First quarter Western Europe EDA revenue up 13% News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment First quarter EDA revenue from Western Europe grew 13 percent year-to-year to reach $218 million, part of a strong quarter for EDA that saw worldwide revenue grow hit double digits for the first time in more than two years, according to the EDA Consortium.
Enhanced myPower tools accelerate DC/DC reference designs Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment International Rectifier's POWIR+ chipset reference designs, an enhanced expansion to the company's myPOWER collection of on-line design services, simplify and accelerate the design of single-phase synchronous buck converters appropriate to the power level for computing and high-end consumer applications.
Linear gets inquiry over option practices News & Analysis 6/28/2006 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp. announced that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California has requested certain information on the company's practices and procedures regarding its past stock option grants.
Korea seeks to bolster economic status News & Analysis 6/28/2006 Post a comment At an investment conference, speakers from numerous Korean economic and trade groups said the world's tenth largest economy is primed for strong growth and is an attractive investment target.
Updated: Xilinx issues Spartan-3 recall News & Analysis 6/28/2006 Post a comment Programmable logic supplier Xilinx has issued what appears to be a sizeable recall of Spartan-3, Spartan-3E and Spartan-3L FPGAs made between early September 2005 and late April of this year, according to a posting on the company's Web site.
LEDs are RoHS compliant Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment Philips Lumileds Lighting has announced its LUXEON, SnapLED and SuperFlux LEDs are fully compliant with the EU's RoHS directive.
Card-edge connectors target power apps Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment FCI has developed a low-cost Power Card-Edge series that can be used for DC power output from embedded AC/DC power supplies or for power distribution between boards within an enclosure.
Wacker to expand polysilicon capacity News & Analysis 6/28/2006 Post a comment Seeking to meet exploding demand in the solar-cell industry, Germany's Wacker Chemie AG announced plans to expand its annual polysilicon production within a new plant in Burghausen.
Musings on a lazy, hazy summer day Blog 6/28/2006 Post a comment Forget the Age of Aquarius. We are now in the Age of Blue. What does that mean? I've no idea. It may be to quote the Old Bard, "Much Ado About Nothing." I spent several paragraphs last week on "Blue." I think its time to change the subject.
16-bit PCI-bus plug-in lets your PC do high-speed signal analysis Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment PC instrumentation house AlazarTech says it's got the world's fastest 16-bit PCI waveform digitizer. Designed for both OEM applications as well as lab use, the digitizer can be used for RF signal analysis, biomedical imaging, ultrasonics, radar, and more. The plug-in's two simultaneous analog inputs can each be sampled at rates up to 125-Msamples/s.
Secure processor touts integrated RFID Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment Broadcom's BCM5890 secure processor with integrated radio frequency identification technology is designed to secure personal authentication transactions associated with physical access, logical access (into a PC or network) and contactless payment applications.
ASE gains $247 million settlement in fire News & Analysis 6/28/2006 Post a comment Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) on Wednesday (June 28) announced it has reached a NT$8.07 billion ($247 million) settlement with insurers regarding a fire that damaged its plant in 2005.
Wireless functional tester slashes cost-of-test Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment Agilent Technologies now offers a mobile-phone functional tester that's priced starting at about $25,400. The tester includes a mobile test station and test software, as well as a special RF-shielded box with build-in antenna coupler.
European groups hover around ZigBee News & Analysis 6/28/2006 Post a comment Two European heavyweights ST Microelectronics and Schneider Electric have joined the ZigBee Alliance’s board of directors, increasing their involvement with the wireless sensor and home control networks effort.
A6-size electronic paper achieves Quad-XGA resolution Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment Epson has developed A6-size (7.1” on the diagonal) electronic paper using a plastic substrate. Drawing on the company’s original SUFTLA technology, the electronic paper achieves Quad-XGA resolution (1536 x 2048 pixels), and shows the potential for increasing screen size.
AMCC receives subpoenas for stock practices News & Analysis 6/27/2006 Post a comment Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) announced that it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California requesting documents relating to its historical stock option practices.
Intel's cellular phone effort a huge failure News & Analysis 6/27/2006 Post a comment Intel, the world's largest semiconductor company, on Tuesday finally owned up to one of the most colossal failures in that industry's history when it unloaded its communications and applications processor business to Marvell for $600 million.
VeriSign hit by stock-option probe News & Analysis 6/27/2006 Post a comment VeriSign Inc. has received a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California requesting documents relating to its stock option grants and practices.