Obsolete products fuel a cottage industry News & Analysis 6/16/2003 Post a comment Product obsolescence has become a major concern for equipment makers as profit-starved suppliers are increasingly dumping old parts in favor of filling their fabs with new, higher-margin devices.
Magfusion's MEMS-based relay tackles space, cost issue News & Analysis 6/9/2003 Post a comment Magfusion Inc. claims it is introducing today a MEMS-based relay for radio frequency switching that provides a space-saving, low-cost alternative to electromechanical relays for automated test equipment and wireless communications applications requiring long life and high-frequency performance.
National enhances online tool suite News & Analysis 6/2/2003 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. today is launching an online enhanced suite of product selection and design tools for its analog chips, betting that easing procurement and time-to-market for its customers will improve sales.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.