Lucent spin-out SynChip shrinks GPS receiver with chip-scale technology News & Analysis 11/6/2000 Post a comment WARREN, N.J. ( ChipWire) -- A company spun off from Lucent New Ventures is using chip-scale integration technology developed at Bell Labs to deliver what it claims is the smallest complete receiver for the global positioning system (GPS) standard to date. SyChip here said it has packed the SiRFstarII GPS receiver IC from SiRF Technology of San Jose into an 11 x 14 x 3.5-mm module that includes a 12-channel RF section, baseband and memory.
Sumitomo plans U.S. wafer-making plant for GaAs, InP substrates News & Analysis 11/2/2000 Post a comment HILLSBORO, Ore.-- Japan's Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. today announced plans to produce compound-material semiconductor wafers, starting with 150-mm gallium-arsenide (GaAs) substrates, at a facility here. A second-phase expansion to the new facility will add large-diameter indium phosphide (InP) wafers to the output, said Sumitomo.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.