Circuit-sized quantum effect observed News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Magnetic quantum effects have been harnessed for the first time at lithographic sizes up to 30 nanometers long, holding the promise of future semiconductor circuits for quantum computers.
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.
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.
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.
Infineon, ARM extend mobile platform deal News & Analysis 7/26/2007 Post a comment ARM Holdings plc and Infineon Technologies AG have extended their licensing deal that will see the German chip maker moving from using its own proprietary solution in its low cost mobile phone platform to using ARM processors in the future.
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.