FEI sees record sales News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment FEI Co. said sales for the quarter ended July 1 were $148.6 million, up slightly compared to the first quarter of 2007 and up 33 percent compared to the second quarter of 2006.
Amkor posts flat sales News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Amkor Technology Inc. said sales of $652 million for the second quarter of 2007 were flat from the first quarter of 2007 and down 5 percent from $687 million for the second quarter of 2006.
Luminus Devices' PhlatLight LEDs illuminates new Slim DLP HDTVs Product News 7/31/2007 Post a comment Luminus Devices, Inc. has announced that Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has begun shipping its new line of Slim Depth LED Engine Widescreen DLP HDTVs
with 1080p resolution, featuring Luminus' patented PhlatLight LED technology. Luminus' high-powered,
energy-efficient LED illumination is used in place of a UHP or arc lamp light source.
SHA-1 EEPROM offers bidirectional authentication Product News 7/31/2007 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS28CN01, a secure memory device that provides bidirectional challenge-and-response authentication protection by using the internationally recognized SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm) cryptographic algorithm.
Carbon nanotube growth tool used for sensor research Product News 7/31/2007 Post a comment ITA, the advanced technologies research institute in Trapani, Sicily, has selected a carbon nanotube growth tool from Surrey NanoSystems, a joint venture between the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute and CEVP Ltd, so as to conduct nanocomposites and mechanical sensor research. In parallel, both parties have signed a three-year development partnership to share intellectual property.
Un microscope éléctronique MEBE sur le sol français News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Grande première en Europe : un microscope électronique à balayage environnemental (MEBE) Hitachi de dernière génération, permettant la caractérisation des matériaux à l'échelle nanométrique sans dégradation des échantillons, vient d'être installé au sein de l'Ecole des Mines de Douai.
Cyan raises funds for overseas expansion News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Cyan Holdings, the fabless semiconductor group that develops low powered, configurable microcontrollers, has raised £5.3 million ($10.7 million) of working capital in a share placing on London's AIM market.
Melexis suffers from strong euro News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment In the second quarter, Melexis achieved revenues of 50,65 million (about $ 70 million), virtually on the same level as in the same quarter last year. A decline in the company's wireless business was offset by strong demand for opto products.
Circuit-sized quantum effect observed News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Magnetic quantum effects have been harnessed for the first time at lithographic sizes up to 30 nanometers long, holding the promise of future semiconductor circuits for quantum computers.
EDA grows 10 percent in Q1 News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment The EDA Consortium said that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for the first quarter grew 10 percent to $1.345 billion, versus $1.223 billion in the like period a year ago.
Innova Card enters Japanese market News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Innova Card, provider of secure hardware and software solutions for trusted terminals, has signed a distribution agreement with Altima Corp. so as to ensure sales coverage on the Japanese territory.
Sharp combines LCD, solar wafer production Product News 7/31/2007 Post a comment With an investment volume of 380 billion Yen (about $3.2 billion), Sharp plans to build a 10G production for LCD panels. The company plans to use certain process steps for the production of thin film solar wafers as well.
Suss rolls coating cluster News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment With its new coating cluster Gamma XPress, Suss MicroTec addresses chip manufacturers who use advanced packaging. The machine can be used for wafer bumping as well as for LED manufacturing applications.
Nvidia closing the gap on Intel in graphics chips News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Nvidia has made significant gains during the second quarter in graphics chip shipments and is closing the gap on market leader Intel while AMD continued to lose ground compared to its share in the corresponding quarter last year.
Hitachi fiscal Q1 loss shrinks as sales rise News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Hitachi Ltd. reported improved results for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30 on higher sales and lower operating costs. The company said the global economy continues to strengthen, boosting sales but offset by weakness in the U.S. housing sector.
Crosspoint switches support data rates up to 4.25 Gbits/s News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment The devices provide an exceptional combination of high speed, low power and low-jitter performance for applications such as XAUI signal buffering/muxing, backplane redundancy and high-speed network routing in end-equipments such as wireless base stations and IP network routers.
Infineon to oust CFO Guenther News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Only four months after hiring Ruediger Guenther as Chief Financial Officer, Infineon apparently tries to get rid of him. Press reports here cite his 'authoritarian management style' as the reason.
BSkyB to pay £125 million for Amstrad News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Satellite broadcaster BSkyB is buying, for £125 million, one of its largest set top box suppliers, Amstrad. The surprise deal will see Amstrad pass from the hands of one iconic name in British business to another, the Murdoch family.
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.