Avnet pays $80 million for Acal's IT solutions unit News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Avnet, Inc. has bought, for £41 million (about $80 million), the IT Solutions division of British distributor Acal plc. Acal said it would now focus on its two other divisions, electronics and parts services, and that some of the proceeds would be used to seek strategic acquisitions to expand these groups.
e2v joins Power.org alliance News & Analysis 9/24/2007 Post a comment Sensors, semiconductors and electronic tubes specialist e2v is joining the Power.org group, the company announced at the Power Architecture Developer Conference.
USB 3.0 guns for Firewire Product News 9/19/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. announced it is working with a handful of companies on a USB 3.0 specification that could push throughput beyond 4 Gbits/second, ten times its current rate and add new quality of service capabilities that could challenge the 1394 interconnect also known as Firewire.
PLX, Mellanox roll Express Gen2 chips News & Analysis 9/17/2007 Post a comment Silicon is on the way with new switches from PLX Technology and new 10 Gbit Ethernet and 20 Gbit/s Infiniband adapter cards from Mellanox Technologies using the new PCI Express 2.0 standard to plow broader internal data paths for servers, storage systems and graphics.
S3 touts 65-nm mixed signal IP capability Product News 9/12/2007 Post a comment Silicon & Software Systems Ltd (S3), has taped out and received silicon from the 65-nm node version of its licensable mixed-signal intellectual property (IP). This is already being designed in by major developers of SoCs targeted at wireless and multimedia applications.
ARC signs "landmark" licensing deal with Intel News & Analysis 9/11/2007 Post a comment Configurable processor cores and subsystems developer ARC International has signed one of its most high profile and potentially lucrative deals with a multi-year, royalty bearing licensing agreement with Intel Corporation.
Radisys snares Intel's ATCA, PCI business News & Analysis 9/10/2007 Post a comment Radisys Corp. is acquiring Intel Corp.'s modular communications platform business in a transaction including a $25 million purchase price along with $6.75 million of inventory and other considerations.
Nets to offer patients health care 'to go' News & Analysis 9/10/2007 Post a comment Researchers increasingly share a vision of a coming revolution in health care, where today's services, controlled by physicians and hospitals, give way to a new model in which consumers directly access devices and services on the Internet or their emerging home and personal-area networks.
MediaTek buys ADI's cellular chip operations News & Analysis 9/10/2007 Post a comment One of Taiwan's top fabless chip groups and consumer chip designers, Mediatek Inc., has bought, for about $350 million in cash, Analog Devices Inc's baseband chips product lines as well as some of ADI's cellular handset baseband support operations .
Gennum drives 3Gbit/s HD-SDI over optical Product News 9/6/2007 Post a comment Gennum Corporation has started sampling 3Gbit/second dual receiver and transmitter optical modules that meet the new SMPTE HD-SDI standard for such parts, the company said at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place in Amsterdam.
GE Fanuc expands VPX line Product News 9/6/2007 Post a comment GE Fanuc Embedded Systems announced the SBC310, the first 3U VPX single board computer to feature Freescale's dual-core PowerPC 8641D and provide support for a PMC/XMC site.
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.