En raison d’un 3ème trimestre déficitaire, LSI supprime des emplois News & Analysis 10/29/2004 Post a comment LSI Logic Corp. (Milpitas, Californie) a supprimé 510 emplois, soit environ 11 % de ses effectifs, et a inscrit des charges de 383 millions de dollars pour son usine de l’Oregon, à l’heure où le fabricant de circuits à applications spécifiques (ASIC) annonce un programme complet de restructuration après un troisième trimestre déficitaire.
Software speeds Dolby Digital audio testing Product News 10/29/2004 Post a comment Audio test-and-measurement specialty house Audio Precision now offers Dolby Digital generator software that's capable of up to 10X faster test and verification to Dolby Digital standards. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a look at the new software and the hardware platform it uses.
Defects driving IC test strategies News & Analysis 10/28/2004 Post a comment The IC design and test community's quest to achieve fewer than 100 defective parts per million (DPPM) is becoming more difficult as process technologies move below 100 nanometers.
Defects driving IC test strategies News & Analysis 10/28/2004 Post a comment The IC design and test community's quest to achieve fewer than 100 defects per million is becoming more difficult as process technologies move below 100 nanometers.
Adjustable panel meters display zero- and non-zero-based parameters Product News 10/28/2004 Post a comment Looking to dress up that instrument panel with some flexible and EMI/RFI-resistant digital panel meters? Check out industrial-control component maker Acculex's two new series of RFI/EMI-resistant DPMs. They support ready adjustment of gain and offset, lending themselves to custom process-control applications.
Le PDG de Broadcom passe la main à un dirigeant de Philips News & Analysis 10/27/2004 Post a comment Lanny Ross, Président-directeur général de Broadcom Corp., société de conception de puces sans usine, devrait quitter son poste à compter du 3 janvier 2005, date à laquelle Scott McGregor, Président-directeur général sortant de Philips Semiconductors, devrait prendre la relève. Cette annonce revient à Broadcom en date du 26 octobre.
VMEbus analyzers get shot in the arm Product News 10/27/2004 Post a comment A company that lays claim to being the inventor of the first VMEbus analyzer announces an update and expansion of a VME Renaissance-enabled test product. This happens as the VME Renaissance initiative provides a significant upgrade to the more than 20-year-old VMEbus architecture.
LCD storage scopes are low cost performers Product News 10/26/2004 Post a comment Want to buy a 250-Msample/s realtime sampling scope with a 1:1 to 100:1 zoom waveform display, and a 4,000-record length for each channel, for just a tad over a kilobuck? If so, check out Protek's latest 100-MHz analog-bandwidth digital storage scopes.
Wireless Telecom Group acquires Willtek News & Analysis 10/26/2004 Post a comment Wireless Telecom Group (WTT) has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of German wireless test vendor Willtek Communications GmbH, in exchange for $7 million in cash and 8,000,000 shares of WTT common stock. As a result of the proposed acquisition, Willtek will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of WTT.
Lead ban likely to accelerate obsolescence problems News & Analysis 10/25/2004 Post a comment EU proposals to ban the use of lead in electronic equipment are likely to accelerate industrys already growing problem of how it can maintain expensive, long-lifespan equipment when components become obsolete according to the Component Obsolescence Group (COG).
Software promises realtime test, product quality, performance insight Product News 10/25/2004 Post a comment Enterprise software provider SigmaQuest is rolling out a new product that provides actionable information that can help ensure product intergrity and process integrity. Working with test-and-measurement partners National Instruments, ASSET-InterTech, and Agilent Technologies, the company is dishing up software that's been beta-tested with seven user organizations worldwide. It's billed as Web-architected product-quality and performance-intelligence software.
Sonics étend sa présence en Europe News & Analysis 10/25/2004 Post a comment Soucieux de se rapprocher de ses clients européens, Sonics Inc., fournisseur d’architectures de systèmes sur puce et de produits SMART Interconnect IP (Propriété Intellectuelle), annonce l’ouverture d’un bureau de ventes à Munich (Allemagne).
