Philips Semiconductors to become NXP News & Analysis 8/31/2006 Post a comment With an ownership change from Royal Philips Electronics to a consortium of private equity investment companies, Philips Semiconductors will become NXP. Semiconductors, or NXP.
Akeena Solar goes public News & Analysis 8/31/2006 Post a comment Akeena Solar Inc., a designer and installer of solar power systems, announced the company's shares have been approved for quotation on the NASD's Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board.
OmniVision posts profit, names COO News & Analysis 8/31/2006 Post a comment Amid some management changes, CMOS image sensor maker OmniVision Technologies Inc. said revenue for the first quarter was $136.9 million, compared to $131.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, and $96.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2006.
Dc/dc module market declining, says report News & Analysis 8/31/2006 Post a comment Once a bright spot in the long-troubled merchant power supply market, the dc-dc converter module sector is now projected to grow significantly less than anticipated just 12 months ago, according to market research firm Darnell Group.
TDK unveils 200-Gbyte blue laser disc Product News 8/31/2006 Post a comment Japan-based TDK has developed a single-sided recordable blue laser disc with a capacity of 200 Gbytes, surpassing the current 25-Gbyte capacity for single-layer Blu-ray discs and 50 Gbytes for dual-layer discs.
3.3-V RS-485 transceivers consume up to 70% less board space Product News 8/31/2006 Post a comment Intersil has introduced its most rugged RS-485/RS-422 transceiver family yet. The ISL317XE is the first Intersil RS-485 devices to have an IEC61000 ESD rating, providing what it says is the highest ESD standard in the industry. The 3.3-V devices also support a data transmission rate of 20-Mbits/s and are housed in a tiny MSOP (mini small-outline package), consuming 50 to 70% less board space than conventional parts.
Conduction-cooled COTS computer handles military's C4ISR Product News 8/31/2006 Post a comment Need to hear them, find them, blast them? MIL board and systems supplier Mercury Computer Systems has a product that can work in development or deployed in military systems. Its PowerStream 6600 multi-computer runs 716 PowerPC FLOPS of performance in a conduction-cooled enclosure.
Emcore sells stake in LED unit to GE News & Analysis 8/31/2006 Post a comment Compound semiconductor specialist Emcore Corp. Thursday (August 31) sold its 49 percent interest in loss-ridden GELcore LLC to the lighting operations of GE Consumer & Industrial, a division of General Electric (GE), for $100 million in cash.
Celerity names new CEO News & Analysis 8/31/2006 Post a comment Celerity Inc., a provider of advanced gas and chemical delivery solutions, announced that David Shimmon, chief executive, will move to the role of executive chairman.
X-Fab posts increased sales, profits News & Analysis 8/31/2006 Post a comment Silicon foundry specialist X-Fab Semiconductor AG (Erfurt, Germany) reported sales of Euros 89.7 million ($110.2 million) for the six months ended June 2006, up 16 percent on the corresponding period last year.
Chair with iPod docking station hits market Product News 8/31/2006 Post a comment Adonis Furniture Inc., an importer, manufacturer and wholesale distributor of sofa-bed futon frames and platform beds, has rolled out the world's first ''video-game rocker chair'' with an iPod-licensed docking station.
GE allies with Nichia on LEDs News & Analysis 8/31/2006 Post a comment General Electric Company (GE) and Nichia Corp. have formed a strategic alliance to support GELcore LLC, a Cleveland-based LED joint venture between GE and Emcore Corp.
Renesas to expand Kumamoto plant News & Analysis 8/31/2006 Post a comment Renesas Technology Corp. has announced plans to develop a new facility at the Kumamoto plant of Renesas Kyushu Semiconductor Corp., a wholly-owned back-end process manufacturing subsidiary in Kyushu, Japan.
Real time clocks boost security, tamper detection Product News 8/31/2006 Post a comment Intersil's ISL1219/21 real time clocks with improved tamper detection are suited for time stamping single events such as the moment a warranty is voided by the removal of a cover, or recurring events such as the opening and closing of a security door.
Complex DSP system modeling made easy Design How-To 8/30/2006 Post a comment In a typical DSP design flow, the same behavior must be coded multiple times. This wastes time and increases coding errors. In contrast, polymodeling provides a single specification that can be used throughout the process of algorithmic exploration, fixed-point optimization, and implementation verification.
MIPS to investigate options practices News & Analysis 8/30/2006 Post a comment Arriving fashionably late to the stock options investigation party that has been raging for months, intellectual property supplier MIPS Technologies has initiated voluntary review of historical stock-based compensation practices and related potential accounting impact.
Liebert UPS extends to 8 kW Product News 8/30/2006 Post a comment Emerson Network Power's new higher-capacity version of its Liebert GXT double-conversion UPS extends protection to 10 kVA (8 kW) in just 6U of rack space.
JDS Uniphase narrows loss News & Analysis 8/30/2006 Post a comment Optical communications company JDS Uniphase reported a GAAP net loss of $45.8 million, or 3 cents per share on sales of $318.2 million in its fiscal fourth 2006 quarter ended June 30. In the year-ago quarter, JDS Uniphase lost $145.7 million, or 10 cents per share on sales of $170.9 million.
IC-equipment slowdown arrives News & Analysis 8/30/2006 Post a comment The long-awaited, chip-equipment slowdown has unfortunately arrived, that is, based on new and disappointing data from two major players in the industry: LTX Corp. and Novellus Systems Inc.
PowerDsine joins Ethernet Alliance News & Analysis 8/30/2006 Post a comment PowerDsine Ltd., a supplier of Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions, has joined the Ethernet Alliance, an industry group focused on supporting the advancement of existing and emerging Ethernet technologies.