Wireless SBCs simplify connectivity and control Product News 12/30/2008 Post a comment New wireless SBCs from Rabbit Semiconductor are designed to make it easy to add wireless connectivity and control to vision systems, industrial control systems, automatic meter reading devices, industrial ventilation systems and HVAC systems.
Startup pushes on carrier transport SoCs News & Analysis 12/16/2008 Post a comment Fabless startup Siverge Networks (Herzliya, Israel) will start sampling in the first quarter of 2009 its Griffin range of devices for handling Layer 1 and 2 transport , a market largely abandoned by many established companies such as Vitesse Semiconductor, AMCC and PMC-Sierra.
Gartner slashes power IC growth forecasts News & Analysis 12/15/2008 Post a comment Power management devices are expected to represent the fastest growing opportunity in the analog ICs segment, according to market research group Gartner, but al a lower rate than previously forecast.
Merger forges powerhouse in chip-based security access News & Analysis 12/11/2008 Post a comment SCM Microsystems, the Munich, Germany-based specialist in network access control readers and solutions is merging with Hirsch Electronics Corporation (Santa Ana, Calif.) which focuses physical access control technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
COTS safety critical platform News & Analysis 12/10/2008 Post a comment Kontron and LynuxWorks released an Intel based COTS platform for safety critical, deterministic real time embedded applications, using the Kontron PENTXM2 single board computer running the LynxOS-178B RTOS.
Demultiplexer pair ensures DisplayPort compliance Product News 12/9/2008 Post a comment Parade Technologies' PS8318 and PS8312 DisplayPort demux products leverage proven advanced equalizer and aux channel link training combination to assure DisplayPort source compliance for desktop, notebook, and docking station PC applications.
Intel breaks record with optical CMOS device News & Analysis 12/7/2008 Post a comment Researchers from Intel Corp. have demonstrated a photo detector built in CMOS that the company claims is the highest performance optical component of its class to date, research Intel claims shows the way to designs that could increase the distance or lower power and cost of optical links.
NXP set to sample single-chip LCD-TV platform Product News 12/4/2008 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors will start sampling early next year a single chip LCD TV platform that integrates the company's ground-breaking PNX85500 digital TV processor, its proprietary Motion Accurate Picture Processing (MAPP2) technology and hybrid silicon tuner.
Video analytics system detects pedestrians Product News 12/3/2008 Post a comment The engine with embedded analytics allows use of a complete set of capabilities " people counting, detection of abandoned / stolen objects, loitering, forbidden zone alters, and movement in wrong direction " all at once.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Timesí 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.