Amkor closes on loans News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Arizona-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider Amkor Technology Inc. said it has successfully completed two previously announced financing initiatives designed to improve the company's liquidity.
Trident Microsystems appoints president News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Video IC supplier Trident Microsystems Inc. has appointed Jung-Herng Chang, currently president of Trident Technologies Inc. (TTI), its new president, effective immediately. Frank Lin will remain as the company’s chairman and chief executive
'Big three' EDA stocks bounce back News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment In a reversal from the previous day's trading, stocks for the three leading EDA companies, traded on the Nasdaq market, posted gains while Magma Design Automation declined.
OLED shipments up, says research firm Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Shipments of organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays grew to 16.7 million and revenues hit $130.9 million in the third quarter of 2005, according to market research firm DisplaySearch Inc.
Chip inductors work at high frequencies Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment J.W. Miller Magnetics has introduced two new series of
RoHS-compliant multilayer chip inductors. The new surface-mount PM1210G and PM1812G devices feature a low profile with excellent performance characteristics for a wide range of high-frequency applications.
PIC MCU line moves up to 16-bits Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Microchip Technology has launched its first family of 16-bit microcontrollers. There are 22 general-purpose devices that offer up to 40 MIPS performance, 16 Kbytes of RAM, 256 Kbytes of flash program memory, and up to 100-pin packages.
SEMI, Si2 to host DFM workshop News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment The Silicon Integration Initiative and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International have announced plans to host an all-day design-for-manufacturing.
14-bit A/D reaches 190 Msamples/s Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) unveiled a 14-bit, 190 Msamples/second analog-to-digital (A/D) converter that is said to provide strong dynamic performance and low power dissipation.
TETRA option enhances radio test set Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Test instrumentation house Aeroflex announces the availability of a TETRA Direct Mode option for its existing 3900 Series RF test platform TETRA is based on digital Private Mobile Radio and Public Access Mobile Radio technologies. The option gives a 3900 comprehensive direct mode call setup and parametric testing capabilities.
Advanced thin-film technology beefs up LED performance Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc. has made significant improvements to its proprietary thin-film technology that have resulted in enhancements to the luminous efficacy and color palette of its Power TOPLED line of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive, signal and signage applications. The new Power TOPLED products are said to offer 150 percent greater efficiency and produce a wide variety of red and yellow tones. In addition, the new devices offer all the benefits of surface-mount technology
Sony signs OLED agreement with Japan's Idemitsu News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Japan-based Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. and Sony Corp. have signed a memorandum of
understanding to jointly develop organic light-emitting diode (OLED) luminous materials, and cross-license one another’s OLED-related patents.
Intel obtains grant for Israel fab News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment After an apparent delay due to political problems, the Israeli government has approved a $525 million grant for Intel Corp. The chip giant will use the funding to build a new wafer fab in Israel, according to Globes online.
Intel mulls Oregon fab expansions News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Continuing its massive expansion efforts, Intel Corp. is mulling a plan to build and upgrade its wafer fabs in Oregon, according to a report from The Oregonian.
Semtech reports sales and earnings News & Analysis 11/29/2005 Post a comment Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor supplier Semtech Corp. posted net earnings of $11.5 million, or 15 cents per share on sales of $60.9 million in its third fiscal 2006 quarter ended Oct. 30.
Samsung admission could benefit Rambus News & Analysis 11/29/2005 Post a comment Samsung Electronics admitted that it conspired with other companies to fix the price of DRAM between Jan. 1, 2001 and June 15, 2002, according to the U.S. Department of Justice plea agreement that company representatives signed last month.
Here come 10-bit 4-Gsample/s RF digitizers Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Got the need for data-conversion speed? Slated for RF and ATE applications, data conversion instrument maker Acqiris is readying what it claims will be the world's first 10-bit 4-Gsample/s digitizers. These 3U-sized PXI digitizers will exhibit input bandwidths up to 3 GHz.
Synplicity tool claims improved performance for Lattice FPGAs Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor and Synplicity jointly that version 8.4 of Synplicity's Sinplify Pro logic synthesis engine provides additional performance enhancing features for Lattice FPGA devices, resulting in up to 20 percent performance improvement and significant area savings.
Elesta safety relay has only 275 mW coil capacity Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Elesta relays has extended its SIS range of safety relays with the type SIS112 for applications in which a high type of protection, small design volume and a minimal coil capacity are required. The relay is equipped with two switching contacts (1 NO / 1 NC), and is driven by a very sensitive drive with a nominal coil capacity of only 275 mW.
USB box works as general-purpose hardware resource Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Here's a plug-and-play instrument using realtime embedded processing power that can operate as a bi-directional I/O system. Each pin or signal can be individually defined as an input, an output, or as a bi-directional line. A Windows interface communicates to your PC through a plug-and-play USB interface. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
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