Israeli startup develops faster DSP Product News 2/6/2006 Post a comment The Israeli startup Lenslet has developed a revolutionary electro-optic processor that hits the unprecedented speed of 8 tera calculation operations/second--one thousand times faster than any known digital signal processor.
MIPS uses "Virtual CPU" design to blunt rush to multicores Product News 2/6/2006 Post a comment MIPS Technologies introduced this week its next generation MIPS34K core with a new "virtual CPU" architecture that it believes can reduce or delay the need to move to more complex multicore designs in a variety of multimedia-based consumer devices, home entertainment systems and network applications.
TTPCom intros ref design for sub $20 handset sector News & Analysis 2/6/2006 Post a comment TTP Com Ltd. has joined the growing list of companies targeting the emerging “Ultra Low Cost” mobile handset market with a complete reference design that includes its AJAR ULC application suite, protocol software and CBEMacro modem technology.
Bookham basks in 'Cramer Effect' News & Analysis 2/3/2006 Post a comment For its second quarter, which ended Dec. 31, Bookham reported losses of $11.9 million, or 28 cents per share, on revenues of $60.7 million, compared with GAAP losses of $535,000, or 2 cents per share, on revenues of $62.6 million the previous quarter.
LCDs drive Sharp to strong sales News & Analysis 2/3/2006 Post a comment For its third fiscal 2005 quarter ended December, Sharp Corp. reported record high sales of 732 billion yen ($6.2 billion), up 12.5 percent from a year ago, and an operating profit of 44 billion yen ($371 million), up 20 percent year-to-year.
Microtune earnings slide News & Analysis 2/2/2006 Post a comment TV tuner supplier Microtune Inc. posted fourth-quarter 2005 earnings of $0.5 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $15 million, compared to $2.1 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $15.4 million a year ago.
STMicro, France Télécom partner on R&D News & Analysis 2/2/2006 Post a comment Chip maker STMicroelectronics and French Telecommunications operator France Télécom announced they have signed a R&D partnership agreement to jointly analyze and define end-to-end services and platform requirements.
Off-line switcher IC extends flexibility, power range Product News 2/2/2006 Post a comment Product Review - Power Integrations' TinySwitch III off-line switcher ICs expand the flexibility of the company's TinySwitch II devices in four areas: More power, user-selectable power levels, lower no-load power draw, and lower bulk capacitance requirements.
ESS posts loss, SiRF profit falls News & Analysis 2/1/2006 Post a comment Digital video and imaging semiconductor supplier ESS Technology lost $52.8 million, or $1.33 per share on sales of $44.1 million in its fourth quarter ended December, compared to $20.9 million, or 53 cents per share on sales of $43.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
American Semi, Siemens renew HTS pact News & Analysis 2/1/2006 Post a comment American Superconductor Corp. and the Corporate Technology unit of Germany-based Siemens AG have renewed their strategic alliance to develop and explore the commercialization aspects of high temperature superconductor (HTS) fault current limiters.
PortalPlayer to expand Indian center News & Analysis 2/1/2006 Post a comment PortalPlayer Inc., a fabless semiconductor house focusing on portable multimedia, said it plans to expand its Indian center at Hyderabad, adding 100 engineers and investing a further $10 million. The San Jose, Calif.-based company has invested $15 million in the site thus far.
SIA applauds State of the Union address News & Analysis 2/1/2006 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association applauded U.S. President George Bush's State of the Union address, voicing strong support for Bush's proposals to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. high-tech industries.
Solid-state drive is 'smart' enough to monitor itself Product News 2/1/2006 Post a comment Realizing that drive wear out is a key concern among solid-state storage users, SiliconSystems developed SiSMART, a technology that allows enterprise system OEMs using solid-state drives to accurately forecast storage system lifespan. SiliconSystems has integrated SiSMART technology into its entire line of SiliconDrive products.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.