TI raises Q3 guidance News & Analysis 9/8/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier Texas Instruments Inc. issued revised guidance for its third 2005 fiscal quarter ending September, calling for earnings of 36 to 38 cents per share, up from the previous estimate of 31 to 35 cents.
Quad drivers deliver the sharper image Product News 9/8/2005 Post a comment The MD1810 and MD1811 quad drivers from Supertex are designed for MOSFETs that drive a high capacitance load, such as required in ultrasound imaging and CCD-based products. Both high-speed ICs feature a rise and fall time of six nanoseconds for a 1000 pF load. Their low-jitter design is intended to ensure accurate Doppler measurement and clearer imaging.
National Semi profit beats guidance News & Analysis 9/8/2005 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. reported net earnings of $85.6 million, or 24 cents per share on revenue of $493.8 million the first quarter of fiscal 2006 ended Aug. 28, 2005.
TI launches DaVinci platform Product News 9/8/2005 Post a comment Texas Instruments is aiming to leverage its DSP technology in the digital video market with the expected launch of a new DSP-enabled video platform called DaVinci.
Quick 13-bit A/D converter specs low noise Product News 9/8/2005 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc.'s 13-bit, 250 Msamples/s analog-to-digital converter offers 68 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 75 dB spurious-free dynamic range at high input frequencies for wideband applications.
Brazil seeks to establish semi industry News & Analysis 9/6/2005 Post a comment Brazilian authorities will announce Wednesday plans to establish a semiconductor industry in the state of Minas Gerais, where a technology park spanning 990 acres is being dedicated to semiconductor manufacturing and design.
SigmaTel buys Oasis for $82 million News & Analysis 9/6/2005 Post a comment Continuing on its acquisition spree, SigmaTel Inc. has acquired Oasis Semiconductor Inc., a fabless designer of semiconductor solutions for the multi-function printer market.
Cypress introduces products for video applications Product News 9/6/2005 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor introduced two multi-rate video cable equalizers targeted at the professional video market as well as a new switch product that it said is the industry's first broadcast video link protection switch to provide cost-effective redundancy throughout an entire video network.
Intel invests in Czech software firm News & Analysis 9/6/2005 Post a comment Intel Capital on Tuesday announced the signing of an agreement to acquire a $16 million stake in Grisoft Inc., a provider of anti-virus security software in the Czech Republic.
Toshiba, Sigma team on Linux for multimedia Product News 9/6/2005 Post a comment Toshiba America
Electronic Components Inc. will collaborate
with Sigma Designs Inc. to offer a new Linux platform based on its TX4938 MIPS-based TX System RISC microprocessor and the Sigma EM8620L digital media processor.
16-bit A/D converter delivers high SFDR Product News 9/6/2005 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp. announced what it claims is the fastest 16-bit (130 Msamples/second) analog-to-digital converter on the market for the most demanding wideband, low noise, signal acquisition applications.
High-current switches kickstart power distribution Product News 9/2/2005 Post a comment Micrel's MIC2014/15/16 high-current power switches feature so-called kickstart current limiting to bring a new level of adaptability to peripheral power management. The chips, part of the company's family of MIC20xx power distribution switches introduced earlier this month, are aimed at applications requiring current limiting as protection against short circuits, including PCs, set top boxes, game controllers and USB host devices.
A/D converter changes sensor signals Product News 9/2/2005 Post a comment IC-Haus GmbH unveiled a 13-bit monolithic analog-to-digital converter, which by applying a count-safe vector follower principle, converts sine and cosine sensor signals with a selectable resolution and hysteresis into angle position data.
New technology takes aim at GaAs Product News 9/2/2005 Post a comment Infineon has developed a new silicon-germanium carbon process technology for high-performance RF devices. The BFP740 series of RF transistors demonstrates the world's lowest noise figures for silicon-based discrete transistors.
Physics chip maker acquires firm News & Analysis 9/1/2005 Post a comment Ageia Technologies Inc., a supplier of hardware-accelerated physics chips for games, has acquired Meqon Research AB, a physics development company based in Sweden.
RFID startup garners $10 million News & Analysis 9/1/2005 Post a comment ThingMagic Inc., a developer of radio frequency identification (RFID) sensing and embedded computing technologies, has raised a Series A funding round of $10 million.
Chargers pack consumer extras Product News 9/1/2005 Post a comment Semtech's SC805 and SC806 battery charger ICs tout advanced functionality in a super small package for consumer electronics applications including cable chargers, personal media devices, and mobile phones. "The high-current level and charging profile flexibility of the SC805 and SC806 are critical key features, and the good news for designers is that all of this comes in a small, less expensive package," said C.S. Mitter, director of Power Management for Handheld Products. "Add to this an advanc
Global chip sales flat in July, says WSTS News & Analysis 9/1/2005 Post a comment Worldwide semiconductor sales in July were worth $18 billion, down 0.3 per cent from the previous month and flat on a year-on-year basis, according to figures from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times