Mobile PC battery group says displays now consume less power News & Analysis 10/25/2004 Post a comment The Mobile PC Extended Battery Life Working Group (EBL-WG) has announced that shipments of XGA resolution panels consuming under 3 watts has reached 6 million units, about 12 per cent of total estimated notebook shipments for 2004 and meeting the organization's goal of driving down PC power usage.
Microlease renforce ses équipes en France News & Analysis 10/25/2004 Post a comment Convaincu du dynamisme de la France en matière d’équipements de tests & mesure, Microlease, spécialiste de la location d’équipements électroniques, va revoir l’organisation de son activité en France et étendre ses équipes sur l’ensemble du territoire.
Network Camera Controller - supports 2-megapixel cameras & 30 fps Product News 10/25/2004 Post a comment Epson has enhanced its line-up of network camera controller ICs that feature a built-in JPEG encoder and camera interface. The latest addition to the line, which enables users to easily and inexpensively build a network camera simply by connecting a camera module to the controller, is the S1S65010.
Safety Tester - designed for the lighting industry Product News 10/25/2004 Post a comment The latest addition to the Clare Instruments range of leading edge electrical safety testers is a dedicated tester for the lighting industry. The SafeTest Luminaire has been designed for manufacturers of lighting products who need to meet electrical safety standards.
Digital Cameras - with CameraLink interface Product News 10/22/2004 Post a comment Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions Division announced a range of digital cameras conforming to the CameraLink interface standard, including ultra-compact, lightweight VGA and XGA versions, and high-resolution variants for use in applications such as microscopy, medical imaging and education.
Veriwave automates 802.11 conformance tests Product News 10/22/2004 Post a comment WLAN performance-analysis tool supplier VeriWave is rolling out what it says is the industry's first automated conformance tester for IEEE-802.11 Access Points and clients. The test suites execute on VeriWave's WaveTest Traffic Generator/Performance Analyzer, which we recently reviewed here at eeProductCenter.
Google's Q3 sales jumped 15% to a record $806 million News & Analysis 10/21/2004 Post a comment Releasing its first results after its highly-touted IPO, search engine specialist Google Inc. reported record revenues of $805.9 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, representing a 15 percent increase over the second quarter of 2004 and a 105 percent year-over-year gain.
JTAG debug product promises multi-fold advantages Product News 10/20/2004 Post a comment Here's a new approach to JTAG testability. It reduces the number of JTAG pins required to just one. The system immediately lets you test and debug devices with standard JTAG interfaces using only one device pin, an essential feature for low pin-count devices.
Agilent supprime 100 emplois sur son site du Colorado News & Analysis 10/20/2004 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. annonce la suppression de 100 emplois, soit 11% de ses effectifs, sur son site de test de semi-conducteurs à Fort Collins, dans le Colorado. Pour justifier cette mesure, la société évoque la mollesse de la demande de produits semi-conducteurs et la nécessité de réduire les dépenses.
SanDisk accuse STMicroelectronics de violation de brevets News & Analysis 10/20/2004 Post a comment SanDisk Corp. a déposé une plainte auprès de la Commission américaine du commerce international (ITC) afin de mener des investigations visant à vérifier si les puces de mémoire flash NAND fabriquées par STMicroelectronics violent le brevet américain de SanDisk.
Agilent cuts 100 jobs in Colorado plant News & Analysis 10/19/2004 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. has cut 100 jobs, or 11 percent of its work force, from its circuit plant in Fort Collins, Colo., citing slow demand for semiconductor products and a push to trim costs, the company confirmed Tuesday.
New lawsuit accuses Lattice's management of widespread abuse News & Analysis 10/18/2004 Post a comment The controversy surrounding Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (Hillsboro, Ore.) intensifed Monday (October 18) as a shareholder derivative suit alleges the company's Board of Directors not only misstated its finances but granted themselves thousands of shares in stock options despite the company's poor fiscal performance.
CTS sues Korean company for patent infringement Product News 10/15/2004 Post a comment CTS Corp. (Elkhart, Ind.) has filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Korea-based Partron Co. Ltd. and its U.S. distributor, Samnova A/S of Denmark, for producing and selling ceramic monoblock duplexers that infringe one or more of CTS' ceramic duplexer filter patents.
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.