Printed battery could power bank cards News & Analysis 7/2/2009 Post a comment Researchers from Fraunhofer entity for electronic nanosystems (ENAS) have developed a battery produced in a serigraphy printing process. The battery could power bank cards or other slim application carriers.
US-Firma schlachtet Qimonda aus News & Analysis 7/2/2009 Post a comment Der Qimonda-Insolvenzverwalter Michael Jaffé hat einem kalifornischen Unternehmen den Auftrag zum Verkauf seiner Dresdener Fertigungsanlagen erteilt. Damit geht das Drama um die Verwertung der Qimonda-Assets in eine weitere Runde gut möglich, dass es die letzte ist.
Update: Chip bans hit OEM plans News & Analysis 7/1/2009 8 comments Systems makers are beginning to feel the bite of a limited exclusion order prohibiting the import of chips from six companies found to infringe two packaging patents of Tessera Technologies Inc.
Peregrine expands foundry alliances News & Analysis 7/1/2009 Post a comment Continuing its fabless push, RF-chip maker Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. has completed the final qualification phase in the process transfer of its silicon-on-sapphire technology to foundry provider MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd.
Cinq projets de recherche du CEA à l'honneur News & Analysis 7/1/2009 Post a comment Cinq projets issus du CEA ont été primés lors du 11ème concours national d'aide à la création d'entreprise de technologies innovantes, orchestré par le ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche.
Update: Startup deals slump in second quarter News & Analysis 7/1/2009 Post a comment The second quarter of 2009 was the worst for making money on venture capital deals in six years, according to a new study from Dow Jones VentureSource which said so-called liquidity levels for startup companies plummeted 57 percent to $2.8 billion in the last three months.
International Rectifier pays Vishay $30M to settle dispute News & Analysis 7/1/2009 Post a comment International Rectifier Corp. has paid $30 million to resolve a dispute over the sale of its power control systems division to Vishay Intertechnology Inc., ending a feud that boiled over following a hostile acquisition overture from the discrete and passives component supplier.
Oracle taps investors for $4.5B to fund acquisitions News & Analysis 7/1/2009 Post a comment Oracle Corp. is set to sell corporate bonds worth $4.5 billion to investors as the software vendor moves to shore up its cash position following several huge acquisitions, including the pending $7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc.
Siemens sprays organic photodiodes News & Analysis 7/1/2009 Post a comment Researchers from Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) have developed a cost-effective production process for organic large-area photo diodes: Instead of the usual method of casting or doctor blading, they succeeded in spraying the material.
Via Licensing signals progress with NFC patent pool News & Analysis 7/1/2009 Post a comment The formation of a patent pool for technologies related to near field communications (NFC) is gathering steam with one of the major players in the field, Via Licensing Corporation, signing up Motorola Inc. for its joint licensing program.
New family of LED drivers support small LCD screens Product News 7/1/2009 Post a comment Diodes Incorporated has introduced a family of three new LED drivers that provide a cost-effective and small form factor solution for small LCD screens used across a wide range of portable consumer electronics, such as portable media players, personal navigation devices and digital photo frames.
IC market 'surge' at hand, says analyst News & Analysis 7/1/2009 Post a comment The second half of 2009 will bring welcome relief to the semiconductor and capital equipment industries, according to market research firm IC Insights, which is predicting strong seasonal strength for electronic system sales, worldwide gross domestic product growth and continuation of an IC inventory replenishment trend that began in the second quarter.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.