Cirrus Logic closes sale of digital video product line assets Product News 6/30/2005 Post a comment This looks like it could be a subject of column: Cirrus Logic has had quite a number of "false starts" over the years. Digital video may be one of them. Intersil did well to focus on analog and mixed-signal building blocks. Will the market be as kind to Cirrus. Stay tuned...
Tiny EMI filters protect wireless handsets Product News 6/30/2005 Post a comment California Micro Devices has developed a new family of packaged Centurion Application Specific Integrated Passive (ASIP) electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter arrays that feature high-performance EMI filtering and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection in a small 0.4-mm pitch TDFN package, which is about a 42% space savings compared to existing 0.5-mm pitch TDFN packages.
Dual-CCFL inverter lights up super bright 12-, 15-inch displays Product News 6/30/2005 Post a comment Taiyo Yuden's KLS-150A is a compact single-board DC/AC inverter for driving two cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) in backlighting applications for selected Sharp and Optrex liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). Typically suited to medical and industrial equipment requiring super-bright, high-visibility displays, it's rated for operation in harsh environments (0 to +60°C).
AU Optronics acquires IBM LCD patents News & Analysis 6/30/2005 Post a comment Taiwan-based Liquid crystal display supplier AU Optronics Corp. has signed an agreement with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corp.), agreeing to acquire the computer maker's hundreds of global patents related to thin-film-transistor (TFT) LCD technology.
Stromwandler für komplexe Verhältnisse News & Analysis 6/30/2005 Post a comment Für die Messung von Strömen bis 1000 Ampere hat der Schweizer Hersteller LEM eine neue Stromwandler-Familie entwickelt. Die Geräte kombinieren die Messwerterfassung per Hall-Effekt mit der Signalaufbereitung in einem sehr kompakten Gehäuse.
Bare element resistor provides ultra-low resistance Product News 6/30/2005 Post a comment Ohmite Manufacturing Company has introduced two new families of four-terminal bare element resistors. The new 610 and 650 Series devices provide ultra-low resistance values to 0.005 ohms for relatively high-current requirements. Together with a radial Kelvin configuration and PC-board mounting, this makes the new devices suitable for current sense applications.
SmartSwitch adds RGB technology Product News 6/30/2005 Post a comment NKK Switches now offers its IS series SmartSwitch with RGB LED technology, which is said to allow design engineers to create virtually any illumination with one switch.
Energy-harvesting chips and the quest for everlasting life Design How-To 6/30/2005 1 comment What a fix we have ourselves in - we want very small, battery operated devices, but the battery life available can't keep abreast with the shrinking size and increasing needs. Is there a solution to obtain this, the holy grail of portables - the everlasting operational life? Take a look at what Georgia Tech is working on.
India's TCS inked for Chinese software venture News & Analysis 6/30/2005 Post a comment India Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of India's leading software export services companies, has announced a joint venture with the Chinese government and Microsoft Corp. to set up a new entity to address Chinese software and global market needs.
MP3-Käufer bremsen NAND-Markt aus Product News 6/30/2005 Post a comment Zusammengebrochen ist er nicht, der bis vor kurzem noch heiß gelaufene Markt für NAND-Speicherbausteine. Aber die Nachfrage nach MP3-Playern ist drastisch zurückgegangen – und das bringt die Flash-Hersteller jetzt in arge Nöte.
Intel CEO's response to AMD: Company won't change business practices News & Analysis 6/29/2005 Post a comment Two days after Advanced Micro Devices Inc. filed an antitrust suit against Intel Corp. accusing its archrival of unfair business practices, Intel president and chief executive Paul Otellini fired back, stating the company would not change its business practices and expects any court decision to be resolved in its favor.
Dual-input supply keeps substation equipment up Product News 6/29/2005 Post a comment The Rackguard RG1202 from Northwest Power Integrations, a subsidiary of Vicor Corp., is a 600-watt dual-input AC/DC and DC/DC rack-mounted power supply specifically engineered for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems typically used to monitor and manage power lines from a central location.
NAND market hit by MP3 slowdown News & Analysis 6/29/2005 Post a comment The high-flying, NAND-based flash memory market has not collapsed, as expressed by one fabless chip maker. But the sector has finally experienced some tough and turbulent times, following a lull and disappointing demand for flash-based MP3 players in the consumer market.
Cam switches designed for power industry Product News 6/29/2005 Post a comment Designed for the power industry, Electroswitch offers a new compact Series 20 cam switch line with double-break, silver-plated contacts housed in rigid thermoset plastic for long, reliable life.
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.