LG exec expects LCOS, PVRs to bolster TV sales News & Analysis 12/28/2005 Post a comment LG Electronics chief executive S.S. Kim expects Liquid Crystal on Silicon technology to help the Korean electronics company achieve its goal of becoming the leading supplier in the global television market, using premium display products.
Report: Philips boosts stake in China TV maker News & Analysis 12/28/2005 Post a comment A Chinese business unit of Royal Philips Electronics NV will buy an additional 5 percent stake in Chinese television and mobile phone maker TCL Corp., becoming the company's third-largest shareholder, TCL said in an Associated Press report.
Fate of high-def DVD may lie with Microsoft News & Analysis 12/26/2005 Post a comment After months of intense wrangling between the competing Blu-ray and HD-DVD groups, the battle lines in the war over a next-generation high-definition DVD format have moved to the doorstep of Microsoft Corp.
Nortel, Option demo HSDPA at 3.6 Mbps News & Analysis 12/22/2005 Post a comment Belgium-based wireless technology company Option and Toronto-based Nortel Networks Corp. have completed demonstrating High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) data card calls reaching wireless transmission rates of 3.6 megabits per second, faster than current broadband connections.
Litton Interconnect acquired by EMS company News & Analysis 12/22/2005 Post a comment Simclar Inc. a multi-plant electronics manufacturing services provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Northrop Grumman-owned Litton Interconnect Technologies assembly business in the U.S.
Xpedion working with PSP model co-developer News & Analysis 12/21/2005 Post a comment Xpedion Design Systems said it has formed a partnership with Gennady Gildenblat, the Penn State professor who co-developed the PSP model. Gildenblat will work with Xpedion to provide PSP parameter extraction for modeling services.
H-1B backers lose budget round News & Analysis 12/21/2005 Post a comment An effort to increase the number of high-tech visas available to U.S. employers failed when Congress dropped the provision from a massive spending bill.
Audio analyzers are compact Product News 12/21/2005 Post a comment Rohde & Schwarz is adding two compact audio analyzers to its Smart Instruments family. Models generate single-channel and dual-channel sinewave, two-tone, and noise signals.
Nokia eröffnet indisches Network Center News & Analysis 12/21/2005 Post a comment Der finnische Mobiltelefonausrüster Nokia Corp. ließ letzte Woche verlauten, dass das Unternehmen im nächsten Jahr ein neues globales Networks Solution Center in Chennai im Südosten Indiens eröffnen wird.
Japanese firms countersue Patriot over patents News & Analysis 12/20/2005 Post a comment Processor developer and IP company Patriot Scientific Corp. has been named a defendant in five declaratory judgment lawsuits filed in the Federal District Court in Oakland, Calif., by a group of 20 Japanese electronics manufacturers.
50-MHz waveform generators include PLL capabilities Product News 12/19/2005 Post a comment Although technologies such as microwave RF, RapidIO, and PCI Express occupy the leading-edge limelight these days, not everyone needs GHz-domain test gear. There are still many applications for lower-frequency equipment. Fluke Corp., for example, has some function generators for 50-MHz or lower applications.
Nokia to open network center in India News & Analysis 12/16/2005 Post a comment Finland-based wireless equipment provider Nokia Corp. said Friday (Dec. 15) it will open a new global networks solution center next year in Chennai, southeastern India, as part of its strategy to penetrate the growing India market.
Tokyo court orders release of evidence in AMD suit News & Analysis 12/16/2005 Post a comment In a possible turn of events in the suit by Advanced Micro Devices against Intel Corp., the Tokyo District Court said it would require the Fair Trade Commission of Japan (JFTC) to release evidence obtained during its investigation of Intel K.K.
Sigma to acquire UWB chipset maker News & Analysis 12/15/2005 Post a comment Digital media processor supplier Sigma Designs has signed a definitive agreement
to acquire Blue7 Communications, a developer of advanced wireless technologies and ultrawideband (UWB) semiconductors.
Battery powered vector network analyzers go afield Product News 12/14/2005 Post a comment Anritsu's got two portable handheld vector network analyzers that can make vector-corrected 1-port and 1-path 2-port measurements from 2-MHz all the way out to 6-GHz. Weighing just 6-lbs, these VNAs can replace racks of benchtop gear, and their USB and Ethernet hooks give you the connectivity needed to transfer data to other lab equipment. eeProductCenter Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Research scientist named 2006 DAC general chair News & Analysis 12/14/2005 Post a comment Ellen Sentovich (shown), a research scientist at Cadence Berkeley Laboratories and former technical and general chair of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, has been named general chair of the 2006 Design Automation Conference.
OTN core switching tester gets OTU1 capabilities Product News 12/14/2005 Post a comment Broadband communications test-and-measurement house Innocor adds OTU1 test capabilities to an existing next-generation test equipment line for OTN. The adjunct addresses the needs of transport applications that require FEC and OTN Digital Wrapper testing at 2.666-Gbit/s line rates.
Researchers map out shift to high-k materials News & Analysis 12/14/2005 Post a comment With high-k materials scheduled to replace silicon dioxide in logic chips beginning in 2008, researchers gathered here at an international semiconductor technology conference to flesh out details of the transition.
DirecTV fined $5.3 million over telemarketing News & Analysis 12/13/2005 Post a comment The Federal Trade Commission has announced that satellite video services provider DirecTV will pay the U.S. government $5.3 million after five telemarketing firms representing the company were found to have violated do-not-call telemarketing regulations.
Report: Ericsson workers cited for tax evasion News & Analysis 12/13/2005 Post a comment A Swedish prosecutor on Tuesday charged four current and former employees at wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson with severe obstruction of tax controls and evading taxes, according to an Associated Press report.
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.