Foxconn sizzles on Apple patronage News & Analysis 7/28/2010 4 comments Foxconn Technology Group’s share of the contract manufacturing market will increase to 50 percent by 2011 as demand for its services rise from companies like Apple Inc., although margin pressures will remain a major problem for the EMS provider.
Synopsys' Design Compiler Graphical used for hearing-aid DSP Product News 7/28/2010 1 comment Synopsys Inc. said Oticon A/S, a hearing aid manufacturer, has taped out the digital signal processor (DSP) chipset for the next generation hearing-aid devices using its Design Compiler Graphical RTL Synthesis, a component of the Galaxy implementation platform.
FormFactor posts another loss News & Analysis 7/27/2010 Post a comment Probe card maker FormFactor reported strong gains in second quarter sales that exceeded analysts' expectations, but the company notched another loss in the wake of management changes and layoffs.
Microchip unveils MCP6401/2/4/ op-amps Product News 7/27/2010 Post a comment Eyeing power demands in consumer, industrial, automotive and medical applications, Microchip's new MCP6401/2/4/ operational amplifiers (op amps) offer lower power consumption and smaller packages.
Aluminum clad wirewounds rated up to 1000W Product News 7/27/2010 Post a comment Dubbed the MHL series, Stackpole’s latest resistors are available in power ratings from 60 watts up to 1000 watts, and are typically less than half the height of traditional aluminum housed wirewounds.
ARM reports sales, profits up in Q2 News & Analysis 7/27/2010 3 comments Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc reported increased sales and profits in its second quarter. The company said it would increase its dividend by 20 percent and observed that it had increased market share in all target markets.
Magma adds board member News & Analysis 7/27/2010 Post a comment Magma Design Automation Inc. announced it has appointed Dave Sugishita, a veteran of the semiconductor and EDA industries, to its board of directors.
Virage puts NXP's IP to work Product News 7/27/2010 2 comments IP licensor Virage Logic Corp. has announced the expansion of its portfolio with the introduction of SiANA, Integra and a dual-core ARC processor for the implementation of audio systems targeting Blu-ray Disc 7.1 channel 192kHz/24-bit output.
Nvidia: ITC ruling won't affect customers News & Analysis 7/26/2010 6 comments The U.S. International Trade Commission said it would move to bar the importation and sale of chips made by Nvidia after ruling that the devices violate patents held by Rambus.
ITT unveils power interconnect series Product News 7/26/2010 Post a comment Shortly after the release of the SAE Electric Vehicle J1772 charging specification, ITT Interconnect Solutions has introduced its latest automotive power interconnect series, the EVC Series of J1772 connectors and cable assemblies.
European smart meter market to boom, says Berg News & Analysis 7/26/2010 2 comments The installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17.9 percent between 2009 and 2015 to reach 111.4 million at the end of the period, according to analysis firm Berg Insight.
Volkswagen bundles global e-mobility R&D efforts News & Analysis 7/26/2010 2 comments In a move to coordinate its globally distributed e-mobility R&D activities, Volkswagen announced its intention to bundle its advanced research efforts for electric vehicles. The company's US-based Electronics Research Lab focuses on battery technology.
NetLogic four-chip module News & Analysis 7/26/2010 1 comment NetLogic Microsystems has formally announced the XLP8128S, a four-chip module that links four of the company's quad-threaded, eight-core XLP832 network processors on its proprietary Inter-chip Coherency Interface for high-end networking systems.
Digi and GroundedPower partner to enable reduced energy consumption News & Analysis 7/24/2010 1 comment Digi International has partnered with GroundedPower to integrate GroundedPower’s Interactive Customer Engagement System (iCES) with the Digi X-Grid to connect consumers’ home energy devices. The Digi X-Grid is an 'Extended Grid' that enables real-time, IP-based monitoring and control of home energy devices beyond the electric meter.
Humidity sensor passes AEC-Q100 automotive standard Product News 7/23/2010 Post a comment Sensirion's new SHT21 humidity and temperature sensor has now been qualified in accordance with the AEC-Q100 automotive standard. This confirms the reliability, stability and robustness of the sensor, which has been in regular production since April 2010.
dSpace offers Diesel exhaust system simulation Product News 7/23/2010 Post a comment The limits for nitrates in diesel engine emissions defined by international standards are becoming increasingly strict. Compliance with these limits requires electronic controls for catalytic converters. Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems that use urea injection (with AdBlue) are said to be an effective solution. Simulating the control algorithms plays a vital role in the development of these systems.
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.