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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IR's CEO takes leave amid snafu News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment International Rectifier Corp. said that Alex Lidow, chief executive and director, has gone on a ''leave of absence'' with pay pending the resolution of a previously-announced accounting snafu.
MEMS, FRAMs qualified News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Microelectromechanical system oscillators and ferroelectric random access memory have been qualified for high-reliability and extended-temperature-range applications, respectively.
FTC seeks info in Intel-ST flash venture News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. said that it has received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the agency's regulatory review of a proposed flash-memory venture.
Secure supervisor circuit incorporates tamper detection Product News 8/29/2007 Post a comment Maxim says the SPI-compatible DS3650 is the industry's first secure supervisor with tamper detection to meet the payment card industry's voltage- and temperature-monitoring requirements. It integrates a battery-backup controller, system power monitor, CPU supervisor, temperature sensor, along with two tamper-detection comparators.
AmberWave, RIT gain NSF grant News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment AmberWave Systems Inc. and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have been awarded a three-year research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Multiplexer supports high-voltage and dual-voltage SD/SDIO/MMC Product News 8/29/2007 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor says the FSSD06 is the first multiplexer that supports high voltage and dual-voltage secure digital (SD)/secure digital I/O (SDIO)/ multimedia cards (MMC), enabling an application's processor to multiplex between a SD card, SDIO card, MMC card and peripherals
Panasonic delivers world's first 3LCD 1080p microdisplays Product News 8/29/2007 Post a comment Panasonic has started to ship a new line of High Definition LCD Rear Projection Display televisions featuring their revolutionary long-life LIFI, a first-of-its kind light fidelity projection display application that ensures image brightness over an extended period of time as well as greatly reduced start-up time.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Timesí 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.