Fluke Networks completes acquisition of AirMagnet Product News 8/27/2009 Post a comment Fluke Networks, involved in network installation, certification, testing, monitoring and analysis, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of AirMagnet, a provider of performance, security and compliance solutions for wireless LANs.
Daimler, Bosch extend short-time working Product News 8/27/2009 Post a comment Despite the silver linings industry pundits currently are painting at the horizon, slow demand persists in many areas of the automotive industry. In this week OEM Daimler and tier one Bosch announced to extend their short-time working schemes.
Startup rewrites NXP’s legacy in 3D passive integration News & Analysis 8/27/2009 Post a comment Economic crises can have positive as well as negative impacts. Thus, if NXP had not divested its wireless business and decided to sell its integrated passives device unit near Caen, Normandy (France), Ipdia would not have emerged with an ambition to deliver next-generation 3D-SiP modules for various applications, including advanced LED modules.
Dresden is like Silicon Valley: hungry talent & excellent education News & Analysis 8/27/2009 1 comment How comes that the Dresden area is the most remarkable center for start-up activities in Germany? The answer is that in the town, all ingredients necessary such as excellent mathematical education and a generation of engineers with great ideas meet. The ignition spark, however, has been imported from the U.S. – in person of Gerhard Fettweis, professor at the Dresden Technical University. In the interview Fettweis explains what are the essentials for start-up friendly environments and which techn
Plenty of business in VDSL for Lantiq News & Analysis 8/27/2009 Post a comment Christian Wolff, designated CEO of Infineon's wireline business sold to Golden Gate Capital, explains the company's strategies in terms of product spectrum, technologies and geographies.
Arasan adds MIPI to IP stable Product News 8/27/2009 Post a comment Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. has released its MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) High Speed Synchronous Interface (HSI) controller IP and software stack.
Taray appoints Bernie Aronson to Board of Directors Product News 8/27/2009 Post a comment Taray, Inc., a supplier of electronic design automation for design of
FPGA-based systems, announced it has made a key addition to
its board of directors with the appointment of Bernie Aronson, an
industry veteran in semiconductors and electronic design automation.
Small engines get greener Product News 8/26/2009 7 comments Emissions from small gasoline engines could be reduced using a new analog chip that Freescale Semiconductor introduced at a technology forum in Shenzhen, China.
Singapore, Swiss researchers collaborate on microfluidics News & Analysis 8/26/2009 Post a comment Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Singaporean Agency for Science, Technology and Research, has signed an agreement with the Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM), Switzerland, to carry out joint research and exchange staff for the development of microfluidic technologies.
Spansion to sell Suzhou factory to Powertech News & Analysis 8/26/2009 Post a comment Nonvolatile memeory maker Spansion Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has announced its wholly owned subsidiary Spansion LLC has agreed to sell its final manufacturing facility located in Suzhou, China and related equipment to Powertech Technology Inc. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) for $31 million in cash.
Sun, IBM push multicore boundaries News & Analysis 8/26/2009 Post a comment Sun Microsystems claimed a new watermark for server CPUs, unveiling Rainbow Falls, a 16-core, 128-thread processor at the Hot Chips conference, but analysts gave the IBM Power7 kudos as the more compelling achievement in the latest round of high-end server processors.
MIPS adds high def, ALi to its Android push Product News 8/26/2009 Post a comment MIPS Technologies took small steps forward on its journey to bring the Google Android operating system to consumer electronics devices, demonstrating a high def Android system and adding Taiwan's Ali Corp. to its list of partners.
NEC Electronic, Renesas delay merger for second time News & Analysis 8/26/2009 Post a comment Japanese chipmakers NEC Electronics Corp. and Renesas Technology Corp. said Wednesday (Aug. 26) that they will delay the signing of a merger agreement until the end of September. This is the second time in a month the companies have delayed the prospective merger.
Gartner ups semi market expectations News & Analysis 8/26/2009 Post a comment Strong customer demand and the effects of stimulus packages in China helped to partially iron out the dent in the global semiconductor market. Against this background, market researcher Gartner has lifted its revenue forecast to minus 17 percent for 2009. Earlier, the experts predicted a decline of 22.4 percent. But reasons persist to remain cautious.
Camden : Power fuses conform with IEC 60269 Product News 8/26/2009 Post a comment The CamdenBoss Powerfuse range includes aR semiconductor fuses in 8.5 x 31.5 mm and 10 x 38 mm sizes, aM motor circuit protection fuses in 8.5 x 31.5 mm sizes and gG general fuses in 8.5 x 31.5 mm and 10 x 38 mm sizes.
MI Technologies strengthens European presence Product News 8/26/2009 Post a comment MI Technologies, a global supplier of RF and Microwave antenna test and measurement products, systems and services, has announced a significant step towards strengthening its European reach with the addition of a new facility near London.
Grace offers 130-nm embedded flash News & Analysis 8/26/2009 Post a comment Shanghai-based foundry service provider Grace Semiconductor has developed a 130nm manufacturing process for embedded flash products. For this achievement, the company combined two proven processes.
Chip supports realtime accident data recording Product News 8/25/2009 Post a comment Automotive OEMs, accident researchers and insurance companies increasingly are interested in an equipment component for cars which in aircraft has been established as standard equipment already for a long time: A drive recorder. This 'black box' could record accident data in realtime, shedding light on the cause of an accident.
Dublin startup samples UWB transceivers News & Analysis 8/25/2009 Post a comment Fabless chip company DecaWave Ltd. (Dublin, Ireland) has shipped evaluation kits for its first product the ScenSor chip. Scensor is a CMOS ultra-wideband IC based on the IEEE 802.15.4a standard that supports data rates of 110-kbps, 850-kbps, 6.8-Mbps, and 27-Mbps.
Toyota tops 'clunker' sales list News & Analysis 8/25/2009 1 comment Toyota Motor Co. was the primary beneficiary of the U.S. government's "Cash for Clunkers" program, accounting for three of the top five models purchased by new car buyers, according to a new survey of the auto stimulus program.
Carbon nanotube interconnect startup raises $4.1 million News & Analysis 8/25/2009 Post a comment Surrey NanoSystems Ltd. (Newhaven, England) has raised £2.5 million (about $4.1 million) in second round venture capital to help it develop a silicon-friendly, low-temperature carbon nanotube growth process. Surrey NanoSystems believes CNTs can be used as semiconductor interconnect.
Engineer seeks $60 million bonus from Atmel News & Analysis 8/25/2009 3 comments Dr. Andreas Paul Schueppen, a former employee of Atmel Germany GmbH, is preparing for his first day in court in a case filed against his former employer in which he is claiming he is owed 42 million euro (about $60 million) as an "inventor's bonus."
From A to D and back again News & Analysis 8/25/2009 1 comment Keith Miller, a semiconductor industry veteran, responds to Jim Doran of GlobalFoundries and provides a different take on that companies' presence in Dresden and its plans for Albany in New York state.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 14 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...