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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times