Chip-Dienstleister eSilicon verstärkt Europa-Standbein News & Analysis 9/30/2005 Post a comment Der kalifornische Chip-Dienstleister eSilicon will seine Dependance in Europa deutlich ausbauen. Nicht London, Paris oder München hat sich das schnell wachsende Unternehmen für seine Niederlassung ausgesucht, sondern Bukarest in Rumänien. Deutschland bleibt ein wichtiger Absatzmarkt.
Comparator draws zero current Product News 9/30/2005 Post a comment Micrel Inc. claims this precision micro-power battery monitor/comparator with an on-chip 2.55-V reference voltage source features an extremely low supply current and draws virtually zero current from a battery or monitored voltage source.
USB peripheral controller features 26-MHz SPI interface Product News 9/30/2005 Post a comment The newest USB controller from Maxim Integrated Products dubbed the MAX3420E is designed with a 26-MHz serial peripheral interface (SPI) and integrates the digital and analog circuitry needed to implement a full-speed USB peripheral interface compliant to the USB specification 2.0.
Hifn lowers revenue guidance News & Analysis 9/30/2005 Post a comment Hifn said it expects fiscal 2005 fourth quarter results to be below the company's earlier expectations, "primarily due to continued softness in orders from customers in the telecommunications industries." Hifn's fiscal fourth quarter closes Friday.
India's TCS launches R&D lab for emerging technologies News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment India’s largest software services company, Tata Consultancy Services, has opened an R&D facility in New Delhi to focus on emerging technologies that could drive disruptive change in the global technology industry and develop re-usable frameworks using these.
Samsung’s transparency under investigation News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Amid a major fab expansion program in its flagship electronics unit, the Samsung Group conglomerate said that it hopes to reach a compromise with the South Korean government over its controversial corporate governance practices.
Litho magnification ratio unlikely to change at 32 nm News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment The existing lithography mask standard of 4X magnification with 26-mm field size is will likely remain unchanged through the 32-nm technology node, according to a consensus of semiconductor equipment suppliers and manufactures at a recent Sematech-sponsored workshop.
Micron posts gain on higher DRAM sales News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Memory supplier Micron Technology Inc. posted net earnings of $43 million, or 7 cents per share, on sales of $1.26 billion in the fourth fiscal 2005 quarter ended Sept. 1, compared to a net loss of $128 million, or 20 cents per share on sales of $1.05 billion the previous quarter.
PoE controller sources three operating extras Product News 9/29/2005 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products' MAX5945 is a quad power-sourcing-equipment (PSE) controller for power-over-Ethernet (PoE) with extra flexibility. In addition to providing the PSE's usual discovery, classification, current limit, and DC and AC load disconnect detection functions for a powered device (PD), the fully compliant IEEE802.3af controller provides three features not available from competing devices, according to the company.
Rambus et Renesas signent un accord de 5 ans News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Rambus Inc. a annoncé la signature d’un accord de licence brevetée avec le Japonais Renesas Technology Corp. permettant le développement et la fabrication de circuits intégrés à partir d’interfaces de Rambus.
Carrier deploys Coaxsys system for IPTV News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Coaxsys Inc. has scored a significant IPTV deployment win in the southwest U.S., where NTS Communications will use Coaxys's TVnet equipment to provide IPTV to subscribers in seven states.
Green Hills MULTI IDE supports both VxWorks 5 and 6 Product News 9/29/2005 Post a comment Keeping the pressure on Wind River in the device software optimization segment of the embedded market, Green Hills Software is now offering something that the latter does not: a single development environment for both versions 5 and 6 of its VxWorks RTOS.
Yogitech offering mixed-signal verification kit Product News 9/29/2005 Post a comment Yogitech introduced an integrated, automated verification component kit that the company claims that goes beyond the limits of traditional mixed-signal verification solutions to drastically reduce verification time and increase quality.
Cypress rolls out zero-delay buffers News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor announced the production availability of enhanced performance zero-delay buffers, which Cypress claims outperform pin-compatible products for high-speed communications and consumer devices.
