Nortel hires Internet guru as new CTO News & Analysis 3/31/2005 Post a comment Nortel Networks Corp. named Gary Kunis its new chief technology officer Thursday (March 31), as the network infrastructure company continued to clean house at the management level.
Artesyn releases revised PMBus spec News & Analysis 3/31/2005 Post a comment Artesyn Technologies Inc. has announced the public release of Revision 1.0 of the PMBus open-standard digital power management protocol and a special interest to further develop and promote the PMBus power operating system.
Another Fully-Buffered DIMM tester bows in Product News 3/31/2005 Post a comment Another company has also joined the FB-DIMM test fray. Predating Tek's recent announcement, Pycon has shipped more than 130 FB-DIMM testers since November of last year---and is now offering a very enticing deal for first-time buyers.
Sony establishes mobile display unit Product News 3/31/2005 Post a comment Sony Corp. established ST Mobile Display Corp. (STMD) on Thursday (March 31) as its second low temperature polysilicon thin-film liquid crystal display production base to boost panel production.
Colubris Networks acquires Wi-Fi company News & Analysis 3/30/2005 Post a comment Colubris Networks has acquired Kiwi Networks, a supplier of advanced cellular technologies for next-generation Wi-Fi and WiMAX deployment, to strengthen its portfolio of Wi-Fi and WiMax-based wireless local area network solutions.
Midget CompactFlash card gathers data Product News 3/30/2005 Post a comment eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor takes a first look at a new CompactFlash card that can turn a PDA into a user-customized medium-speed portable data acquisition system. What's more, it can do that more cost effectively than by using a dedicated PC. Click here to learn more.
Airspan Networks, ArelNet to merge News & Analysis 3/29/2005 Post a comment Broadband wireless solutions provider Airspan Networks Inc. has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire ArelNet, a supplier of network infrastructure equipment for Voice-over-IP, for $8.7 million.
CompactPCI card houses add-on data-acq modules Product News 3/29/2005 Post a comment A new two-module multi-function 3U-sized CompactPCI card fits in a single slot. Priced at about $1800, it gives you an array of options that let you configure it for various data-acquisition and control functions. These include RTD signal conditioning, TTL I/O, and A/D and DAC functions.
SMIC loan quest stalled, says report News & Analysis 3/29/2005 Post a comment The chairman of Shanghai-based chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) said Tuesday it is looking elsewhere to borrow money to buy manufacturing equipment while the U.S. government holds off approving a $769 million loan, according to an Associated Press report.
One-instrument box is enhanced for multi-service transport eval Product News 3/28/2005 Post a comment Test-and-measurement vendor Anritsu is debuting enhancements for its existing one-instrument-does-all MP1590B network performance tester. Running Windows, the enhancements impart a number of new analysis capabilities, including functions for 2.5G Ethernet-over-SONET, 10/100/1000-Mbit Ethernet, 10-Gbit Ethernet, and LCAS.
NEC America appoints new CEO News & Analysis 3/25/2005 Post a comment NEC Electronics America Inc. announced Friday (March 25) the appointment of Yuichi Kawakami as its president and chief executive effective April 1, succeeding current president and CEO Toshio Nakajima.
Toshiba vows to fight Lexar decision News & Analysis 3/25/2005 Post a comment Toshiba Corp. vowed to fight a jury verdict in California in favor of U.S. plaintiff Lexar Media Inc. that makes Toshiba liable for $465.4 million in fines related to alleged misappropriation of NAND flash memory trade secrets.
Omron's Automatic Optical Inspection System brings zero-defect closer to reality Product News 3/25/2005 Post a comment Recent trends in electronic production have placed ever-increasing emphasis on the importance of the quality control function. High density component placement, lead-free process, miniaturisation of chips and flexible multi-product production all contribute to an increasing number of defects. Pressure on manufacturers to reduce defects increases as margins are squeezed and lead times get shorter.
HP establishes RFID lab in Japan News & Analysis 3/24/2005 Post a comment Anticipating that a 950 MHz band will be assigned for RFID applications in Japan, Hewlett-Packard Japan Ltd. will open a RFID verification facility in May in Japan with three partner companies.
Scope accessories support automotive CAN Bus testing Product News 3/24/2005 Post a comment Oscilloscope vendor LeCroy is now offering two CAN Bus test adjuncts for its existing long-memory WaveRunner 6000A oscilloscopes. These accessories can help you locate CAN Bus PHY layer problems, and aid in debugging CAN Bus controllers and systems.
Ericsson accuse Sendo de contrefaçons de brevets News & Analysis 3/24/2005 Post a comment Ericsson, fabricant d’équipements sans fil, a annoncé le dépôt d’une plainte contre Sendo, société de téléphones portables située au Royaume-Uni, sur des allégations de contrefaçons de brevets concernant ses technologies GSM et GPRS.
Plug-in digitizer card lets you trade resolution for speed Product News 3/23/2005 Post a comment Just as the venerable DMM brought universal measurement capability to DC measurement, National Instruments has a flexible-resolution digitizer it claims will revolutionize dynamic measurements with a universal measurement device. This PXI plug-in, when used in the popular LabVIEW programming environment, lets you create virtual instruments such as voltmeters, audio analyzers, frequency counters, and spectrum and modulation analyzers. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn gets a hand
Atmel prevails in Agere patent infringement suit News & Analysis 3/23/2005 Post a comment Atmel Corp. announced Wednesday (March 23) that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled the company did not infringe on any patents belonging to Agere Sytems Inc., related to semiconductor processes.
Modules leverage USB for plug-and-play data-acq Product News 3/23/2005 Post a comment Joining the likes of Data Translation, National Instruments, and others, test-and-measurement house Keithley Instruments is rolling out a new line of PC-compatible data-acquisition and control modules based on Universal Serial Bus. As plug-and-play modules under Windows, they can measure parameters such as voltage, temperature, strain, vibration, and frequency, and handle event counting, and timing applications, too.
Near-term PC sales to slow, says IDC News & Analysis 3/23/2005 Post a comment Despite strong year-end 2004 growth, a delayed recovery in Japan and a cautious outlook in the U.S. have led market research firm IDC to downgrade its expectations for worldwide PC shipments in 2005
MIT expands remote labs to Africa News & Analysis 3/21/2005 Post a comment MIT's iLAbs has expanded its remote laboratory program to include three African universities for students to perform real engineering and science experiments over the Internet.
MEMtronics receives defense contract for MEMS tuners News & Analysis 3/21/2005 Post a comment MEMtronics has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project sponsored by the Dept. of Defense to develop microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices and circuits to support the requirements for tunable filters in transmit applications.
TNI-Software rejoint le Consortium Autosar News & Analysis 3/21/2005 Post a comment TNI-Software, entité du groupe Valiosys spécialisée dans l’édition de logiciels temps-réel embarqués pour les secteurs aéronautique, automobile, ferroviaire et de l’énergie, annonce son entrée dans le Consortium Autosar en tant que « Premium Member ».
Next-gen Wi-Fi standard remains in limbo News & Analysis 3/18/2005 Post a comment With the IEEE making no conclusive decision Thursday on which of the primary proposals for the 802.11n specification it would embrace, the stage is set for a compromise proposal encompassing aspects of both proposals.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.