Stereo codecs tout ultralow power consumption Product News 9/6/2006 Post a comment Product Review - With the focus on extended battery run-times and optimizing the noise/power consumption tradeoff, Texas Instruments says its PCM3793 and PCM3794 stereo audio codecs for portable consumer applications are the industry's lowest-power devices of their kind.
Dongbu touts 130-nm CMOS image sensors Product News 9/5/2006 Post a comment South Korea's Dongbu Electronics said it has completed development of an advanced CMOS image sensor process at the 130-nanometer node working with Electronics & Telecom Co. Ltd. Dongbu said it expects to begin volume production of CMOS image sensor chips using the new process in the fourth quarter.
Temperature sensor has dual SMBus interface Product News 9/5/2006 Post a comment Maxim says its MAX6638, a thermal sensor with ±1°C accuracy, is the industry's first to include two independent SMBus serial ports, which allow two controllers simultaneous access to temperature data.
Updated: Sun, Unisys sue DRAM makers News & Analysis 9/5/2006 Post a comment Sun Microsystems and Unisys have filed suit against South Korean chip maker Hynix Semiconductor, seeking damages from Hynix's participation in DRAM price fixing, according to online reports.
Analyst downgrades TI News & Analysis 9/5/2006 Post a comment Lower-than-expected 3G demand, the move to single-chip solutions, and slower DLP growth are dampening the near-term outlook for Texas Instruments, according to a report by American Technology Research analyst Doug Freedman.
Samsung begins shipping NAND flash News & Analysis 9/5/2006 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has begun shipping samples of its high-capacity NAND flash memory solution, trademarked moviNAND, to leading global manufacturers of mobile devices.
Filtronic, Powerwave revise terms of acquisition News & Analysis 9/5/2006 Post a comment Filtonic plc and Powerwave Technologies, Inc. have revised the terms of their previously agreed transaction whereby the U.S. group would acquire the bulk of Filtronicís wireless infrastructure division in a deal valued at about $336 million.
CellMetric debuts at IBC with mobile TV emulator Product News 9/5/2006 Post a comment Privately held CellMetric (Cambridge, England) will launch itself and its first products a range of network emulators to help operators deploying digital terrestrial and mobile TV systems at the IBC exhibition and congress, which opens September 8 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
July chip sales rose 11%, SIA says News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $20.1 billion in July, up more than 11.5 percent year-to-year, and nearly 2 percent sequentially, the Semiconductor Industry Association said.
EDA lacks leadership, says exec News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment EDA needs to shift its focus to provide solutions that emphasize productivity, rather than continuing to focus exclusively on tools aimed at the next technology node, according to Naveed Sherwani, president and CEO of fabless ASIC vendor Open Silicon.
Broadcom, Qualcomm to continue legal disputes News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment Broadcom Corporation plans to continue to pursue U.S. federal antitrust claims against Qualcomm Incorporated, despite the decision by the District Court in New Jersey to dismiss Broadcomís complaint against Qualcomm.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Timesí 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.