Congatec jumps on Intel's extended-temp Atom Product News 3/4/2009 Post a comment Board computer manufacturer Congatec AG' is taking advantage of Intel's latest Atom microprocessor family expansions, offering an Atom-based single-board computer for extended temperature range. With the move, the company addresses mobile and automotive markets.
ADI expands RF chip line Product News 3/3/2009 Post a comment Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has introduced a family of five single-channel RF mixers for high-dynamic-range applications within satellite communications, wireless base stations, point-to-point radio links, instrumentation, and military equipment.
No guidance from NXP as Q408 profits, sales plunge News & Analysis 3/3/2009 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) had sales of $979 million for the fourth quarter of 2008, down 21.9 percent over the third quarter of 2008 and 25.6 lower than achieved during the corresponding quarter of the previous year, reflecting what the company said were "difficult and deteriorating market conditions towards the end of 2008."
Optocoupler provides high noise immunity Product News 3/3/2009 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor is targeting its FOD8001 optocoupler at industrial system designers engineers looking to design an industrial fieldbus network with low transmission error rates, low system failure rates and proven reliability over an extended period of time.
RF Micro cuts 2% of workforce News & Analysis 3/3/2009 Post a comment RF Micro Devices cut about 100 jobs, or about 2 percent of its global workforce. It is the fourth round of layoffs announced by the company in the past 11 months.
Altera says Q1 sales looking a little better News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment Programmable logic supplier Altera expects first quarter sales to be down 15 to 20 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, better than guidance given in Janauary, the company said in a scheduled mid-quarter update.
Updated: Intel rolls four embedded Atoms Product News 3/2/2009 Post a comment Intel Corp. will spin four versions of its Atom mobile PC processor and two new companion I/O chips tailored for different embedded systems markets, such as in-car entertainment, industrial control and media phones.
Freescale sees 'significant' drop in interest expenses News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s top executives are hinging the company's survival and ability to prosper through the ongoing recession on a series of actions the IC vendor has taken in recent months, the most important of which is a multibillion-dollar debt swap it expects to conclude within the next couple of weeks.
RF chips to fare better in '09, says analyst News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment Projections for the overall semiconductor industry in 2009 are dire, but favorable trends in the handset market should keep the market for RF chips from crashing this year and ready to bounce back more quickly than many industry segments, according to an analyst.
European chip sales down 33.9% from January '08 News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment The three-month moving average of sales of semiconductors in Europe for January were $2.27 billion , down 33.5 percent on the three months covering August to October, the second biggest fall of the four geographic areas tracked by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics(WSTS) organization.
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.