Analyst: Nokia could cut $5B in outsourcing News & Analysis 3/27/2009 Post a comment In a reverse-outsourcing move, Nokia will stop using external companies to assemble its handsets, cutting a whopping $5 billion in contract manufacturing business, according to an analyst from market watcher iSuppli Corp.
Companies partner for high temperature modules News & Analysis 3/25/2009 Post a comment Modules specialist C-MAC MicroTechnology (Old Amersham, England) has teamed with Belgian group Cissoid which focuses on high temperature electronics device for the development of high reliability components, modules and sub systems for high temperature applications operating up to 225°C.
PRODUCT HOW-TO: CompactPCI Proves Its Mettle in Medical Design Design How-To 3/24/2009 Post a comment : How Kontron worked with Techniscan to boost the performance of its Ultrasound CT Breast Imaging System to boost the computing power of the system's scanning capabilities by incorporating a CompactPCI CP6012 single board computer using a single 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
Sony Ericsson to use Antenova integrated antennas News & Analysis 3/23/2009 Post a comment Sony Ericsson, still the fourth largest supplier of mobile phones despite its recent financial problems, has taken a license for the use of multi-band antenna technology in high-performance handsets from Antenova (Cambridge, England).
Mobile operators seal, extend network sharing deals News & Analysis 3/23/2009 Post a comment In a wide-ranging cost cutting deal that will have major implications for their equipment suppliers, and further down the chain for many component suppliers, Vodafone and Telefonica have confirmed they will pool their mobile networks in the U.K and said that the deal covers several other European countries.
Startup begins shipping MMIC receiver modules Product News 3/19/2009 Post a comment MMIC Solutions Ltd (Ledbury, England), a startup focusing on modules and subsystems for commercial millimetre wave applications, has shipped its first integrated receiver modules to U.S. group HXI LLC, which specializes in radio links for backhaul.
Micronetics buys part of MA/COM's RFID lines News & Analysis 3/19/2009 Post a comment Microwave and RF components and subassemblies specialist Micronetics, Inc. (Hudson, NH) is buying, for an undisclosed sum, some of the RFID identification lines of M/A-COM RFID, Inc, , a subsidiary British defense , aerospace and sub-assembly group Cobham plc (Wimborne, England).
Cisco seeks bigger slice of data center News & Analysis 3/17/2009 Post a comment Hungry for growth, Cisco Systems has jumped into the server business, using advances in silicon, networking and virtualization in its Unified Computing System to seek an edge over veterans such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard.
Sierra mux/demux targets 100G network apps News & Analysis 3/16/2009 Post a comment Sierra Monolithics will start sampling in the second quarter of the year a range of 100G multiplexer with clock multiplier unit (CMU) and demultiplexer with clock and data recovery (CDR) devices, with volume production scheduled for the fourth quarter.
Video: HP Labs chief on the recovery News & Analysis 3/13/2009 Post a comment HP Labs director Prith Banerjee said the recession will force R&D labs to focus on fewer projects with bigger impact, speaking on the one-year anniversary of a major reorg where his group did just that.
Network adapter supports time-triggered protocol Product News 3/9/2009 Post a comment In order to enable system integrators to implement deterministic time-triggered networking in complex distributed systems, TTTech Computertechnik AG (Vienna, Austria) has developed a network adapter that support the company's Time Triggered Protocol (TTP).
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.