Power-grid quality monitors are GPS-equipped, networked Product News 4/27/2006 Post a comment With summer weather on the way, and air conditioners about to be cranked up, power-line quality will soon be an issue for generation companies. Here's a monitoring system that lets you---over the Web---identify site trends and power events. Embedded compression supports true-time data sampling, with values and trends continuously stored.
Hitachi profit declines News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Japan-based Hitachi Ltd. reported earnings of $319 million on sales of $80.9 billion in its 2005 fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. Net earnings declined 28 percent from fiscal 2004, while sales rose 5 percent.
Freescale exec assumes presidency of VSIA News & Analysis 4/25/2006 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor's Kathy Werner has been elected president of semiconductor intellectual property standards organization the VSI Alliance by a unanimous vote of the organization's board of directors.
Microsoft attacked over China piracy rates News & Analysis 4/25/2006 Post a comment Despite recent success for Microsoft Corp. in getting China’s big PC makers to bundle legitimate copies of the Windows operating system, the software giant remains cautious on how long it will take for China to stamp out rampant piracy.
802.11n wireless gear falls short in testing News & Analysis 4/24/2006 Post a comment The first round of IEEE draft 802.11n-compliant wireless networking equipment from Netgear and Buffalo Technology proved disappointing in terms of performance and interoperability, according to independent tests.
Corning selects Beijing for glass plant News & Analysis 4/24/2006 Post a comment ; Corning Inc. announced Monday (April 24) that it will locate its liquid crystal display (LCD) glass substrate finishing facility, the first on the China mainland, in the Beijing Economic Technological Development Area.
DoD unifying RF efforts News & Analysis 4/21/2006 Post a comment The Defense department has unified its spectrum-management policies for next-generation RF services, by creating a Defense Spectrum Organization within the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Ericsson profit falls as Marconi is absorbed News & Analysis 4/21/2006 Post a comment Swedish wireless communications company Ericsson posted net earnings of $609 million on sales of $5.2 billion in the first quarter, down from $615 million on sales of $4.2 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Chartered inks deals with Microsoft, IBM News & Analysis 4/20/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor foundry Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing has signed an agreement with Microsoft to manufacture CPUs for the Xbox 360 game consoles, using 65-nm Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) semiconductor technology.
S-LCD expands display capacity Product News 4/20/2006 Post a comment S-LCD Corp., the joint venture between Sony Corp. and Samsung Electronics, is investing about $240 million to expand capacity at its 7th generation fab by 50 percent to process 90,000 panels a month.
ITC ordered to review Energizer patent case News & Analysis 4/19/2006 Post a comment The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued a mandate to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to act again on the three-year-old Complaint filed by Energizer, which claims infringement of its mercury-free alkaline battery patent.
VMEbus module simulates thermocouples Product News 4/19/2006 Post a comment This VMEbus board comprises a 16-channel analog-output/thermocouple simulator. It provides outputs simulating every type of thermocouple, has automatic reference-junction temperature compensation, and produces user-programmable precision voltage outputs.
Report: Media firms blast EU broadcast rules News & Analysis 4/18/2006 Post a comment Media and technology companies warned Tuesday that new European Union broadcasting rules could restrict the growth of emerging media formats such as video broadcasts through the Internet and mobile phones, according to an Associated Press report.
Nokia expands China R&D center News & Analysis 4/18/2006 Post a comment Wireless handset supplier Nokia has announced it would strengthen its R&D operations in China, including
expanding its Chengdu R&D Center for developing mobile network infrastructure products.
Report: Japanese military buying Dells News & Analysis 4/17/2006 Post a comment The Japan Defense Agency will buy more than 56,000 desktop and notebook computers from Dell Inc.'s Japanese subsidiary, according to a Bizjournals.Com report quoting the Austin Business Journal.
USB dongle sweeps 2.4-GHz ISM band Product News 4/17/2006 Post a comment Check out this USB plug-in stick that works with Windows PCs as a 2.4-GHZ ISM-band spectrum analyzer. You can also download executables for Linux, Mac OS, and other operating systems.
Maxwell allies with Chinese company on ultracapacitors News & Analysis 4/17/2006 Post a comment Maxwell Technologies Inc. has formed a toll manufacturing alliance with Belton Technology Group, a major Chinese manufacturer of precision components, flex circuits, circuit boards and other products, to produce Maxwell’s Boostcap ultracapacitors and multi-cell modules.
Startup joins ARM Connected Community News & Analysis 4/17/2006 Post a comment Startup simulation and analysis EDA tool provider Nascentric has joined the ARM Connected Community, the network of companies aligned to provide solutions for products based on the ARM architecture.
New India semi association forms News & Analysis 4/17/2006 5 comments The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a Silicon Valley-based not-for-profit global organization, has launched a Semiconductor Special Interest Group (Semi SIG) in Hyderabad.
Flextronics sells software business for $900 million News & Analysis 4/17/2006 Post a comment Singapore-based electronic manufacturing services provider Flextronics International Ltd. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its software development and solutions business to an affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), in a transaction valued at $900 million.
Sun, EPA seek server energy spec News & Analysis 4/14/2006 Post a comment Taking a cue from the automotive industry, Sun Microsystems and other electronics companies are working with the Environmental Protection Agency to define a standard metric to measure energy efficiency in server technology.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times