Dropping anchor News & Analysis 9/29/2003 Post a comment While highly competitive pricing for electromechanical switches and relays is good news for OEMs, U.S. suppliers of the devices are struggling to achieve profits while vying for shrinking orders.
Enclosures meet high-power specs Product News 9/18/2003 Post a comment Elma Electronic Inc.'s latest line of enclosures complies with the VITA 1.7 specification for higher power requirements. VITA 1.7 increases the current rating of the existing DIN connector pins, both three-row 96-pin and five-row 160-pin, from 1 amp to a minimum of 2 A per contact.
Connectors fit SCSI, serial ATA formats Product News 9/11/2003 Post a comment Fujitsu Components America Inc. has expanded its high-speed, differential-connector microGiGaCN line to include an I/O plug with thumbscrews, which is a standard I/O for serial-attached SCSI, serial ATA and 10-Gbit Fiber Channel.
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.