated functionality and data rates in a read hard disk drive read channel exceeding 3 Gbit/s. The read/write channel IC is a result of a cooperation with Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.
ST, CEA team on miniaturized energy sources solutions News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV and the French Atomic Energy Agency (CEA) have concluded a collaboration agreement on the development of miniaturized energy sources solutions. Two joint laboratories will be established in Tours and in Grenoble, France, so as to conduct advanced research in solid-state microbatteries and microfuel cells for clean energy generation.
SATS market grew by 26.5% in '06 , says Gartner News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment The global semiconductor contract assembly and test services (SATS) market grew by 26.5 percent in 2006 and reached $19.2 billion according to Gartner, Inc. Outsourcing's share rose to 43.5 percent of the total semiconductor packaging market.
Pristaken spikade för europeiska mobiltelesamtal News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment EU har beslutat om pristak på mobiltelesamtal till och från utlandet inom EU och de nya reglerna träder i kraft redan den 30 juni. Roamingpriserna vid inomeuropeiska samtal sänks rejält och Europas telekomoperatörer blir av med en bra inkomstkälla.
Mobiltelekunderna skall också få personlig information om priser då de reser från ett EU-land till ett annat. Grossistpriset exklusive moms kommer att ligga på max 0,30 euro per minut vid roaming. Ett pris som sedan skall sänkas med 2
MHS Electronics, Polytech créent une équipe de recherche News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment Une équipe de recherche vient de voir le jour entre le groupe nantais MHS Electronics, spécialisé dans la fabrication de puces électroniques, et les deux laboratoires de Polytech'Nantes, l’IREENA (Institut de Recherche en Electrotechnique et Electronique de Nantes Atlantique) et l’IMN (lnstitut des Matériaux Jean-Rouxel Nantes). Leur intérêt commun est d'associer recherche académique et développement industriel au service de l'efficacité des mécanismes de l'innovation.
Nanoelectronics test system enables yield improvements at 65 nm Product News 6/29/2007 Post a comment Verigy has introduced the V93000 Nanoelectronics Digital solution that performs structural and functional test for wafer sort and final test of advanced digital ICs at 65 nm and below. The test system enables users to collect diagnostic and parametric data required for testing nanoelectronics.
Icera takes HSDPA lead, says report News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment Independent research suggests that British wireless technology specialist Icera's HSDPA device and chipset outperform parts from much larger rivals such as Qualcomm and Ericsson Mobile Platforms in terms of data throughput for commercially available devices.
Data Respons köper Sylog News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment Data Respons, som tillverkar lösningar för embeddedmarknaden, har köpt Sylog Sverige AB. Med sina 70 anställda är Sylog specialiserat inom utveckling, test och integration av programvara och systemlösningar.
High iPhone price deters Germans News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment In the German media, the hype about the iPhone is running as high as everywhere else - despite the fact that Europeans will only be able to buy the gadget later in the year. However, a market poll documents a sober attitude with respect to Apple's latest coup.
Vodafone seen inching ahead for European iPhone deal News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment While eager customers in the U.S. get their hands on the iPhone today (Friday, June 29), Europeans are having to wait till later in the year and tough negotiation are in place to see which operator will emerge as the winner. Many on the London stock exchange believe Vodafone is in the lead, as its share price has been rising all this week on anticipation it would win the European rights.
Op amp pair offers 5- to 16-V operating range Product News 6/29/2007 Post a comment Analog Devices' latest precision operational amplifiers (op amps) deliver a combination of accuracy, power efficiency and versatility with a wide 5-V to 16-V operating range for an assortment of industrial, medical and consumer applications.
16-Mbit, 32-Mbit serial flash memories hit the market in volume Product News 6/29/2007 Post a comment Aimed at the computer, networking and consumer sectors, Winbond has available in production quantities 16-Mbit and 32-Mbit serial flash memories that feature a serial peripheral interface to support both Single-SPI and Dual-SPI operation. The memory maker is working on bringing to market a new serial flash family that will offer Quad-SPI with six times the transfer rate of standard serial flash.
Mosaid exits semi IP business News & Analysis 6/28/2007 Post a comment Following a management shakeup, Mosaid Technologies Inc. has decided to divest the assets of its semiconductor intellectual property product business.
Irish fabless firm to provide known good die to Fairchild News & Analysis 6/28/2007 Post a comment In a departure from normal practice a fabless chip company has cut a deal to supply known good die to an IDM. This might be less strange than it appears if the IDM was the original foundry supplier to the fabless company, which is RedMere Technology Ltd. (Balbriggan, Ireland).
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.