RF module operates in 868-MHz ISM band Product News 4/30/2007 Post a comment One RF Technology has introduced a low-cost, 868-MHz RF module dubbed TinyOne Lite that is optimized for low-power radio communication at a competitive cost and available with or without an integrated antenna.
Qimonda's Loh banking on DRAM market comeback News & Analysis 4/30/2007 Post a comment One year into his tenure as CEO of the world's third largest DRAM maker, Qimonda's Kin Wah Loh is out to prove that his company can be nimble and aggressive rather than a problematic memory division of its parent company, Infineon Technologies AG.
Chip sales start growing again News & Analysis 4/30/2007 Post a comment Worldwide sales of semiconductors increased by one percent in March to $20.3 billion compared with the previous month, and are 3.2 percent better than the $19.7 billion reported for March 2006, according to the the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
APT brings pro-audio quality sound to Bluetooth News & Analysis 4/30/2007 Post a comment Audio compression algorithm specialist Audio Processing Technology Ltd (Belfast, Northern Ireland) has expanded its relationship with Bluetooth chip pioneer CSR plc. to bring professional quality audio to headsets and other consumer devices.
Chip sales start growing again News & Analysis 4/30/2007 Post a comment Worldwide sales of semiconductors increased by one percent in March to $20.3 billion compared with the previous month, and are 3.2 percent better than the $19.7 billion reported for March 2006, according to the the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The increase reverses three months of sequential declines recorded by the SIA.
Hynix gains on Samsung in DRAMs News & Analysis 4/27/2007 Post a comment Hynix Semiconductor experienced strong growth in DRAMs for the first quarter, allowing it to come within striking distance of market leader Samsung Electronics, according to iSuppli Corp.
Samsung close to losing DRAM top spot, says Gartner News & Analysis 4/27/2007 Post a comment Samsung's lead in DRAMs has fallen to a seven year low according to market research group Gartner Dataquest, and the South Korean giant has responded by expanding production of the memories by nearly 100 percent this year . This, Gartner Research Vice President for semiconductors, Andrew Norwood warns, is threatening the industry with a year long oversupply.
Telecom is back, says Xilinx CEO News & Analysis 4/26/2007 Post a comment Xilinx's revenue declined 2 percent in the March quarter, due to weakness in the wireless, consumer, and defense markets. The good news, said the PLD company, is telecom business is returning.
Qimonda's 1Q down News & Analysis 4/26/2007 Post a comment Qimonda AG posted sales of 984 million euros ($1.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2007, compared to 928 million euros ($1.27 billion) during the same period last year.
Flat revenues but increased confidence at ARM News & Analysis 4/26/2007 Post a comment ARM Holdings plc increased sales by 14 percent in dollar terms to $129.2 million in the first quarter ended 31 March compared with $112.9 million in the corresponding period last year. However, profits fell in the period to £21.6 million, down from £24.7 million in the first quarter last year.
STMicro's sales, profits fall in 1Q News & Analysis 4/25/2007 Post a comment STMicroelectronics Inc. said revenues for the first quarter were $2.3 billion, decreasing 3.7 percent compared to the $2.4 billion reported in last year's first quarter.
European WiMax RFPs heat up News & Analysis 4/25/2007 Post a comment The WiMax market appears to be heating up in Europe, with a number of RFPs being issued by WiMax license owners in Germany and France, Unstrung has learned.
Four-channel power management chips are programmable Product News 4/25/2007 Post a comment Check out Summit's pair of programmable power manager chips intended for consumer applications. The SMB113A and SMB117 ps enable system designers to digitally program the entire multiple output power supply and associated power management functions with a few clicks of a mouse.
Semiconductor IP group spun off from Philips News & Analysis 4/25/2007 Post a comment The technology incubator division of Royal Philips Electronics has spun out Silicon Hive, a licensor of processor and related intellectual property, and as part of the deal, New Venture Partners, TVM Capital and Philips have together invested $10 million in the new company.
CE growth to see 'significant slowdown' News & Analysis 4/25/2007 Post a comment CE growth may decelerate in the coming years, but a few areas will still be hot, such as PMP/MP3 players. But giants like Apple, Samsung and Sony will make it tough for the little guy to survive.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...