Acal results hit by component industry downturn News & Analysis 11/29/2007 Post a comment Electronic components and parts services group Acal plc has been held back in the first part of its financial year ended September 2007 due to tough market conditions, with revenues at £77.6 million from on-going activities 1.8 percent lower than for the corresponding period last year.
Loudspeakers lecture by Linkwitz follow-up Audio DesignLine Blog 11/27/2007 Post a comment Listen to an MP3 of a recent AES lecture by loudspeaker designer Siegfried Linkwitz on room-optimized stereo sound reproduction through proper loudspeaker design and placement, or read the summarized lecture report.
Tactile switches target broad range of apps Product News 11/23/2007 Post a comment E-Switch Inc. has introduced its TL3340 series tactile switches for a variety of applications including telecommunications, consumer electronics, audio/visual, medical equipment, computers/peripherals, and servers.
ON Semi buys PC component lines from ADI News & Analysis 11/9/2007 Post a comment ON Semiconductor Corporation is buying, for $185 million in cash, Analog Devices Inc's voltage regulation and thermal monitoring product lines. As part of the deal, ON also gests access to some of the IP related to the business, and will enter into a one-year manufacturing supply arrangement.
Mechatronic violin gives master class News & Analysis 11/7/2007 Post a comment An embedded robotic violin developed by three University of Adelaide mechatronic engineering students had its debut in a masterclass with the Sydney Youth Orchestra in Australia earlier this month.
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.