Supply chain yin and yang News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment Just when you think you know the score, the rules of the game change. No longer is it enough to squeeze every last cent out of your supply chain; you also must champion ethical behavior.
SIA sees $309B IC market in 2008 News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment The future's so bright, we've got to wear shades.
If rising oil prices, an inventory buildup and China's shaky economy have you concerned about the strength of the electronics industry, fear not. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), things are way better than they looked a few months ago.
China-Japan tensions may hurt tech firms News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment Rising tensions between China and Japan must be taken seriously and executives in the information technology industry should begin to diversify sourcing away from East Asia in case the dispute intensifies. So says a new report from research firm Gartner Inc. (Framingham, Mass.), which looks at the recent political standoff between the two nations-tensions not seen since the pair's bitter conflict during World War II.
Samsung Electronics places a big bet on fusion ICs News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment Chang-Gyu Hwang, the president and chief executive of Samsung Electronics Co. Semiconductor Business, has a vision: In the new era of mobility, memory will be the leverage point. And "fusion memory"-a blend of DRAM, SRAM, flash and logic-will be the enabling technology.
A Tight Squeeze News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment The electronics industry is not immune to swings in energy prices after all. In another sign that the sector's fortunes are increasingly tied to the larger economy, demand for electronics products has been hurt in recent months by the fallout from crude oil prices of $50 and above per barrel, according to economists.
The Social Contract News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment As Apple Computer Inc. celebrated the success of its handheld digital music player at the Macworld Conference & Expo earlier this year, picketers outside protested the company's policies on electronic-waste recycling, with signs that read "iPod = iWaste."
In Finland, employees of Nokia Oyj staged a walkout over what they termed unfair working conditions after the company announced a series of cost-cutting layoffs.
Supply Chain Contrarian News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment For the record, Bob Swanson, chairman and founder of analog chip maker Linear Technology Corp., doesn't want to give the impression that he's calling his customers idiots.
Congressional overkill News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment Global competition has never been tougher, U.S. economic growth is slowing and every percentage point of margin is hard-won. It's in times like these that we should thank our duly elected officials in Congress for doing such a good job of looking out for our best interests. Not. Lately, it seems that the only thing we can count on Congress to do is overreact.
Acht A/D-Wandler im winzigen Gehäuse News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment Als kleinsten Achtfach-16-Bit-Digital-Analog-Wandler präsentiert Linear Technology seinen LTC2605. Außerdem soll der Chip ein besseres Gleichstromverhalten bieten als gängige Wettbewerbsprodukte.
EE Times' venture capital counter hits record in Q2 News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment Strong levels of venture capital activity in the electronics and semiconductor sector in June resulted in a record-breaking second quarter for the EE Times' Venture Capital Counter. During the quarter the VCC registered $703.65 million raised across 58 deals.
Driving Agent Performance Q&A News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment Recently, the editors of Call Center Magazine got the opportunity to speak with Henry Lach, president of Syntora, about performance management. Syntora offers its Agentivity software suite, which is aimed at helping call centers improve agents' performance.
Licht im Dunkel: Night Vision für Autos News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment Siemens VDO baut ein Nachtsicht-System für Kraftfahrzeuge. Je nach Konfiguration zeigt das Infrarotsystem seine Inhalte in einem Kombi-Instrument, in einem speziellen Bildschirm oder im Head-up-Display an.
Nouveau DG chez Alvarion dès octobre 2005 News & Analysis 7/1/2005 Post a comment Changement à la tête d’Alvarion. Le fournisseur de solutions d’accès sans fil haut débit pour réseaux mobiles a nommé Tzvika Friedman, président et directeur des opérations d’Alvarion depuis quatre ans, en tant que directeur général. Il succède à Zvi Slonimski.
Quantenpunkte übernehmen LED-Farbabstimmung Product News 7/1/2005 Post a comment Wissenschaftler des Los Alamos National Laboratory haben ein effektives Herstellungsverfahren für weiße LEDs mit hohem Wirkungsgrad entwickelt. Das Verfahren verwendet nano-kristalline Quantenpunkte als Lichtquelle und dürfte der LED-Beleuchtungsbranche Schwung verleihen.
Omron Optical Switches offer low loss, high repeatability Product News 7/1/2005 Post a comment Omron has announced a family of fibre-optic switching components, offering reduced insertion loss and higher repeatability meeting the demanding applications of Ring Protect, Optical Add and Drop (OADM) and signal monitoring in Data and Telecommunication access networks.
Reference board cuts OR-ing design overhead Product News 7/1/2005 Post a comment International Rectifier's new reference design for +12-volt, 100-amp active OR-ing applications cuts the number of FETs needed by half compared to competitive solutions. In addition, solution volume is reduced by at least 60 percent, thanks to the company's DirectFET MOSFET's double-sided cooling capability.
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.