Emcore could lose Nasdaq listing
News & Analysis 9/29/2010 Post a comment
Compound semiconductor vendor Emcore has been notified by the Nasdaq stock market that it could be de-listed because its stock price has been under $1 per share for 30 consecutive business days, the company said.
SciTech Publishing: More deals for your bookshelf
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 9/29/2010 53 comments
For those of you who enjoyed the list of sale books from SciTech Publishing, here is some more. They tell me that the sale went so well, they are extending it to these titles, but only until October 8th.
Wolfson's WM8325 power management IC
Product News 9/29/2010 Post a comment
Wolfson is sampling what it says is the highest current monolithic power management IC, which features four programmable DC-DC converters, including one which is capable of delivering up to 2.5A.
Teardown finds Cypress, STMicro in new iPod nano
News & Analysis 9/27/2010 11 comments
Apple's sixth generation iPod nano features chips supplied by Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, Cypress Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic and STMicroelectronics NV, according to a teardown analysis conducted by market research firm iSuppli.
129th AES debuts Product Design Track
Audio DesignLine Blog 9/22/2010 Post a comment
The upcoming 129th Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in San Francisco will offer - for the first time - a dedicated Product Design Track featuring more than 20 events focused on audio product development.
FitBit blends wireless, MCUs and MEMS with online interface
Teardown 9/22/2010 20 comments
The FitBit personal fitness monitor combines wireless, MEMS and cutting-edge algorithms and packaging to keep us in shape, but behind its sleek design are lessons for any designer and aspiring inventor looking to turn what seems to be a simple idea into a truly viable, competitive end product.
Sokudo joins CEA-Leti's e-beam litho project
News & Analysis 9/16/2010 9 comments
Sokudo Co. Ltd., a coating and track process equipment company, has announced it will join the Imagine research program based at CEA-Leti that is developing maskless lithography for IC manufacturing at 22-nm and beyond.
August sees sales slip, says analyst
News & Analysis 9/16/2010 6 comments
The three-month average of global chip sales for August is set to be $25.3 billion, compared with $25.2 billion in July, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
ESC Boston: RF highlights
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 9/14/2010 1 comment
If you are in the Boston area next week (Sept 20 to 23, 2010) or already plan on attending the ESC Boston show, here are some highlights that might appeal to RF and microwave engineers
ARM, Trident, Ittiam make entertainment plans
News & Analysis 9/13/2010 1 comment
Trident has announced that is has produced a set-top box platform based on an ARM A-series processor. In a separate announcement Ittiam said it has implementated a Dolby MS10 multistream audio decoder on the A series of processors.
TSMC's August sales show low growth
News & Analysis 9/10/2010 5 comments
Foundry giant TSMC reported August sales of about $1.17 billion, an increase of 0.5 percent over July 2010 and an increase of 25.4 percent over August 2009.
RMS detector protects basestation PAs
Product News 9/9/2010 1 comment
Linear Technology just released its model LTC5583, a 40MHz to 6GHz dual-channel, matched RMS power detector that seems exceptionally well suited to monitor VSWR in a basestation transmitter RF power amplifier (PA).
XMOS co-founder takes COO post at Toumaz
News & Analysis 9/7/2010 2 comments
Noel Hurley, who was a co-founder of XMOS Semiconductors Ltd. and served as vice president of marketing there, has taken up the position of chief operating officer at Toumaz Technology Ltd.
UMC's August sales show slim growth
News & Analysis 9/7/2010 1 comment
Taiwanese foundry United Microelectronics Corp. announced its net sales for August 2010 were approximately NT$10.89 billion (about $340 million), an increase of 0.6 percent over July 2010 and an increase of 20.1 percent over August 2009.
Tuner chip firm raises $9 million
News & Analysis 9/6/2010 1 comment
Elonics Ltd., the CMOS RF tuner company, has announced it has raised £6.1 million (about $9.4 million) in a Series B investment round led by Scottish Equity Partners.