Taejin opts for Tower Semiconductor's power management process to produce voltage regulator ICs
News & Analysis 8/31/2009 Post a comment
Taejin Technology, Co., Ltd., (Daejeon, Korea), a linear and switching regulators supplier, has selected global specialty foundry, Tower Semiconductor, Ltd., (Migdal Ha'emek, Israel) to manufacture Taejin's low power, high efficiency voltage regulator ICs.
From 2009 to 2020: A history of developments in programmability
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 8/28/2009 3 comments
Predictions come easy, but from the demise of FPGAs to the emergence of 32-core processors, DSPs are showing some strong trends and I think it is possible to divine what will happen in the next few years as we move towards the next order of magnitude increase in computational efficiency.
Dresden is like Silicon Valley: hungry talent & excellent education
News & Analysis 8/27/2009 1 comment
How comes that the Dresden area is the most remarkable center for start-up activities in Germany? The answer is that in the town, all ingredients necessary such as excellent mathematical education and a generation of engineers with great ideas meet. The ignition spark, however, has been imported from the U.S. – in person of Gerhard Fettweis, professor at the Dresden Technical University. In the interview Fettweis explains what are the essentials for start-up friendly environments and which techn
Small engines get greener
Product News 8/26/2009 7 comments
Emissions from small gasoline engines could be reduced using a new analog chip that Freescale Semiconductor introduced at a technology forum in Shenzhen, China.
Engineer seeks $60 million bonus from Atmel
News & Analysis 8/25/2009 3 comments
Dr. Andreas Paul Schueppen, a former employee of Atmel Germany GmbH, is preparing for his first day in court in a case filed against his former employer in which he is claiming he is owed 42 million euro (about $60 million) as an "inventor's bonus."
Silicon circuit board seeks to replace ASICs
News & Analysis 8/24/2009 Post a comment
You may be able to kiss that printed-circuit board good-bye soon, instead mounting bare die on a wafer-scale silicon circuit board that essentially eliminates the power-hungry soldered interconnections between packages.
Analyst sees upside for chip makers in HP results
News & Analysis 8/19/2009 Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard's net profit fell considerably in the company's fiscal third quarter, but a financial analyst said the results--including a 2 percent year-to-year increase in PC sales and possibly record inventory lows--bode well for semiconductor suppliers.
Jazz sees growth opportunities for SiGe
Product News 8/18/2009 Post a comment
Jazz Semiconductor Inc. (Newport Beach, Calif.), a subsidiary of foundry chip maker Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), has announced it is looking to use its silicon-germanium BiCMOS technology to replace GaAs components in millimeter wave and cell phone applications.
TI shrinks size of 16-bit ADCs
Product News 8/17/2009 2 comments
Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, Texas) claims that its latest family of 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) is 70 percent smaller than its nearest competition.
Old and new: Marconi's Irish roots
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 8/17/2009 Post a comment
In a remote region of Ireland last week I happened upon a monument to Guglielmo Marconi's first commercial wireless transmission: between Rathlin Island and Ballycastle in North Antrim on July 6th. 1898.