Record turnover at Wolfson for Q3, but shares suffer News & Analysis 10/31/2007 Post a comment Sales at Wolfson Microelectronics surged 21 per cent to £34 million ($70 million) in the third quarter ended September 30 compared with the same period last year, and the supplier of audio chips for consumer electronics products like the iPod said it was expecting 11 to 14 per cent growth in full-year revenues to between $226 million and $232 million.
GPS chipset vendor IPO raises $116 million News & Analysis 10/29/2007 Post a comment Swiss GPS chipset and modules group u-Blox Holding AG has raised Swiss Francs 135.6 million ($116.5 million) in an IPO on the Swiss stock exchange, at the high end of the target range it set itself when it announced the initial public offering earlier this month.
RF SoC integrates radio, MCU, flash and USB Product News 10/29/2007 Post a comment TI delivers a sub-1 GHz RF SoC with integrated USB controller for wireless sensor networks. The CC1111 chip -- with a RF transceiver, MCU, flash memory and USB -- is said to provide easier assembly and lower system cost.
HDMI stars on small screens Product News 10/29/2007 Post a comment The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connectivity standard for transferring uncompressed digital content at very high rates over a single cable has come a long way.
NXP to shift more chip development to India News & Analysis 10/29/2007 Post a comment Development of several product lines at NXP Semiconductors' home electronics division unit are being moved out of Europe, mostly to Asian countries, according to Christos Lagomichos, executive vice president and general manager of the division.
Strong growth seen in September chip sales News & Analysis 10/29/2007 Post a comment Global chip sales surged by 5 percent in September, to $22.6 billion from the $21.5 billion recorded in August, the fastest increase so far this year, following an excellent August, according to figures from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.
QP Semi replaces Philips' 82Sxxx bipolar PROMs Product News 10/26/2007 Post a comment QP Semiconductor announced that the Defense Supply Center, Columbus (DSCC) has approved the company's reengineered and redesigned versions of the obsolete Phillips 82S123A (5962-8670301xx) and 82S129A (5962-8778802xx).
Dialog Semi heads for future markets News & Analysis 10/26/2007 Post a comment After the fall-out of the BenQ Mobile insolvency has been cleared, Dialog Semiconductor (Kirchheim, Germany) returns to strategic mode. In an interview with EE Times Europe, Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli explained which targets he is heading for.
Researchers advance into attosecond dimensions News & Analysis 10/26/2007 Post a comment Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) have succeeded to measure the time electrons need to jump from one atomic layer to the next one. The experiment could give valuable insights for the development of future petahertz electronics.
HomePlug claims victory in standards fray News & Analysis 10/25/2007 Post a comment The HomePlug Alliance is claiming victory in a decision that could force all sides to respin powerline networking chips for a standard that could be set as early as March, but rival DS2 whose technology was not chosen said it will demonstrate in November chips that double today's throughout and claims warring parties are still holding private discussions on a compromise.
Ultrawideband under the gun Product News 10/25/2007 Post a comment In the race to a gigabit-per-second wireless link for the digital home, some ultrawideband backers are gasping for air while Wi-Fi proponents are revving up for the next lap.
ST takes fresh approach to MCU evaluation Product News 10/25/2007 Post a comment ST has developed a self-contained, pre-programmed evaluation package for the recently-announced STM32 flash microcontroller family that provides both a fun introduction and serious development tools and links to an on-line development community.
NJR offers Dolby Pro Logic II decoder IC Product News 10/24/2007 Post a comment The NJU26203 from NJR Corp. is a digital signal processor that provides the function of Dolby Pro Logic II, bass management, multi-channel input, five-band PEQ, and a lip-sync delay function.
FPGA debugger works at full speed Product News 10/24/2007 Post a comment EDA startup EDAptability has announced the availability of its FPGA and ASIC debugging tool TotalScope. With a combination of RTL level elaboration, model extraction and modification techniques with simulation, the tool offers unrivaled signal visibility, the company claims.
Webcast: Audio on the Move News & Analysis 10/24/2007 Post a comment A one-hour webcast features a roundtable discussion and insight into the techniques and problems of producing high-fidelity portable audio for today's market.
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.