Chinese fabless company plans $225 million IPO News & Analysis 10/25/2005 Post a comment Chinese fabless semiconductor company Actions Semiconductor has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and plans an initial public offering on the Nasdaq National Market.
Mindspeed narrows loss, meets guidance News & Analysis 10/24/2005 Post a comment Network semiconductor supplier Mindspeed Technologies Inc. posted net loss of $4.3 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $31.1 million for the fourth 2005 fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, 2005.
Atheros posts profit News & Analysis 10/24/2005 Post a comment Wireless semiconductor supplier Atheros Communications Inc. reported net earnings of $2.2 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $45.8 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a net loss of $0.2 million on sales of $43.4 million the previous quarter.
PortalPlayer posts healthy profit on increased sales News & Analysis 10/24/2005 Post a comment PortalPlayer reported a third quarter net income of $10.3 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, up sharply from the $6.3 million that the company reported for the second quarter and the $3.2 million that it reported for the third quarter of 2004.
Dual mux-buffer boosts signal integrity Product News 10/24/2005 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp.'s dual multiplexer/buffer with integrated equalizers, programmable pre-emphasis, and up to 4 Gbits/s of serial I/O performance, are said to provide the lowest jitter and longest cable reach in the industry.
China's ZTE accesses Agere net processors News & Analysis 10/24/2005 Post a comment Agere Systems has scored another major win for its Advanced Payload Plus 300 range of network processors, with ZTE Corporation, China’s largest listed telecoms equipment maker, using the part in its next generation of DSLAM platfortms.
Driver/boost regulator illuminates LED-LCD combo Product News 10/21/2005 Post a comment Linear Technology's LT3466-1, for single cell lithium-ion applications, contains a DC/DC converter for driving up to 10 white light emitting diodes (LEDs) and a separate converter for generating the bias voltages for thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal displays (TFT-LCDs) or driving an OLED display. Each channel has independent dimming and shutdown control.
TI MSP430 MCU breaks 500 Nano amp barrier Product News 10/21/2005 Post a comment Targeting battery powered applications, the MSP430F20xx microcontrollers from Texas Instruments Inc. now deliver 500 nanoamps in standby mode utilizing a very low-power oscillator technology. The oscillator allows the MCU to be totally self-clocked in an ultra-low power standby mode with self-wakeup capability using no external components
Smallest stepper controller IC can mount on the motor Product News 10/21/2005 Post a comment AMI Semiconductor says its AMIS-30621 and -30622 stepper motor controller ICs for automotive applications are the industry's smallest. In a micro leadframe package, they are suited to remote and multiple axis positioning using a local interconnect network (LIN), or requiring serial connectivity, respectively.
PA brings fiber home Product News 10/21/2005 Post a comment ANADIGICS new fiber-to-the-home/fiber-to-the-premises RF amplifier enables digital and analog television applications.
ON Semi posts higher sales, earnings News & Analysis 10/20/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier ON Semiconductor Corp. reported net earnings of $23.5 million, or 6 cents per share on sales of $313.6 million in the third quarter, up from $18.5 million, or 5 cents per share on sales of $302.8 million in the previous quarter.
Clock-phase aligner bursts forth Product News 10/20/2005 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products Inc. said this is the industry's first burst-mode clock-phase aligner that acquires a signal in 13 bits enabling best-in-class broadband passive optical network and gigabit passive optical network optical line termination designs.
Cypress posts another loss News & Analysis 10/20/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier Cypress Semiconductor Corp. reported a GAAP net loss of $5.9 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $227.1 million in the third quarter, compared to earnings of $4.3 million, or 12 cents per share on sales of $219.6 million in the year-ago quarter.
Fuel gauge costs under $1 Product News 10/20/2005 Post a comment Designed for especially cost-sensitive applications, Dallas Semiconductor's DS2745 is a Li+ battery monitor with an I2C interface that costs under $1. Mounted on either the host side or the battery-pack side of the application to continuously monitor battery capacity, the DS2745 measures current, accumulated current, voltage, and temperature.
Update: Intel falls short of earnings guidance on charges News & Analysis 10/18/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier Intel Corp. posted third-quarter earnings of $2 billion, or 32 cents per share on sales of $9.96 billion, compared with year-ago third quarter earnings of $1.9 billion, or 30 cents per share on sales of $8.5 billion in the year-ago quarter.
LDOs trumpet high PSRR Product News 10/18/2005 Post a comment Intersil Corp.'s new family of dual low dropout regulators are said to provide high power supply rejection ratio, low quiescent current, and good performance for noise-sensitive applications like imaging sensors for digital still cameras or cellular phone camera modules, MP3 players and portable medical and instrumentation devices.
Onyx DSP features Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound functionality Product News 10/18/2005 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor says its DSPD56374 DSP now features Dolby Digital, Dolby Virtual Speaker and Dolby Headphone technology functionality. The DSP will allow consumers to enjoy a cinematic experience through any standard set of headphones or stereo speakers whenever or wherever they choose, including in the car, or with portable devices like MP3 players.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.