Power couple reconciles News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment IBM and Freescale, which had a parting of the ways after co-developing the Power microprocessor in the 1990s, have reunited their efforts through the Power.org group.
Falling ASPs for TV ICs impact revenue growth News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment While revenue for TV IC manufacturers declined 3 percent quarter-to-quarter due to ASP margin declines in second quarter 2007, TV IC shipments increased 12 percent quarter-to-quarter and 51 percent year-to-year, according to DisplaySearch.
New cable eases data-center crunch News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment Quellan Inc. and W.L. Gore & Associates have collaborated on a new copper interconnect for data center systems that the duo claims will significantly reduce power, size and latency while extending reach.
Alcatel-Lucent, Intel team on interoperability testing Product News 9/28/2007 Post a comment Alcatel-Lucent announced it has extended its collaboration with Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.). This comes a few days after the signature of an agreement with California-based Kyocera Wireless Corp on the development of end-to-end WiMAX mobile broadband solutions.
Wideband log detector delivers high dynamic range up to 10 GHz News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced its fourth logarithmic detector/controller product, which is ideal for RF power measurement and control in cellular/PCS/3G, WiMAX, WiBro, fixed wireless, radio link and radar applications over the full 1 MHz to 10 GHz frequency range.
IMEC sets new record for 9bit, 50 MSamples/s SAR ADC with a figure of merit of 65 fJ News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment An ultra-low power (0.7 mW), high-speed (50 MSamples/s) analog to digital converter (ADC), presented by IMEC at this year's ISSCC conference, achieves a figure of merit of 65 fJ per conversion step. This is 2.5 times better than the best ADC of this kind ever reported in research papers and an order of magnitude better than the best commercially available ADC IP blocks in 90nm CMOS.
Avnet pays $80 million for Acal's IT solutions unit News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Avnet, Inc. has bought, for £41 million (about $80 million), the IT Solutions division of British distributor Acal plc. Acal said it would now focus on its two other divisions, electronics and parts services, and that some of the proceeds would be used to seek strategic acquisitions to expand these groups.
Two indicted on IC economic espionage News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Two men were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit economic espionage and to steal trade secrets at NetLogic Microsystems and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., according to officials.
Researcher gives update on Mars Rovers News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment The two Mars Rovers continue to explore the geology of the red planet, although one had a recent brush with death in a prolonged dust storm, said Jim Bell, a Cornell researcher who reported on the robotic vehicles in a keynote at the Power.org conference.
AMCC readies 1-GHz embedded processor Product News 9/27/2007 Post a comment Based on the Power Architecture standard, AMCC's latest processor for wireless infrastructure and enterprise networking applications embeds a superscalar core that delivers a frequency ranging from 667-MHz to 1.2-GHz with 2.0 Dhrystone MIPS/MHz.
TSMC hit by legal setbacks News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) said that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California awarded UniRAM Technology Inc. some $30.5 million in damages concerning a legal case.