TFT-LCD regulator drives low-voltage portables Product News 5/1/2005 Post a comment Maxim touts the ability of its MAX8739 regulator, which includes two high-current operational amplifiers for driving active-matrix, thin-film transistor liquid-crystal displays (TFT-LCDs), to work at input voltages down to 1.8 V. Suited for notebook and automotive applications, the regulator includes a logic-controlled, high-voltage switch with adjustable delay.
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.