Syntune raises $7.1 million in Round B News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Single-chip tunable lasers and transmitters specialist Syntune AB has closed a second round of financing valued at $7.1 million almost three years after its financing round that raised about $6 million.
Sharp finally announces Blu-ray Disc player at IFA Product News 8/31/2007 Post a comment Sharp has unveiled its new BD-HP20S AQUOS Blu-ray player at IFA 2007 in Berlin, as the latest addition to its AQUOS home entertainment family. This powerful BD player provides high definition content in 1080p screen resolution, and features 24 frame per second (fps) capability.
Chartered, university open lab News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Two Singaporean entities --Nanyang Technological University and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. -- announced the opening of laboratory venture.
For The Love Of Labor News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment As Labor Day approached I got thinking I truly had no idea what the holiday meant. I mean, it marks the end of summer and the start of another school year (thank goodness). But I'm still not sure whether white shorts are allowed or not going into September. From what I understand the old fashion rule may no longer exist.
Falling prices sink Indian chip market News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment While an industry survey predicted the Indian chip market would reach $3.8 billion in revenues in 2006, an update found that actual revenues were about one-third less than that at $2.69 billion.
Dc-dc converters target medical applications News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment The Recom RP-Series DC/DC Converter features an isolation voltage of 5.2kVdc/1 second models RxxPxx and RxxP2xx offering 5.2kVdc/1 minute which corresponds to about 6.5kVdc/1 second; and the RV-xxxx, offering an isolation voltage of 6kVdc/1 second.
MIPS, Chipidea, Lego lead story ranking News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday Aug. 26, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Aug. 31. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Printed electronics startup raises $20 million in B round News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Plextronics Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), a startup with interests in organic electronics for both solar power and printed electronics applications, said it raised $20.6 million in Series B round of venture capital financing led by European chemicals group Solvay Group.
Texas Instruments presents 3-D DLP technology Product News 8/31/2007 Post a comment On the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Texas instruments has introduced an enhancement to its DLP projection technology that enables TV sets to display three-dimensional images. Mitsubishi and Samsung are among the first OEMs to implement the technology in their products, TI said.
Sales up, losses down at French MEMS foundry News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) manufacturer Memscap SA (Bernin, France) made a considerably reduced net loss of 948,000 euros (about $1.3 million) on sales revenue of 7.3 million euro (about $10.0 million) for the half-year to June 30, 2007.
PXI based digital functional test targets next generation circuits News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Rohde & Schwarz has equipped the CompactTSVP production test platform withy a high-speed digital test module, the TS-PHDT with a maximum data rate of 40 MHz and a storage capacity of 1.5 Gbyte. The test module was developed in close conjunction with he RF and Automotive Business Unit of Atmel.
IBM peilt ultradichte Speicherplatten an News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Festplatten auch mit den höchsten heute verfügbaren Speicherdichten benötigen rund eine Million magnetischer Atome, um ein Bit zu speichern. IBM hat nun in seinem Forschungszentrum Almaden eine Möglichkeit aufgezeigt, ein Bit in nur einem Atom zu speichern. Damit eröffnet der Konzern eine Perspektive für Festplatten mit ultrahoher Speicherdichte.
OmniVision bucks trend as sales jump News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment OmniVision Technologies Inc. said revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 was $173.1 million, compared to $119.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, and $136.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2007.
Dell posts profits, warns of uncertainties News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Dell Inc. reported positive revenue and profit growths for its fiscal 2008 second quarter but cautioned that firming component costs and reorganization activities could hurt operating costs in the second half of the year.
VSystems stärkt sich mit Micro Memory News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Der Embedded-Computer-Hersteller VSystems GmbH übernimmt den US-Hersteller Micro Memory. Letzterer gilt als Spezialist für Board-Level-Produkte in den Bereichen Bildverarbeitung, Echtzeit-Datenerfassung und Speicherknoten.
IBM, Infineon agree to sell Altis to Russia-connected group News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment IBM Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG, have said they have agreed to divest their shares in Altis Semiconductor SA with its manufacturing site in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, via a sale to Advanced Electronic Systems AG (Zurich, Switzerland).
Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a Swiss affiliate of GIS (Global Information Services), a Russia-based holding company with offices in Moscow and Miami.
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.