Apple Buys 3D Depth Sensor Company for $345M News & Analysis 11/25/2013 12 comments Apple has confirmed the purchase of israeli motion sensor tech developer PrimeSense for approximately $345 million. PrimeSense’s technology could be used in an iTV or next generation Apple TV as well as future iPhones and iPads.
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers News & Analysis 11/25/2013 9 comments The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
Will Rohm's Fuel Cell Gambit Pay Off? News & Analysis 11/11/2013 13 comments Among a handful of promising companies whose hearts were set on the portable fuel cell market, Japan's Rohm has recently become the first to blink. Although not ditching its nascent fuel cell business, Rohm decided to change focus.
Applied Materials Hawks Metal-Oxide Displays News & Analysis 10/16/2013 6 comments The ultra-high-res displays of the future are switching to metal oxide thin-film transistors, prompting Applied Materials to release chemical vapor deposition and physical vapor deposition systems specialized for producing metal-oxide backplanes.
Mike Noonen, GloFo Executive VP, Resigns News & Analysis 10/7/2013 19 comments Mike Noonen has resigned from his position as the executive vice president at GlobalFoundries. Noonen was responsible for global products, design, sales, and marketing at the world’s second largest foundry.
Stretchable OLEDs for Displays, Lighting News & Analysis 9/27/2013 24 comments University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers fabricate a flexible, stretchable, bendable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display that continues working while being deformed.
True White LEDs on the Horizon News & Analysis 9/17/2013 12 comments Physicist Z. Valy Vardeny and his colleagues at the University of Utah inserted platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor to tune its light emission to different colors in the quest for emitting truly white light to replace future light bulbs.
AMS Builds 3D Chip-Stacking Line News & Analysis 9/5/2013 2 comments Analog and sensor IC company AMS has invested more than about $33 million to create production capacity for analog 3D ICs at its wafer fab in Austria.
Flexible OLED Market to Boom in 2014 News & Analysis 9/2/2013 2 comments Nascent market for flexible OLED displays set to gain momentum in 2014 but full flexibility must wait on materials and manufacturing progress, says market research firm.
Ethics in the Workplace Blog 7/29/2013 64 comments Sometimes work can throw you an ethical challenge, and the right and wrong of it are not always black and white. That's when you have to step back and do some non-engineering thinking.
Did Sharp Just Sell Out to China? Blog 7/8/2013 5 comments The recent news about Sharp Corp.’s plan for a $2.9 billion joint venture with China’s state-owned electric equipment vendor CEC raised a few eyebrows in Japan.
Dialog to Pay $310 Million for PMIC Pioneer News & Analysis 7/2/2013 1 comment Germany-based Dialog Semiconductor has agreed to buy power management IC pioneer iWatt for $310 million in cash plus up to an additional $35 million based on subsequent business performance.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...
Blog Trends in Cloud Storage Janine Love 0 comments Coraid recently announced that it had released support for SanDisk Optimus 1.6 TB, serial-attached SCSI (SAS), solid-state drives (SSDs) on the Coraid EtherDrive SRX6000 ...