Design Con 2015
Breaking News
News Analysis
Content tagged with Industrial Control Designline posted in April 2005
Page 1 / 15   >   >>
MOSFET chip set boosts supplies by 15%
Product News  
4/30/2005   Post a comment
Renesas Technology says its RJK0305DPB/RJK0301DPB high-side/low-side chip set achieves an efficiency of 90 percent, the highest in the industry, for small DC/DC converters (20 amps at 1.3 volts from a 12-volt input). In such applications, this increase in efficiency corresponds to an increase in output current of about 15 percent as compared to converters built with the company's previous generation MOSFETs.
Magma grants stock options
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation Inc. has granted stock options to 14 employees who joined the company through April 25, the company said.
Alliance Semiconductor's quarterly loss jumps 134%
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Alliance Semiconductor Corp. reported a fiscal fourth quarter net loss of $23.2 million, or 65 cents per diluted share, on sales of $5.6 million.
Current sense resistor handles 3 watts
Product News  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics Inc. has introduced a new current sense chip resistor capable of handling 3 watts of power at 70°C in a 1225 case size.
Optical connector system combines high performance with environmental protection
Product News  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
A new Optical Industrial LC Duplex connector system from Molex Inc. combines the high performance of a fiber optic connection with a rugged industrial connector to allow for easy installations and terminations in harsh industrial environments.
Power cable assemblies supply many options
Product News  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Samtec Inc. offers a variety of standard and semi-custom power cable assemblies in a wide selection of lengths, pin counts and termination choices along with a full range of assembly tools.
WiMedia Alliance to support UWB regulatory effort
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
In a turnabout, Intel and the WiMedia Alliance have agreed to sponsor and attend a meeting in San Diego later this month in an effort to accelerate the move toward international rules for ultrawideband signaling.
NASA executive outlines future Mars exploration
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
The manager of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's exploration systems and technology office laid out space exploration's past and present in an address to chip designers.
Despite features, Longhorn unlikely to boost PC industry
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. released the schedule and sketched out some of the main features of Longhorn, its next major version of Windows.
Ultratech CEO is co-owner, investor in Ferrari dealership
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Arthur Zafiropoulo, chairman and chief executive of chip-equipment maker Ultratech Inc., has become a co-owner and an investor in a Ferrari car dealership in Northern California.
7200-rpm, 100-Gbyte drive available in 2.5-in. platter for notebooks
Product News  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Seagate Technology has added to its Momentus family of hard disk drive products a 7200-rpm, 100-Gigabyte drive, the highest capacity available for notebooks. And it has ramped up the areal densities on its 5400 and 4200 drives to 120-Gbytes from 100-Gbytes. With the latest additions, Seagate now offers a complete line of 2.5-in notebook drives covering all spin speeds, capacity points and interfaces.
Dell to expand India outsourcing, says report
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Dell Computer plans to add 2,000 people in India by the year's end as the PC maker seeks to make the country a hub for software development and back-office work, an Associated Press report said Friday (April 29).
Hynix et ST entament la construction de l’usine de fabrication de mémoires en Chine
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Les travaux de construction d’une usine de fabrication de mémoire, co-entreprise entre STMicroelectronics NV et Hynix Semiconductors Inc., ont commencé à Wuxi City, dans la province de Jiangsu (Chine). Les sociétés ont posé la première pierre du site le 28 avril, en présence de représentants municipaux, régionaux et nationaux chinois et de coréens.
Solectron to cut headcount by 3,500 employees
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Solectron Corp., a provider of electronics manufacturing and integrated supply chain services, said that it plans to reduce its workforce by 3,500 employees.
E-passport makers hail U.S. retreat
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Global electronic passports suppliers hailed a decision by the U.S. State Department to add a requirement for additional security measures in next-generation U.S. passports.
Nanometrics posts profit on 14% sales gain in Q1
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Metrology-equipment specialist Nanometrics Inc. said revenues for the first quarter of 2005 were $23.5 million, an increase of 14 percent from $20.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2004 and an increase of 72 percent compared to $13.7 million for the first quarter of 2004.
Amid headcount reductions, ASE Test posts loss
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Amid a headcount reduction, Taiwan's ASE Test Ltd., the world's largest independent provider of semiconductor testing services, said revenues for the first quarter totaled $115.8 million, down 11 percent from Q1 2004 and down 21 percent from Q4 2004.
