La France accroît son budget de recherche en 2008 News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Le budget de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche sera accru de 7,8%, soit 1,8 milliard d'euros, en 2008. L'enseignement supérieur et la recherche devraient bénéficier respectivement d'un milliard d'euros et de 880 millions d'euros de ces crédits.
SanDisk opens Shanghai SIP assembly facility News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment SanDisk Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.), a supplier of flash storage card products, has opened a system-in-package (SIP) assembly and test facility in Shanghai, the company's first in the People's Republic of China.
Organische Elektronik vor steiler Karriere News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Auf der gegenwärtig stattfindenden Organic Electronics Confernece (OEC-07) hat die Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) eine aktualisierte Roadmap für die Zeit bis 2015 vorgelegt. Die wahrscheinlich steilste Karriere in der organischen Elektronik wird den nichtfüchtigen organischen Speichern vorhergesagt.
Avnet pays $80 million for Acal's IT solutions unit News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Avnet, Inc. has bought, for £41 million (about $80 million), the IT Solutions division of British distributor Acal plc. Acal said it would now focus on its two other divisions, electronics and parts services, and that some of the proceeds would be used to seek strategic acquisitions to expand these groups.
Two indicted on IC economic espionage News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Two men were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit economic espionage and to steal trade secrets at NetLogic Microsystems and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., according to officials.
Researcher gives update on Mars Rovers News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment The two Mars Rovers continue to explore the geology of the red planet, although one had a recent brush with death in a prolonged dust storm, said Jim Bell, a Cornell researcher who reported on the robotic vehicles in a keynote at the Power.org conference.
AMCC readies 1-GHz embedded processor Product News 9/27/2007 Post a comment Based on the Power Architecture standard, AMCC's latest processor for wireless infrastructure and enterprise networking applications embeds a superscalar core that delivers a frequency ranging from 667-MHz to 1.2-GHz with 2.0 Dhrystone MIPS/MHz.
TSMC hit by legal setbacks News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) said that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California awarded UniRAM Technology Inc. some $30.5 million in damages concerning a legal case.
Ding Dong: Plasma is not dead, according to support group Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment According to the Plasma Display Coalition (PDC), through global manufacturing initiatives, investment in advanced technology and production capacity, the plasma display category is poised for growth as the industry enters the fourth quarter holiday sales season. The PDC sees 25-percent growth in 2007 because of "Full HD" models.
Controller supplies power to CableCard hosts Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment Designed to supply power to CableCard 2.0 cards in CableCard host systems, the MIC2569YQS from Micrel supports both S-Mode (Single Stream Video) and M-Mode (Multiple Stream Video) through a simple-to-control parallel interface.
Market watcher slashes chip forecast News & Analysis 9/26/2007 Post a comment Market watcher iSuppli Corp. has cut its forecast of global semiconductor revenue growth in 2007 to 3.5 percent, down from its previous prediction of a six percent rise due to weakness in sales in the first half of the year that will not be offset by the current uptick in growth.
iSuppli cuts IC forecast News & Analysis 9/26/2007 Post a comment iSuppli Corp. has reduced its forecast of global IC revenue growth to 3.5 percent in 2007, down from its previous prediction of a 6 percent rise.
DRAMs to remain flat News & Analysis 9/26/2007 Post a comment Thanks to a capacity glut, the DRAM market is projected to grow by 2.5 percent in 2007, according to iSuppli Corp.
Scaleo Chip changes CEO News & Analysis 9/26/2007 Post a comment Scaleo Chip, French designer of ARM-based systems-on-chip, announced it has appointed Bruno Paucard as its chief executive officer. He succeeds to Daniel Aufaure, who remains chairman of the board.
Audio amp reduces EMI, optimizes power Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment National Semiconductor says it has introduced the industry's first single-chip 3-W mono Class D audio amplifier with spread spectrum technology and an integrated boost converter. This device enables portable products to operate at a constant output power even at low battery voltages.
Pyxis Announces NexusRoute Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment Pyxis Technology has announced NexusRoute, a DFM-aware, yield-driven auto router that comprehends and optimizes manufacturability and yield concurrently with the actual routing and timing closure process.
150-W power conversion IC speeds energy-efficiency compliance Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment Power Integrations has announced the TOPSwitch-HX AC-DC power conversion chip, which incorporates a 700-V power MOSFET, high voltage switched current source, PWM control, oscillator, thermal shutdown circuit, fault protection and other control circuitry onto a monolithic device.
Elektrobit interface tester supports WiMAX, LTE Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment Finnish communications group Elektrobit has started selling to chip developers, equipment suppliers and network providers a bsestation interface tester that conforms to both mobile WiMAX and 3GPP Long Term Evolution specifications.
ARC cofounder named CEO of Swedish startup News & Analysis 9/26/2007 Post a comment Swedish provider of baseband processor technology Coresonic AB announced it has appointed Rick Clucas, ex-chief technology officer and co-founder of ARC International (St. Albans, England), as chief executive officer.
Chip market grew in August, says analyst News & Analysis 9/26/2007 Post a comment The three-month average of global chip sales climbed to $21.45 billion in August, up from $20.6 billion in July, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst with Terra Securities ASA. However, unadjusted year-on-year sales are set to have risen 4.8 percent in August, down from the 11.3 percent jump in July when year-on-year comparisons were particularly easy, he said in a note to clients.
Toshiba exec: NAND is sold out News & Analysis 9/26/2007 Post a comment Toshiba Corp. is unable to meet demand for its NAND flash memory devices and is sold out until December, according to Shozo Saito, president and CEO of the company's semiconductor unit.
Bull, un partenariat pour une solution d'entrepôt de données News & Analysis 9/26/2007 Post a comment Le groupe français Bull et DATAllegro, fournisseur d'appliances pour entrepôts de données, viennent de conclure un partenariat stratégique. Ce dernier prévoit l'association des appliances de DATAllegro aux serveurs NovaScale de Bull pour concevoir le Data Warehouse Server (DWPS).
Tower in talks with SemIndia, HSMC News & Analysis 9/26/2007 Post a comment Pure play fab Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) is currently in talks with SemIndia Inc. and Hindustan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (HSMC), two leading proponents of Indian chip manufacturing. Talks center on the two companies also making use of Tower's manufacturing capability.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times