Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display augmente sa production News & Analysis 5/31/2005 Post a comment Dans une tentative de
consolider sa part du marché en plein essor des
téléviseurs à écran plat, Hitachi Ltd. annonce de
nouveaux projets visant à augmenter la production
d'écrans plasma dans l'usine Miyazaki Works de sa
filiale Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display Ltd.
Credence, Spirox combine Taiwan operations News & Analysis 5/31/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor test solutions provider Credence Systems Corp. has announced it would combine its Taiwan operations with the T1 test division of Spirox Corp. to form Credence Spirox Integration Corp.
Transmeta sells processor line to Hong Kong firm News & Analysis 5/31/2005 Post a comment Troubled Transmeta Corp. announced plans to license and sell its x86-based microprocessor technology to Culture.com Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of Culturecom Holdings Ltd of Hong Kong. The deal is valued at $15 million, plus other considerations.
Digital display touts superior color and image quality Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment Combining high performance and power efficiency in a standard-size module, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas has introduced a new 4.3-inch amorphous silicon thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) for next-generation mobile devices. The LQ043T3DX02digital landscape display features a 16:9 aspect ratio, 480 x 272 pixel format, and is capable of displaying 16 million colors.
Auto camera drive takes the flick out of the wrist Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment Carving out a new niche in the mobile phone market, Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) has developed an unique device, designated as the auto camera drive (ACD), that rotates the camera on a mobile phone with the push of a button. Typically, users of camera phones have had to manually rotate the camera in order to change the screen from landscape to portrait; however, the new ACD promises to do the job automatically.
Built-in self-test migrates to register-transfer level Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment Built-in self-test offers high fault coverage for a range of potential defects, but it has been difficult to implement. LogicVision promises to change that this week with its LV2005 release, moving logic and memory BIST insertion up to the register-transfer level.
Less than $800 buys high-resolution DMM Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment Signametrics is releasing a plug-and-play PXI/cPCI digital multimeter with 5-1/2 digits of resolution, high dynamic range, and 100-reading/s capability. Best of all, it sells for less than $800.
Data path tools do the math for area savings Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment New mathematical approaches that promise up to 40 percent savings in silicon area will become available to a broader audience this week, as intellectual-property startup Arithmatica rolls out its first EDA tools.
Class-D digital amplifier made for flat-panel TVs Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment Review: This digital-input Class-D audio power amplifier from Texas Instruments Inc. is said to enable the development of flat-panel displays (FPDs) with sound quality that matches the display's high-quality image, while minimizing cost and component count.
Agilent launches industry's first laser-based optical mouse sensors Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. says it now offers the industry's first laser navigation sensor technology for mouse manufacturers. Available in three versions, the laser-based mouse sensors have been specifically designed for high-end cordless mice, high-end corded mice, and the high-performance gaming mice.
First wave of IP support washes over FPGA family Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has released for its recently announced LatticeXP field-programmable gate array (FPGA) family the first set of IP modules that address the needs of the consumer, computing and communications markets.
AC/DC desktops fill low-power gap Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment Ault's new PW136 external power series delivers 60 watts in nine models (3.3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, and 48 VDC) from a universal 100-250 VAC input. "OEMs will find this power supply to be versatile and popular because it delivers a range of power from 23 to 60 watts," said Greg Harris, vice president of business development."
ICs charge lithium-ions from AC or USB Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment Linear Technology's LTC4075 and LTC4075X are stand alone dual-input linear battery charger ICs that automically select the charging source (either a wall adapter or a USB port) for single-cell lithium-ion batteries. Using a constant-current/constant-voltage algorithm, the chargers, for application in PDAs, MP3 players, portable test equipment, and cell phones, can deliver up to 950 mA from a wall adapter or 500 mA from a USB supply.
EM Microelectronic's smart card IC offers flexible memory positioning Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment EM Microelectronic announces the EMTCG176-3G, a flash memory-based smart card IC designed for use in SIM and Java cards for GSM mobile phones, as well as for healthcare and loyalty card applications. The EMTCG176-3G is compatible with the ISO7816-3 Integrated Circuit Card (smart card) specification, and operates with high speed communication baud rates, making it compatible with the 3rd generation of cellular telephones.
Logic analyzers tackle complexity with automation Product News 5/31/2005 Post a comment Tektronix is rolling out two new Windows-based logic analyzers, including a portable and a benchtop mainframe. Both offer throughput Tek claims is three times faster than previous models, and both are highly automated. New software makes it all tick.
Canon hinkt im Lithographie-Geschäft hinterher News & Analysis 5/30/2005 Post a comment Seit Jahren peilt Canon einen Spitzenplatz im Markt für Lithographie-Tools an. An Ehrgeiz mangelt es dem Unternehmen nicht; etablierte Anbieter wie die niederländische ASML oder den einheimischen Konkurrenten Nikon will man überflügeln. Doch Produktverzögerungen und schwache Unternehmenszahlen zeigen, dass dem Unternehmen noch einiges zur Pole-Position fehlt.
AC/DC fits into compact networking Product News 5/30/2005 Post a comment Emerson Network Power's Astec LPS122 switching power supply, this one a high-density model in the company's LPS120 power supply family, can deliver up to 130 watts at 5 volts (with 30 cfm cooling) for networking and other rack applications.
ZVEI sieht Bauelemente-Branche weiter wachsen Product News 5/30/2005 Post a comment 151 Einen leichten Aufwind hat der Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie (ZVEI) für den Bauelemente-Markt registriert. Der Verband bestätigt damit frühere Einschätzungen, würzt sie jetzt aber mit einer leichten Prise Optimismus.
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.