Flomerics acquisition strengthens thermal modeling capabilities
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Looking to strenthen its offerings in the "hot" area of thermal modeling, Flomerics has acquired a Hungarian company with a technology that is syngergistic to its own.
16-bit digital signal controller targets cost-sensitive apps
Product News  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor says its new 56F8000 series of 16-bit digital signal controllers break the price/performance barrier for many industrial and appliance applications.
Application processor aims at multimedia apps
Product News  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Renesas Technology America's SH-MobileJ3 application processor offers system designers an interface to 4-megapixel camera modules, on-chip image-processing hardware accelerators.
Chuck Swoboda replaces Neil Hunter as Cree's chairman
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Cree Inc. has elected its president and chief executive Chuck Swoboda to the additional role of chairman of the board, replacing Neal Hunter, who resigned as a director on April 25.
IMEC raised contract revenues 12% in 2004
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Research organization IMEC vzw (Leuven, Belgium) achieved revenues of 125 million euro (about $160 million) in 2004 up 12 percent compared with 2003, IMEC said.
Microsoft throws UWB support to WiMedia Alliance
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. has become a member of the WiMedia Alliance, the larger of the two trade organizations supporting competing proposals for ultrawideband short-range wireless technology.
Microsoft rejoint l’Alliance WiMedia
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. a annoncé vendredi (29 avril) avoir rejoint l’Alliance WiMedia, groupe chargé de la promotion des technologies de communications sans fil à ultra large bande.
International Rectifier enthused about energy-conserving markets
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
International Rectifier is excited about white goods, lighting ballasts, WiMAX and other new applications of its power management components. CEO Alex Lidow (right) talked with Steve Ohr after Thursday's earning report.
SMA's 3U CompactPCI Module provides Ethernet for industrial applications
Product News  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
The CLAN7 from SMA is a ruggedized 3U CompactPCI module that combines industrial standards with a low price. Based on the LAN Controller 82551ER specifically developed by Intel for the embedded sector, this module provides an Ethernet/Fast Ethernet interface according to IEEE 802.3.
TTI's linear bench power supplies offer higher power and higher current
Product News  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
TTi (Thurlby Thandar Instruments) has extended its EL Series of low-cost and compact linear bench power supplies with two new models that offer both higher power and higher current levels. The EL155 provides 0-15 V at 0-5 A (75 W maximum), while the EL303 provides 0-30 V at 0-3 A (90 W maximum).
Tools tailored for XAP 32-bit RISC core
Product News  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Cambridge Consultants has forged a set of development tools for its XAP3 royalty-free RISC processor core for ASICs and FPGAs. The tool set comprises the Gnu Compiler Collection (GCC) C/C++ compiler and the uCLinux and Micrium (C/OS-II real-time operating systems. In particular, the Gnu Compiler Collection imparts an industry standard C programming environment and support for C++ and Java.
Yamaichi offers a test & burn-in socket with ultra fine pitch for BGA/CSP
Product News  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
The continuous miniaturization of mobile applications and the resulting shrinking of module sizes requires ever smaller pitches. This miniaturization also presents a challenge to the socket manufacturers, as not only the reliability, but also the processing capability of the contact systems for Test & Burn-In applications must be ensured.
APEM pick & place tact switch has horizontal actuation
Product News  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
The latest addition to APEM's range of tact switches is a model with horizontal actuation, called D162-01, specifically designed for pick and place assembly.
Microsoft joins WiMedia Alliance
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. announced Friday (April 29) it has joined the WiMedia Alliance, an industry group promoting ultrawideband wireless communications technology.
SMIC's loss widens as sales fall 15% in Q1
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Chinese silicon foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) reported sales of $248.8 million in the first quarter of 2005, down 14.7 percent from $291.8 million in the prior quarter.
Amkor pays $40 million to Fujitsu over defective compounds
News & Analysis  
4/29/2005   Post a comment
Amkor Technology Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to Fujitsu Ltd. as part of a settlement involving allegedly defective mold compounds for ICs.
Samsung plans to reduce MCP variations
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
In an effort to cut costs, Samsung Semiconductor Inc. plans to reduce the variations of multi-chip packages that it currently offers to the cellphone market, said Ivan Greenberg, director of flash strategic marketing at Samsung Semiconductor USA.
