Op amp delivers precision, low noise Product News 8/3/2007 Post a comment Texas Instruments has introduced the OPA376, a single-supply operational amplifier with e-Trim precision and very low noise. Dual and quad versions will be available later this year.
Innovision raises funds for NFC, RFID development News & Analysis 8/3/2007 Post a comment Innovision Research & Technology plc, which specializes in the development of SoCs and tags for Near Field Communications (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for mobile handsets , has secured $13 million (£6.5 million) of funding.
Bush veto would harm U.S. stance on IP, warns Broadcom News & Analysis 8/3/2007 Post a comment America's strong enforcement of its intellectual property (IP) rights is set to get a major jolt next week when the U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab declares on whether to allow or reject the International Trade Commission's ban on the import of 3G phones using Qualcomm Inc's chips that Broadcom Corp. claims infringes it patents.
Global chip sales up 2.1% in H1 2007 News & Analysis 8/3/2007 Post a comment Worldwide sales of semiconductors grew to $121 billion in the first half of 2007, an increase of 2 percent from the $118.4 billion during the first half of 2006, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Nokia stars in handset market shakedown News & Analysis 8/2/2007 Post a comment Global mobile phone shipments grew a modest 11 percent year-on-year to reach 258 million units in the second quarter of the year, with Nokia cementing its leading position while Motorola slipped badly in the quarter, yielding second position to Samsung, according to Strategy Analytics.
LSI to outsource entire production News & Analysis 8/1/2007 Post a comment LSI Corp. announced it will outsource its entire production including backend and test to third-party service providers. The move will save costs and create flexible capacities without additional investments, the company said. More than 2000 jobs are at stake.
ARC increases sales, readies video subsystem devices Product News 8/1/2007 Post a comment Configurable processor cores specialist ARC International is readying a number of video encoding devices based on the company's VRaptor multicore architecture, Carl Schlachte, the company's CEO said, as he also revealed better than expected revenues and reduced net losses for the first half of the year.
Codec cranks for wireless stereo headsets Product News 8/1/2007 Post a comment Open Interface North America is rolling out a lossless audio codec that provides better performance than its competitors without requiring new hardware, targeted at enabling low cost, high quality Bluetooth stereo headsets.
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.