TI to provide foundry services to Spansion News & Analysis 8/31/2010 Post a comment Texas Instruments has agreed to provide foundry services to another semiconductor vendor, but a spokesperson for the company said TI has no designs on beefing up its presence in the foundry business long-term.
Epson Toyocom XP-6000CA absolute pressure sensor Product News 8/31/2010 1 comment Epson Toyocom Corp. has developed an extremely small absolute pressure sensor dubbed the XP-6000CA, which employs a QMEMS pressure-sensing structure that allows the sensor to squeeze into a tiny 7.0 × 5.0 × 2.0t mm package while providing total pressure accuracy (±30 Pa) and high resolution (0.3 Pa).
2A, 42V boost converter offered in automotive, military temperature grades Product News 8/31/2010 Post a comment For applications in extreme ambient temperatures, Linear Technology has created "H-grade" and "MP-grade" versions of the LT3580, a current-mode, fixed frequency step-up DC/DC converter with internal 2A, 42V switch. The device operates from an input voltage range of 2.5V to 32V, making it suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion to automotive inputs.
AVX AU series multilayer ceramic chips Product News 8/31/2010 Post a comment AVX has beefed up its multilayer ceramic chip (MLCC) line to include gold plated terminations, helping to eliminate a printed-circuit board’s susceptibility to tin wiskering that can affect system performance.
Ethernet switch takes new tack at virtual I/O News & Analysis 8/31/2010 1 comment Startup Xsigo Systems, Inc. rolled out a 10 Gbit/second switch that can handle Ethernet networking and Fibre Channel storage traffic for a fraction of the cost of Fibre Channel over Ethernet adapters sold by companies such as Cisco Systems.
Graphite foam cools hi-intensity LEDs News & Analysis 8/30/2010 15 comments Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher James Klett (shown) claims to have developed a graphite foam technology that can help cool LED light fixtures and extend their lifespan.
Report: EMS vendors face supply chain 'pileup' News & Analysis 8/30/2010 2 comments Contract manufacturers are facing a challenging supply imbalance characterized by tight inventories of components and a glut of raw materials, according to a report by market research firm iSuppli.
Top-of-rack 10GE switches to hit $500M News & Analysis 8/30/2010 3 comments The market for 10 Gbit/second Ethernet switches geared for rack-mounted servers grew a whopping 300 percent in the last quarter, an indicator a major upgrade cycle is underway in business networks, said an analyst.
Chip sales stay strong amid slowdown signs News & Analysis 8/30/2010 3 comments The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for July was $25.24 billion, up 1.2 percent from June and up 37.0 percent from July 2009, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Microsoft founder sues the industry News & Analysis 8/29/2010 17 comments Interval Licensing LLC, which is backed by Paul Allen, has filed a complaint against AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube.
China researchers claim faster MRAM News & Analysis 8/27/2010 5 comments MRAM speed can be boosted and power consumption cut by using a new electrical switching technique that requires much less energy to write bits, according to Chinese researchers.
Intel cuts sales target on weak PC sales News & Analysis 8/27/2010 7 comments Intel lowered its sales target for the third quarter, saying the company now expects revenue to be between $10.8 billion and $11.2 billion, down from a previous estimate of $11.2 billion and $12 billion.
ST launches 3-D digital TV chip Product News 8/27/2010 8 comments STMicroelectronics has announced it is offering an IC with 3-D television support and 120-Hz motion estimation and motion compensation for 1080-line progressive scan pictures within mid-range integrated digital televisions.
Magma hits guidance, beats analyst expectations News & Analysis 8/26/2010 2 comments Magma Design Automation met or exceeded all financial guidance for the quarter ended Aug. 1, posting a net loss in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles of $3.3 million on revenue of $32.6 million.
Silicon Labs, Quintic settle infringement suit News & Analysis 8/26/2010 Post a comment IC vendor Quintic has agreed to a patent licensing and royalty deal that provides the company with a limited license to Silicon Laboratories' international portfolio of FM radio patents under the terms of a patent infringement litigation settlement between the two companies, Silicon Labs said.
Analyst: Samsung likely to pass Intel in ICs News & Analysis 8/26/2010 24 comments South Korea's Samsung Electronics is on track to catch Intel in semiconductor revenue and will most likely become the No. 1 chip vendor by the middle of this decade, according to an industry analyst.
Report sees 255M Web-ready TVs sold in 2014 News & Analysis 8/26/2010 3 comments Connected TVs and other networked digital home devices will grow to sales of more than 650 million units worldwide in 2014, signaling a gradual decline for DVDs and new opportunities still being defined.
Mentor teams with GlobalFoundries on DRC News & Analysis 8/26/2010 1 comment Mentor Graphics has announced it has been working with GlobalFoundries to create the Graphical Design Rule Manual (GDRM) that helps IC designers debug layout design rule violations in chips intended for manufacture by foundry.
Graphene fabrication gets a boost News & Analysis 8/26/2010 2 comments U.S. researchers claim supercomputer simulations found that electron radiation prevents crosstalk between monolayers of graphene during fabrication.
China's Godson vector, 28nm News & Analysis 8/25/2010 31 comments A chief architect of China's microprocessor initiative described an ambitious set of new Godson CPUs including a server chip with vector processing and plans to leapfrog to a 28nm process for the next generation.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.