RFID sees continued growth Product News 3/6/2009 1 comment Having reached the a high degree of maturity, the RFID technology will continue its growth over the years to come not despite but because of the crisis, says German industry association Bitkom.
IDC sees bright spots amid chip downturn News & Analysis 3/6/2009 Post a comment Embedded processors and connectivity chips are bright spots in a semiconductor market that will see double-digit dips in computer and cellular chip sales in 2009, said Mario Morales, vice president of global semiconductor research at International Data Corp.
Marvell cuts 15% of workforce as revenue plummets News & Analysis 3/5/2009 Post a comment Marvell Technology Group will cut its workforce by 15 percent in an effort to reduce costs after the company swung to a loss in the quarter ended Jan. 31 as revenue declined 35 percent sequentially and 39 percent year-over-year.
'Virtual Cocoon' aims to engage all senses News & Analysis 3/5/2009 Post a comment By engaging all five senses in a wrap-around headset, a team of scientists are aiming for what they call "real virtuality," a term used to describe their goal of rendering an experience so vivid that the user cannot tell it from the real thing.
Video: How TriQuint amp'd its RF mojo News & Analysis 3/4/2009 Post a comment After a record-setting 2008, numerous corporate and executive-level awards and then a drop in revenue in Q1 as the downturn hit hard, TriQuint's CEO Ralph Quinsey spent time with EETimes' TechOnline to discuss the company's success and the future of wireless and innovation.
Atmel : System-in-package suits LIN networking Product News 3/4/2009 Post a comment Atmel’s ATA6617 system-in-package (SiP) solution for LIN automotive networking applications combines the company’s LIN system basis chip (SBC) ATA6624 – including LIN transceiver, voltage regulator, watchdog – and an AVR microcontroller (ATtiny167 with 16k flash memory) in a single package.
ADI expands RF chip line Product News 3/3/2009 Post a comment Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has introduced a family of five single-channel RF mixers for high-dynamic-range applications within satellite communications, wireless base stations, point-to-point radio links, instrumentation, and military equipment.
Optocoupler provides high noise immunity Product News 3/3/2009 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor is targeting its FOD8001 optocoupler at industrial system designers engineers looking to design an industrial fieldbus network with low transmission error rates, low system failure rates and proven reliability over an extended period of time.
RF Micro cuts 2% of workforce News & Analysis 3/3/2009 Post a comment RF Micro Devices cut about 100 jobs, or about 2 percent of its global workforce. It is the fourth round of layoffs announced by the company in the past 11 months.
RFID Technology and Testing Design How-To 3/2/2009 Post a comment Transient signals, bandwidth inefficient modulations, backscattered data and passive tags all require special measurement capabilities not commonly found in traditional test instruments. This article examines RFID and NFC technologies and their associated test and measurement requirements.
RF chips to fare better in '09, says analyst News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment Projections for the overall semiconductor industry in 2009 are dire, but favorable trends in the handset market should keep the market for RF chips from crashing this year and ready to bounce back more quickly than many industry segments, according to an analyst.
Global 'averaged' chip sales fell 28.6% in January, says SIA News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors declined by 28.6 percent in January 2009 to $15.33 billion, compared to sales of $21.47 billion in January 2008, averaged on the same basis, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.
Dresden establishes Energy Efficiency Innovation Center Product News 3/2/2009 Post a comment German research organization Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and the Technical University of Dresden have launched the Energy Efficiciency Innovation Center. The research topics cover a broad range from photovoltaics and energy-efficient lighting to fuel cell technology and surface technologies aiming at reducing friction losses for vehicles.
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.