Foundry revenue to grow 40% in 2010, says iSuppli News & Analysis 5/11/2010 Post a comment Pure-play foundry suppliers will see their collective revenues rise to $24.8 billion in 2010, a climb of 39.5 percent compared with the 2009 figure of $17.8 billion, according to market analysis firm iSuppli Corp. (El Segundo, Calif.).
A guide to designing for ESD and EMC Design How-To 5/11/2010 Post a comment This application note provides an introductory approach to ESD problems within amusement gaming systems that are exposed to ESD events that range from the normal charge build-up from using the equipment or moving parts due to triboelectric charging to malicious attacks by individuals trying to cheat the system.
Introduction to High-Speed Digital Design Principles Design How-To 5/10/2010 Post a comment This white paper discusses some of the major factors that need to be considered in designing an embedded product and the various high-speed digital design concepts that play a vital role in the functionality of the hardware/product as a whole.
16-bit sensor signal conditioner integrates DSP Product News 5/10/2010 Post a comment ZMD's 16-bit sensor signal conditioning IC for resistive bridge sensors combines high accuracy amplification, 16-bit precision analog-to-digital conversion, and an 18-bit DSP for linearization and calibration functions.
IMEC forms 'more-than-CMOS' alliance with TSMC News & Analysis 5/10/2010 Post a comment Luc van den Hove, president and chief executive officer of IMEC (Leuven, Belgium), has said the research institute has entered into a partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) to develop hybrid "more-than-Moore" process technologies and pass them on to the Taiwanese foundry.
TSMC reports strong April sales News & Analysis 5/10/2010 Post a comment Foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) said its unconsolidated April sales were approximately NT$32.68 billion (about $1.04 billion), an increase of 6.0 percent over March 2010 and an increase of 50.3 percent over April 2009.
UMC's sales sail forward in April News & Analysis 5/10/2010 Post a comment The world's number two foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has reported sales revenue for April down 1.7 percent on sales revenue for March. Sales were up 35 percent on what they were in the same month a year before.
ST enhances AC motor switches Product News 5/7/2010 Post a comment ST's AC switch families for white goods and industrial applications provide built-in protection and enhanced switching for robust motor controls with minimal parts count.
GlobalFoundries hints at further expansion plans News & Analysis 5/7/2010 Post a comment GlobalFoundries Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), already at the start of building a $5 billion wafer fab in New York, appears to be getting ready to announce further expansion plans to help it profit from strong demand for foundry manufacturing services.
Mobile TV chip vendor Telegent withdraws IPO News & Analysis 5/7/2010 Post a comment Mobile TV chip vendor Telegent Systems canceled plans for an upcoming initial public offering of stock, saying the company has sufficient cash on hand to invest in future growth. Telegent also announced plans to search for a new CEO to replace co-founder Samuel Sheng.
Pioneer of the CMOS image sensor dies at age 56 News & Analysis 5/6/2010 1 comment Professor Peter Denyer, a pioneer of CMOS imaging sensor technology for cameras and a prominent member of the Scottish electronics community, died of cancer on April 22, five days before his 57th birthday.
MEMS microphones target high-fidelity audio playback Product News 5/4/2010 Post a comment Two new MEMS microphones from Analog Devices enable advanced audio functions for portable electronics, including high-fidelity audio/video playback, hands-free communication, and voice recognition with built-in wind noise suppression, as well as TIA-920-compliance for VoIP apps.
NXP breaks even on rising sales News & Analysis 5/4/2010 Post a comment Mixed-signal chip company NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has announced that it made zero income from operations on total sales of $1,165 million in the first quarter of 2010. The sales represent a comparable increase of 69.7 percent compared with Q1 2009 and a comparable sequential increase of 6.7 percent.
March averaged chips sales set record, says SIA News & Analysis 5/3/2010 Post a comment At $23.06 billion, the three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for March set a record high, exceeded expectations and was up 4.6 percent from the equivalent figure in February and up 58.3 percent from March 2009, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
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.