Court OKs Mosaid request to appeal Infineon case News & Analysis 10/31/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor IP supplier Mosaid Technologies Inc. has announced that U.S. District Judge Fogel has issued a stipulation and order granting the company the right to appeal the court judgement in its patent dispute with Infineon Technologies AG.
Qualcomm: Claims to EU have no merit News & Analysis 10/28/2005 Post a comment CDMA technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. said the allegations of withholding intellectual property made to the European Commission by six rivals are factually inaccurate and legally meritless.
GaN helps scientists generate hydrogen from water News & Analysis 10/28/2005 Post a comment A research group based in a Tokyo university has succeeded to produce hydrogen using a Gallium Nitride (GaN) device as a photocatalyst, which scientists believe could lead to a process that extracts hydrogen directly from water using only solar energy.
Regulator meets industrial needs Product News 10/28/2005 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp. unveiled a 100-mA industrial grade version of its LT3020 low dropout voltage regulator with guaranteed performance from -40°C to +125°C.
Conexant achieves profit ahead of schedule News & Analysis 10/27/2005 Post a comment Broadband communications semiconductor company Conexant Systems Inc. reported net earnings of $50.1 million, or 10 cents per share on revenue of $214.9 million in its fourth fiscal 2005 quarter ended September, compared with a net loss of $370.5 million, or 79 cents per share on sales of $213.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
Temp sensor measures five locations Product News 10/27/2005 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products Inc.'s precision five-channel temperature sensor is said to accurately measure its own temperature and the temperature of up to four external locations with 1°C temperature accuracy.
MagnaChip Semiconductor narrows loss News & Analysis 10/27/2005 Post a comment Korean semiconductor supplier MagnaChip Semiconductor posted a net loss of $13.2 million on sales of $243.1 million in the third quarter, compared to a loss of $33.5 million on sales of $236.0 million the previous quarter.
Display drivers light up the marquee Product News 10/27/2005 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products' MAX6971/MAX6983 16-port, and 8-port
MAX6970/MAX6980/MAX6981 constant-current LED drivers are rated at 36 volts for commercial lighting applications, including traffic signs, point-of-order and variable message signs, and marquee displays. Extra protection features support fail-safe application requirements.
Programmable PCIe solution costs less than $13 in volume Product News 10/27/2005 Post a comment For less than $13 in volume, Lattice Semiconductor Corp. is offering a programmable PCI Express (PCIe) solution that combines its LatticeECP and LatticeEC field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) with the Genesys Logic GL9711 PCIe PHY, and Northwest Logic’s PCIe IP core.
ESS posts loss, Zoran profitable News & Analysis 10/26/2005 Post a comment Video processor and imaging sensor supplier ESS Technology Inc. posted a net loss in its third fiscal quarter, while digital imaging semiconductor supplier Zoran Corp. was profitable.
Dual-output LDO powers peripheral circuits Product News 10/26/2005 Post a comment Microsemi Corporation's LX8821 ultra-low dropout regulator (ULDO), which has two independently regulated outputs, can deliver 2.5 amps (ULDO) per channel for applications ranging from PC peripherals and instrumentation to battery charging circuits and power to ASIC, memory and input/output circuits.
Altera, Wi-LAN to partner on WiMAX modems News & Analysis 10/26/2005 Post a comment FPGA supplier Altera Corp. has formed a partnership with Canadian broadband wireless technology provider Wi-LAN Inc. to deliver a programmable, low-cost WiMAX-compliant base transceiver station (BTS) modem solution supporting the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard.
PowerPC MPUs integrate RAID acceleration hardware Product News 10/26/2005 Post a comment The newest versions of the PowerPC processors from Applied Micro Circuits Corp. integrate both RAID 5 and RAID 6 acceleration hardware. The units offer increased redundancy and protection for critical embedded and networking applications.
Power semis start-up raises $12 million News & Analysis 10/26/2005 Post a comment Power semiconductor start-up Ciclon Semiconductor Device Corporation has closed its first round of financing at $12 million. Main investors were venture capital groups TL Ventures and Venrock Associates.
Energy metering ICs with web tools ease designs Product News 10/26/2005 Post a comment In a dual announcement, Microchip Technology has released its MCP3905 and MCP3906 stand-alone energy-measurement integrated circuit (ICs), and also launched its on-line Utility Meter Design Center to provide designers with the tools and resources they need to create accurate and low-cost utility meter solutions for a wide range of applications.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.