Renesas builds capacitorless twin-transistor RAM for embedded SoCs Product News 9/30/2005 Post a comment In a development that could have significant impact of a wide range of memory-intensive embedded System-on-Chip designs, Renesas Technology Corp. today announced that it has built a high-density capacitorless twin-transistor RAM (TTRAM) that achieves both high-speed operation and low power consumption.
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.
1500-watt industrial supplies carry 5-year warranty Product News 9/30/2005 Post a comment Suited for high-power, high-reliability designs, Lambda's HWS1500 series of AC/DC fan-cooled single-output supplies, for industrial equipment and like applications, comes with a five-year warranty. These rack-mount units are available in four versions, with nominal outputs at 12, 15, 24 and 48 volts.
Active OR-ing hot-swap IC is also programmable Product News 9/30/2005 Post a comment Summit Microelectronics touts its SMH4814 as the industry's first programmable dual-feed active OR-ing hot-swap controller. The SMH4814
device can monitor and control two independent -48 volt feeds, allowing for redundant power supply control.
Emerson network powers Liebert's Global Services Group News & Analysis 9/30/2005 Post a comment An Internet-based remote monitoring gateway from Emerson Network Power creates a secure link between mission critical infrastructure equipment (for example, UPS, cooling, generators) at the customer's facility and the Liebert Global Services command center.
Quartz device maker Epsom Toyocom launches operations Product News 9/30/2005 Post a comment Epson Toyocom Corp., formed through the integration of the quartz device business of Seiko Epson Corp. (Epson) and Toyo Communication Equipment Co., Ltd. (Toyocom), will begin operations on Oct. 1, aiming to be the largest global supplier of quartz crystals and oscillators.
August chip sales to get PC boost, says analyst News & Analysis 9/30/2005 Post a comment Monthly chip sales are expected to improve to a three-month average of $18.5 billion in August, up from $18 billion in July, according Handelsbanken Capital Markets. Official figures from the U.S. Semiconductor Association are scheduled to be released early next week.
Small TFT-LCD targets industrial apps Product News 9/30/2005 Post a comment In response to increasing demand for more cost-efficient UA-SFT-based LCDs for industrial applications, NEC Electronics America, Inc. has introduced a new 8.4-inch (21-centimeters-diagonal) video graphics array (VGA), amorphous silicon, thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) module.
300-watt AC/DCs serve compact robotics Product News 9/30/2005 Post a comment MicroPower Direct's HF300W-SC series of AC/DC supplies, in a compact 8.5-by-4.5-by-1.96 inch enclosure, delivers up to 300 watts for machine/process control systems, industrial robotics, and datacom and telecom applications. These switchers include power factor correction to over 0.98 and robust filtering.
Intrinsic touts micropipe-free SiC substrates News & Analysis 9/30/2005 Post a comment Intrinsic Semiconductor has started production of initial lots of 100-mm SiC substrates and plans to migrate production of all its products SiC wafers of both insulating and conducting types, SiC and gallium nitride (GaN) epitaxial products in 75-mm diameter to the new process.
Philips CEO expects slow growth in 2006 News & Analysis 9/30/2005 Post a comment The global semiconductor market may have seen a slowdown in the first half of this year, but the third and fourth quarters are likely to experience 5 to 6 percent growth, according to Philips Semiconductors chief executive Frans van Houten.
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.
Sony, SanDisk push micro Memory Stick Product News 9/30/2005 Post a comment SanDisk and Sony Corporation have launched a jointly developed Memory Stick card dubbed the Micro, and are targeting the removable flash storage recording format at the mobile phones sector.
knitter-switch SMT Tact Switches are micro-miniature and RoHS compliant Product News 9/30/2005 Post a comment knitter-switch announces a series of micro-miniature tact switches designed for a variety of applications in industrial automation where an ultra-small, rugged and waterproof switch is required. Called the TMSE series, the switches are RoHS compliant, washable (comparable to a IP65 rating) and feature a long mechanical life (100 000 cycles).
Korean firm ships CMP tool to Samsung News & Analysis 9/30/2005 Post a comment At the Sedex Korea 2005 trade show here, South Korean semiconductor-equipment provider Doosan DND Co. Ltd. rolled out an advanced chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) machine for 300-mm wafer applications.
Comparator draws zero current Product News 9/30/2005 Post a comment Micrel Inc. claims this precision micro-power battery monitor/comparator with an on-chip 2.55-V reference voltage source features an extremely low supply current and draws virtually zero current from a battery or monitored voltage source.
USB peripheral controller features 26-MHz SPI interface Product News 9/30/2005 Post a comment The newest USB controller from Maxim Integrated Products dubbed the MAX3420E is designed with a 26-MHz serial peripheral interface (SPI) and integrates the digital and analog circuitry needed to implement a full-speed USB peripheral interface compliant to the USB specification 2.0.
Hifn lowers revenue guidance News & Analysis 9/30/2005 Post a comment Hifn said it expects fiscal 2005 fourth quarter results to be below the company's earlier expectations, "primarily due to continued softness in orders from customers in the telecommunications industries." Hifn's fiscal fourth quarter closes Friday.
India's TCS launches R&D lab for emerging technologies News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment India’s largest software services company, Tata Consultancy Services, has opened an R&D facility in New Delhi to focus on emerging technologies that could drive disruptive change in the global technology industry and develop re-usable frameworks using these.
Samsung’s transparency under investigation News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Amid a major fab expansion program in its flagship electronics unit, the Samsung Group conglomerate said that it hopes to reach a compromise with the South Korean government over its controversial corporate governance practices.
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.
Micron posts gain on higher DRAM sales News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Memory supplier Micron Technology Inc. posted net earnings of $43 million, or 7 cents per share, on sales of $1.26 billion in the fourth fiscal 2005 quarter ended Sept. 1, compared to a net loss of $128 million, or 20 cents per share on sales of $1.05 billion the previous quarter.
PoE controller sources three operating extras Product News 9/29/2005 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products' MAX5945 is a quad power-sourcing-equipment (PSE) controller for power-over-Ethernet (PoE) with extra flexibility. In addition to providing the PSE's usual discovery, classification, current limit, and DC and AC load disconnect detection functions for a powered device (PD), the fully compliant IEEE802.3af controller provides three features not available from competing devices, according to the company.
Carrier deploys Coaxsys system for IPTV News & Analysis 9/29/2005 Post a comment Coaxsys Inc. has scored a significant IPTV deployment win in the southwest U.S., where NTS Communications will use Coaxys's TVnet equipment to provide IPTV to subscribers in seven states.
Green Hills MULTI IDE supports both VxWorks 5 and 6 Product News 9/29/2005 Post a comment Keeping the pressure on Wind River in the device software optimization segment of the embedded market, Green Hills Software is now offering something that the latter does not: a single development environment for both versions 5 and 6 of its VxWorks RTOS.
Yogitech offering mixed-signal verification kit Product News 9/29/2005 Post a comment Yogitech introduced an integrated, automated verification component kit that the company claims that goes beyond the limits of traditional mixed-signal verification solutions to drastically reduce verification time and increase quality.
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.