Record turnover at Wolfson for Q3, but shares suffer News & Analysis 10/31/2007 Post a comment Sales at Wolfson Microelectronics surged 21 per cent to £34 million ($70 million) in the third quarter ended September 30 compared with the same period last year, and the supplier of audio chips for consumer electronics products like the iPod said it was expecting 11 to 14 per cent growth in full-year revenues to between $226 million and $232 million.
HDMI stars on small screens Product News 10/29/2007 Post a comment The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connectivity standard for transferring uncompressed digital content at very high rates over a single cable has come a long way.
ICs ease Most network interface Design How-To 10/29/2007 Post a comment Media Oriented Systems Transport (Most) is a networking standard enabling, within an automobile, the seamless transport of digital audio, video and packet-based data, along with real-time control information.
Dialog Semi heads for future markets News & Analysis 10/26/2007 Post a comment After the fall-out of the BenQ Mobile insolvency has been cleared, Dialog Semiconductor (Kirchheim, Germany) returns to strategic mode. In an interview with EE Times Europe, Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli explained which targets he is heading for.
HomePlug claims victory in standards fray News & Analysis 10/25/2007 Post a comment The HomePlug Alliance is claiming victory in a decision that could force all sides to respin powerline networking chips for a standard that could be set as early as March, but rival DS2 whose technology was not chosen said it will demonstrate in November chips that double today's throughout and claims warring parties are still holding private discussions on a compromise.
Ultrawideband under the gun Product News 10/25/2007 Post a comment In the race to a gigabit-per-second wireless link for the digital home, some ultrawideband backers are gasping for air while Wi-Fi proponents are revving up for the next lap.
Webcast: Audio on the Move News & Analysis 10/24/2007 Post a comment A one-hour webcast features a roundtable discussion and insight into the techniques and problems of producing high-fidelity portable audio for today's market.
RFID Basics: Antenna Polarization Design How-To 10/23/2007 1 comment While this book excerpt from The RF in RFID:Passive UHF RFID in Practice, focuses on RFID applications, it is an excellent primer for RF basics. This part covers antenna polarization.
Wireless audio chips claim 'wired quality' sound Product News 10/22/2007 Post a comment The AudioMagic and VoiceMagic wireless audio transmitter/receiver ICs from Avnera Corporation deliver uncompressed CD-quality sound and claim to solve the interference problems that have been typical of previous wireless audio solutions.
WPAN chip set promised News & Analysis 10/22/2007 Post a comment IBM teams with MediaTek to jointly develop a 60-GHz-band millimeter-wavelength radio and baseband chip set for wireless personal area networks providing gigabyte performance.
Startup tries proprietary path to wireless hi-fi Product News 10/22/2007 Post a comment Touting a successful pairing of wireless and hi-fi audio, fabless chip vendor Avnera Corp. (Beaverton, Ore.) today will announce chip sets for wireless audio connections in the 2.4-GHz band that outperform data-oriented wireless connections in range, freedom from interference, automatic network configuration and full CD-quality sound.
Is fab lite on analog's diet? Product News 10/22/2007 Post a comment As digital integrated-device manufacturers increasingly turn to foundries for their production needs, with some announcing they will no longer build fabs, an inevitable question arises: Will the big analog IDMs follow the same path and move toward fab-lite or even fabless strategies?
AWR and NXP release LDMOS simulation library News & Analysis 10/22/2007 Post a comment Applied Wave Research has released a Microwave Office 2007 design software simulation library that features NXP Semiconductor's sixth-generation laterally-diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) devices.
Driver amplifier for point-to-point radio over 4.9 to 15.4 GHz News & Analysis 10/22/2007 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has introduced a family of M/A-COM driver amplifiers for point-to-point (P2P) radios. The driver amplifier family covers allocated point-to-point bands from 4.9 to 15.4 GHz: the MAAM-007523 amplifier covering 4.9 to 8.5 GHz, and the MAAM-007524 amplifier covering 10.0 to 15.4 GHz.
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.