Philips Semiconductors to become NXP News & Analysis 8/31/2006 Post a comment With an ownership change from Royal Philips Electronics to a consortium of private equity investment companies, Philips Semiconductors will become NXP. Semiconductors, or NXP.
Dc/dc module market declining, says report News & Analysis 8/31/2006 Post a comment Once a bright spot in the long-troubled merchant power supply market, the dc-dc converter module sector is now projected to grow significantly less than anticipated just 12 months ago, according to market research firm Darnell Group.
3.3-V RS-485 transceivers consume up to 70% less board space Product News 8/31/2006 Post a comment Intersil has introduced its most rugged RS-485/RS-422 transceiver family yet. The ISL317XE is the first Intersil RS-485 devices to have an IEC61000 ESD rating, providing what it says is the highest ESD standard in the industry. The 3.3-V devices also support a data transmission rate of 20-Mbits/s and are housed in a tiny MSOP (mini small-outline package), consuming 50 to 70% less board space than conventional parts.
GE allies with Nichia on LEDs News & Analysis 8/31/2006 Post a comment General Electric Company (GE) and Nichia Corp. have formed a strategic alliance to support GELcore LLC, a Cleveland-based LED joint venture between GE and Emcore Corp.
Real time clocks boost security, tamper detection Product News 8/31/2006 Post a comment Intersil's ISL1219/21 real time clocks with improved tamper detection are suited for time stamping single events such as the moment a warranty is voided by the removal of a cover, or recurring events such as the opening and closing of a security door.
PowerDsine joins Ethernet Alliance News & Analysis 8/30/2006 Post a comment PowerDsine Ltd., a supplier of Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions, has joined the Ethernet Alliance, an industry group focused on supporting the advancement of existing and emerging Ethernet technologies.
Dual-triple-quad sequencer/supervisors ease design-in Product News 8/30/2006 Post a comment Offering maximum design flexibility, Maxim's MAX16025/16026/16041 dual voltage monitor/supervisors, the MAX16027/16028/16042 triple devices, and the MAX16029/16030/16043 quad devices for power-sequencing applications offer fixed and adjustable threshold-setting through logic inputs, and sequence timing via small external capacitors.
American Semi develops commercial-grade HTS coil News & Analysis 8/29/2006 Post a comment American Superconductor Corp. reported it has achieved levels of magnetic, electrical, thermal and mechanical performance required for commercial electromagnetic coils utilizing its proprietary second generation (2G) high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire.
Wi-Fi Alliance breaks ranks on 802.11n testing News & Analysis 8/29/2006 Post a comment Broadcom has welcomed the decision taken by the Wi-Fi Alliance to speed up the testing process for 802.11n specification equipment despite the fact that the high data-rate wireless technology is still undergoing standardization within the IEEE.
Temperature sensors expand notebook, server monitoring Product News 8/29/2006 Post a comment National Semiconductor's expanded family of TruTherm temperature sensors for monitoring notebooks, desktops and servers powered by high-performance microprocessors manufactured on 65 and 90 nm processes include five new entries with extended capability.
Analyst ups guidance for Intel News & Analysis 8/28/2006 Post a comment Stabilizing unit demand and pricing and the burn-off of accumulated inventory could mean improved year-end results for beleaguered microprocessor supplier Intel Corp., according to a report by FBR Equity Research.
Report: ON Semi to meet guidance News & Analysis 8/28/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier ON Semiconductor is tracking toward the midpoint of its guidance range for sales of $405 to $415 million in the third quarter ended September, according to a report by securities firm Wedbush Morgan Securities.
RF Monolithics buys networking, software companies News & Analysis 8/28/2006 Post a comment RF Monolithics Inc. has signed definitive agreements to acquire Cirronet Inc., a wireless data communications and networking company, and Caver-Morehead Systems Inc., a supplier of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software.
Rail-to-rail comparators have LVDS outputs Product News 8/28/2006 Post a comment Analog Devices' 10-member ADCMP60x family of rail-to-rail comparators, touted as the first to include low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) outputs, are thus suited for driving such devices as FPGAs and ASSPs in a wide range of differential-mode applications.
Sunplus splits up to spur growth News & Analysis 8/28/2006 Post a comment Taiwan's Sunplus Technology is splitting itself into three smaller fabless companies, hoping that this will improve its product rollout cycles and spur it out of a period of stagnation.
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.