Intel pushing for common bus for cellphone ICs
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
Faced with increasingly complex cellular handsets, Intel Corp. is pushing for a common bus specification that would be used by different types of memories within cellphones, said Mark Leinwander, system architecture manager at Intel's flash products group.
Fujitsu to pay $25 million settlement to Cirrus Logic
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
Fujitsu Ltd. will pay Cirrus Logic Inc. $25 million to settle all claims between Cirrus Logic, Fujitsu, Amkor Technology Inc. and Sumitomo Bakelite Co. over alleged failure of ICs that Cirrus Logic sold to Fujitsu.
Pixelworks set to acquire fabless company, reports quarterly earnings
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
System-on-chip IC provider Pixelworks Inc. reported first quarter revenue of $40.3 million, down 11 percent from the $45.3 million that the company posted for the fourth quarter of 2004, but up 5 percent from the $38.5 million that it posted for the fourth quarter of 2004.
Toshiba, AMI, IR see tough sledding amid sluggish results
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
Based on the financial results from a select group of chip makers, it will be a long and tough year in 2005.
Zoran, Portal Player report sales and earnings
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
Two suppliers of semiconductors for digital multimedia, Zoran Corp. and PortalPlayer Inc., posted mixed results for their first fiscal 2005 quarters ended March.
Isonics readies wafer reclaim service on 300-mm line
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
Isonics Corp. announced the completion of a new manufacturing line for 300-mm silicon wafers. The line will involve both the production of new test wafers and reclaim services.
Analyst sees new products gaining traction in LCD and handheld markets
Product News  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
Following yesterday's yesterday's report on March quarter revenues, American Technology Research analyst Doug Freedman is upgrading his assessment of Intersil Corp. Though it's given up market share in the PC power components market, the company has overcome some of the bumbs from its merger with Xicor and is growing its business in the display arena. Here are the analyst's notes and projections from that earnings report.
PCI combo card generates spectrally pure mixed-signals
Product News  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
With two 16-bit output channels running at 400-Msamples/s, here's a PCI plug-in card that works as a spectrally pure mixed-signal waveform generator. It's just the ticket for video, or IF strip testing.
Matsushita chief backs effort to unify next-generation DVD spec
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
Matsushita President Kunio Nakamura endorsed the effort to unify the next-generation DVD standard, saying concessions from both sides on technology are possible.
Updated: Magma's loss deeper than expected
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
Three weeks after revising its fiscal fourth quarter guidance downward, Magma Design Automation reported a net loss for the quarter that was even larger than expected.
Updated: Magma's loss deeper than expected
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
Three weeks after revising its fiscal fourth quarter guidance downward, Magma Design Automation reported a net loss for the quarter that was even larger than expected.
Freescale, Toshiba gain in IC rankings for Q1 '05
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
The current IC downturn has reshuffled the rankings for chip makers in the first quarter of 2005, as Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Toshiba Corp. gained ground during the period, according to IC Insights Inc.
August, Cabot, KLA, K&S, MEMC, Varian post mixed quarterly results
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
Chip-equipment vendors August Technology Corp. and Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. separately posted losses for their respective quarters.
Ceramic caps reduce short-circuit risk in auto apps
Product News  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
EPCOS AG has developed a new type of ceramic capacitor, designated as a multi-layer serial ceramic capacitor (MLSC), to minimize the risk of short circuits if the capacitor is damaged, particularly for applications where the capacitor is permanently connected to a power source or voltage source such as in automotive electronic circuits.
Nomadic fiber-optics tester supplants multiple instruments
Product News  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
Here's a new line of metro-area optical time-domain reflectometers that combine measurement and analysis functions with optical power meters, light sources, and Internet Protocol testing. These battery-powered nomadic instruments combine the functions of multiple instruments, giving you an all-in-one handheld that can be used to confirm optical access service connections as well as IP network transmission performance.
ASE posts loss, expands wafer bumping agreement
News & Analysis  
4/28/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. posted a net loss of $4.07 million on sales of $591 million in the first quarter of 2005, down from net earnings of $52 million on sales of $548.3 million in the year-ago quarter.
Page 1 / 15   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

DIY Practical Joke Project Idea
Max Maxfield
Post a comment
I just received a rather interesting email from a member of the EETimes community who prefers to remain anonymous. This message was as follows:

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
2 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...