Video: When the fab shuts down News & Analysis 7/30/2008 Post a comment Matt, a young process engineer at the Hynix DRAM fab in Eugene, Oregon, shares his views about the human impact of the Korean company's decision in late July to close its only U.S. manufacturing plant.
HP, Intel, Yahoo partner in cloud computing News & Analysis 7/29/2008 Post a comment Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo have partnered with three research groups to create an open source test bed for research in cloud-computing, the concept of using globally distributed computers as a platform for delivering services.
Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis - VIP 2008 News & Analysis 7/29/2008 Post a comment National Instruments 13th annual customer and technology conference "Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis - VIP 2008" will take place on 8th and 9th of October in the Veranstaltungsforum in Fuerstenfeldbruck near Munich, Germany.
Profinet Conformance Class B certification News & Analysis 7/28/2008 Post a comment For PI (Profibus & Profinet International) certification is a proven measure in respect of quality since it ensures interoperability in automation systems. Certification of Profinet devices in accordance with Conformance Class B, which is now available, has been a further step forward for the PI quality system.
Report: DisplayPort wins in PCs, HDMI gets TVs Product News 7/25/2008 Post a comment DisplayPort will supplant VGA and the emerging High Definition Multimedia Interface in PCs after 2010, but HDMI will retain the lion's share of external links on digitial TVs and other consumer gear, according to a new report from market watcher iSuppli.
SanDisk unveils metric for solid-state drives Product News 7/24/2008 2 comments SanDisk will announce today a metric that reduces to a single number the expected lifetime of a flash disk, hoping the industry will adopt its Longterm Data Endurance approach as a de facto standard for solid-state drives.
Hynix will close 200mm fab in Oregon News & Analysis 7/24/2008 Post a comment Hynix Semiconductor will close within two months a 200mm DRAM wafer fab in Eugene, Oregon, according to local officials speaking immediately after a visit from Hynix chief executive Jong Kap Kim, a move that comes as a reaction to a DRAM market that has been in oversupply for months.
CEA will explore 3DTV standard News & Analysis 7/23/2008 1 comment The Consumer Electronics Association will investigate the possibility of setting standards for 3DTV, seen by many observers as the next big thing in home entertainment.
Consumer giants rally around Wi-Fi variant News & Analysis 7/23/2008 Post a comment Startup Amimon has rallied five consumer giants behind its variation of an 802.11n home network for high def video, and the resulting Wireless Home Digital Interface special interest group will define by the end of the year an ad hoc standard based on an update of the Amimon technology.
Converged nets drive Brocade, Foundry combo News & Analysis 7/22/2008 Post a comment The proposed $3 billion merger between Brocade and Foundry Networks highlights the trend of business networks trying to consolidate the number of suppliers and technologies they use, increasingly focusing on Ethernet and the push to merge traffic from Fiber Channel storage networks with mainstream Ethernet nets.
A practical guide to signal integrity engineering News & Analysis 7/22/2008 Post a comment With high speed digital designs frequently encountering analog effects, test and measurement experts Dr. Geoff Lawday, David Ireland and Greg Edlund have written a practical guide to help digital designers identify, analyse and ultimately solve their signal integrity issues.
Nokia, Qualcomm court case to be Webcast News & Analysis 7/22/2008 Post a comment Nokia and Qualcomm Inc. will again go eyeball-to-eyeball over their bitter and long-protracted patent and licensing dispute in a Delaware Court beginning Wednesday (July 23) , and this time the case will be televised by Courtroom View Network via Webcast.
Hollywood gears up 3D TV effort News & Analysis 7/21/2008 2 comments The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is forming a task force that will set the stage for an effort to define a stereo 3D mastering standard for content viewed in the home, a first step toward Hollywood bringing 3D movies to the TV and PC screen
Temperature monitoring for trace heating applications Product News 7/21/2008 Post a comment The digital temperature controller DPC III is matched to trace heating applications. It monitors measuring circuits on breaks, interruptions and short circuits of the sensor as well as on under-range and over-range in order to guarantee the process safety.
SATS market seen set for major growth News & Analysis 7/21/2008 Post a comment The semiconductor assembly and test services (SATS) market is expected to beat the overall semiconductor industry growth rate for this year, increasing revenues by 4.1 percent compared to 2007, according to market research group Gartner Inc.
Jedec group will set flash drive standards Product News 7/18/2008 Post a comment Jedec, the standards group best known for its work on DRAM interfaces, has formed a new group to set standards for solid-state disks that use NAND flash chips, chartered to develop standards for solid state drives used for embedded or removable memory storage leveraging the existing storage infrastructure.
EU adds charges in Intel antitrust case News & Analysis 7/17/2008 Post a comment Officials from the European Commission sent Intel Corp. on Thursday (July 17) a statement outlining additional allegations of antitrust behavior related to its archrival Advanced Micro Devices, extending their case to include retailers for the first time.
Sony rallies consumer giants around TransferJet Product News 7/17/2008 Post a comment Sony Corp. has rallied a group of 14 companies—mainly large Japanese consumer electronics firms—around an ad hoc effort to standardize proprietary ultrawideband technology it first demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
60-GHz group pushes back on Gbit Wi-Fi plan News & Analysis 7/16/2008 Post a comment An effort to create a standards group to define a Gbit/second version of Wi-Fi is getting significant push back from a separate group that sees conflict with its work in the 60 GHz space at an Ethernet standards meeting in Denver this week.
Qimonda, Rambus amend license agreement News & Analysis 7/16/2008 Post a comment Memory specialist Qimonda AG (Munich, Germany) and Rambus Inc. (Los Altos, Calif.) have amended their existing patent licence agreement, extending the minimum term of the original pact and, importantly, specifying that if Infineon ceases to control Qimonda, some competitors would not accede to the license.
EC pushes plans to cap European data roaming fees News & Analysis 7/15/2008 Post a comment The GSMA trade group that represents the GSM mobile operators has made a scathing attack on the decision by the European Commission to bring forward legislation by the Autumn that would cap rates for sending SMS and for data roaming across European borders.
Semicon West news: News & Analysis 7/13/2008 Post a comment What's going on at the Semicon West trade show in San Francisco? Breaking news. New fab tools. And watch out for the latest and greatest at Intersolar North America, which held in conjunction with Semicon West.
Powerline standard stuck in stalemate News & Analysis 7/11/2008 Post a comment A vote Friday (July 11) to confirm a proposal from the HomePlug Alliance and the Panasonic-led HD-PLC group for a powerline home networking standard failed to get the required number of backers.
Teradyne co-founder dies at 80 News & Analysis 7/11/2008 Post a comment Alexander Vladimir d'Arbeloff, who co-founded Teradyne Inc. before becoming the eighth chairman of the MIT Corp., died after an undisclosed illness. He was 80.
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.