3.2 MP sensor brings high-end digital photos to mainstream handsets Product News 9/29/2005 Post a comment Marking a new step in making high-end digital photography available to more mobile devices, OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has launched its new OV3630, a high performance 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor for digital still image and video/still camera products. Incorporating the company's new 2.2 micron OmniPixel2 technology, the new imager, with a lens format of 1/3.2 inches, enables a very compact auto focus and zoom camera module size, making it possible to bring 3-megapixel camera phones into t
microBGA prototyping adapter simplifies device test Product News 9/29/2005 Post a comment Ironwood Electronics offers a new prototyping adapter for 0.5-mm pitch, 84-position, microBGA (μBGA) ICs. The new PA-BGA84C-P-Z-01 adapter is a part of the company's new high-performance product line that allows for quick prototyping of μBGA packaged ICs without complicated circuit board design.
RF startup starts sampling quad-band transceiver News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Founded in 2002, IRF Semiconductor Inc. has begun sampling its first product, a quad-band RF transceiver implemented in CMOS and intended for use with GSM/GPRS/EDGE family of wireless communication standards, according to information at its website.
iSuppli boosts LCD-TV shipment forecast Product News 9/29/2005 Post a comment and material suppliers, market research firm iSuppli Corp. has raised its forecast for LCD-TV shipments, citing declining prices, rising consumer acceptance and increasingly efficient panel production.
Neue Board-Computer von Kontron News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Mit einer Reihe neuer Board-Computer deckt Kontron eine breite Spanne von Erfordernissen ab. Die Neuheiten reichen vom Hutschienen-PC mit intelligentem, lüfterlosem Temperaturmanagement bis zum Xscale-Board im Sub-Scheckkarten-Format.
Veteran of 17 years appointed CEO of LTX News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment David Tacelli is to take over from Roger Blethen as chief executive officer of LTX Corp. the semiconductor test equipment company announced. The move is take effect from Nov. 1, the start of the company’s next fiscal quarter and Blethen is to continue in the role of chairman of the board.
MOSFET research growing, says report News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Manufacturers are pouring millions of dollars in research to continued refining the metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET), which remains the most popular technology at 300 volts and below, according to a report by market research firm Frost and Sullivan.
AmberWave adds patent to Intel wrangle News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment AmberWave Systems Corp., a developer of strained silicon technology, said it filed a complaint against Intel Corp. in the federal district court in Marshall, Texas, alleging infringement of its recently issued U.S patent numbered 6,946,371. The company added that since its filing Intel has filed a lawsuit seeking a declaration that it does not infringe the same patent in the federal district court in Wilmington, Delaware.
Chipdesigner treffen sich auf der Euro DesignCon News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Ingenieure aus den Bereichen Elektronikentwicklung und Chipdesigner finden auf der Euro DesignCon eine Plattform für den Informationsaustausch. Die Veranstaltung findet vom 24. bis 26. Oktober im Münchner Sheraton Grand Hotel statt.
Celestial licenses LSI Logic DSP Product News 9/29/2005 Post a comment Chinese chip company Celestial Semiconductor Inc., a company focusing on developing integrated circuits to implement the Chinese AVS multimedia standard, has licensed the ZSP400 digital signal processor (DSP) core and ZSP Audio Platform from LSI Logic Corp.
Texas Instruments will alleine bestehen News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Texas Instruments will seine Zukunft aus eigener Kraft meistern. Das Unternehmen vertraue auf seine eigenen Herstellungsverfahren, erklärt Unternehmenschef Richard Templeton. Allianzen mit anderen Halbleiterherstellern lehnt der Manager ab.
Rambus, Renesas sign five-year deal News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Memory interface licensor Rambus Inc. said it had signed a patent license agreement with Japan’s Renesas Technology Corp. that allows the development and manufacture of integrated circuits employing Rambus’ interfaces and is an effective renewal of past agreements.
Infineon, Nanya extend development cooperation News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Infineon Technologies AG and Nanya Technology Corp. said they have signed an agreement to extend their DRAM cooperation to the joint development of 60-nanometer manufacturing processes for 300-mm diameter wafers, starting immediately.
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.