Inductors deliver low inductance, low DCR Product News 5/30/2008 Post a comment Vishay has launched a toroidal, high-current, high-temperature inductor that touts the industry's highest rated saturation current, and the industry's lowest inductance and direct current of resistance (DCR).
Private equity group eyes Filtronic News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment Filtronic plc , the British electronics group that has recently sold off its compound semiconductor division, that included Europe's largest GaAs foundry in Newton Aycliffe (England), and oveerr the past two years most of its activities in wireless communications, incuding PAs in mobile handsets, looks set to be acquired by U.S. private equity group Carlyle.
SEC probes insider trading of ATI, Freescale News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that it has charged a former partner at Ernst & Young LLP and two others in an insider trading scheme that resulted in nearly $600,000 in illicit profits.
New LinkSwitch simplifies CV/CC charger designs Product News 5/29/2008 Post a comment Newest generation touts an output accuracy of 5 percent over line and temperature variations, includes line-drop compensation circuitry, and guarantees very low no-load dissipation to easily meet Energy Star 2.0 standards for external power supplies.
ST moves SPEAr SoCs to 65nm Product News 5/29/2008 Post a comment By transferring the SPEAr family to 65-nm process technology, ST's SoC can integrate an advanced ARM926EJ-S processor core with two 16k memory caches, running at 333MHz, for data and instructions and up to 300,000 gates (ASIC-equivalent) of embedded configurable logic.
Watermarks need privacy controls, group says News & Analysis 5/29/2008 Post a comment Digital watermarks can compromise consumer privacy if not designed and deployed correctly, according to a new white paper from The Center for Democracy & Technology that lays out best practices for creating and using watermarks.
Vincotech showcases multipurpose power modules Product News 5/29/2008 Post a comment At the PCIM trade fair in Nuremberg, Vincotech introduced new products. The company which emerged from the former Tyco Electronics Power Systems through a buyout from investment company Gores Group introduced several power modules for solar, motor control and UPS applications.
e2v wins ESA's ADC contract News & Analysis 5/29/2008 Post a comment The European Space Agency (ESA) has commissioned e2v, a specialist in designing and manufacturing electronic components for the space industry, to develop an analog to digital converter (ADC) for next-generation broadband satellite payloads.
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.