Audio D/A provides output drive capabilities Product News 4/21/2006 Post a comment AKM Semiconductor's newest member of its Audio2go family is a 24-bit stereo digital-to-analog (D/A) converter, with a ground-referenced capless headphone amplifier and a 2-volt rms line output amplifier, as well as an AC-coupled auxiliary line out.
Intersil, Cree post higher sales, earnings News & Analysis 4/20/2006 Post a comment Analog semiconductor supplier Intersil Corp. reported first-quarter net income of $32.4 million, or 22 cents per share, on sales of $178.9 million in the first quarter, compared to $12.8 million, or 9 cents per share on sales of $128.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
Cypress profit beats guidance News & Analysis 4/20/2006 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor Corp. reported first-quarter net income of $7.1 million, or 5 cents per share on sales of $249.1 million, compared to a net loss of $68.8 million, or 53 cents per share on sales of $200.3 million.
Qualcomm posts sales, earnings gains News & Analysis 4/19/2006 Post a comment Wireless technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. reported net income of $593 million, or 34 cents per share on sales of $1.83 billion in its second fiscal 2006 quarter ended March 26. By comparison, Qualcomm earned $532 million, or 31 cents per share on sales of $1.37 billion in the year-ago fiscal quarter.
Intel cuts forecast after weak quarter News & Analysis 4/19/2006 Post a comment Intel Corp. posted first-quarter net income of $1.3 billion on revenue of $8.9 billion, down significantly on both a sequential and year-to-year basis, with the troubled semiconductor supplier citing slumping PC sales and inventory woes as the culprits.
Rambus profit slips, sales rise News & Analysis 4/19/2006 Post a comment Chip licensing company Rambus Inc. posted first-quarter 2006 earnings of $1.8 million, or 2 cents per share on sales of $47.2 million, compared with $4.4 million or 4 cents per share on sales of $34.7 million in the year-ago quarter.
16-bit MCUs offer DSP performance Product News 4/19/2006 Post a comment Infineon’s 16-bit MCUs provide designers of industrial control and automotive systems with flexibility to choose the optimal combination of on-chip peripherals and memory. The devices offer an on-chip MAC with DSP software library.
Lattice targets automotive market with CPLDs Product News 4/19/2006 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor said automotive versions of its MachXO and ispMACH 4000V programmable logic devices have been characterized and qualified to meet the certification requirements of the AEC-Q100 standard, a guideline developed by major automakers and suppliers for qualifying electronic components.
Op amp preserves SNR Product News 4/19/2006 Post a comment STMicroelectronics' ultra low noise, wide bandwidth operational amplifier (op amp) is intended for high end industrial, medical and instrumentation applications.
Toshiba expands 8-, 16-bit MCU lines Product News 4/18/2006 Post a comment Toshiba America Electronic has expanded its embedded flash microcontroller product line with the addition of a new 16-bit MCU and six new 8-bit MCUs based on its SuperFlash memory technology.
Fujitsu ups profit forecast, Elpida sees losses News & Analysis 4/18/2006 Post a comment Japanese electronics conglomerate Fujitsu Ltd. has revised its fiscal 2005 full year results and said Tuesday (April 18) it is on schedule to beat its net profit target for the year ended last month by 36 percent, mainly due to better than anticipated sales of hard disk drives, semiconductors and mobile phones.
Frontier, Factum team for mobile TV News & Analysis 4/18/2006 Post a comment Digital radio chip and module specialist Frontier Silicon has teamed with Swedish company Factum Electronics to develop and supply broadcasters with complete systems for mobile TV and digital radio using the T-DMB standard.
Class AB audio amplifier package shrinks 30% Product News 4/18/2006 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. today introduced a 1.3-watt mono Class AB Boomer audio amplifier that touts improved output power and a 30 percent package size reduction for hands-free cell phone use and ringer functions.
Freescale’s 8-bit MCU upgrades memory, peripherals Product News 4/17/2006 Post a comment The newest version of Freescale’s 8-bit MC68HC908JL16 MCU features 16 Kbytes of flash memory, 512 bytes of RAM, I2C and flexible clock options. With up to eleven I/O ports featuring high current drive capability, the device can drive up to eleven LEDs off the MCU without an additional driver.
New India semi association forms News & Analysis 4/17/2006 5 comments The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a Silicon Valley-based not-for-profit global organization, has launched a Semiconductor Special Interest Group (Semi SIG) in Hyderabad.
ARCHITECTURES: Security processor targets IP storage networks News & Analysis 4/17/2006 Post a comment Security technology that can keep intruders out of corporate networks has always been sought after. And as more Internet Protocol-based storage systems are added to networks, delivering data security without affecting network performance becomes an ever greater concern. The HIPP III 4450 FlowThrough security processor unveiled by Hifn Inc. at the Embedded Systems Conference this month addresses all of the "data in flight" security requirements for IP storage protocols, including iSCSI, FCIP, iFC
DC/DC regulator is optimized for OLEDs Product News 4/17/2006 Post a comment Product Review - Advanced Analogic Technologies' AT1230 is a 2-MHz, 18-volt, 100-mA step-up converter optimized for powering both organic LEDs (OLEDs) and general purpose LCD and CCD modules in portable systems.
RISC core adds muscle to Renesas microcontroller News & Analysis 4/14/2006 Post a comment A Renesas microcontroller employs proprietary flash memory and circuit technologies and an enhanced 32-bit SH-2 RISC core architecture that can simultaneously execute two instructions per cycle. Designated the SH7211F, the microcontroller can deliver a 1.5X performance improvement compared to previous microcontrollers.
AFE integrates programmable audio/video switch Product News 4/14/2006 Post a comment Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) expanded its family of analog video front-end processors with a device that is said to maximize analog input design flexibility and reduce interface design complexity.
RFID supplier plans $120 million IPO News & Analysis 4/13/2006 Post a comment RFID supplier Alien Technology filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of approximately $120 million worth of common stock.
8051-based SoC touts digital signal processing extensions Product News 4/13/2006 Post a comment Ramtron’s 8051-based microcontroller called the VRS51L2xxx offers embedded systems designers a fully integrated, system-on-chip with a 40-MIPS, single cycle 8051-core, a JTAG program/debug interface, digital signal processing extensions and a robust digital peripheral set.
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.