Nortel hires Internet guru as new CTO News & Analysis 3/31/2005 Post a comment Nortel Networks Corp. named Gary Kunis its new chief technology officer Thursday (March 31), as the network infrastructure company continued to clean house at the management level.
IEEE moves to create EDA council News & Analysis 3/31/2005 Post a comment The IEEE is moving toward the creation of a council that would serve as the focal point for all of the organization's electronic design automation (EDA)activities.
China's value-added tax on ICs due to expire News & Analysis 3/31/2005 Post a comment China's value-added tax on semiconductors is due to expire Friday, concluding a deal reached between the US and China last year to end what US officials believed was a discriminatory tax against foreign chipmakers.
Ramtron touts 1-Mbit FRAM as drop-in replacement for SRAM Product News 3/31/2005 Post a comment The company's latest 3-V, 1-Mbit FRAM, which comes in a 32-pin thin small outline plastic (TSOP) package, offers virtually unlimited read/write cycles. While FRAM is known for high write-endurance, some applications needed more cycles than FRAM could offer. Now Ramtron's FM20L08 allows users to access each address a million times per second indefinitely with no wear out.
Artesyn releases revised PMBus spec News & Analysis 3/31/2005 Post a comment Artesyn Technologies Inc. has announced the public release of Revision 1.0 of the PMBus open-standard digital power management protocol and a special interest to further develop and promote the PMBus power operating system.
Integrated features cut component count in phone line IC Product News 3/31/2005 Post a comment The newest member of Clare, Inc.'s phone interface IC family for direct access arrangements (DAA) in telephony apps features simultaneous phone line ringing detect and caller-ID monitoring, which simplifies DAA designs for international telephone applications.
Aixtron's sales jump 55% in 2004 News & Analysis 3/31/2005 Post a comment Chip-equipment maker Aixtron AG, which has just acquired Genus Inc., said total fiscal year 2004 revenues rose by 55 percent year-over-year to 140.0 million euros ($181.5 million) in 2004.
SMIC's CEO fined by Taiwan government News & Analysis 3/31/2005 Post a comment The Taiwan government has fined Richard Chang, president and chief executive of Chinese foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC), over what it called an illegal investment in China.
Verdrillte Leitungen mit 10 Gbit/s News & Analysis 3/31/2005 Post a comment Mit einem neuen Einchip-Transceiver erhält der Vollduplexbetrieb über einfache Kabel ungeahnte Geschwindigkeiten: Der proprietäre Baustein für den 'Nahverkehr' schafft nach Unternehmensangaben über ein ungeschirmtes verdrilltes Kupferkabel einen Durchsatz von 10 Gigabit/s.
Another Fully-Buffered DIMM tester bows in Product News 3/31/2005 Post a comment Another company has also joined the FB-DIMM test fray. Predating Tek's recent announcement, Pycon has shipped more than 130 FB-DIMM testers since November of last year---and is now offering a very enticing deal for first-time buyers.
8051-based MCUs go lead-free Product News 3/31/2005 Post a comment Goal Semiconductor has launched its 'go green' initiative with the VRS1000 " an 8-bit, flash 8051 MCU, modified to meet RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) standards.
Sony establishes mobile display unit Product News 3/31/2005 Post a comment Sony Corp. established ST Mobile Display Corp. (STMD) on Thursday (March 31) as its second low temperature polysilicon thin-film liquid crystal display production base to boost panel production.
Pulse introduces SMT Flat Coil Inductors for PC notebook applications Product News 3/31/2005 Post a comment Pulse introduces the PG0255NL series of low profile, surface mount (SMT) flat coil inductors. With a saturation current rating up to 30 A and a heating current rating up to 38 A, these inductors are designed for the multiphase voltage regulator modules (VRMs) supporting the increasing current needs of Vcore power in PC notebooks and other DC/DC applications.
Ericsson takes the lead in removing lead Special Report 3/31/2005 Post a comment OEMs are getting serious about lead-free manufacturing in the face of consumer pressure and forthcoming legislation. Ericsson Power Modules is staying well ahead of the game with lead-free products that are designed for lead-free assembly lines.
Inverter powers rugged railroad requirements Product News 3/31/2005 Post a comment Absopulse Electronics' RSI 500 series of low-profile inverters deliver 500 VA continuous for on-board railway applications. It's also suitable for driving AC appliances in industrial, utility, mining, marine and other harsh environments.
Enhanced PLL circuit design tool can cut design cycles by 80% Product News 3/30/2005 Post a comment Analog Devices Inc. said that its latest version of its PLL circuit design and evaluation tool helps designers cut design cycles by up to 80 percent. The ADIsimPLL version 2.7 features enhanced synthesis and simulation capabilities, expanded libraries and Web access, streamlining the RF development process for users of ADI's fractional-N and integrated VCO/PLL products.
Mobile connectors shrink in size, tout durability Product News 3/30/2005 Post a comment Saving valuable board space is on the minds of most mobile device designers, as demands for greater functionality without increasing size dominate the market. The good news is connector manufacturers are delivering smaller and more rugged interconnects along with additional reliability features to ensure long life connections.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.