IC Insights sees big shakeup in 1H07 chip ranking News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment Though there has been little movement among the top ten semiconductor suppliers during the first half of 2007 compared to 2006 rankings, market research group IC Insights says there has been some significant changes in the ranking amongst the next ten.
Mitsui and Nano Proprietary extend Carbon Nanotube license Product News 7/30/2007 Post a comment Nano-Proprietary, Inc., through its subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, Inc., has announced that Japan based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has extended its exclusive option to extend royalty bearing licenses on behalf of Nano-Proprietary to companies headquartered in Japan which will allow the use of NPI's carbon cold cathode intellectual property for the manufacture of lighting devices.
Denon launches new AV Receivers featuring HDMI v.1.3a and Deep Color Product News 7/30/2007 Post a comment Denon Electronics has announced a brand new lineup of thirteen completely re-designed advanced A/V receivers. The company's new line features leading-edge technologies such as HDMI 1.3a capability with support for Deep Color, advanced networking, WifFi, and specially designed custom integration features.
16-Gbit MLC NAND flash weighs in Teardown 7/30/2007 Post a comment
To meet increasing demand for more digital storage, leading flash memory manufacturers are touting their latest single-chip 16-Gbit MLC NAND flash devices. Earlier this year, Toshiba announced a 16-Gbit MLC NAND flash manufactured in the 56-nm process node. Samsung, meanwhile, introduced a 16-Gbit MLC NAND flash using a 51-nm process, a half a process node ahead of Toshiba's.
Topology Planning and Routing Design How-To 7/30/2007 Post a comment This article focuses on the PCB designer collaboration of the IP and further employing Topology Planning and Topology Routing tools to support the IP and complete the PCB design.
Simulator targets SoCs for handheld devices Product News 7/30/2007 Post a comment A simulator developed by the University of Southampton whose roots go back to research collaboration with another U.K. University, Newcastle, into developing interconnection technologies for multiprocessor SoCs, has been made available for download and is said to pave the way for more competitive handheld computing devices.
26 new 300-mm fabs to operate by 2008, says report News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment After declining by 2.3 percent in 2007, the semiconductor equipment market is expected to grow by 22 percent in 2008 as 26 new 300-mm fabs will be operational by 2008, according to the Pennsylvania-based market research company The Information Network.
RF design team raises funds for CMOS PA initiative News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment Is it possible to make a CMOS power amplifier for 3G cell phone applications that can operate with the same power efficiency and robustness as a gallium arsenide version? ACCO Semiconductor (Saint Germain en Laye, France) believes it has found a way to do just that and with its patent applications in hand is hoping to reap the benefits in a multibillion dollar market.
Veteran electronics editor Lydon dies of cancer News & Analysis 7/28/2007 Post a comment James J. Lydon, longtime editor of Electronic News and mentor and editorial role model for many of the most influential people in high technology business journalism, died at 76 due to complications from bone marrow cancer on July 27.
Consumer testing hijacked? News & Analysis 7/27/2007 Post a comment With interoperability issues for digital entertainment systems still dogging the consumer electronics industry, a subsidiary of the chip vendor that invented the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) has seized the opportunity to turn the industrywide problem into a profit center.
Denon goes blue Blog 7/27/2007 Post a comment Earlier this week, Denon Electronics held its annual product introduction showcase, which focused on HDMI v1.3a-enabled AV Receivers and their first Blu-ray Disc players. This was a significant BD introduction as Denon is the first major audio company to offer a next-generation high definition optical disc player.
Portable devices drive power management demand News & Analysis 7/27/2007 Post a comment Market research firm iSuppli Corp. projects the global power management semiconductor market to grow significantly over the next few years, driven in part by rising demand from portable electronic equipment manufacturers.
DRAM market plummets in Q2 by 25 percent News & Analysis 7/27/2007 Post a comment The commodity DRAM market fell be nearly 25 percent in the second quarter according to market tracker DRAMeXchange who blamed the huge decline on a massive 40 percent cut in the average selling prices of DDR 512Mbit parts.
ESD protection for HDMI 1.3 Design How-To 7/27/2007 Post a comment The higher the data speed and the more advanced the process technology, the harder it is to protect the IC from over-voltage stresses caused by ESD or CDE. As a result, HDMI designs often include additional transient protection to ensure the IC's reliability. Adding external transient protection for HDMI is difficult, however, due to HDMI's sensitivity to signal integrity. Each additional device added to the signal line implies extra parasitic elements that can affect signal transmission.
IP/foundry ecosystem facilitates 45-nm process design News & Analysis 7/26/2007 Post a comment To overcome 45-nm process challenges, semiconductor intellectual property (IP) providers and foundries are collaborating to provide designers with a combination of design resources and manufacturing expertise focused on advanced process nodes.
Dates added for ZigBee training Product News 7/26/2007 Post a comment This hands-on three-day course is designed to provide a solid foundation in RF capabilities, MAC layer communications, OSAL/HAL usage, ZigBee networking and Z-Stack protocol stack-based product development.
Humans deal computer a loss in poker challenge News & Analysis 7/26/2007 Post a comment Humans win, bots loose the world's First Man-Machine Poker Championship ,which pitted two poker masters against a computer program called Polaris at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) conference in Vancouver.
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.