Nanochip on-track for terabyte chips News & Analysis 1/25/2008 Post a comment Nanochip Inc. claims to be on-track to the development of terabyte memory chips that combine phase-change media to cantilever read/write heads controlled by a microelectro-mechanical system.
Avnet, ADI and Micron team on video surveillance development kit Product News 1/24/2008 Post a comment The second generation of the Digital Video Surveillance Kit provides a simplified prototype development platform for intelligent video surveillance applications -- combining the unique video handling capabilities of the Blackfin' processor from Analog Devices and state-of-the-art CMOS image sensors from Micron Technology.
IC startup targets GPS location with cameras Product News 1/24/2008 Post a comment Fabless semiconductor startup Air Semiconductor (Swindon, England) has started discussions with several digital camera makers about integrating its first chip into models to give the cameras continuous GPS based location capabilities. Engineering samples of the Airwave-1 chip are scheduled for the summer.
Mobile phone shipments head for 1.2 bn in '08 Product News 1/24/2008 Post a comment Mobile phone shipments for the last quarter of 2007 reached 332 million units, 13 percent up on the number shipped in the corresponding quarter of 2006, and Nokia has reached 40 percent of global market share, according to Strategy Analytics (London).
Acoustic guitar subtleties re-created by DSP News & Analysis 1/23/2008 Post a comment Fishman's digital acoustic imaging captures the subtleties of an acoustic guitar in the studio, then harnesses an Analog Devices digital signal processor to re-create that pristine sound on stage or in your home studio.
Collinson joins DiBcom to help with IPO News & Analysis 1/23/2008 Post a comment Mobile TV chip specialist DiBcom (Palaiseau, France) has brought on board Glenn Collinson , a co-founder and former Vice president of sales at Bluetooth chip group CSR, as the Chairman of the Strategic Committee within the Board of Directors.
CSR touts enhanced GPS system for mobile phones News & Analysis 1/23/2008 Post a comment Wireless chip specialist CSR plc (Cambridge, England) will demonstrate at next month's Mobile World Congress the first concrete fruits of its push into mobile location, an enhanced-GPS technology that integrates software-based GPS with cellular measurements.
Video: startup explores analog EDA problems News & Analysis 1/22/2008 Post a comment Startup Berkeley Design Automation is working on new capabilities to analyze in software analog effects in communications between die in a multi-chip package that can impact device yields, said company founder and chief executive Ravi Subramanian in a video interview with EE Times.
Groups collaborate on EUV lithography advances News & Analysis 1/21/2008 Post a comment Belgian research group IMEC (Leuven) and another leading center for next-generation nanoelectronics research and development, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany in Albany, New York, will collaborate on extreme ultraviolet lithography experiments as a means to accelerate the introduction of EUVL into manufacturing.
Sanyo finally offloads cellphone unit to Kyocera News & Analysis 1/21/2008 Post a comment Japanese components maker Kyocera Corp. is to acquire, for between $375 million to $460 million, Sanyo Electric Company’s mobile phone business. A deal has been under discussion since last October and the companies said they hope to conclude the transfer of the loss-making handsets operation by April 1 this year.
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.