TI to provide foundry services to Spansion News & Analysis 8/31/2010 Post a comment Texas Instruments has agreed to provide foundry services to another semiconductor vendor, but a spokesperson for the company said TI has no designs on beefing up its presence in the foundry business long-term.
Epson Toyocom XP-6000CA absolute pressure sensor Product News 8/31/2010 1 comment Epson Toyocom Corp. has developed an extremely small absolute pressure sensor dubbed the XP-6000CA, which employs a QMEMS pressure-sensing structure that allows the sensor to squeeze into a tiny 7.0 × 5.0 × 2.0t mm package while providing total pressure accuracy (±30 Pa) and high resolution (0.3 Pa).
2A, 42V boost converter offered in automotive, military temperature grades Product News 8/31/2010 Post a comment For applications in extreme ambient temperatures, Linear Technology has created "H-grade" and "MP-grade" versions of the LT3580, a current-mode, fixed frequency step-up DC/DC converter with internal 2A, 42V switch. The device operates from an input voltage range of 2.5V to 32V, making it suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion to automotive inputs.
AVX AU series multilayer ceramic chips Product News 8/31/2010 Post a comment AVX has beefed up its multilayer ceramic chip (MLCC) line to include gold plated terminations, helping to eliminate a printed-circuit board’s susceptibility to tin wiskering that can affect system performance.
Ethernet switch takes new tack at virtual I/O News & Analysis 8/31/2010 1 comment Startup Xsigo Systems, Inc. rolled out a 10 Gbit/second switch that can handle Ethernet networking and Fibre Channel storage traffic for a fraction of the cost of Fibre Channel over Ethernet adapters sold by companies such as Cisco Systems.
Toshiba rolls 24-nm NAND flash News & Analysis 8/31/2010 5 comments Toshiba Corp. has announced that is has started mass production of NAND flash memories using a 24-NM CMOS manufacturing process technology.
Graphite foam cools hi-intensity LEDs News & Analysis 8/30/2010 15 comments Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher James Klett (shown) claims to have developed a graphite foam technology that can help cool LED light fixtures and extend their lifespan.
Report: EMS vendors face supply chain 'pileup' News & Analysis 8/30/2010 2 comments Contract manufacturers are facing a challenging supply imbalance characterized by tight inventories of components and a glut of raw materials, according to a report by market research firm iSuppli.
Top-of-rack 10GE switches to hit $500M News & Analysis 8/30/2010 3 comments The market for 10 Gbit/second Ethernet switches geared for rack-mounted servers grew a whopping 300 percent in the last quarter, an indicator a major upgrade cycle is underway in business networks, said an analyst.
MOST Cooperation to highlight new application options at SAE Convergence News & Analysis 8/30/2010 Post a comment At the SAE Convergence, America's most distinguished automotive electronics event, the MOST Cooperation will demonstrate that the MOST technology is now ready to set off for new horizons. The group plans to enhance the market position of its bus system hitherto used solely for multimedia data transport. New domains targeted include connected services and driver assistance systems.
Chip sales stay strong amid slowdown signs News & Analysis 8/30/2010 3 comments The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for July was $25.24 billion, up 1.2 percent from June and up 37.0 percent from July 2009, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Microsoft founder sues the industry News & Analysis 8/29/2010 17 comments Interval Licensing LLC, which is backed by Paul Allen, has filed a complaint against AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube.
China researchers claim faster MRAM News & Analysis 8/27/2010 5 comments MRAM speed can be boosted and power consumption cut by using a new electrical switching technique that requires much less energy to write bits, according to Chinese researchers.
Intel cuts sales target on weak PC sales News & Analysis 8/27/2010 7 comments Intel lowered its sales target for the third quarter, saying the company now expects revenue to be between $10.8 billion and $11.2 billion, down from a previous estimate of $11.2 billion and $12 billion.
Visteon forms Russian automotive JV News & Analysis 8/27/2010 2 comments Automotive supplier Visteon Corp., which is currently operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has formed a joint venture with Avtopribor, one of Russia's largest automotive components suppliers.
ST launches 3-D digital TV chip Product News 8/27/2010 8 comments STMicroelectronics has announced it is offering an IC with 3-D television support and 120-Hz motion estimation and motion compensation for 1080-line progressive scan pictures within mid-range integrated digital televisions.
Magma hits guidance, beats analyst expectations News & Analysis 8/26/2010 2 comments Magma Design Automation met or exceeded all financial guidance for the quarter ended Aug. 1, posting a net loss in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles of $3.3 million on revenue of $32.6 million.
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