FEI sees record sales News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment FEI Co. said sales for the quarter ended July 1 were $148.6 million, up slightly compared to the first quarter of 2007 and up 33 percent compared to the second quarter of 2006.
Amkor posts flat sales News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Amkor Technology Inc. said sales of $652 million for the second quarter of 2007 were flat from the first quarter of 2007 and down 5 percent from $687 million for the second quarter of 2006.
Luminus Devices' PhlatLight LEDs illuminates new Slim DLP HDTVs Product News 7/31/2007 Post a comment Luminus Devices, Inc. has announced that Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has begun shipping its new line of Slim Depth LED Engine Widescreen DLP HDTVs
with 1080p resolution, featuring Luminus' patented PhlatLight LED technology. Luminus' high-powered,
energy-efficient LED illumination is used in place of a UHP or arc lamp light source.
SHA-1 EEPROM offers bidirectional authentication Product News 7/31/2007 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS28CN01, a secure memory device that provides bidirectional challenge-and-response authentication protection by using the internationally recognized SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm) cryptographic algorithm.
Cyan raises funds for overseas expansion News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Cyan Holdings, the fabless semiconductor group that develops low powered, configurable microcontrollers, has raised £5.3 million ($10.7 million) of working capital in a share placing on London's AIM market.
Circuit-sized quantum effect observed News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Magnetic quantum effects have been harnessed for the first time at lithographic sizes up to 30 nanometers long, holding the promise of future semiconductor circuits for quantum computers.
EDA grows 10 percent in Q1 News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment The EDA Consortium said that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for the first quarter grew 10 percent to $1.345 billion, versus $1.223 billion in the like period a year ago.
Suss rolls coating cluster News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment With its new coating cluster Gamma XPress, Suss MicroTec addresses chip manufacturers who use advanced packaging. The machine can be used for wafer bumping as well as for LED manufacturing applications.
Nvidia closing the gap on Intel in graphics chips News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Nvidia has made significant gains during the second quarter in graphics chip shipments and is closing the gap on market leader Intel while AMD continued to lose ground compared to its share in the corresponding quarter last year.
High-accuracy AC current sensors save board space Product News 7/30/2007 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories has introduced the Si8500 family of low-loss, high-accuracy AC current sensors for a wide range of power applications. The Si8500 integrates the functional equivalent of a current transformer circuit into a 4 x 4 x 1-mm QFN package.
Stanford confabs explore multi-core CPUs, nets News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment The Hot Chips and Hot Interconnects conferences have posted their programs that will provide a look inside some of today's leading multi-core processors and research in on- and off-chip networks future versions of such CPUs may use.
IC Insights sees big shakeup in 1H07 chip ranking News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment Though there has been little movement among the top ten semiconductor suppliers during the first half of 2007 compared to 2006 rankings, market research group IC Insights says there has been some significant changes in the ranking amongst the next ten.
Mitsui and Nano Proprietary extend Carbon Nanotube license Product News 7/30/2007 Post a comment Nano-Proprietary, Inc., through its subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, Inc., has announced that Japan based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has extended its exclusive option to extend royalty bearing licenses on behalf of Nano-Proprietary to companies headquartered in Japan which will allow the use of NPI's carbon cold cathode intellectual property for the manufacture of lighting devices.
Denon launches new AV Receivers featuring HDMI v.1.3a and Deep Color Product News 7/30/2007 Post a comment Denon Electronics has announced a brand new lineup of thirteen completely re-designed advanced A/V receivers. The company's new line features leading-edge technologies such as HDMI 1.3a capability with support for Deep Color, advanced networking, WifFi, and specially designed custom integration features.
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.