Revived proposal aims to ban DVD copying News & Analysis 11/2/2007 Post a comment The DVD Copy Control Association will put up for a vote changes to its bylaws that would explicitly forbid OEMs from selling systems that make copies of movies, even for secure internal storage on a hard disk, the second attempt this year to make the changes that are seen as a reaction to the group's loss in a key civil suit it brought against startup Kaleidescape earlier this year.
PSMA gauging power-chip technologies News & Analysis 11/2/2007 Post a comment Survey on power-supply-in-package (PSI) and power- supply-on-chip (PSoC) systems will gauge the potential impact of the highly integrated devices on design and manufacturing trends
Micron Research Center formed in Utah News & Analysis 11/2/2007 Post a comment The Utah State University (USU) College of Engineering said that it will receive a total of $1 million over the next four years from the Micron Technology Foundation to create the Micron Research Center.
Nextest sees profit, sales jump 67% News & Analysis 11/2/2007 Post a comment ATE vendor Nextest Systems Corp. said revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 29 was $23 million, up 67 percent from the June 2007 quarter revenue of $13.8 million but down 14 percent from the September 2006 quarter revenue of $26.9 million.
Only 11 vehicles make it through to Urban Challenge finals News & Analysis 11/2/2007 Post a comment A disappointing eleven teams made it through to the finals of DARPA's Urban Challenge after the original 35 competitors spent the past week showing off their autonomous vehicles at a retired Air Force Base in Victorville, California. The original plan was to have 20 teams in the final.
ASML talks up lithography opportunities News & Analysis 11/2/2007 Post a comment Lithography gear specialist ASML Holding NV (ASML) believes there is a potential for the global semiconductor lithography market to grow to above Euros 10 billion ($14.4 billion) by 2012 from Euros 5 billion ($7.2 billion) in 2006, representing a 13 percent annual growth for the market over the period.
Parker Hannifin buys valve firm News & Analysis 11/2/2007 Post a comment Parker Hannifin Corp., a supplier of motion and control technologies, has acquired Kay Pneumatics Ltd., a manufacturer of pneumatic valves, cylinders and precision electro-pneumatic control systems for transportation, semiconductor, medical and general industrial markets.
On2 Technologies buys IP firm News & Analysis 11/2/2007 Post a comment On2 Technologies Inc. , a supplier of video compression solutions, has acquired Finland's Hantro Products Oy, a supplier in multimedia for mobile devices.
ASICs added to MEMS wafers News & Analysis 11/1/2007 Post a comment A new technique called "chip-on-MEMS" bonds ASIC dice atop an entire MEMS wafer before dicing, according to developer VTI Technologies Oy.
NXP passes German passport security tests News & Analysis 11/1/2007 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors is supplying enhanced versions of its ePassport chips to the German authorities who are readying a swith-over to passports that incorporate more and more secure biometric data than exiting documents.