Altera opens FPGA lab in Bangalore News & Analysis 12/16/2004 Post a comment Altera Corp. has set up India's first university development lab for field programmable gate array/system-on-a-programmable-chip technology at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.).
PartMiner offers RoHS-compliance data News & Analysis 12/15/2004 Post a comment Component database provider PartMiner Inc. announced Wednesday (Dec. 15) it has added detailed information on hazardous material content of electronic components to its CAPS online repository.
Neue MRAM-Zellentechnologie aus Asien News & Analysis 12/15/2004 Post a comment Auf dem in dieser Woche in San Francisco stattfindenden 'International Electron Devices Meeting' werden NEC, Renesas, TSMC und Toshiba jeweils spezielle Zellstrukturen für neue MRAM-Chips vorstellen.
Samsung claims world's smallest cell for 8-Gbit NAND News & Analysis 12/15/2004 Post a comment At the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) here, South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. described the first technical details of an 8-gigabit NAND flash memory device, based on a 63-nm process technology. The chip is said to have the world's smallest cell size, according to Samsung (Seoul).
Samsung et Sony signent un contrat étendu de concession croisée de licences News & Analysis 12/15/2004 Post a comment Au terme d’une année de négociations, deux des géants mondiaux de l’électronique grand public, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et Sony Corp., viennent de signer un contrat étendu de concession croisée des licences visant à permettre l’utilisation réciproque des éléments de base issus des portefeuilles de brevets des deux sociétés.
White LED driver boosts low-profile apps Product News 12/15/2004 Post a comment Allegro MicroSystems' A8430 and A8431 DC/DC boost converters offer a low-profile solution for driving up to four white LEDs in series from a 2.5-volt supply, or five white LEDs from a 3-volt supply. "Not only does our A8430 QFN-5 drop in to the same footprint as SOT- and TSOT-23-5 packages, but it reduces the profile to just 0.75 mm nominal height," said Mark Gaboriault, strategic marketing director.
Spansion to join Sematech manufacturing initiative News & Analysis 12/14/2004 Post a comment Spansion LLC will join the International Sematech Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI) effective Jan. 1, 2005, becoming the eleventh member of a global alliance of semiconductor companies focused exclusively on manufacturing effectiveness.
Semi suppliers cutting wafer starts, says iSuppli News & Analysis 12/14/2004 Post a comment Lingering excess chip inventories are forcing semiconductor suppliers to cut their wafer starts and reassess their capital spending plans, according to the latest research from iSuppli Corp.'s Semiconductor Inventory Tracker service.
Mini digital signal conditioner monitors noisy environments Product News 12/14/2004 Post a comment Suitable for monitoring multiple industrial stations in noisy environments, Electro Standards Laboratories' CellMite 100 embedded digital signal conditioner offers a unique integrated feature set making it one of the most powerful units in its class, according to the company.
On-chip trace and debug approach targets Atmel FPGAs Product News 12/14/2004 Post a comment The domain of on-chip testability and debug continues to get better. Hardware verification and debug supplier First Silicon Solutions is teaming up with chip maker Atmel to jointly produce a product for on-chip debug, trace, and logic analysis of Atmel's popular FPSLIC and FPGA products.
Samsung devises 'd-finFET' for next-gen DRAMs News & Analysis 12/13/2004 Post a comment At the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) here this week, Infineon Technologies AG and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. separately outlined new and novel approaches for scaling DRAMs, including the so-called d-finFET.
China poised to become world's chipmaking 'factory' News & Analysis 12/13/2004 Post a comment China is expected to become the world's semiconductor manufacturing hub, although the nation will remain far behind the technology curve, according to a presentation at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) on Monday (Dec. 13).
Analog switch focus: cell phone features spur demand for analog switches Product News 12/13/2004 Post a comment This has been a big year for the analog switch market, which has seen demand leap forward as the replacement of discrete components in cell phones accelerated. Such vendors as Analog Devices, Fairchild Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated Products, Siliconix and Texas Instruments have been churning out new switches in response to the feature-hungry demands of the cell phone market.
Conexant lowers guidance as inventory issues remain News & Analysis 12/13/2004 Post a comment Conexant Systems Inc. said Monday (Dec. 13) it would reduce its first fiscal 2005 quarter sales target to $140 million from $175 million to $185 million projected previously, as the company expects to write off $50 million in inventory.
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.