GT Solar buys firm News & Analysis 7/30/2010 1 comment GT Solar International Inc., a provider of photovoltaic manufacturing services for the solar industry, has acquired privately-held Crystal Systems Inc.
IR rolls automotive-qualified power MOSFETs Product News 7/30/2010 Post a comment International Rectifier (IR) announced it has extended its family of automotive-qualified power MOSFETs for applications low on-state resistance such as on-board power supplies and heavy loads on Internal Combustion Engine platforms, micro and full hybrid platforms.
SiGe Semi files for IPO News & Analysis 7/30/2010 Post a comment RF chip maker SiGe Semiconductor Inc. has filed for an initial public offering of shares of its common stock on NASDAQ under the symbol ''SIGE.''
Benchmark for deep packet inspection News & Analysis 7/30/2010 2 comments The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmarking Consortium is developing a benchmark for measuring the performance of deep packet inspection on network processors.
Analog semiconductor makers join earnings rally News & Analysis 7/29/2010 1 comment Analog chip vendors are mostly joining in the semiconductor earnings rally in recent days, with Maxim Integrated Products, MaxLinear and Monolithic Power Systems reporting profits, while Advanced Analogic Technologies posted a loss.
Home media server embraces car infotainment News & Analysis 7/29/2010 1 comment In a project highlighting the increasing merger between home and automotive entertainment technologies, a consortium explores ways to use home media content in vehicles and mobile devices.
EDA startup Sigasi raises funds News & Analysis 7/29/2010 5 comments Sigasi, a Belgian EDA start-up that develops and markets Sigasi HDT, an Intelligent Development Environment (IDE) for VHDL designers, announced it has raised $800.000 in an initial round of financing.
More fab tool vendors top expectations News & Analysis 7/29/2010 Post a comment More semiconductor manufacturing equipment vendors posted strong quarterly results, with Lam Research, Teradyne and Axcelis Technologies all putting up numbers that exceeded analysts' expectations.
ASMI buys Siemens' SMT business News & Analysis 7/29/2010 1 comment Germany's Siemens AG will sell its assembly systems business--Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems (SEAS)--to ASM Pacific Technology.
MediaTek takes LTE license, partners with Docomo News & Analysis 7/28/2010 2 comments MediaTek, a supplier of mobile phone chipsets, has announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with NTT Docomo covering LTE-PF, a mobile terminal platform. The move is described as the first phase of a strategic partnership.
Foxconn sizzles on Apple patronage News & Analysis 7/28/2010 4 comments Foxconn Technology Group’s share of the contract manufacturing market will increase to 50 percent by 2011 as demand for its services rise from companies like Apple Inc., although margin pressures will remain a major problem for the EMS provider.
Synopsys' Design Compiler Graphical used for hearing-aid DSP Product News 7/28/2010 1 comment Synopsys Inc. said Oticon A/S, a hearing aid manufacturer, has taped out the digital signal processor (DSP) chipset for the next generation hearing-aid devices using its Design Compiler Graphical RTL Synthesis, a component of the Galaxy implementation platform.
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