Oasis file format gets endorsed by DFM startup News & Analysis 9/30/2005 Post a comment Oasis Tooling is expected to announce next week that Aprio Technologies is the first commercial licensee of Oasis test cases and tools to assist in the development and optimization of Oasis database technology for photomask layout exchange and interchange.
Bird mulls handset manufacture in India News & Analysis 9/30/2005 Post a comment China’s largest mobile handset manufacturer, Bird, is considering setting up a handset manufacturing plant in India but will decide after talks with supplier and software developers back in China.
Litho magnification ratio unlikely to change at 32 nm News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment The existing lithography mask standard of 4X magnification with 26-mm field size is will likely remain unchanged through the 32-nm technology node, according to a consensus of semiconductor equipment suppliers and manufactures at a recent Sematech-sponsored workshop.
iSuppli boosts LCD-TV shipment forecast Product News 9/29/2005 Post a comment and material suppliers, market research firm iSuppli Corp. has raised its forecast for LCD-TV shipments, citing declining prices, rising consumer acceptance and increasingly efficient panel production.
PXI RF test modules go to 6-GHz Product News 9/28/2005 Post a comment Adding 6-GHz capability to provide seamless coverage of mobile device testing, test-and-measurement house Aeroflex is releasing two new PXI modules to its product line-up. They're for high-speed testing of RFICs and other devices for WLAN and WiMax.
Taiwanese R&D organization joins OCP-IP News & Analysis 9/28/2005 Post a comment The SoC Technology Center of the Industrial Technology Research Institute has joined the intellectual property plug-and-play standards organization Open Core Protocol International Partnership.
California Micro, Epson ink foundry deal News & Analysis 9/27/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier California Micro Devices has completed a wafer supply agreement with Seiko Epson Corp., engaging the Japan-based Epson foundry as a high-volume wafer source for ICs targeting the mobile handset, personal computer and digital consumer electronics markets.
IEEE-802.11b analysis software handshakes with Wi-Fi receiver Product News 9/27/2005 Post a comment Portable RF test equipment supplier Berkeley Varitronics Systems is rolling out an IEEE-802.11b Wi-Fi hardware receiver/software package for Windows. The passive network-independent product graphically and textually scans, monitors, and logs all 2.4-GHz 802.11b Wi-Fi networks.
Lightwave analyzer tests high-speed electro-optical components Product News 9/26/2005 Post a comment Test-and-measurement house Agilent Technologies is debuting a lightwave component analyzer that's slated to accelerate broadband infrastructure build-out, as well as lower design and manufacturing costs of high-performance network components. It will test PIN diodes, laser drivers, receivers, amplifiers, sensors, lasers, transmitters, optical modulators, photodiodes, optical passive components, and fiber waveguides.
India gearing for outsourced ESL design News & Analysis 9/26/2005 Post a comment India’s software skill base, growing hardware design skills and the increasing software content in electronics is making the country a likely source of Electronic System Level (ESL) design.
Tester gets multimedia messaging service hooks Product News 9/23/2005 Post a comment Reflecting the trend of increased multimedia applications in 3G mobile devices, Anritsu is rolling out an enhanced version of its existing signaling tester. The enhancement permits the signaling application tester to perform MMS (multimedia messaging service) transmission/reception tests, as well as increased SMS (short message service) and video call test analysis.
PC-controlled ATE debuts Product News 9/23/2005 Post a comment ATE vendor Nextest Systems is rolling out two new semiconductor test systems for cost-sensitive applications. One uses a PC for control. The other is based on a single circuit board.
Catalog sheds light on lightwave test Product News 9/23/2005 Post a comment Here's a new catalog that provides detailed information on products for optical, electrical, protocol, and service-level testing. The catalog details wares for the installation and commissioning of broadband and triple-play services and infrastructures.
20-slot PXI chassis serves test Product News 9/23/2005 Post a comment Geotest-Marvin Test Systems announces the addition of a 20-slot PXI chassis series to its family of PXI modules and mainframes. The new chassis features one system controller slot and nineteen PXI/CPCI slots.
Freescale partners with Indian design houses News & Analysis 9/22/2005 Post a comment Instead of waiting for the Indian semiconductor market to grow, Freescale Semiconductor is partnering with Indian design houses to create solutions around Freescale products for the regional and even global market.
WFI inks $25 million Army contract News & Analysis 9/21/2005 Post a comment Wireless communications company Wireless Facilities Inc. has been awarded a contract for aerial target related services from the U.S. Army valued at $25 million over five years.
Qualcomm raises guidance News & Analysis 9/21/2005 Post a comment Wireless technology provider Qualcomm Inc. has increased its financial guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended Sept. 25, 2005.
Samsung reportedly fined by regulators for false documents News & Analysis 9/20/2005 Post a comment South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. has been fined 60 million won ($58,000) by the Korean regulatory agency Fair Trade Commission for obstructing a government investigation and falsifying pertinent documents, according to several online press reports.
Terminal lets you drive RF signal generator Product News 9/19/2005 Post a comment Here's news of a synthesized signal generator usable to 1-GHz. Priced under $1000, it features a dedicated digital output with programmable voltage levels for testing digital systems and ICs, and it provides an AC-coupled and a differential output for testing RF wireless devices.
Nintendo proposes concept game controller News & Analysis 9/19/2005 Post a comment Nintendo Co. Ltd. will introduce a game controller the company hopes will become a new standard, according to Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, in his keynote speech at the Tokyo Game Show.
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.