Kodak ends OLED joint venture with Sanyo News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Eastman Kodak Co. has relinquished control of its SK Display joint venture with Japan-based Sanyo Electric Co., choosing to broaden its participation in Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays by working with various partners.
Nokia to reorganize, job cuts likely News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Hit by weakened profits and changing global markets, Finland-based communications company Nokia said it could eliminate hundreds of positions in its Enterprise Solutions Business and Networks business groups.
India plans mobile TV satellite News & Analysis 1/27/2006 Post a comment The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is finalizing the design of a specially-loaded satellite having a big antenna that can be unfurled to provide mobile television signals.
Wideband RF development platform records and plays back Product News 1/26/2006 Post a comment Are you invoved with the design of software-defined radios or high-speed RF systems? Check out this product from board maker Pentek for realtime wideband data acquisition, signal processing, and recording. It packs four DAC channels and two up-converters for playback.
KTF doubles profit as subscribers rise News & Analysis 1/26/2006 Post a comment KTF Co., South Korea's No. 2 mobile telecommunications service carrier, said its fiscal 2005 net profit from its service sector almost doubled on a yearly basis to 547.0 billion won ($563.9 million), due to an increase in the number of subscribers.
RF signal generator will be LXI-compliant Product News 1/25/2006 Post a comment Test-and-measurement house Keithley Instruments is introducing a new LXI RF signal generator, and is pre-announcing some related RF test gear that will debut later this year. Coverage will span 400-MHz to 2.5-GHz.
Logic analyzer adds digital vector signal measurement News & Analysis 1/25/2006 Post a comment Addressing the needs of designers of cell phones, base stations, satellite and military communications systems, and radar applications, Agilent Technologies Inc. has added digital vector signal measurement software to its family of logic analyzers.
Rack-mounted unit tests Power-over-Ethernet devices Product News 1/25/2006 Post a comment Check out this compact rack-mounted unit for testing Ethernet switches and other devices that provide power-over-Ethernet as per the IEEE-802.3af standard. It contains 24 individually-programmable test ports that support full-powered device emulation, including programmable classification and variable power-loading.
Synopsys, Denali claim PCI Express 2.0 IP firsts News & Analysis 1/24/2006 Post a comment Synopsys claimed that its portfolio of DesignWare digital controller intellectual property for PCI Express is the first to support the evolving 2.0 version of the PCI Express specification. Rival EDA and IP vendor Denali Software followed suit by claiming that its PureSpec product is the first verification IP to support Gen II.
AT&T, Avaya team to speed VoIP migration News & Analysis 1/24/2006 Post a comment AT&T Inc. and Avaya Inc., a provider of business communications applications, systems and services, have announced a strategic global alliance to help businesses and government agencies migrate to voice over IP.
SK Telecom sales rise on wireless Net business News & Analysis 1/24/2006 Post a comment SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top mobile communications service carrier, said its total sales hit a record 10.16 trillion won ($10.37 billion) in 2005, up 4.7 percent over 2004, largely because of an increase of subscribers to its services and revenue from wireless Internet services.
LG Electronics profit soars despite lower sales News & Analysis 1/24/2006 Post a comment LG Electronics Co. Ltd. reported lower fourth-quarter total sales from a year earlier due mainly to a strong local currency and expenditures for expanding overseas production, but saw higher profits in all business divisions other than digital displays.
Sipex settles shareholder suit News & Analysis 1/23/2006 Post a comment Analog IC supplier Sipex Corp. has announced that the Superior Court of the State of California approved the settlement of a shareholder suit against the company’s current and former directors and officers.
Mobile digital TV alliance formed News & Analysis 1/23/2006 Post a comment A group of wireless and electronics companies have banded together to from alliance to promote the growth and evolution of handheld digital video broadcasting (DVB-H) in North America.
Supreme Court rules against RIM News & Analysis 1/23/2006 Post a comment Research in Motion Inc.’s stock dropped after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected its appeal to stay an appeals court ruling that could shut down its Blackberry network in the U.S.
South Korea's Pantech sees stronger 2006 News & Analysis 1/23/2006 Post a comment Pantech Co. Ltd., South Korea's second largest mobile phone maker, said it registered a net loss of 20.3 billion won ($20.7 million) in fiscal 2005 but expected more lucrative business this year.
Livedoor boss arrested News & Analysis 1/23/2006 Post a comment Japanese investigators have arrested Livedoor President Takafumi Horie and three other executives of affiliated companies.
Korea's Haansoft to JV with China, Japan firms News & Analysis 1/20/2006 Post a comment South Korea's Haansoft Inc. said it will set up a three-way joint venture this year with major Chinese and Japanese Linux OS vendors to develop more advanced Linux-based programs and step up their presence in the open-source software market.
Mentor execs recognized by IEEE News & Analysis 1/20/2006 Post a comment Mentor Graphics' Dennis Brophy and Dave Rich have received the IEEE Working Group Chairman’s Award for their contributions to the IEEE SystemVerilog standard.
Chip gear book-to-bill ratio rises in December News & Analysis 1/19/2006 Post a comment North American-based semiconductor equipment makers posted $1.14 million in orders in Dec. 2005 on a three-month average basis and achieved a 0.96 book-to-bill ratio, according to the latest report by industry group SEMI.
SIA board of directors to meet in Beijing News & Analysis 1/19/2006 Post a comment In a largely symbolic gesture that the organization hopes will demonstrate good faith on its part, the Semiconductor Industry Association is planning to hold a meeting of its board of directors in Beijing, China, early this summer.
Expanded EDA portfolio to include 3D electromagnetic simulation Product News 1/19/2006 Post a comment Advances in electromagnetic simulation are in the works at EEsof EDA. The company is announcing a plan to expand its electronics design automation portfolio to include full 3D EM simulation. A forthcoming product is expected to transform the way 3D EM software is priced and offered to RF and microwave designers. A 3D EM simulator will be tightly integrated within the company's current circuit simulation design flow.
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.