Dopant-free transistor could boost printable electronics Product News 9/30/2009 Post a comment Researchers from the Nanoelectronic Materials Laboratory (NamLab) based in Dresden (Germany) have created an electronic device that goes without dopants. The device gets its switching characteristics by means of electric fields. With its high electron mobility, it could eventually be used in printable electronics.
Ericsson : POL supplies allow easy paralleling Product News 9/30/2009 Post a comment Based on the popular POLA platform, two point-of-load (POL) devices from Ericsson Power Modules provide easy paralleling, making it possible for power servers and memory storage designers to access very flexible solutions for the next generation of low voltage supplies with high dc currents approaching 100 A.
Exar enters digital power market Product News 9/30/2009 Post a comment The first two products in the seriesthe XRP7704 and XRP7740are two highly integrated field programmable power regulator ICs that Exar claims provide programmable digital power at the same cost as analog with many additional power management features.
EC report discusses increased support for electronics News & Analysis 9/30/2009 Post a comment The European Commission has identified nanotechnology, electronics and photonics as key enabling technologies (KETs) that are of strategic interest to the European Union. Advanced materials and biotechnology are also listed in a report that goes on to discuss ways in which greater support should be offered to these disciplines.
Faulty memory chip causes Philips defibrillator recall News & Analysis 9/30/2009 1 comment Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), a leading vendor of consumer and medical products, has announced that it is recalling approximately 5,400 HeartStart FR2+ automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
Philips to close facility in France Product News 9/30/2009 Post a comment Here comes another name on the list of site closures. Dutch Royal Philips announced it would shut down its TV production facility in Dreux, France, a move that will impact about 212 jobs. No date has been mentioned.
Canon shuffles responsibility for semi equipment News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment Canon and its independent marketing arm, Canon Marketing Japan, announced they have reached a basic agreement to transfer Canon Marketing Japan's semiconductor equipment-related business to Canon, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
Micron narrows quarterly loss News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment Saying the market remains challenging but is beginning to improve, memory chip vendor Micron Technology reported a net loss of $88 million for the quarter ended Sept. 3, down from a net loss of $290 million in the prior quarter and a net loss of $344 million in the year-ago quarter.
TI to open 300-mm analog fab in North Texas News & Analysis 9/29/2009 2 comments Texas Instruments plans to open a 300-mm analog semiconductor fab in Richardson, Texas. The company expects to begin equipping the facility next month and ship the first chips from the fab by the end of next year.
ADI to upstage Silicon Image with new HDMI 1.4 IC Product News 9/29/2009 5 comments Some new AV receivers or sound bars -- scheduled for Christmas launch -- may come with HDMI 1.4 features including audio return channel and 3D processing, but they will be powered by Analog Devices' new HDMI 1.4 transceiver IC, rather than those by Silicon Image.
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.