Dual RF power detector chips work to 11-GHz Product News 3/30/2006 Post a comment The fabs at IC house Linear Technology Corp. are dishing up dual-channel RF detector chips that work out to 11-GHz. LTC's Type LTC5533 chips can be used to measure RF power in multi-band WiFi, WiMAX and other radio applications.
eMagin to patent virtual imaging device Product News 3/30/2006 Post a comment Personal display and OLED microdisplay supplier eMagin Corp. has received U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approval of a patent for a portable communication device with a virtual image display.
3.5G wireless tester gets 1xEV-DO phone option Product News 3/29/2006 Post a comment Wireless test vendor Willtek Communications offers options for testing 1xEV-DO wireless devices. The company's existing 4400 Mobile Phone Tester, when fitted with these options, is now suitable for use in manufacturing, as well as by technicians at field repair centers.
NanoDynamics wins CNT contract, fuel cell patent News & Analysis 3/29/2006 Post a comment Nanotechnology company NanoDynamics has received a $729,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the U.S. Army for carbon nanotube (CNT) production technology, and a critical patent on solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) structures.
Survey: U.S., Europe losing manufacturing edge News & Analysis 3/29/2006 Post a comment Low-cost locations such as China and India are edging past Europe and the U.S. as technology manufacturing centers, according to an annual IT confidence survey by Eurocom Worldwide, a collaboration between independent, private communications agencies around the world.
Qualcomm hurls another suit at Broadcom News & Analysis 3/29/2006 Post a comment San Diego-based wireless technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. has filed a new complaint against broadband technology company Broadcom Corp., intensifying the heated legal dispute between the companies.
Analog-output modules talk USB Product News 3/29/2006 Post a comment Data acquisition equipment vendor Measurement Computing now offers three 16-bit high-drive analog-output USB-compatible DAC modules. These are intended for use on PC-based data-acq systems, where they can provide 100-Hz/channel throughput.
Chartered Semiconductor to refinance debt News & Analysis 3/28/2006 Post a comment Singapore-based Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. announced Tuesday (March 28) it would prepay the $300 million principal amount of its existing bank loans through a public offering of senior notes due in 2013.
NSA awards Harris $41.6 milion for secure WLAN News & Analysis 3/28/2006 Post a comment Harris Corp. has been awarded a five-year, $41.6 million contract by the National Security Agency to supply its SecNet 54 secure wireless local-area network product to the federal government and other approved customers.
Less-than-$1000 signal generator spans 1-Hz to 1-GHz Product News 3/28/2006 Post a comment Check out this $985 PC-controlled digitally synthesized signal generator that spans 1-Hz to 1-GHz. Developing analog and digital outputs, it accommodates a variety of waveform modulation options, operating as a signal source, function generator, and ARB.
Report: NEC to unload Internet unit News & Analysis 3/28/2006 Post a comment NEC Corp. said March 28 it will spin off its Internet service provider unit, Biglobe, as part of its bid to improve profitability, according to an Associated Press report.
Tariffs cancelled on multichip packages News & Analysis 3/28/2006 Post a comment An international agreement has been signed by the European Community, the United States, South Korea and Taiwan that eliminates import duties and other tariffs on multichip package components, according to the European Commission.
Ultimate Products of the year Product News 3/27/2006 Post a comment Here is a list of the most significant products introduced in the past 12 months, chosen by qualified readers of EE Times and eeProductCenter. Electronic balloting was conducted quarterly, based on a list of 10 nominees submitted to readers by expert editors.
Acacia acquires digital micromirror patents Product News 3/22/2006 Post a comment Acacia Research Corp. continues to broaden its patent base, announcing that its subsidiary Acacia Patent Acquisition Corp. has acquired a patent portfolio relating to the use of micromirrors to create a digital image in televisions, monitors, and projectors.
Minerva Networks, Nortel team on IPTV News & Analysis 3/21/2006 Post a comment Internet protocol TV services company Minerva Networks and communications company Nortel Networks Corp. have announced the joint development and release of an Application Interface (API) that enables the integration of real-time IPTV services with Minerva's iTVManager software.
IEEE-USA questions expanding H-1B program News & Analysis 3/20/2006 Post a comment Despite numerous government reports pointing out major flaws and weaknesses of the H-1B visa program, Congress is considering increasing the annual H-1B visa cap by at least 50,000 without strengthening safeguards to protect foreign and domestic technology workers.
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.